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Nokia Lumia 900 for AT&T to get Windows Phone 7.8 update on January 30

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Nokia Lumia 900 for AT&T to get Windows Phone 7.8 update on January 30
The wait is almost over, folks! Windows Phone 7.8 is to start rolling out really soon, and the Nokia Lumia 900 for AT&T is expected to be the first smartphone to get it. According to a leaked internal email, the new software will reach the handset tomorrow – January 30, and will be available for download through a computer running Zune. The update files are roughly 100MB in size, so it probably won't take painstakingly long for them to download and install. 

For those who need a refresher, the Windows Phone 7.8 update will bring a revamped home screen to the Nokia Lumia 900 along with a broader selection of theme colors. Another neat interface tweak is the ability to set a Bing image of the day as the lock screen wallpaper. And speaking of lock screens, the protection against accidental swipes and screen unlocks has been strengthened in WP7.8. The list of improvements, of course, does not end here, but we'll let you explore the rest of the platform's new features upon the update's arrival on the Nokia Lumia 900 and other Windows Phone handsets. 

So all of you AT&T Lumia 900 owners, get ready to update your device tomorrow! While you wait, feel free to watch the video below, in which Windows Phone 7.8 gets previewed running on a Lumia 900.


source: WPCentral

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posted on 29 Jan 2013, 07:50 1

1. -box- (Posts: 3752; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)


Yippee! I know it is mostly a cosmetic update, but I want the resizable Live Tiles. Hoping there is a 7.9 update someday, too.

posted on 29 Jan 2013, 08:30

4. RiseAgainst94 (Posts: 271; Member since: 03 Mar 2012)


There won't be a 7.9, support for pre WP8 devices will be less and less. I'm pretty underwhelmed by what Microsoft has done for WP8. It still feels incomplete.

posted on 29 Jan 2013, 07:54 1

2. md227a (Posts: 121; Member since: 20 Mar 2012)


Sweet I'll have to update my lumias tomorrow

posted on 29 Jan 2013, 07:56

3. illusionmist (Posts: 99; Member since: 29 Jan 2013)


Waited this long for a theme pack. Microsoft surely loves its users.

posted on 29 Jan 2013, 09:05 2

5. TerryCrowley (Posts: 184; Member since: 31 Jul 2011)


Who cares? Just get a 920 already. I did. Never been happier.

posted on 29 Jan 2013, 19:00

6. snowgator (Posts: 3200; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)


Great for those of us happy with our devices. Nokia doing a great job of supporting their products.

Hoping for the rest of us with WP 7 devices are not far behind.

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