Windows Phone Refresh (a.k.a. Tango) starts global roll out

Windows Phone Tango

The Windows Phone Tango update started rolling out to the Nokia Lumia 710 in Canada from Rogers last week. We expected a more global roll out to start today for the Lumia 710 and 800 Windows Phone and sure enough, we've received several tips confirming that today is in fact the day.

It appears that Europe, South American and the U.S. are reporting that they are getting the alert to update their Windows Phone to Tango.

The Tango update includes internet sharing capabilities, a fix for the disappearing keyboard and a handful of other improvements. You can follow along with the global roll out here at Nokia's Tango Update page.

Thanks, everyone, for the tips.


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Windows Phone Refresh (a.k.a. Tango) starts global roll out


If it weren't for the plain fact that AT&T is the only carrier that is "supporting" Windows Phone I wouldn't put up with their shoddy at best customer service and negligent update roll outs

I actually received 3 updates from at&t and 1 update from Samsung at around 10:30am (Pacific time) today for my Focus S. It might just take a while for the update notification on the Zune software (update alerts on the phone could take a couple days, is what I heard).

As of now I've got nothing for my Focus S. I hope your testimony is a sign of things to come--the keyboard bug is driving me batty!

I've given up hope. Att won't give us any updates. I just ended up buying the unlocked galaxy nexus. Tired of carriers and oems. Thought windows phone would be different but it's fragmentation is worse than android since there are no custom ways to get the roms.

I sure do. You probably don't. Have fun the disappearing keyboard bug that hasn't been fixed for 6 months. Thanks at&t and MSFT. With the same hardware you have no excuse. Even android nexus is better and thats what I'm switching to. Metro is the greatest thing ever invented and I hope MSFT releases their own windows 8. I will buy it instantly

I'm probably just feeding a troll but...
You've clearly demostrated that you don't know what fragmentation is so I'll make it easy for you. Fragmentation is when a 12 month old HTC Android phone, a 6 month old LG Android phone  and a 2 month old Samsung Android phone CAN'T RUN THE SAME APPS due to having different versions of the OS (2.3 vs 4.0 vs 4.0.4).
On the flip side, my nearly 2 YEAR OLD LG Quantum and someone's 2 MONTH OLD HTC Titan II CAN RUN THE SAME APPS regardless of if my Quantum is on 7720, 7740 or 8107 and their Titan II is on 8112 or 8773.
What you are complaining about is the carrier (NOT MFST) not delivering the update, in which you have a point, but at least now you know what fragmentation in this space means.
Lastly, there are custom ROMs for WP7 devices, where the hell have you been?! The Titan, Radar, 710, 800, Focus and I believe HD7 all have custom roms.

Wow this is like explaining it to a kid. Fragmentation isn't just for apps. Fragmentation could be for feature and bugs which are far more important. Unlike you I use my phone for being productive not just playing angry birds. So it doesn't matter to me if apps don't work. It does matter to me that there is a serious security flaw in my windows phone that let's anybody to send an sms and brick my phone. I also care about the keyboard disappearing.
I was promised updates. Microsoft decided to give carriers the ability to block certain updates. This was not the case originally. This happened after mango.

You are probably new to windows phone and don't understand the politics that have been happening. I've only owned Microsoft phones. Went straight from windows mobile touch pro 2 to windows phone.

Note that I'm fine with my first gen not getting windows phone 8. I understand the reasoning behind it(you can google)

You're being ignorant by saying windows phone doesn't have fragmentation. Please educate yourself before writing something here.

*Sigh* If that was explaining to a kid, here's your pre-kindergarden explaination.
1. Fragmentation occurs if the CORE OS is changed in a way that you SPLIT the user base. Android has SPLIT their user base due to app compatibility and major feature compatibility. WP7 HAS NOT SPLIT their user base. The ONLY fragmentation argument you can plausibly make is 256 mb ram vs 512 mb ram, however, these two versions are STILL feature compatible. Fragmentation WILL occur between WP7 and WP8.
I'll type it slower and more clearly for you...having users with 5 different iterations of updates in which core os & app compatibility are STILL the same is not fragmentation.
2. Your statement, "You are probably new to windows phone," shows that you have below average comprehension skills when I clearly typed the words, "my two year old Quantum". I was also here when it was WMExperts and my first MSFT phone was the HTC Wizard. Assuming, makes an ass out of you.
So now maybe now you'll drop your smug demeanor and learn something. Then again, your idiotic reply doesn't give me hope at all.
I knew I shouldn't have fed the troll. I'm done now.

Lol kid. You have your own definition of fragmentation in your head. Let me know when you decide to come to the real world.

Not gonna keep arguing with someone who doesn't understand the basic concept of fragmentation. Go play angry birds. Leave the adult discussions to the rest of us.

FRAGMENTATION • Nokia having exclusive apps not available to HTC, Samsung, LG etc.
I couldn't resist...... JK

7.8 looks like nothing more than just a home screen change. Wp8 is where the features are. No one should buy l900

Nothing here either, Sammy Focus on ATT-US or ROG-CA. Neither updates nor does it update with that supposed wifi trick.

The 710 Tango update for Rogers should be rolling out now, the Nokia page displays it as "update now available" ... Is anyone picking up yet?

Hmmmmm, might have to change the branding on my Quantum temporarily to see if shows up, unless AT&T will actually push it out.

"Your phone is up to date.
Current phone software version: 7.10 (7720)"
The anxiety's killing me.

Look like Firmware Update, Radio Software, BootLoader
Firmware Revision 2103.12.05.04
Hardware Revision Number
Radio Software Version: 2103.12.5.4
Radio Hardware Version:
BootLoader Version
Chip SOC Version

I have not had the freezing bug when you receive txt since 8107 update on the 2 flash that I have had.

I have a few questions.... 1. Is this an update being pushed out by Microsoft itself, and delivered OTA? or, is this a carrier-dependent, and gotta-connect-to-a-PC update? 2. Would this be something Sprint's Arrive would get?
I saw this headline thinking, oh, my Arrive will get an OTA update, courtesy of Microsoft, not Sprint..... just like they talked about at that conference. But then after reading this, I think my hopes are nowhere near fruition.
Can anybody set me straight on this? Thanks.

Carrier dependent on this one????? Uggggghhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!! Gag me with a spoon!!! for then I am a slave to the master named Sprint!!!

I did but I am using Net10 AT&T Compatible Sim still on AT&T Network, plug your phone into your Pc and check for updates..

I'm on my 3rd update (7.10.8773.98) for a T-Mobile USA Lumia 710.  First two completed fairly quickly.  Third is taking a very long time.  Hoping there's no problem.  The disappearing keyboard beats a brick ;-)

Wpcentral should host a site page with a matrix of device and operator pairings. You guys could crowd source a decent looking table fairly quickly.

The damn keyboard is a friggin PITA! That is the only gripe I have with the phone.. I can't believe it has taken this LONG for AT&T to push this out. Nokia phones get updates weekly it seems and us Focus S users are still waiting for this fix! I want kick AT&T in the (you know what's!!) ridiculous it took this long!!!

Lumia should not be only one get.updates. It should be every windows phone like HTC, Samsung etc....

hahah.....well at least verizon did push out the update to fix the disappearing keyboard which it sounds like other carriers still hadn't done...

For that matter, anybody with a Sprint HTC Arrive get the update yet? Or are we not going to see this update at all? Anybody know either? Please post when so! Thanks!

Unlocked DVP and no Tango update from T Mobile US this blows lol.Im guessing Dell would have to push the update and that isn't going to happen anytime soon.

What about on Bell network on Canada... Does anyone in Canada on bell network get tango... Cuz I m waiting but Rogers already rolled out tango in Canada but no response from bell network...

Bell the land Android "superphones", good luck with that, I hope they do roll it out. Their abandonment of WP users last year was appalling.

Says "Update available" for my 710 on my carrier in my country on the Nokia-site - yet nothing in Zune when i plug the phone in..
P.S.: does this update include tethering?

You can all haz....just plug in manually search update on Zune and about 2-3 seconds in disable WiFi...easy on my laptop with a button. It will say update and flick the wifi back on and bingo! Its a safe and totally legit way of bypassing it..

You can all haz....just plug in manually search update on Zune and about 2-3 seconds in disable WiFi...easy on my laptop with a button. It will say update and flick the wifi back on and bingo! Its a safe and totally legit way of bypassing it..

I have been trying to force update on Sprint's HTC Arrive with no luck. Anyone able to force update the Arrive?

I haven't seen anything yet on my phone, but I haven't been able to hook up to my laptop yet, will try later today.

I just finished installing the updates. A total of 4. It about 1:20 on McDonald's Free wi-fi (provided by at&t high speed internet). Now I'm going to log in to my T-Mobile and get the 5GB plan with Hot-spot. :3

Just FYI I had to use the Zune Desktop software to "find" the updates. My Lumia 710 wouldn't let me know about any updates. So you might just have to plug it in and check for updates under "configurations".

Anyone seen or heard anything about update for Rogers Lumia 900? It's not even listed on the global roll-out site referenced in the article.

Bad news Samsung peeps, got off live chat minutes ago amd they stated only the focus flash is being updated, not the focus s, but im.hoping that's just the Samsung end of things..can anyone confirm if they updated their focus s or original focus and it did include the Samsung update?

Thanks Dave, hopefully everyone will get the Software updates at least..Else XDA already has the Cab Posted if comes down to it..

Whoever told you that has no idea what they're talking about. I got the update this afternoon on my Focus S (AT&T branded), including the firmware update. Versions are now: OS: 7.10.8773.98 ; Firmware: 2103.12.05.2. One irritating thing the firmware update fixed: Turning off "use auto display intensity" in "Extra Settings" now sticks after a reboot

Arrive lived, I quit Sprint a while ago so I can't fully test it but its working normally like it did before. Pushing to Lumia 900 now.

Just got my update for my 800. In Singapore. Also, how do you use internet tethering? I can't find it anywhere in my settings.

Force updating on my Focus 1.3 From Rogers ATM, got the 8112 and had  to force it to see the 8773 update. Both notes for the updates are the same so I dont know what the difference is between them.

How were you able to force update it on Rogers? Using the wifi trick, as I am trying that and it never seems to work for me here.

No luck with my Focus 1.3, toggled back from ATT-US to ROG-CA but nothing. What did you do to trigger the update? I've tried the wifi shutoff but that didn't work either. Any ideas?

5:37am and no update. Really hoping it comes out before I go in to work at T-Mobile today. Last thing I want is to be frustrated with my place of employment while I'm actually there.

If it helps any, I'm interop unlocked as well as debranded from At&t on my Samsung Focus Flash. I've had no update notification from phone or through Zune. Since I'm already debranded I'm not sure the Internet disconnect trick would even make any sense though.

I have the focus s too and is pissed because I have no update! I am sick and tired of this disappearing keyboard; I can't even type it does it so much!

I have a Focus S on AT&T and it got updated to Tango, and there also was an update from Samsung that seemed to have fixed the keyboard lag bug. It didn't tell me I had an update ready until I connected my phone to Zune.

I didn't mess with it at all. I didn't manually update or debrand or anything, so I updated from 7720, from an at&t branded device.

Same here, unmodified Focus S on AT&T (previously on 7720), got Tango and the firmware update this afternoon. The other Focus S in the house hasn't been notified of it yet (not showing in Zune either), so I assume this is another staggered release

Well I grabbed the cab files for my VZW Trophy (couple update packages and language packs) and followed the same process as early updating to 8107.
Tango seems to have successfully installed on my older Trophy (accelerometer crapped out, I think the ebay seller I bought it from dropped it in the crapper, etc etc) and I am now installing on my "real" phone.
Will be sure to reboot and make a few test calls, messages, etc when it is complete. Should be able to update in 10-15 minutes.

Tried the Mango trick on the Samsung Focus. No luck. It worked for me during Mango. I have AT&T. Any others with the same thing having luck?

Anyone manage to update a debranded device? I'm afraid my Focus S  could be stuck in limbo as it was updated from 7720 to 8107 via debranding.

Anyone have any luck with the HTC TITAN on AT&T? Haven't tried it yet, just want to see if anyone else has, or has had any luck.

For those of you asking the difference between Update 8773 and Update 8107
Update 8773
Messaging. Adds new messaging capabilities to your phone. You can now attach multiple pictures, videos, audio notes, and ringtones to text messages.
SIM card. Adds features related to SIM card contacts. You can now export phone contacts to a SIM card and selectively import SIM card contacts to your phone.
Other quality improvements. Includes many other improvements to Windows Phone.
Update 8107
Messaging. Adds new messaging capabilities to your phone. You can now attach multiple pictures, videos, audio notes, and ringtones to text messages.
SIM card. Adds features related to SIM card contacts. You can now export phone contacts to a SIM card and selectively import SIM card contacts to your phone.
Other quality improvements. Includes many other improvements to Windows Phone.

Hi. Just receive notification for 8112 update, OPN phone, update not working, try it couple of times but each time recieve error 80180048. Does anyone have some clue? On phone is made hard reset couple a days ago, LG Optimus 7.

The Update is Listed on the Windows Phone India Site but i havent received a notification from the phone to update. Have Samsung Omnia W(i8350) India users got any update notifications???

i did not get it. its kind of hard to believe that Microsoft left me in this mess of dissapearing keyboard. lets leave this platform for the greater good.

My HTC TITAN (International Unlocked and unbranded, currently with 3) still haven't got an update. Anyone able to enlighten me as to what's going on?