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Windows Phone Tango update in testing at Telstra

Tango in testing at Telstra

The Windows Phone Tango update is currently in testing by Australian carrier Telstra. What is being referred to as the Mango Commercial Refresh 3 update is being tested for release to the Nokia Lumia 800, HTC Mozart and HD7, Samsung Omnia W and LG c900k.

Speculation has the Tango MCR3 update being pushed out sometime in July. The update will bring these older Windows Phones current with the HTC Titan, Nokia Lumia 900 and 610 which are shipped with the updated version of Windows Phone.

Source: wpdownunder; Thanks, Peter and Sheeds, for the tip!

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Windows Phone Tango update in testing at Telstra

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I bought mine in April though, OS Version is :7.10.8112.7
and what about all the new features in Tango ? Are they already there? If so that means the next for the Lumia 900 is the 7.8 (Apollo)?

8112 firmware added LTE to mango , 8773 firmware is "tango" and it basically adds some language support, some messaging improvements as well as under the hood refinements but for many US customers on ATT, it also includes the previous firmware upgrades for the disappearing keyboard and some syncing issues with outlook, firmware 7740 and 8107.

Can someone at WPCentral contact MS and find out whe. The U.S. Phones will be seeing updates? My Focus S still has the keyboard bug and has since Dec. Last year.. Pretty frustrating that it takes this long for such a minor fix and how many Nokia updates have been pushed out? Seems really unfair!

It was reported a long while ago (I think in late winter) that AT&T passed on 8107 (keyboard & other bug fixes) in favor waiting for Tango. If I were you, I'd head over to XDA and side-load the update. It takes some time to get set up but once you do it's easy. I've had my Quantum updated to 8107 since last year.

Send your complaints to AT&T. They are the ones who've dropped the ball regarding updates. However, many have complained to them in the past to no avail. AT&T simply doesn't care. They make periodic announcements that an update is coming, but it never does.

I hear u, I am so pissed that this updated took so long to come, my keyboard piss me off so much! It does seem unfair.

Has nothing to do with MS, it's more than likely the carriers that are fucking you over.

Me too, I figured they were going to tie in the summit with the official tango release for all devices, especially since they announced direct updates coming from ms in the future....

Especially since devices are now shipping with the update in certain areas. This is very disappointing. How long does it take to push such a small update?

Should only take about 100 days for Telstra to make sure they're bloatware works around 50% of the time!

Bloatware? They only have the TelstraOne app that can be uninstalled in an instant. It's actually pretty useful.

Is it SIM unlocked or unbranded? If it's just unlocked to work with any carrier then you must wait for the ORIGINAL carrier for updates.
I bought a Telstra HD7, it's unlocked and I use it with Vodafone. Vodafone releases updates before Telstra, but I must wait for Telstra to release them.
You can buy unbranded phones, or hack them to do it.