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Windows Phone 7: Mango Release Date Update – 2011 or 2012?

Yesterday we informed you that Microsoft were still having problems rolling out their first Windows Phone 7 software update to select handsets, but now we have further worries for you to consider, as it has been reported that the expected ‘Mango’ update may not release until 2012.

Yes, you heard it correctly – 2012. It seems pretty crazy to think that this could happen, but according to Windows IT Pro’s sources, Microsoft won’t have the Mango update finalized until the end of the year, even stating that an update before the end of the year is ‘impossible’.

At MWC 2011, Microsoft only commited to a ‘later in 2011 release for the Mango update, and it’s a pretty big update too, adding support for multitasking, Internet Explorer 9 and Twitter Integration.

There is definitely going to be an uproar though if this doesn’t release in 2011, how do Windows Phone 7 owners feel about not getting these basic features until 2012 – its surely not good enough.

Hopefully Microsoft will step in this week and clear up the confusion surrounding their future software updates. It definitely isn’t a smooth time at the moment, we feel for you WP7 owners.

Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

Contact Alan Ng: alan@product-reviews.net

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