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Leaked Nokia slide shows life after Windows Phone 7.8

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Leaked Nokia slide shows life after Windows Phone 7.8
One leaked slide from a 25 slide deck belonging to Nokia shows that there is life after Windows Phone 7.8 for Windows Phone 7 models. Remember, no Windows Phone 7 model can be updated to Windows Phone 8 and it was believed that Windows Phone 7.8, which brings some Windows 8 features to older Windows Phone models, like the same new start screen, resizable live tiles, Wi-Fi tethering and improvements to the camera, would be the last update for those phones that started life at Windows Phone 7. 

This leaked slide shows an update is coming after Windows Phone 7.8

This leaked slide shows an update is coming after Windows Phone 7.8

According to the official Russian Windows Phone Twitter page, there will be 18 months of support for Windows Phone 7.8 which will last through the middle of 2014. For now, the update is called Windows Phone 7.x. No matter how many times Windows Phone 7 is updated until it reaches EOL status, there are a few things hardware-wise that it won't be able to match with Windows Phone 8, such as the latter's support for multi-core processors, a microSD slot on some models, the ability to receive OTA updates and NFC support to name a few.

At least with the updates to Windows Phone 7 happening until the middle of 2014, those who purchased their Windows Phone 7 device before the middle of this year on a two-year contract will be able to upgrade to a Windows Phone 8 model before the update well is all dried out for Windows Phone 7.

source: WindowsPhoneRussia, WindowsPhoneLive (translated) via WMPoweruser

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posted on 17 Nov 2012, 23:15 16

1. -box- (Posts: 3858; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)


That's our Nokia! Providing support to even EOL devices long past what is expected!

posted on 18 Nov 2012, 00:25 13

3. Bernoulli (Posts: 1487; Member since: 01 Sep 2012)


Except for nokia 808 pureview, a mobile launched this year and nokia saying that there won't be support for symbian

posted on 18 Nov 2012, 06:48 3

8. chaoticrazor (Posts: 2347; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)


thats true, nokia rarely drops phones fast when it comes to updates. but the 808 is one they slapped all who bought it in the face with. a bad move by nokia

posted on 18 Nov 2012, 10:22

15. haseebzahid (Posts: 1836; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)


thats becuase 808 was a camera prototype so when it comes to wp people know what it will be like. thats what i always thought of 808

posted on 18 Nov 2012, 10:28 1

17. chaoticrazor (Posts: 2347; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)


not really a prototype more a show off of what could be possible. but the fact they sold it to customers means they should support it longer

they cant think its ok for customers to hand over £500 for a phone they then stop supporting, one of nokia's bad moves.

posted on 18 Nov 2012, 11:05

18. -box- (Posts: 3858; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)


That is incorrect. It has already received two significant updates (currently on Belle FP2) and several software updates just for the camera. Even the N9 has gotten updates. There are still updates to come. Perhaps not Carla and Donna but still things to keep the devices useful and relevant.

posted on 18 Nov 2012, 12:34

19. chaoticrazor (Posts: 2347; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)


several updates for the camera? sorry but i havent seen any camera updates for my 808

yes belle fp2 is the latest update and yes its great but the point been nokia should be continuing the support it hasnt even been 1 year

posted on 18 Nov 2012, 15:59

20. -box- (Posts: 3858; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)


Check out Nokia Conversations and the Beta Labs for info about those updates. It may depend where you are in order to get the updates, some you have to do manually.

posted on 17 Nov 2012, 23:57 1

2. AliNSiddiqui (Posts: 381; Member since: 19 Sep 2012)


Oh my God!! Even the Nexus (S) gets only one and a half year of support!

posted on 18 Nov 2012, 02:56 3

4. thelegend6657 (unregistered)


So windows phone users no need to be upset afterall

posted on 18 Nov 2012, 03:44 1

5. megabok (banned) (Posts: 58; Member since: 03 Apr 2012)


I wonder if this update will also be available for my HTC HD7..

posted on 18 Nov 2012, 04:21 2

6. N6600 (Posts: 15; Member since: 17 May 2012)


According to tweet of Windows Phone Russia it will be. So we might be lucky to get it.

posted on 18 Nov 2012, 06:07

7. megabok (banned) (Posts: 58; Member since: 03 Apr 2012)


Nice!

posted on 18 Nov 2012, 06:52 2

9. Mozarrt (Posts: 295; Member since: 08 Oct 2011)


The only real thing I want is to choose the colors of individual tiles. Oh well, can't have everything.

posted on 18 Nov 2012, 06:56 2

10. B3BLW29 (Posts: 237; Member since: 02 Mar 2012)


That's Nokia for you :) .. Nokia Never disappoints when it comes to updates, None of the ODMs can match Nokia :)

posted on 18 Nov 2012, 08:00

11. BeInspired (Posts: 45; Member since: 21 Apr 2009)


My Lumia 900, I bought it from UK, and the date and time settings does not have automatic change function, I have to change it by myself when I arrive at each different country. Are there anyone having same problem with the phone? When it upgrade to Windows 7.8, will this feature get fixed?

posted on 18 Nov 2012, 09:01 2

13. snowgator (Posts: 3275; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)


While I know Nokia will support their devices, if the slide shows 7.XX, then it is a system upgrade- not just Nokia. Hopefully that means everyone.

posted on 18 Nov 2012, 09:57 4

14. chaoticrazor (Posts: 2347; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)


true this is not nokia, but windows doing the update so yeah should be for all devices

but does prove that when you think windows phone many associate it to nokia

posted on 18 Nov 2012, 19:33 1

21. snowgator (Posts: 3275; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)


Wow. Never even made the connection. +1 and a good catch.

posted on 03 Dec 2012, 08:36

24. -box- (Posts: 3858; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)


True, but this is a Nokia slide, hence the indicator about Nokia Extras between 7.5 and 7.8

posted on 18 Nov 2012, 10:24 5

16. Credo (Posts: 695; Member since: 19 Apr 2012)


I only need the 7.8 update as fast as possible, i'm tired of waiting & waiting & waiting, my Cyan Nokia Lumia 900 would look so sexy with tiles all over my screen instead of just a few tiles with a black bezel at the right of the screen, please just release this update in a couple of days, then i already got my christmas gift,

Greeeeeeeeeeeeeetz

posted on 18 Nov 2012, 19:35 1

22. snowgator (Posts: 3275; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)


No doubt!!! My Focus S needs a face lift!!

Come on 7.8... I want to play.....

posted on 18 Nov 2012, 20:01

23. Credo (Posts: 695; Member since: 19 Apr 2012)


Actually, i have the app WP8 installed, do you know how many times i open it and set my Lumia 900 on table and look to it and say how sexy it looks with those new tiles ? :(

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