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More Windows Phone Tango updates being reported

More and more people are getting the Tango update

Man, you guys are quick! It's only been a couple of days since our Tango carrier roundup and already we have another list of carriers and phones that are reportedly getting Windows Phone Refresh (aka, Tango). The Tango update shows up as version 8773 or 8779 and, for most devices, brings minor enhancements, bug fixes and features. But for those of you with any of Nokia's Lumia line of phones, you should see some bigger changes.

According to our faithful readers, these phones have also been receiving Tango update notifications:

  • Nokia Lumia 800 in India (carrier not specified)
  • Samsung Focus on Rogers
  • LG Optimus 7 on Vodafone Denmark
  • HTC Titan in Brazil (carrier not specified)

We haven't verified any of these (nor will we) so don't blame us if you don't see the same results. If you are feeling especially antsy, you can go ahead and try to force the update yourself. But be warned, this is for experienced users only.

Thanks to everyone for the tips. Keep 'em coming!




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gorebashd says:

My focus on Rogers got it without trying to push 2 weeks ago.

Fiann says:

What bigger changes are coming for the Lumia 900?

cdbstl76 says:

I want to know too please.

lavalleema says:

Windows Phone 7.8. The "yeah we kind of screwed you but it's not Windows Phone 8" update.
And yes, I have a 900, so I'm with you in there. :)

Anyone get the update yet for a TMobile Dell Venue Pro that is NOT unlocked?

NIST says:

I'm in the same boat. No update for the Tmo DVP yet.

I can't tell you how bad the disappearing keyboard has been. Follow that up with the fact that I was one of the ones who had to wait 6 months to get a DVP that didn't crash 25 times a day. I love the OS, but these two things have almost completely soured me on the experience.

sydnic says:

My 800 from Telus updated last night.

PeterFnet says:

Wow, way to go Rogers

Wolfe_boy says:

My Rogers Lumia 900 (and my cousins as well) updated over the weekend. Nothing notably improved as far as I can tell, but I'd love to hear what I'm missing. :)

tropolite says:

Did you get the 8779 update on the Lumia 900 or just up to 8773?

I've got 8773 (got impatient and sideloaded 8112 and 8773) a while ago, but I've been waiting for the firmware update from Nokia also (that supposedly comes out between 8773 and 8779).
The firmware is supposed to fix the blue hue on low light screen settings, the keyboard issue, proximity sensor, etc.
In fact, now that I've updated to 8773 the 'disappearing keyboard' has been extremely annoying, either disappears or the voice recognition kicks in spontaneously... grrr
It would be nice if Rogers just released the updates and firmware for all instead of filtering it in waves.

ajua says:

Still waiting Tango on my LG Optimus 7 (Telcel) in Mexico. I didn't want to try the CAB file updating but I did tried several times the unplugging network cable thing without any luck. It worked fine for Mango, but I desisted a week ago :(

X7or360 says:

I just got the notification for Tango (7.10.8773.98) on my Optimus 7 on Telcel. Altough I applied a registry edit to debrand the phone and get these updates without waiting for Telcel :)

millahguy says:

Fantastic. Still nothing for my Titan. Thanks, AT&T, you really know how to please your customers.

Miistercoool says:

WORD I feel you, Titan over here for AT&T as well still waiting :-\

RyanDaLyon says:

Yah I chatted for half an hour with an art yep online and they said that they are still testing the tango update (which probably means us first gen'erz will not be getting it) She even said that there may be a chance that if they feel the update does not run smooth they will not releasing it, so I forces it to my focus. :)

TallPaul86 says:

For all you guys who have a Lumia 900, i've initially got a Lumia 900 running .8773 and now have a Lumia 900 running .8779 and i honestly don't see a difference in both builds (primarily because the Lumia 900 launched in the UK with Tango preinstalled)
However as far as I can see, it's primarily to allow the Nokia apps such as Camera Extras, Nokia Counters, Contact Sharer/Transfer thingy and Play To compatibility possibly
I may be wrong but judging by what im seeing, that seems to be the biggest changes so far - you could even safely assume the update will probably have bug fixes, stability/performance improvements etc bundled along with it

mindfrost82 says:

Mind sharing how you got 8779 on your 900?

DeviousD says:

The only noticeable change for me (HTC HD7 O2UK) is the ability to attach ringtones and videos to my texts.

theefman says:

This is the thing, Tango brings next to no real improvements to the OS and calling it minor is actually an understatement yet it still seems like its a struggle to get it approved by the carriers. Good luck to anyone waiting for 7.8, going to be a long wait for that.

elisaur says:

But it has things I really miss from my iPhone like the ability to send multiple photos and videos in a single text. I'd say it's worthy of being called minor

copjake says:

It does not send videos I tried and it keep saying file too big even with a 4 second video done in VGA so cancel your expectations of sending video

7.8 is going to be pushed by MS directly, why can't people get this?

jtshorns says:, that's not the case. As far as how updates work right now with Windows Phone, Microsoft doesn't push anything straight to the end user, the carrier always has the opportunity to do their own "testing" which sometimes is nothing more than a way for them to block updates

WinFan1 says:

Sorry bro Microsoft confirmed this during the summit

UltimateKGB says:

Mu t-mobile (UK) lumia 800 got the update today

angelsimaren says:

What about the Samsung Focus first generation on at&t? Will this device get the tango update as well?

220SeaChaser says:

I don't think we're getting it. I could be wrong though. I got tired of waiting and updated by cab method to 8107 with plans to do Tango soon the same way. Keyboard hasn't disappeared since :-)

I'm getting tired of these Tango update article. We don't even get the updates anyway so why write about them!!

MilicTG says:

My Omnia w got a update VIP Croatia

inteller says:

still NOTHING from the "Premier Windows Phone Partner"  its almost to the part of starting a nasty twitter campaign

Pricop says:

Nokia Lumia 800, carrier: TIM, unlocked phone, recieved 2 days ago.

ash755 says:

Samsung focus s on ATT got tango

WilliamC1972 says:

Finally received my Tango update 8773.98 for Lumia 710 on T mobile. So far so good!!!!

Micfur says:

Still waiting for my tmo 710 update

Chriiss98 says:

I updated my Samsung omnia 7 today (unlocked,UK)

WilliamC1972 says:

Also, I received 3 updates for the phone as well. Took about 45 minutes to complete.

Jvillaro says:

I got the 7.10.8773.98 on monday.
I'm on an LG E-900 (Optimus 7) Unlocked and unbranded
What I'm still pissed off though is that I never recieved Internet Sharing, does anybody know how I can force it?

l-dani says:

I already had Internet Sharing since Mango. I'm on Vodafone Germany.
Strange stuff, which carrier do you have?

HTC Radar, t-mobile Czech Republic.

I received a notification on my Vodafone (UK) Lumia 800 today.

phonohead says:

Got an update 2 minutes ago. LG Optimus 7 E900 on Tele2 Norge

akothab says:

Just a reminder T-Mobile USA won't be providing updates for HTC HD7. I have heard the HTC Radar won't get it either. Which is sad. If anyone sees otherwise let us know.

anglirich says:

How nice!!!! So I can keep my HTC hd7 or shell out

anglirich says:

more money in Feb 2013for a new phone. Way to go HTC.=(

MBowser says:

What Source ? Joe B said ALL Legacy windows phones will receive 7.8 Which means all windows phones from day 1

akothab says:

Product owner for Windows Phone at T-Mobile USA. He said HTC was the one blocking the updates...

abyshines says:

My dell venue pro (india,non carrier specific)received update 8112 a week before and yesterday it got 8773.98,wish i could post a pic. Although it adds ringtone attachment to sms along with picture and videos,just coldnt send any though,too long for sms it says.waiting for 7.8 eagerly but apart from looks ,i dont think it has anything extra,coz if it would,it might become a superfone,anyway its sufficient except fot the pricing for such low spec phones today,nearly an year after windows 7 launch

LTEstyles says:

What about the Dell Venue Pro for T-Mobile? Did I really just throw my money away with this phone? :(

mikeeemm says:

Good thing 7.8 will be will sent by ms at&t does nothing for its customers, im at the point where I rather not know about updates and let it be a surprise to get one. I have an original Samsung focus disappearing keyboard sucks

N@vX says:

Anyone of you guys know how to Interop Unlock my Focus S. The update re-lock the phone and Windowbreak not works on Tango :(

Niavlys77 says:

My gf with an LG Optimus 7 at Telus (Canada) just updated yesterday as well. Not seeing anything for my Rogers Lumia 900 though.

elversson says:

Lumia 800, Sweden just got it. 8773. unlocked. Been waiting ages for it. FINALY

Forrestall says:

Lumia 800, Netherlands, unlocked, 059LQ7 just got it.

dalydose says:

How is AT&T, the "Premiere" partner always missing from these lists?? With friends like this...

axiomjoe says:

Got it today. I have an unlocked sim free lumia 800.

Face2000 says:

I have AT&T HD7S enough said:'(

starspec says:

me too. sad times.

nsp24 says:

Got an update yesterday on my UK lumia 900 on vodaphone, only thing I have noticed is I think it has added flip to silene. Does anyone know of any other changes. Still no camera extras!

diplomat696 says:

Samsung focus on AT&T enough said lol :)

London Welsh says:

Lumia 800; Three (UK); Today.

stevethenerd says:

Just did two lumia 800's on Telus in Canada!

bono5112 says:

710 on tmo, got it yesterday

razzelbazzel says:

Got update today Samsung omnia 7 (three UK) full build number... 7.10.8112.7. Anybody know what this is?? Thanks

Crazydude38 says:

Vodafone UK lumia 710 also updated

edsal says:

Whoowoooo got mines tuesday for TM Los Angeles nokia Lumia 710.

Thuoudo says:

AT&T Focus S (carrier locked, non-interop unlocked) receiving 8773 as I type.

rogonso says:

Receiving 8773 on kölbi Samsung Omnia W in Costa Rica :)

spectre4300s says:

I got it yesterday on my HTC radar on wind mobile (Canada)

sam_1204 says:

Nokia Lumia 800 unlocked version, Philippines. Updated to 8773 + Nokia Update for Windows Phone.

RocketCock says:

my HTC Mozart with a T-Mobile Germany Branding got its notification about an hour ago

WPhoton says:

I got my Lumia 800 (Portugal-TMN) updated to 8773 (and Nokia Update) on Monday.

WPhoton says:

And, according to Microsoft Portugal, the comercial name of the Operating System we call Tango/Windows Phone 7.5 Refresh is: Windows Phone 7.5 CR3*
*CR3 stands for Commercial Release 3

jwilde51710 says:

No update for my radar on tmobile... Bullshit....

Missionsparta, I got my tango on the 16th of this Month unlocked with t mobile. Dell venue pro.

There is very little difference in before and after

Samsung Omnia 7 Deutche Teletkom T-Mobile ^^

oreozzy says:

It's a shame my HTC trophy on Vodafone AU hasn't got it yet, even though it should have...

HeyMoosh says:

I got Tango a week ago on my HTC Mozart on 2Degrees in New Zealand. Not that I notice anything changed or new at all other than the version number...but still feels good being up to date.

Dre325 says:

Hey Seth, what are these big changes you are referring to for the Lumia phones? Would be nice if you could update your post to fill us in on what you are talking about.

I agree with others that AT&T is crap for not pushing updates out in a timely manner. I filed a complaint with the BBB against them!

ralexand56 says:

So where the hell is the us lumia 900 update?

hsteinhilber says:

I just got the 8773 update as well as a Samsung update on my Focus Flash on AT&T! It was about time.

Omnia W in India. (all carriers since the concept of contracts are non existent in India. All phones come carrier unlocked here)

SSK the Gr8 says:

it's called an unbranded phone in american lingo 
btw, even i' got the update notification for my unbranded Samsung Omnia W

gjain says:

HD7 in India has got the update. Unlocked phone on Airtel.

captaincomps says:

UK ORANGE LUMIA 800 update received last night.

BalaszNL says:

Samsung omnia 7 holland has got an update

sam_1204 says:

Anybody else notice a change in Marketplace symbol upon update.? Lumia 800 here. Also I have now MMS improvements, Flip to Silence, and internet sharing. Don't know if there's more.

stevethenerd says:

I just updated my Lumia 900 (on Rogers in Canada) to 8773.98!

linusyee says:

Installed 8773 on my open market Mozart last week. I'm from Malaysia. No significant change, maybe I don't use those added features.

HD7guy says:

#1 reason to upgrade to Windows Phone 8: Microsoft will be handling OS updates.

chatscc says:

I force updated my Lumia 800 but did not get all the new updates. What should I do? From India.

rnpereira says:

I just got my update yesterday. I plugged my Lumia 710 and got the notification. I'm now running the 8773 version.
I'm in Brazil, and my carrier is Vivo. 

FFugue says:

Damn... My Focus is saying I got an update available, but for some reason my phone doesn't recognize my phone anymore. It give a usb error message in windows and doesn't show up in Zune...

I updated my lumia 710 in INDIA a couple of days ago.

chatscc says:

R u able to utilize all the features?

Joshave says:

Fucking AT&T, Tired to be waiting for that stupid update and nothing yet!!

MBowser says:

Email from HTC says all windows phones will receive 7.8 update including hd7

That's been know for awhile, or speculated depending on who you ask. I still have yet to get the 8773 update on my hd7. At this point, I don't really care since I will be using my upgrade on tmo for whatever the sweetest new WP8 will be.

AT&T coming anytime soon?

AT&T could do a lumia 900 update SOMEDAY?! MAYBE?! idiots.

saadsaleem says: T mobile HTC HD7 (unlocked) getting it or not? =(

deloa84 says:

My sisters lumia 710 on T-Mobile got it about a week ago. She could care less but I told her it was important. Im sitting on an HTC Radar so far nothing...

Dastagir says:

My Omnia w got updated month back