Windows Phone Mango officially goes live

The Mango update will be pushed to current Windows Phone 7 owners starting today.

Windows Phone 7 owners rejoice: Your smartphone is finally getting the Mango update. The update will be pushed to existing Windows Phone 7 owners over the next few weeks. Ever since Microsoft previewed the Mango update back in May, we've praised Microsoft for adding both necessary features (like third-party multitasking) as well as unique features (like its various connected Hubs).

As for those next generation Windows Phones? We'll have to wait a few more weeks for those. We've already a few European phones from HTC, and we have one confirmed phone coming to the U.S. on AT&T: the Samsung Focus S.

As you might recall, Mango includes more than 500 new features designed to improve multitasking (yes!), offer more-dynamic information, and make apps and the operating system work together more efficiently. A few highlights include the Bing search engine makeover, which includes a localized search feature, enhanced Microsoft Office with Office 365 support, and an improved Music Hub with, Slacker and YouTube integration.

For more on the Mango update, check out my hands-on review here.

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