Windows Phone Mango, the highly anticipated update for Windows Phone, has been released to manufacturing (RTM). The RTM Mango build received the official stamp of approval on Tuesday morning, marking a major milestone in the update’s lifecycle.
Microsoft managed to develop a highly polished update in a relatively short timeframe. The software giant has claimed that Mango contains more than 500 features, including Internet Explorer 9 with HTML5, multitasking, Twitter integration, an improved user interface, threads, and much more.
The next step for Microsoft, as the name “RTM” implies, is to deliver the final version of Mango to its hardware partners and carriers. Once the update has been thoroughly tested, it will be rolled out to existing Windows Phone handsets. This might happen as early as September. New hardware devices running Mango will most likely be released throughout the fall. Fujitsu-Toshiba, however, is rumored to be releasing its first Mango handset in late August.