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

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.

George is the Reviews Editor at Windows Central, concentrating on Windows 10 PC and Mobile apps. He's been a supporter of the platform since the days of Windows CE and uses his current Windows 10 Mobile phone daily to keep up with life and enjoy a game during down time.

176 Comments
  • C'mon at&t....way to leave us hangin
  • 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'm updating from Mango and I've gotten 4 updates from at&t and right now 1 from samsung (for a total of 5). o.0 Were you updating from Mango (I have Samsung Focus S)?
    Screenshot: http://imgur.com/vGoSO
  • Yup, I was updating from Mango.
  • 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.
  • Then bye bye.
  • do you even know what fragmentation means?
  • 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.
  • Its been fixed awhile ago. And why not buy an unlocked 900? smh
  • 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
  • Hyperbole much?
  • I just got Tango on my Samsung Focus today (Rogers Canada)
  • Really? I'll have to check mine
  • Not showing up for mine yet :(
  • Nothing yet on my Focus from Rogers
  • Same here. Trying the WiFi trick and it still keeps coming back telling me I am up to date.
  • Nothing here either, Sammy Focus on ATT-US or ROG-CA. Neither updates nor does it update with that supposed wifi trick.
  • what's the wifi trick?
  • I would like to know as well :) 
  • 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.
  • Confirmed, :=)
    Got it on my Focus Flash
    was at 8107
    updated to 8112
    then 8773
    plus Samsung Update
  • Any idea what the Samsung update includes?? Super excited!!!
  • "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 23.1.0.8
    Radio Software Version: 2103.12.5.4
    Radio Hardware Version: 0.0.0.6
    BootLoader Version 6.5.17.0
    Chip SOC Version 0.74.21.1
  • Awesome!
    Let us know if the freezing issues stop (if you were having any)
    =P
  • Omg yes I'll be so happy if they fixed the freezing bug!
  • I have not had the freezing bug when you receive txt since 8107 update on the 2 flash that I have had.
  • For whatever reason I'm yet to upgrade to 8107. Zune is telling me 7720 is the most current.
  • Fixed Pics Links
    8112
    8773
    Samsung FirmWare Update
  • Are you with AT&T?
  • 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.
  • OTA updates from Microsoft won't begin until WP8. It is carrier dependent.
  • Carrier dependent on this one????? Uggggghhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!! Gag me with a spoon!!! for then I am a slave to the master named Sprint!!!
  • We may be able to force update. Not sure if we can do that without unlocking?
  • They begin with 7.8
  • My phone is unbranded (not restricted to my carrier and never was), will I get this update at all?
  • Nothing on my 710 yet :( on 3UK with a SIM-free handset...
  • Anybody from US att get the update yet?
  • 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..
  • Somebody with luminia 710 in Brazil have alredy received the Update ?
  • 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 ;-)
  • Wow, 3rd update finished and now a 4th!  This time from Nokia.
  • 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!!!
  • I haven't had my keyboard disappear on me since February
  • Lucky guy then. I still get it on my Radar & Lumia 900.
  • http://www.nokia.com/global/support/software-update/lumia/software-updat... ;-)
  • Anyone geting anything from Verizon? cause I'm not.
  • Unlocked Omnia7 gets the Update.
  • Lumia should not be only one get.updates. It should be every windows phone like HTC, Samsung etc....
  • What about my HTC HD7??? And the rest of the 'non-Nokia' handsets?
  • Read above in comments. Samsung Focus has been getting the update. Sure the rest will follow.
  • What about dell venue pro and first generation phones!!!
  • Nothing yet for me on either phone. Lumia 900 on AT&T & Radar on TMOUS.
  • Is this accurate...Lumia 900 already got this update at purchase?
  • On non north America versions it did.
  • Really? I don't think so. I can't do video mms or multiple pics.
  • I have the 900 on AT&T and it still has 8112 and so far no notification for an update.
  • Anybody getting it on Veriz.... hahahahahahaha i'm so funny.
  • LOL!
  • 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...
  • In india tango update available???
  • 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!
  • Carriers have to push every major update
  • 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.
  • The only phone that won't get 7.8 lol, I hope Dell tries again.
  • Actually forced the Tango update last night thru Zune.
  • 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?
  • Any news on Samsung Focus SGH-i917?
  • Got it on unbranded Omnia W. According to the change log nothing interesting.
  • 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've never actually gotten that trick to work, myself. But have heard from many it does work.
  • Phone and network? Worked on my old ATT focus, not on ATT L900 so far
  • 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..
  • Got mine too in India :)
    Nokia roxxxxxxx!!!!
  • You've got lumia 800 ?
  • I might have to force update my phone because att sucks on rollouts.
  • I have been trying to force update on Sprint's HTC Arrive with no luck. Anyone able to force update the Arrive?
  • Any thing on LG quantum?
  • 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.
  • Ohhhh one more feature in lumia 710..limitation on background apps has been lifted :P i tried 15apps worked fine in background..
  • Anyone got it on Vodafone UK?
  • Nothing yet for my Focus S on ATT (Chicago). Looks like it's time to play the WiFi trick update game!
  • Any with a LG E900?
  • Nothing yet on Samsung Focus for AT&T. Anxiously awaiting just for the disappearing keyboard update.
  • Lucky me. I never experienced the disappearing keyboard on my Samsung Focus.
  • Hope my hd7s gets it. I haven't gotten a notification yet..
  • Just updated HTC Titan in UK to 7.10.8773.98 (Phone Simfree)
  • No notification on phone, just plugged in to Zune and checked for Updates.
  • Ah thanks for that. Will try tomorrow :)
  • 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".
  • Lucky, I haven't been notified at all and I try zune 3 times today still no luck
  • I love XDA. Updated my Quantum to Tango. Screw you AT&T.
  • Which method did you use?
  • Cab Update Sender with the files from here: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=27960331&postcount=929
    Instructions are in the first post. Took me about 12 minutes to do 8107 -> 8112 -> 8773.
  • 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..
  • MS said everyone is getting the updates.
  • 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
  • Well I guess im unlucky, says im.current at 7720 :(
  • Same with my wife's Focus S. It's a staggered rollout again, it'll come...
  • I'm doing to cab push to a Sprint Arrive as I type