Last week, the Windows Phone Developer team announced the availability of Windows Phone OS 7.1 codenamed Mango for registered Windows Phone developers. This means that as of now, registered developers can update their retail device to the Beta 2 of Mango.

Here are some details about this program:

Make sure you read all the steps in detail before upgrading your phone. I took the time to go through the document fully before starting any download and must admit following each step as described worked out to perfection. I’m now a happy Mango tester!

> Read the full announcement at the Windows Phone developer blog: Developers Get Goody Basket Full of Mangos.

Special offer for students: get a free developer device

Another great announcement, students can get a free special Mango developer device, by creating a mock-up for the next Windows Phone app!
Here’s what to do:

Some Resources

So, what are you going to BUILD on Mango?