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Mango update for Windows Phone arriving in two weeks

Windows Phone 7 Mango actual MangoMicrosoft has confirmed that the new “Mango” Windows Phone 7.5 update will be hitting handsets within the next week or two.

“For months, we and dozens of our partner companies have been laying the groundwork for the Windows Phone 7.5 update — and making solid progress,” wrote the company’s general manager of customer experience engineering, Eric Hautala, on the official Windows Phone blog.

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“As a result, we now expect to start rolling it out in the next week or two,” he continued. “At that time, we’ll also refresh the Where’s My Phone Update? table to reflect the worldwide rollout status.”

While many industry analysts have been busy looking forward to Windows Phone 8, Microsoft has high hopes for Mango in its battle against Apple’s iPhone and various Android smartphones. However, Hautala warns that any versions of the update that aren’t the officially sanctioned firmware could wreak havoc on users’ Windows Phone devices, so “steer clear of bootleg updates and homebrew tools.”

While he doesn’t go into specifics as to what the update will actually do, he does urge Windows Phone users to have patience with the rollout.

“I know you’re eager to get your hands on the next release of Windows Phone — and everyone involved with Windows Phone is equally excited and eager to deliver it to you,” he wrote. “Please hang on — we’re almost there.”

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