Verizon set to push out Windows Phone Tango update for HTC Trophy August 1st
Verizon have returned with an announcement that the Windows Phone Tango update is almost ready to fire up for their HTC Trophy handsets. Customers will be able take advantage of new features and functionality in the next version of Windows Phone. This will begin to prep consumers for the Windows Phone 7.8 update which is sat on the horizon.
The carrier has published a PDF document detailing what's new in the Tango update. Here's is a quick glance at included features:
- WiFi Hotspot / Internet sharing now available
- Enhanced multimedia messaging capabilities (multiple photos, videos, ringtones)
However, it seems Verizon also got slightly too excited when updating their software upgrade table. While they listed Tango (MCR3) as the update in the PDF, the table below tells a different story, Apollo is apparently on its way.
As one can see in the above image, it clearly states "Apolio" in the last column. Whoops. Before anyone spins this as rumour that Verizon is somehow ready to push out Apollo (even though it's not an upgrade for current and first generation Windows Phones), we thought we'd kill this in the bag right now and state that this is not the case. Tango is on the way, that's all.
Good news for those who are eagerly awaiting Tango from Verizon. Are you looking forward to updating? Let us know in the comments.
Source: Verizon (PDF), Android Guys; thanks, aphrophyre, for the tip!
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Anyone care to explain this logic?
I'm surprised Verizon is pushing it out. I figured us Trophy users would be out of luck (or at least have to wait longer) seeing as how it is the only WP on Verizon.
Bring it on VZ and hopefully, this is a good sign that they are starting to support WP7/WP8 more than they were which before this announcement, was hardly any support to store employees not even knowing a Trophy existed.
Thank fucking christ I cancelled my account with them over the weekend. Purchased an Omnia W and went to Straight Talk instead. Better phone, better network, and better price. Not to mention I don't have to worry about any stupid carriers blocking updates.
Worth every penny of Sprint's 100 dollar ETF.
Will the update overwrite the chevron/dev unlock?
I just tried with Airplane mode on and off and no update yet. (still July 31). I will try tomorrow.
Any idea what will happen to the existing side loaded apps?
So excited to have hotspot on my Trophy. Now I can take my iPad with me and have the web
Maybe I should go back to OEM for it, Hmmmm....NOPE !
VZW needs to stock the extended battery for the Trophy.
I'm hoping they get a flagship Nokia device. I'm ready for WP8.
I had installed Tango on my Trophy.
- adds new messaging capabilities to your phone. You can now attach multiple pictures, videos, audio notes, and ringtones to text messages.
- 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
- includes many quality improvements to Windows Phone.
Same bullet points
- No details provided
1) Just applied all updates. I have WP7.5, OS version 7.10.8773.98
2) I have the Share Everything plan, which no longer requires mobile hotspot fees. It is just part of the data plan.
When I connect my iPad or laptop to my phone, no matter what URL I go to, I get redirected to https://dunsp.vzw.com which is a site that tells me to upgrade to the mobile hotspot service for $20, which I don't need as I am on the Share Everything plan.
When INternet Sharing is on in fact, even the phone cannot get on the internet. It gets held up in VZW's internal network sending me to that page, sort of like when you are in a hotel and haven't signed up or clicked the TOS agreement - you just get the hotel's home page.
I spent 45min on the phone with VZW tech support and they were unable to resolve. She was very nice and took down a TON of info and has escalated it. I told her I doubted I was the only one with this issue and she sort of agreed, saying share everything is new and this update is just a few hrs old.
If you have Share Everything and cannot get online with Internet Sharing enabled, please PLEASE call VZW so this issue bubbles up.
If you can get on just fine, then it really is something with my account and I'll have to let the process work its way through the system.