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AT&T pushes out Windows Phone 7.5 Tango update to the Samsung Focus Flash

Samsung Focus Flash

Just when you thought the Samsung Focus Flash had vanished into thin air, AT&T has started pushing out the Windows Phone 7.5 (a.k.a. Tango) update to the tiny little phone.

Windows Phone Tango brings a handful of small fixes to the OS that includes multiple images in MMS, send ringtones via MMS, more reliable push notifications, new wallpapers and a few other performance optimizations.

Along with the Tango update, you'll receive a Samsung firmware upgrade. Not really sure what all is involved with the firmware portion of the update but it's usually minor fixes and performance tweaks.

When all is said and done the Focus Flash will have OS version 7.10.8773.98 with Firmware version 2103.12.05.4. You'll also see a new radio version, 2103.12.5.4 installed.

The Samsung Focus Flash is a neat little Windows Phone and it's nice to see it not being left out in the cold just yet.

Thanks, AJ, for the tip!

Update: Okay... so this one may have snuck under our radar based on a few comments from readers having already updated their Focus Flash to Tango. Nonetheless, it's the first time we've heard of or seen the update on the Focus Flash and it's still nice see it getting the update.

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AT&T pushes out Windows Phone 7.5 Tango update to the Samsung Focus Flash

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I' m using tango last 6 month in India... What happens to u guys?? Why u did not get tango??? Im also a focus flash user....

So did the one Focus Flash in our house. Got it from AT&T middle of last year (same time we got it on our Focus S devices)

Same as someone said above, I got this update on my Focus Flash some months ago...doesn't matter much now though. I saved up and already grabbed a Lumia 920 since I've seen no news of the Ativ coming stateside.

since were talking about updates. is anybody pushing out portico updates in the US or anywhere for that matter? or is it still in development?

The first to get Portico update were the international 8X and the 920, 820, 8X in the U.S. December 2012.

actually a cabinet... along with all my Windows Mobile phones.

It could have snuck under the radar but this is the first we've seen or heard of the Tango update on the Flash.  We saw it a while ago on the Focus 2, but not on the Flash. 

Really? The first we've seen of it? I actually heard about the tango update for the focus flash months ago from wpcentral... I thought this was an old story until I checked the date...

Why are operators even allowed to meddle in the process of software updates is something that escapes me. As if Microsoft wasn't bad enough to endlessly delay updates, giving power to the operators to delay them even further is just pathetic.

I used to have Lumia 900 upgraded to WP8...is 7.8 out yet, my sister just bought the Lumia 610 she probably doesn't care either way. I just wondered if anybody knew if the 7.8 update was available through Zune?

If she bought it a few days ago, chances are her phone already came with 7.8 in it because Nokia is already shipping phones with the update.
HOWEVER, the update itself hasn't been released to existing phones yet. 'cause Microsoft is *that* good. So your old Lumia 900 won't receive it yet and your sisters 610, if it didn't came with it, won't get it from Zune either.

Well, if you flash the phones, then sure, you can have the 7.8. I was talking about the official release. The one that goes through Zune ;)

My wife's Focus Flash got this update months ago.
Wonder if my original Focus will ever see an update?  Although I have a Luma 920 now, so it doesn't really matter.

I'm afraid us focus owners are going to be SOL! Such a good phone too. I haven't used it much since I got the 920. I'd like to keep it as a backup phone to play with occasionally.

Pft...i bet the 7.8 update drops when Nokia releases the new thinner non polycarbonate 920 successor. Microsoft basically just wants to dump WP7 and have everyone jump to WP8...even if they are locked in a 2year contact with a L900...LIKE ME -_-

Nothing bad about that. But why does the carrier have to delay an update? It has gotten old and annoying. Not to mention the update only brings a few enhancements.

Microsoft will earn a lot of good will from all WP customers if it takes the update process away from the damn carriers and makes it universal same as the standard Windows PC updates.
So long as the update distribution is with the carriers the consumers are always going to be the ones that get screwed.
I am glad the Surface RT does not have a carrier antenna otherwise we would never see an update for that either.
 

Why are there Canadian coins in the picture? I know we definitely don't have AT&T in Canada, or the Focus Flash.

I want to see WP7.8 on my original Samsung Focus, if ATT ignores this update I hope Microsoft steps in and makes it available asap.
If ATT does not improve their update program for all Wphones I will seriously consider switching to another carrier once my contract is over.
 

I have the HTC HD7S its the HD7 but with a slightly better screen for AT&T and right now i really wish i had the T-Mobile HD7 cause i don't wanna wait over 6 Months for an update thats coming out within the first 3 months of 2013.

Don't feel too bad, TMO hasn't pushed out Tango to the HD7 either. I'm still running .8107. But yes, in general, TMO is much better (faster) about pushing out their updates than ATT has been in the past.

Wow, just wow. The nerve of these cowards. Why do they even bother? I consider this an insult. I don't know what is worse, the fact that Samsung allowed att to do this or the complete disregard att gas fir its customers. If i was in the US of A i would stay away from both.

Hmm, I updated my flash a long time ago. Although it was threw the Zune trick. They're just now pushing this out! Damn...

That's rediculous, when will be the WP 7.8 update??? I bought my telephone in summer and I was waiting to get windows 8 update because the phone itself has very good specifications, not worse than any WP 8 device now. But Microsoft sucks to upgrade our phones even to WP 7.8.... Let's tweet   #UpdateOurWindowsPhonesNow

December 15, 2015:

"AT&T release early Christmas present to its customers by pushing out 7.8 to the few remaining WP7 handsets"

$5 that my cynical prediction happens? :)

We are now in the "soon after WP8 is released" period. So where's 7.8? I want them adjustable tiles on my 900!

My (stock) phone has this version that you mention and has had it via a Zune update from a few months ago. Is this an old story?

I've got Nokia lumia 920 and htc mozart(both international versions) and still haven't got portico and 7.8 updates respectively, waiting to be released.
 

As others have pointed out, we got this update around the middle of last year. It's unfortunate to see that everyone is now unnecessarily bashing Samsung and AT&T.

Como siempre una mierda AT&T lo peor de todo es que presumen de tantas ventas que han tenido y yo no se como es que aún siguen comprando a esa compañia de porquería por teléfonos que se actualizan cada mil años, ni hablar de la serie Titan dudo que llegue esa cochina actualizacion por parte de esos idiotas.

When will the 7.5 update get released for the HTC Titan??? The time delay on these updates is absolutely crazy! I know it's all different hardware and phones, but so are computers with windows. The carriers have too much control on the updates. No wonder people like iPhone, they get new features when promised and always get the updates, no iPhone left behind policy. How about no Windows Phone left behind, come on Microsoft.

I haven't gotten one single update since the purchase of my At&t HTC Titan.  My software has been stuck at 7720 since purchase.  At&t acts like our phones don't exist.