Microsoft has started getting the big Mango update to smartphones running the Windows Phone 7 operating system. At this point, it looks like the company has invited about 50 percent of the users to update. The Mango update is also known as Windows Phone 7.5. According to early reports the update is going well and within the first day, the update was successful for every model and all carriers of the Windows Phone 7 handsets. If you want to track the update information you can visit the “Where’s My Phone Update” page that has been setup by Microsoft.
As of right now, not all Windows Phone users will be able to update all at the same time. The phones that are updated first are selected in a random order, so if your phone is picked last, then you will have to wait a few days to get the update. Microsoft said there is, “absolutely no preference for carrier, model or country”. The reason that companies launch updates at random is so they can track issues and keep an eye on the quality of the update as it moves around to all carriers, countries and phone models.
There is a couple of phones that are not eligible for the Windows Phone 7.5 update yet and they include the HTC Surround and HD7S, the LG Quantum, Dell Venue Pro, Samsung Focus and Samsung Omnia 7 smartphones. Customers that have these phones will have to wait a little longer for the update. Right now, Samsung is working out the issues with their Omnia 7 handset and the company is hoping to get the update as soon as the end of October. Samsung says the update for their handsets is more of a timing and availability issue at this time.
You might remember that when Windows Phone 7 was released, Samsung was also delayed at that time, too.
If you do not have the update at this time, you will get a notification soon. From that point you can then plug your smartphone into a PC or Mac and download the Windows Phone 7.5 “Mango” update. As of today, there hasn’t been any reports of major issues with the update and the Mango update is going as planned.