A build of Windows Phone 7 Mango has been made available to download, even though the software isn’t officially due for release yet.
The discovery was made by a member of the XDA Developers forum who posted a download link to Build 7720, a reference version of Mango. The pre-release update is said to be a beta version that hasn’t been optimised for a specific device and is missing a few key features.
Although eager Microsoft fans may jump at the opportunity to give Windows Phone 7.5 a test run on their handsets before anyone else, the leakster warned on their post that they would not take any responsibility for what could happen to users’ phones as a result of them installing the software.
As the software in its current state is unapproved by Microsoft, a handset’s warranty will become void should users install it. The Redmond-based firm also previously warned that early birds who strayed from the official line of software updates may be denied access to the new build when it’s eventually released.
Whilst Microsoft hasn’t yet confirmed an official launch schedule for Mango, rumour has it that it will be made available to existing Windows Phone 7 users from 1 September.