Windows Phone Refresh (Tango) on Microsoft's Update History site

Windows Phone Refresh, also known as Tango, is expected to be heading to consumers pretty darn soon. Hopefully, as proof of that, Microsoft has updated some of their Windows Phone update history pages to explain upcoming changes that Tango will bring with it. Among them, is improved messaging features, including the ability to attach multiple images, videos, audio notes and tones to text messages. In addition, Windows Phone Refresh will let users export contacts from their phone to SIM card and vice versa.

That is all for specifics, but the site also says that the update will bring "other improvements in quality" and  "enhancements for Windows Phone." There's no timetable listed, but presumably, those countries showing the updated webpage are likely to be seeing the update rollout sooner than others.

So far, we have seen Tango added to the French (opens in new tab) and Spanish (opens in new tab) Windows Phone sites, but sadly, not the U.S. (opens in new tab) one. It's likely made its way out to other countries' sites as well.

Have any of you seen it elsewhere?

While we all wait you can check our hands with Windows Phone Tango in our video tour on the Lumia 710 after the break.

Source: Microsoft (opens in new tab); Via: MonWindowsPhone

57 Comments
  • I wonder if Nokia will bundle any updates with this update or release a separate patch afterwards
  • Bet'cha T-Mobile will not be pushing this out to the HD7.
  • Considering it's been about 1.5 years already since release (or at least how long I've had it) , I wouldn't be surprised. I thought the HD7 was EOL'd already.
  • Bet'cha T-Mobile will. I will say I had to exchange my Radar about a month ago and the replacement has Tango in it. Do what I did for the last update. CALL T-MOBILE EVERY COUPLE DAYS AND ASK ABOUT WHEN THEIR GONNA RELEASE TANGO FOR THE HD7. They'll tell you they don't know or they don't release updates Microsoft does. It don't really matter. Every call cost them money. If a lot of people start calling and tying up reps time on answering the same question it becomes a cost. Therefore it would be cheaper to release it.
  • Yes they will, they have rolled out all necessary updates for the HD7 and they're better than the other carriers at it. Even their androids get updated within a reasonable amount of time.
  • What about 8779? Rooted phones already has it
  • in india site shows update....but still not get update for my samsung omnia w
  • When is at&t going to update my titan??
  • I hear that!!!! AT&T should have pushed an update out to the HTC Titan long ago. Between the disappearing keyboard and the muffled call problem it's driving me crazy!
  • Yes good question! -.-
  • Ask HTC. Look at the L900 and Nokia. Pushed 2 hardware updates within a few months.
  • http://www.microsoft.com/windowsphone/en-gb/howto/wp7/basics/update-hist...
    Available on the UK site. Not sure what it's talking about at the bottom?
    "This update is not available in all markets or for all phones."
  • in india  site from past 3 days showing update........still not get my samsung omnia w
  • It means that T-Mobile UK will have yet another update to delay, sit on, ignore and ultimately never push out to their poor suffering customers.
     
  • I've been running latest Tango build for a few days now on my UK Titan on a custom Rom. Nothing to get too excited about. The latest fully unlocked Roms available now for this device......that's a different story :)
  • There should be 8779 for your phone already, 8773 is old
  • Yip!.....I've got 8779. Running well :)
  • For titan owners it is a big update due to the disappearing keyboard!!!
  • Also the outlook fix is huge..when I reply it chops the below email out.
  • Totally agree
  • i think....first nokia phones get 'refresh'
  • Tango ROM for the Lumia 710 is already available in many country and carrier variants on navifirm. Through Zune, however, there is nothing being offered currently, which is pretty weird. Even when you unbox a 710 with the buggy old factory rom, Zune claims it is up to date, even though there have been firmware updates rolled out in the last months. Well that sucks for new users if they are not brave enough to do a refurbish upgrade using NCS. It seems they will have to wait for Tango to be able to sucessfully end calls on the 710.
    Meanwhile, there is still nothing new for the 800 on ncs servers for a disturbing while now. Still waiting a fix for the volume control bug that has been introduced two months ago.
  • I think the lumia 800 is best left forgotten :P
  • So you think I should just flush my beautiful cyan 800 down the toilet along with another €600 for the ugly ass 900?
    No way.
    I want my volume bar fixed. And WiFi tethering.
  • I don't care no more if I get updates, I just want WP8 with Nokia new hardware :) ps: hopefully November 2012
  • November 2012 is when I'm eligible to upgrade my Focus. Hopefully there'll be a few new WP8 phones to choose from.
  • T-Mobile needs to hurry with this.. I am dying for a update..
  • also in pt, Portugal site: http://www.microsoft.com/windowsphone/pt-PT/howto/wp7/basics/update-history.aspx
  • Update referenced on Canadian site (version 7.10.8773.98)
  • Ya tardan!!!!!
  • Czech has it available too (with the same message "not for all blabla". I suppose that either tonight or on Wednesday they will start rolling it out.
  • I have got it on my lumia 710 in U.K.
  • I've got a Samsung focus unlocked from at&t on use un Venezuela and no update yet.....
  • Also appears on the Romanian site https://www.windowscentral.com/e?link=https2F%2Fclick.linksynergy.co...
  • Maybe tomorrow ;)
  • Nothing on UK site for lumia 800. But didn't expect it.
  • Already on the Portuguese website too: http://www.microsoft.com/windowsphone/pt-pt/howto/wp7/basics/update-history.aspx I've been too lazy to check for updates on my phone, though. Specially because WP7 Connector for Mac can't do the little trick to get updates sooner.
  • Listed on Swedish site too, including the disclaimer about certain unnamed models beeing excluded from the update. https://www.windowscentral.com/e?link=https2F%2Fclick.linksynergy.co...
    Nothing presented to my Mozart yet anyway..
  • And today it has been removed...
  • Yup I see on Canadian update site too Update 7.10.8773.98 https://www.windowscentral.com/e?link=https2F%2Fclick.linksynergy.co...
  • I'm not sure but I have a feeling that the Tango update will be released along with the tethring for the Lumia's line.
  • The Update Page for Germany also lists this update (http://www.microsoft.com/windowsphone/de-de/howto/wp7/basics/update-history.aspx)
  • What about my focus
  • Maybe they'll announce it's rolling out during the event on wednesday as a way of tying everyone over until Apollo ina few months.
  • Finally I hope it will have tether also has I want use my unlimited data use for internet.
  • Sprint will not enable that feature for free, their network is too strained.
  • At this point I don't even care anymore... Just bring on WP8...
  • This is exactly why I prefer 'owning' an iPhone.. I am in control, not the carriers...
  • I'll give you that one, I too enjoyed how Apple rolled out updates themselves. If only Microsoft did the same. :/
  • And what prevents you from buying a regular phone in a retail store instead of some weird carrier version?
  • On what date the update come to india???
  • Can't wait U have to be fast in this game , and just hope they help developers attract
  • So is 1st gen phones getting this update??
  • Available in india too.
    http://www.microsoft.com/windowsphone/en-IN/howto/wp7/basics/update-hist...
  • update removed from marketplace 'india'
  • They removed the update from the sites!
  • update has been pulled from all sites that where listed above..