Official Windows Phone website publishes “Tango” update features

By LiveSide | In Mobile | Posted June 18, 2012 22 comments

Windows Phone TangoWith only 3 days to go until Windows Phone Summit, Microsoft is also almost ready to push out their “Tango” update for the Windows Phone OS, or better known as the CR3 (Commercial Release 3) with build 7.10.8773.98. On the official Windows Phone Help & How-to website (interestingly, most international variants except the US), Microsoft has updated the Windows Phone update history page with details about the update. Below is what it says on the page:

Update 7.10.8773.98

Messaging. Adds new messaging capabilities to your phone. You can now attach multiple pictures, videos, audio notes and ringtones to text messages.

SIM card. 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.

Other quality improvements. Includes many other improvements to Windows Phone.

This update is not available in all markets or for all phones.

Of course, we have heard about and have even seen leaked screenshots of the above improvements before. Further, Nanapho.jp was also able to obtain some screenshots of the new build for Nokia Lumia 800 (Chinese variant), check them out below:

RM801_8773_VersionRM801_8773_CH_account1RM801_8773_SettingsRM801_8773_WLANHotspot

Perhaps the most interesting is that the update added several e-mail services specific to the Chinese market, including QQ Mail, Sina Mail and Sohu Mail (note that they do not appear to be social network or messaging services from these companies).

We have heard that Microsoft has had the “Tango” update ready for quite some time now, and WMPU suspects that they are simply waiting for a single co-ordinated rollout much like Mango last year. With the official website now updated, the rollout could be very near.

Posted June 18th, 2012 at 5:44 am
Category: Mobile
Tags: Tango, Windows Phone
  • http://www.facebook.com/rosta1022 Luo Bill

    fake! the chinese version of tango does not have xbox live integrated. 

    • http://twitter.com/brichan_fiana ぶりちゃん

      ROM is Chinese,but Live ID other region.

  • themangoman

    fake! the chinese version of tango does not have xbox live integrated. 

    • http://twitter.com/brichan_fiana ぶりちゃん

      ROM is Chinese,but Live ID other region.

  • http://twitter.com/XangoOoO XANGO!

    I have my Lumia 900 with the SE 7.10.8773.98. I recently bought it from my carrier.
    I’m French, with a branded phone from SOSH aka Orange.

  • http://twitter.com/XangoOoO XANGO!

    I have my Lumia 900 with the SE 7.10.8773.98. I recently bought it from my carrier.
    I’m French, with a branded phone from SOSH aka Orange.

  • http://www.favbrowser.com FavBrowser.com

    What about 8779?

  • http://www.favbrowser.com FavBrowser.com

    What about 8779?

  • http://www.facebook.com/david.i.lin David I-Chen Lin

    Is this going to be available for the first gen wp7s? Focus?

  • david90531

    Is this going to be available for the first gen wp7s? Focus?

  • http://www.facebook.com/bijay.behera.792 Bijay Behera

    the update is ment for any wp7 with wp7.5 update version

  • http://www.facebook.com/bijay.behera.792 Bijay Behera

    the update is ment for any wp7 with wp7.5 update version

  • JSYOUNG571

    I hope Microsoft reads this.  At&t has not released any of the updates or fixes for the Windows Phone 7.5. This is sad when At&t is the main carrier for the phones and Microsoft has not pushed them to release these updates. Majority of Windows Phone customers are still experiencing problems with their phones while At&T continues to sit on their ass when it comes to the fixes and updates. This could be a major determining factor for me if I decide to purchase another Windows Phone.

    • Pcjc92

      and this is because AT&T don’t really care that much for Windows Phone…

    • Quinton McHale

      Tell Microsoft that.  I’ve been saying that since the beginning and I think they need to hear it from every AT&T customer.  IMHO AT&T has really hurt the platform.  I know a few people who stopped using Windows Phone because of the disappearing keyboard issue alone.  They couldn’t live with it or trust the OS since it was “never” addressed or patches issued.  I explained that it was addressed and patched MONTHS ago but AT&T sucked.  They didn’t care and got iPhones because AT&T couldn’t screw with iOS updates.

  • JSYOUNG571

    I hope Microsoft reads this.  At&t has not released any of the updates or fixes for the Windows Phone 7.5. This is sad when At&t is the main carrier for the phones and Microsoft has not pushed them to release these updates. Majority of Windows Phone customers are still experiencing problems with their phones while At&T continues to sit on their ass when it comes to the fixes and updates. This could be a major determining factor for me if I decide to purchase another Windows Phone.

    • Pcjc92

      and this is because AT&T don’t really care that much for Windows Phone…

    • Quinton McHale

      Tell Microsoft that.  I’ve been saying that since the beginning and I think they need to hear it from every AT&T customer.  IMHO AT&T has really hurt the platform.  I know a few people who stopped using Windows Phone because of the disappearing keyboard issue alone.  They couldn’t live with it or trust the OS since it was “never” addressed or patches issued.  I explained that it was addressed and patched MONTHS ago but AT&T sucked.  They didn’t care and got iPhones because AT&T couldn’t screw with iOS updates.

  • Harald-René Flasch

    Just FYI: At http://www.microsoft.com/windowsphone/en-au/howto/wp7/basics/update-history.aspx the “Update 7.10.8773.98″ isn’t listed at the moment …

    • http://www.electronic-wholesale.com/ YUCHAT

      yep.I am also looking forward to it, hoping to quickly upgrade to the latest version.

  • Harald-René Flasch

    Just FYI: At http://www.microsoft.com/windowsphone/en-au/howto/wp7/basics/update-history.aspx the “Update 7.10.8773.98″ isn’t listed at the moment …

    • http://www.electronic-wholesale.com/ Cell phone parts

      yep.I am also looking forward to it, hoping to quickly upgrade to the latest version.