Microsoft has been working on a major update to the Windows Phone 7 operating system for months, and now it’s finally ready to roll. The company has made two announcements today:
- The update will be called Windows Phone 7.5 (Mango was just a code-name).
- It will be available “in the next week or two.”
While Microsoft will be rolling out the software update, users will get the new software from their phone manufacturer, not directly from Microsoft. Once it’s available you should be prompted to download the update.
If you’re running a leaked, pre-release copy of Windows Phone 7.5 you may not receive the notification when the final build is available for download, so Microsoft is encouraging users to stay away from leaked software.
The Windows Phone 7.5 Mango update includes a number of new features and improvements, including enhanced support for Microsoft’s SkyDrivecloud storage service, new social networking features, visual voicemail, and new music and podcast functionality.