For a while now Microsoft has been hyping the update to Windows Phone 7.5, which they call Mango. The update promises to bring hundreds of new features, fixes, and improvements, most of which will serve to make Windows Phone even more competitive against Android and the iPhone. Microsoft promised Fall for the release of Mango, and it looks like they are going to hold up their end of the bargain. According to Microsoft, we can expect Mango to start rolling out “in the next week or two”.
In that blog post, Microsoft’s Eric Hautala, General Manager of Windows Phone’s Customer Experience Engineering, said that, “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.”
In that same post, he reminded users that they’ll also need to download the newest versions of Windows Phone 7 Connector for Mac and the Zune software for PCs (the newest version is 4.8 ) to accomplish this Mango update, and to avoid installing “unofficial or leaked copies of Windows Phone software” in the meantime.
Source – Windows Phone Blog