Microsoft and Nokia, both have given details about the upcoming update to Windows Phone 7.5 that is code-named as ‘Tango’ through their respective blog posts. Microsoft has confirmed that Windows Phone 7 ‘Tango’, its interim mobile operating system update before it unveils the ‘Apollo’, will be rolling out any time after April.
Joe Belfiore has confirmed in a long blog post that the new ‘Tango’ update will be called Windows Phone 7.5. The new update will enable phone manufacturers to make smartphones using a lower cost processor (the Qualcomm 7x27a “system on a chip”) and reduced memory (256MB onboard memory) without theoretically affecting the Windows Phone experience.
The blog post also indicates that the new update will support China’s network and language requirements. This includes supporting China’s CDMA and WCDMA technologies, as well as working with local partners to provide up to six times as many preloaded apps.
It is anticipated that once the new devices are launched by Acer, HTC, LG, Nokia, Samsung, Toshiba, and ZTE, then only Microsoft will start the process of working with mobile operators to bring an update to all current customers.