Rejoice, smartfans! The wait for the all-singing, all-dancing Mango iteration of Windows Phone will finally be over in the next week or two, Microsoft has announced.
Windows Phone director Brandon Watson confirmed the company's plans via Twitter: "Boom...no more rumors. Mango to start rolling out on #windowsphone in just a week or two.”
The hotly awaited OS refresh is expected to bring more than 500 new features to handsets, including multitasking, Internet Explorer 9, deeper Twitter and Facebook integration, unified email and chat clients, the ability to organise contacts into groups in the People hub and many more.
The great news is that all Windows Phone handsets will be compatible, a sign that the Redmond giant intends to avoid the fragmentation frustrations suffered by Android users.
Eric Hautala explained on the Windows Phone blog: “During the official Windows Phone 7.5 update process, every Windows Phone will also receive software from the handset manufacturer. This matched and paired firmware has been painstakingly tuned so your phone—and apps—work with all the new features of Windows Phone 7.5.”
To help users better locate the latest updates, Microsoft launched a ‘Where’s my phone update?’ page on its website.