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Microsoft Windows Phone 7.5 Mango Update Goes Live

Windows maker Microsoft Corp. officially unveiled the massively anticipated Windows Phone 7.5 Mango update on Tuesday aimed at introducing a wide range of new features to its Windows Phone mobile platform.

The company, however, stated that the upgraded version of the software might not be available for some users for several more weeks.

Eric Hautala, Windows Phone general manager, said that the company would be releasing the new Mango update to almost 10 percent of the Windows Phone users in this week. He further stated that if “everything looks good”, the update will be extended to approximately 25 percent.

And, after observing how the new update works out for these 25 percent consumers for like one or two weeks, Microsoft will take the final step by introducing the new offering to all 100 percent of the Windows Phone customers.

"Today is just the start. It could be a few weeks before an update message for Windows Phone 7.5 appears on your phone", said Hautala, according to this Information Week (opens in new tab) report.

He also stated that delivering the update to all its customers at one-go is really a tough job as the company will not only have to provide the upgraded OS, but also the firmware required to connect the OS to the hardware parts of all third party handset vendors like HTC, Samsung etc.

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