Microsoft expected to rebrand Mango as "Windows Phone 7.5"Alex Wagner - Editorial Director of News and Content
At this point, almost every Windows Phone 7 device in the U.S. has been updated to NoDo (sorry, Surround owners), meaning we can turn our attention to the next major WP7 update. Codenamed Mango, the update will pack new features like enhanced multitasking, a mobile version of Internet Explorer 9, and several other goodies. In fact, Mango is such a big update for Microsoft's mobile platform that, as you can see above, a page on the company's site even referred to it as "Windows Phone 7.5," which is actually how we've heard Mango described in the past. The page has since been updated to read "Windows Phone," further suggesting that Mango will indeed become WP7.5 when it arrives.
So when exactly can we expect Mango to sweeten up our Windows Phone 7 smartphones? According to Microsoft's site, it'll be landing "later in 2011," but it sounds like we can expect the update to hit sometime this fall. That's certainly pretty far off, but we'll be sure to keep all of you up-to-date on the upgrade, including any more name changes that may or may not occur, as the details become available.