Microsoft confirms Windows Phone 7.8 coming early 2013
0. phoneArena posted on 28 Nov 2012, 16:49
Microsoft has been following through on its pledge to maintain mindshare about the company’s new products...
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5. -box- posted on 28 Nov 2012, 18:40 0
7.8? How? I didn't think it was even RTM yet
Seriously, I want to see if I can try it
3. rsiders posted on 28 Nov 2012, 17:52 2
Ah the HD2, one of my favorite phones. But here's the thing, Ben the PC guy showed us an early demo running on the Lumia 900 back in June. Basic emulators of 7.8 have some functionality although not working the way intended to. You mean to tell me they couldn't just give us this small gift before Christmas? My upgrade isn't until early 2014 and T-Mobile does not carry the Lumia 920 so I'm not upgrading early unless we get a worthy phone and I'm not spending $500 plus dollars for an off contract phone either. Microsoft could've gotten us the update a little quicker than 2013. At least as a consumer that's how I feel.
6. -box- posted on 28 Nov 2012, 18:41 0
I concur. I have an unlocked 900 I'm using on T-Mobile, and being stuck on EDGE is frustrating after being treated to LTE with AT&T. 60Mbps is addicting...
I don't want an 810, because it's an updated 900; I want a 920, especially at the prices T-Mobile wants for an 820. I don't want a 710, because I have higher standards than that.
4. Mozarrt posted on 28 Nov 2012, 18:10 2
I know Windows Phone 8 at this point is far more important than the 7.X updates, but Microsoft has been pretty pathetic giving information on the update.
A large group of people bought the Lumia 1st Generation phones (including myself), don't let us down Microsoft.
I still love my Lumia 800, it may not be the prettiest or fastest horse around, but it always gets its work done without any hiccups.
7. ogy_dogy posted on 28 Nov 2012, 18:43 2
Well imho the 800 IS one of the prettiest phones around B-)
8. ogy_dogy posted on 28 Nov 2012, 18:43 1
Why do i get the feeling they started work on 7.8 after they finished wp8???
13. someones4 posted on 28 Nov 2012, 23:00 0
Same here.. i thought windows 8 is designed to make windows 7.whatever obsolete.
17. cdgoin posted on 29 Nov 2012, 08:56 0
As entry level phones in markets like africa, south america, india, china, etc..
Think the thought is cheap 7.8 phones where the OS is almost given away for free to compete against cheap Android phones using the older android OS.
Also think BASIC apps (like HTML5 based, and such) that will be able to run across both WP7.8 and 8.
19. someones4 posted on 29 Nov 2012, 16:49 0
why not just update all windows phone to windows */ Are there some sort of limitations? or is microsoft just incompetent?
10. MC1123 posted on 28 Nov 2012, 19:36 2
i think all lumia..since nokia help microsoft while making wp8 and wp7.8!
even that lumia 510, which is almost similar specs with 610 will get 7.8!
16. Leandrop posted on 29 Nov 2012, 06:58 0
Nokia Spain has already updated its official web site announcing Windows Phone 7.8 for all Lumia devices comming "shortly"... nokia.com/es-es/windowsphoneevolucion
18. phil2n posted on 29 Nov 2012, 09:58 0
wow,, im excited for the update
12. Zahidasad posted on 28 Nov 2012, 20:02 0
ahh.. they kept us waiting.. and still waiting :(
14. Mozarrt posted on 29 Nov 2012, 04:02 2
But we are getting it so thats the most important, how often do we see the promise of updates on an Android device not going through.
I've been waiting for months anyway, I can wait another 1-2 months if needed.
20. molanjames posted on 06 Dec 2012, 09:18 0
Microsoft is way too late to the party and Windows 8 is the turd in the punch bowl.