Windows Phone 7.5 Tango is now a reality, with the first handsets running the latest OS build arriving for the Chinese market. What we’ve been more curious about, though, is how the update might find its way to existing Windows Phone devices. The latest rumor says that after a short delay to allow for more carrier testing, we’ll see Tango start going-out en masse in early June.
While owners of existing Windows Phone models won’t care about Tango features like support for new 256MB devices, there are still some changes worth looking forward to; improvements to the platform’s MMS support and new SIM management options, while not exactly anything to write home about, should be solid additions.
More importantly, depending on your carrier, the release of Tango could also mean the cumulative arrival of older updates your phone’s been waiting for.
The theory goes that Microsoft is planning another Mango-style distribution, so it’s having carriers hold-off on the update until the majority of them are ready to go. Supposedly, we’ll be at that point close to the start of June, so we might hope to see Tango start undergoing distribution shortly thereafter, continuing over the course of several weeks.