Soon, Dell's Venue Pro users will be able to download and install a new OS flavor on their devices, and the company has just delivered some info on how the update is supposed to go down.
Windows Phone Mango, the next flavor of Microsoft's mobile operating system, is set to start arriving on existing devices in the next two weeks or so, and both carriers and handset vendors are making the final preparations for the event.
Among them, Dell was the one to announce that the new update will arrive on all of their Venue Pro devices in the U.S., EMEA and India, and that the unlocked flavors of the mobile phone will receive it first.
Make no mistake about it, the carrier-branded devices will also be upgraded, only that this might happen a little later.
“Here’s what I can say at this point: later this fall, we will be supporting Mango for customers in the U.S., EMEA and India with unlocked versions of the Venue Pro,” Lionel Menchaca, chief blogger, Dell, notes.
“We will also support the Mango upgrade for those with T-Mobile, Cincinnati Bell Wireless locked versions of the phone.”
For the time being, no specific info on when the update might arrive on AT&T-locked devices has been unveiled, though all the necessary details are expected to become available in the near future.
Microsoft's Eric Hautala has just announced that the Mango update will arrive on devices in a week or two, and that it will also include software specific to each and every handset. This is why the AT&T flavor of Venue Pro will receive the update later.
“When I confirm definitive plans here, I will provide an update,” Menchaca continues.
Microsoft’s Windows Phone 7.5 (Mango) OS will arrive on all unlocked Dell Venue Pro units, as well as on the handsets available at T-Mobile and Cincinnati Bell via the Zune update process.
The update process will be similar with the one that users had to get through with the NoDo update, Menchaca concluded.
Mango for Dell Venue Pro Coming Soon, Unlocked Devices First