Windows Phone codenamed “Tango” coming after Mango?

By damaster | Posted June 28, 2011 18 comments

Windows Phone TangoA few days ago reports came out from Taiwanese news agency ChinaTimes.com (English version) that Ray Chen, President & CEO of Compal Communications, announced that they have signed a licensing deal with Microsoft as the first ODM (Original Design Manufacturer) to produce Windows Phone 7 devices. According to the report, the CompalComm CEO stated that Compal will manufacture Windows Phone "Mango" devices for Nokia in the fourth quarter of 2011, which may potentially include the recently revealed Nokia "Sea Ray" device.

What’s even more interesting is that according to the report, the CompalComm CEO stated that the licensing deal with Microsoft includes "Windows Phone 7.1 Mango" and "Windows Phone 7.5 Tango", which is said to be the platform that succeeds "Mango". We’ve heard from Mary Jo Foley previously that Windows Phone 8 is supposed to be codenamed "Apollo", set to be released sometime in late 2012. However, this is the first time we’ve heard of the codename "Tango". WMPU speculates that "Tango" will be a minor interim release which follows "Mango", but precedes "Apollo". The timing of the release may also follow "NoDo", set to be released sometime in early 2012, a few months after we see the first Mango devices later this year.

No further details is known about "Tango" at this stage, as we cannot confirm the reliability of this news, so take this news with a grain of salt. However, the codename certainly follows the Windows Phone naming convention ending with an "o", and we’re not surprised to see Microsoft releasing a minor interim update sometime in early 2012 given that they have stated the plan to release "major updates" to Windows Phone on an annual cycle.

Posted June 28th, 2011 at 7:40 am
Category: Mobile
Tags: Apollo, Mango, Tango, Windows Phone
  • Steven

    Gee… I can’t wait for……Windows Phone Dango (a Japanese dessert)
    …Windows Phone Jango (Bobba Fett’s daddy)
    …Windows Phone Rango (starring Johnny Depp)
    …Windows Phone Durango (a city in Mexico)
    …Windows Phone Fandango (I think there’s a Windows Phone app for it already)
    …Windows Phone Verango (a town in Nebraska)
    …Windows Phone Ilopango (a lake in El Salvador)

    • http://josedmorales.net Josè Daniel

      ROFL!!

  • Guest

    Gee… I can’t wait for……Windows Phone Dango (a Japanese dessert)
    …Windows Phone Jango (Bobba Fett’s daddy)
    …Windows Phone Rango (starring Johnny Depp)
    …Windows Phone Durango (a city in Mexico)
    …Windows Phone Fandango (I think there’s a Windows Phone app for it already)
    …Windows Phone Verango (a town in Nebraska)
    …Windows Phone Ilopango (a lake in El Salvador)

    • http://josedmorales.net/ Joe

      ROFL!!

  • http://josedmorales.net Josè Daniel

    What happened to “Apollo”?

    • http://josedmorales.net Josè Daniel

      Never mind

    • http://twitter.com/dauf dauF

      Mango = Apollo, NoDo = Tango

  • http://josedmorales.net/ Joe

    What happened to “Apollo”?

    • http://josedmorales.net/ Joe

      Never mind

    • http://twitter.com/dauf dauF

      Mango = Apollo, NoDo = Tango

  • Oran

    “It takes [v]2 to Tango”

  • Oran

    “It takes [v]2 to Tango”

  • Custom Computers

    Sounds reasonable .. given that this phone is promoted by “a fruit” who is a known “dancer” and most definately a “space case”.

    A brick is still a brick regardless what it is code named!

  • Custom Computers

    Sounds reasonable .. given that this phone is promoted by “a fruit” who is a known “dancer” and most definately a “space case”.

    A brick is still a brick regardless what it is code named!

  • Avatar Roku

    Sounds like bull, Mango is Windows Phone 7.5 and if “Tango” was real why would a small update jump to version 7.5, but the really big update Mango only be version 7.1?

    • Jon

      Good point

  • Avatar Roku

    Sounds like bull, Mango is Windows Phone 7.5 and if “Tango” was real why would a small update jump to version 7.5, but the really big update Mango only be version 7.1?

    • Jon

      Good point