Microsoft is right in step with the release of the Mango Update for Windows Phone 7. Mango functions far from a “minor update”, revamping Redmond’s first unpolished OS and adding expected features such as true multitasking and better performance, while staying true to its innovative mission with Battery Saver, Enhanced Facebook Integration, Twitter Integration,and le’s not forget better Bing search experience.
Microsoft has stated the update has been released to manufacturers..no surprise there. While the language is tricky to navigate, Redmond is perfectly on schedule in this release process, which was easily expected to be released to manufactures much later than today- “This marks the point in the development process where we hand code to our handset and mobile-operator partners to optimize Mango for their specific phone and network configurations,” Terry Myerson, Microsoft’s corporate vice president of engineering for Windows Phone “Here on the Windows Phone team, we now turn to preparing for the update process.”
Redmond had already begun delivering SDKs for Tyne Mango Update, in order that app developers could target their next apps to the new version of Windows Phone 7. Although the Software Giant did promise to release a public version of Mango. To be delivered to existing hand sets as a download, it feels as if Mango is being delivered faster than the timeline scheduled.
In many ways, I believe Windows Phone 7.5, codenamed Mango, has been released ahead of schedule. While many people have thrown the blame on premier Windows guru Paul Thurrott for providing later dates of the Mango RTM, I believe, for the most part, earlier is better. The fact that Mango RTM’d faster than expected is absolutely fabulous given the unfortunate history that Windows Phone Updates have developed. Still, many experts, including Thurrott, have insist that Redmond will end up releasing the final consumer release of Mango around September/early October at the latest.You have to hope for that Redmond will deliver on the early release- it would only make sense that Mango would follow their early RTM with a quick consumer release. We will have to wait and see.