Telus Mobility Mango Ready?

We've heard rumors that Vodaphone Australia will start rolling out Mango tomorrow and it looks as if the Canadian wireless provider Telus may be ready to roll out Mango to one of its two Windows Phones as well. Telus offers the HTC Surround and LG Optimus 7 and if you go to the Optimus 7's support page, to the the How-to section and check under "update your smartphone" things get interesting.

As you can see in the screen shot above, the page notes that "As of September 2011, a new software version is available for the LG Optimus 7". Scroll down to item number 5 and you see that if you are running OS 7.10.7720.68 you won't need to perform the update.

The page then goes into the steps to complete the update and the obligatory cautionary warnings. When you look at the same page for the HTC Surround, the update information is still referencing 7392 as the current OS version for that Windows Phone.

Telus couldn't make it easy on us and include a day with the month and year. But is this yet another sign that we're close? Fall is only three days away.

Thanks goes out to Brendon for the tip!



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jmdrew says:

yes! I picked the right phone after all!

duke1231 says:

So, I am not the sharpest knife in the drawer, but isn't this rather encouraging that things are starting to trickle out as far as news and updates, or soon to be updates?

Dark Mirage says:

Interesting... Hopefully the same is true for Rogers and the Samsung Focus (which is probably the best WP7 device in Canada currently).

Calan#WP says:

Might be worthwhile to note that the update is certainly not available as of this posting. Tested moments ago with a LG Optimus 7 on Telus.

seems to be a carrier sign off or 2 everyday,next will probably be sprint since telus already signed off.

pressstart says:

Nice to see some wireless providers eager to get Mango released to their customers. Shame on the telcos that are holding everyone else back across the world >:0

I just checked, Zune claims my phone is up to date. I guess the mango update hasn't been released yet.

Dark Mirage says:

Well, remember most people are anticipating the 23rd. Let's not get too excited again. Even the 23rd isn't in stone.

selfcreation says:

this is not saying its ready... if you guys read the support page from teslus it says its COMMING! ...not out yet..friday is the MINIMUM date for mango.

Well i hope that they still are coming out with an update for the surround... i donno why people dont like it. I think it works great:)