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Windows Phone 7.5 Mango update imminent

Windows Phone 7.5 Mango update imminent

Microsoft has announced its Windows Phone 7.5 new Mango update will launch on handsets within the next two weeks.

The global giant made the statement on its Windows Team Blog, stating that because of speculation about a likely Windows Phone 7.5 Mango launch date, it wanted to make an official statement.

“For months, we and dozens of our partner companies have been laying the groundwork for the Windows Phone 7.5 update – and making solid progress,” said Microsoft.

“As a result, we now expect to start rolling it out in the next week or two. At that time, we’ll also refresh the Where’s My Phone Update? table to reflect the worldwide rollout status.”

Stay away from homebrew releases

Microsoft also said that while there are many leaked copies around, it is for the best they aren’t installed on your handset.

“This also seems like a good time to caution against installing unofficial or leaked copies of Windows Phone software,” the blog stated.

“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. Since your phone requires the proper firmware to function as designed, my advice is simple: steer clear of bootleg updates and homebrew tools.”

Microsoft also said that you will soon need to update the installer on your system to receive the Mango update.