Windows Phone 7.5 Mango Officially Launched Worldwide!

Windows Phone 7.5 Mango Officially Launched Worldwide!

That’s right people, Microsoft has officially given the all clear to Carriers all over the world to release their latest and ever impressive Operating System Update – Mango! Yesterday, we reported that Microsoft had updated their ‘Where’s my Phone update?‘ page to support Mango, and it showed all Mango 7.5 updates as ‘Scheduling’. Well the great news is that less than 12 hours after putting that up, all phone carriers (except those slow Spanish Carriers) around the world (and every single American Carrier) have now progressed to ‘Delivering Update’ which officially means ‘Microsoft has sent out updates’!

Obviously this means that Microsoft is in the clear with the update, and the onus falls onto Carriers themselves. We’ve been rattling all our Australian Carriers all day but they refuse to divulge when they’ll start sending out our updates, and it seems to have payed off because we’re currently updating our phones to Mango as we speak (from the developer build no less).

This is extremely exciting news, and now the world will be able to see the power of Mango for themselves. The true beginning of Windows Phone 7 starts here. Let’s just hope our local carriers get a move on with these updates! Remember to keep a backup if you’re running the developer build, and let us know in the comments below how the update goes.

Bing is also supported in more regions, as are it’s features as you will see below (or here):

  • Bing search (accessed from the phone’s hardware Search button) is available in 33 countries: Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Philippines, Portugal, Russia, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, United Kingdom, and the United States. (Elsewhere, handset and mobile operators can configure the hardware search button to a locally-relevant search site).
  • Local search results show up in 6 countries: Australia, Canada, France, Germany, United Kingdom, and the United States.
  • Image search results (which appear as a pivot in Bing search results) are available in the following countries/regions: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Russia, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, United Kingdom and United States.
  • Music search results are available in the following countries/regions: Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, United Kingdom and United States.
  • Vision search results are available in the following countries/regions: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Korea, Mexico, New Zealand, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Russia, Singapore, Spain, South Africa, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, United Kingdom and United States.
  • Maps is supported in 19 countries: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, New Zealand, Portugal, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, and the United States.
  • Voice-to-text and Voice-to-dial is available in 6 countries: France, Germany, Italy, Spain, United Kingdom, and the Unites States.
  • Voice search is supported in 4 countries: France, Germany, United Kingdom, and the United States.

It seems people all over the world are all updating their devices to Mango which is incredible that Microsoft managed to pull off a successful worldwide push for Mango at the same time, for all kinds of different devices. This is why we love Windows Phones, because you would never get this global push for Android (and phones are on all kinds of different Android versions). We’d like to thank the Windows Phone team and Microsoft for being so organized with what is easily their biggest software update yet. (For those of you yet to update, just plug your phones into your computer and Zune will take it from there).

Welcome to Mango!


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