Tango is not a Software Update, it’s an Engineering Update

Perhaps the biggest announcement to come from Mobile World Congress so far aside from the various line up of Nokia phones is that the Tango update will be coming “soon”. Tango has had some users worried about fragmentation and available features on new handsets thanks to phones that will be shipping with half the previous hardware requirements of Mango.

Microsoft’s Greg Sullivan wants the public to think of Tango as “an engineering project”, rather than a software update. The ultimate goal of Tango is to produce Windows Phones that are cheaper to manufacture and more affordable to help with market penetration.

All current software features that are available on Windows Phone will also extend to Tango, but Tango also includes a few much needed updates such as improvements to MMS and the dreaded SMS bug fix. There’s no word on when the update will be available, but low end devices like the Lumia 610 are expected to begin launching in Q2 2012.

[via The Verge]


  • Lance Young

    Nice stuff!! Hopefully they will keep up on their updates unlike Android fail.