Yesterday evening UK time, Microsoft began the roll-out of its Windows Phone 7.5 ‘Mango’ software update to mobile phones around the world. Around 10% of customers are expected to receive the update this week, with volumes increasing over the next four weeks if everything runs according to plan.
Customers will receive an update message on their smartphone; the download itself requires a PC or laptop connection.
New features in version 7.5 include speech commands, message ‘threading’, increased social network connectivity, enhanced search and browsing, mobile broadband ‘tethering’ and multitasking. There’ll also be a new web-based Marketplace for applications.
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