Nokia all ready to push out Windows Phone 7.8, just waiting for the high sign from Microsoft
Windows Phone 7.8 is designed to give those with the limited hardware capabilities of Windows Phone 7, the opportunity to get a taste of Windows Phone 8. It offers the resizeable Live Tiles as seen on Windows Phone 8, new color themes for the device, a Bing lock screen Wallpaper of the Day and more. Some have suggested that Microsoft did not want to release the update during the holidays for feat that it would keep some Windows Phone owners from upgrading to Windows Phone 8.
Last month, some Nokia Lumia 800 models overseas started to receive Windows Phone 7.8, but that turned out to be a limited test conducted by Nokia, which said that the real thing will take place in the first quarter of 2013.
source: pocketgamer.biz via DailyMobile
2. neutralguy (Posts: 1152; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)
Lord of the Updates = Nokia. No other company cares more for their customers.
3. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)
Yea that's why there still using mid spec on there high end phones.
12. Shubham412302 (Posts: 298; Member since: 09 Nov 2011)
dual core lumia 820 has higher antutu score than quadcore s3 and optimus g.
21. -box- (Posts: 3707; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)
If you determine "mid-spec" to be anything other than quad-core, you're being foolish. Benchmarks and UX don't lie: all the WP8 phones are definitely high-spec. May not be "super" spec of a GN2 or DNA, but they're the top of their classes, and no review I've red or experience I've had indicated they needed more power.
25. neutralguy (Posts: 1152; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)
depends on the OS bro. if we're talking about the number of cores, android really needs it for better performance.
28. papss (unregistered)
Just shut up troll.. Spewing out your suck hole again
33. XperiaFanZone (Posts: 1102; Member since: 21 Sep 2012)
This guy hates any non-Android devices, screw him.
34. tumchaaditya (Posts: 71; Member since: 21 May 2012)
its not just high specs that make a phone better...
37. lumia920 (Posts: 101; Member since: 27 Nov 2012)
but windows phone with lower than mid spec kicking android flagship asses.. even lumia 620 wins couple of benchmarks against s3. and those mid spec phones are far better than your flagships... you should already know that....
5. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 2992; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)
So what are you going to do with a quad-core snapdragon S4 on a Lumia when all you need is just the two cores??
And that's more than enough...
Put a quad-core S4 and two cores will be redundant...sure it'll use all cores and work fine...but it'll just cost you more.
6. hung2900 (Posts: 765; Member since: 02 Mar 2012)
At least, for highly intense multi-thread rendering like Android (and maybe WP8 also having apart), many cores lead to better smoothnest, better heat control and better battery life (quad-core Krait pro phones are better than dual-core in even battery life)
And actually in the view of economics, this can have two advantages:
- For customers: Quad-core is an attractive feature, and always they are more satisfied with the higher perceived value.
- For producers: Quad-core does not charge too much but they can increase the price more due to more premium perceived value.
This is one of the obvious reason why Lumia 900 was a big failure.
8. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 2992; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)
Windows 8 is already smooth with dual-core S4...
I agree with what you said...but i just think it's ok not to use something over the wall.
19. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)
And look ask any one who ever what Lumia is? They will say what's that....? Ask them about N series the world knows! So true Nokia WP8 is a total Epic fail.... look at the sales of N8.....?
16. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)
See that's the main problem with Nokia and Apple, they don't allow you to modify nor overclock there products. Look at PC.s and Laptops and cars, you have the choice to buy standard or mid or higher end products. It's call power, why settle for less when others provide with choices to expand. Now look there's a software called Ram expander on Android where you can get upto 4.GB of Ram now that is called heavy lag free true multitasking, where else you can change VM heaptool size of an application that it's restrictive to 32 Mb to extended to 64mbps of Ram.
To you you're a basic user, to me and others we like to play with power. You must love you're BMW 318 while me and others are on M power M3
20. haseebzahid (Posts: 1800; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)
can we modify ur brain and replace it with snapdragon S4 or quad core stuff it with Android 184.108.40.206.3.4 or full linux Ubuntu maybe it will start working because till now you never made any sense at all what you say perhaps your head was open source :D
all you do is brag like a 2 year old kid who recently got a new gaming PC from dad's pocket and bravo the manual says u can OC it wohohoho thats new lets try this result OMG my game is giving 2+ fps then before OC this is absolutly breakthrough
next day you go to school and brags about it and points everyone i can do that .... and this with my PC . then everyone leaves you in the middle of the ground because you was a IDOT nothing more
By the way change your name to Troll+BRAGER
22. haseebzahid (Posts: 1800; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)
so after all this bla bla blu blu stuff can u run Visual c++ on ur moblie maybe it will help :P
23. -box- (Posts: 3707; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)
Why would you need all that on a phone? If I have to modify a purchased device to make it satisfactory, I won't buy it, and its indicative that the manufacturer knows better or isn't trying hard enough, bit of which reinforce why I wouldn't feel comfortable buying it.
Case in point: the Lumia 900 I am typing this on is THE most satisfying phone I have yet owned. Period. My wife's less-than-a-month-old GS3 has already seen multiple crashes and freezes (granted she hasn't updated it to 4.1, still on 4.0) and is having horrendously bad battery life. She has the same apps she has on her HTC Sensation, and while the issues on that were similar, the symptoms are much worse on the GS3. I attribute these to apps of course, rather than Android (especially as app developers design their stuff to run how they want, not necessarily the user wants, which is a cause of frustration on all platforms), but such a good and well-regarded product as the GS3 should be less prone to stuff like that.
26. CanYouSeeTheLight (Posts: 716; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)
I actually agree with you despite being an Android fan, two cores are enough for WP8, the only thing that WP8 could benefit from the S4 Pro is the Adreno 320 which would give a better gaming experience and better graphics on games!
35. jsdechavez (Posts: 697; Member since: 20 Jul 2012)
You need 4cores to make the trolls and haters happy, though they don't even plan on buying it.
36. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 2992; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)
Haha...that makes seriously humorous sense!!
11. Topcat488 (Posts: 1109; Member since: 29 Sep 2012)
Some other guy said the your name doesn't fit your opinions as of late... Neutral-guy YOU are not... Yes I'm a Samsung "FanGuy", Samsung is 1st place in updates for "Windows" and 2nd for "Android"...
20 December 2012
Samsung to update all current Windows Phones to Windows Phone 7.8.
We are not sure if Samsung’s first Widnows phone device will get Windows Phone 7.8 for Samsung will update the Omnia M and Omnia W. There is no information about the Omnia 7.
We can confirm that our products carrying the Windows Phone version 7.5 , are updated the [version] 7.8 but will be made ??available with terms decided by Microsoft.
14. jroc74 (Posts: 4720; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)
If its updates...I think Apple would have that crown...
17. DontHateOnS60 (Posts: 822; Member since: 20 Apr 2009)
Apple would argue with you over that statement.
7. lubba (Posts: 1310; Member since: 17 Jan 2011)
@troll not sure what you're talking about.
clear black display
spectacular audio recording
rivals any quad core phone, at a price easily reachable on many carriers.
ps: wireless charging too!
18. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)
Ile take the V8 and and not the V6 crappy S4 Qualcomm DC vs Exynos QC.... and Symbian vs Closed restrictive WP8
24. haseebzahid (Posts: 1800; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)
what a stupid guy if you are one the same hardware goes in SGS3 and u say SGS3 is out of this world it has best hardware and when same stuff in in 920 with more unique things included and u say crapy hardware u surely are dumbstruck fool and a double standared i have ever seen u have my permission to DIE
27. CanYouSeeTheLight (Posts: 716; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)
It's because of people like you that i'm embarassed of being an Android fan. WP8 works fine on dual-core and i would take it over Symbian in a blink of an eye, Symbian is just outdated.
9. lumialove (Posts: 75; Member since: 16 May 2012)
Come on guys, in India we received the update 17 days back through Nokia care.....
10. Shubham412302 (Posts: 298; Member since: 09 Nov 2011)
nokia care from india have started updating lumias. My brother has got his 610 updated in the morning.
I updated my other brothers 710 with the one on navifirm
15. cse.vicky (Posts: 63; Member since: 10 Dec 2010)
When is the update coming for Samsung devices ??
29. papss (unregistered)
Agreed..he is a troll by every defintion
30. techloverNYC (Posts: 359; Member since: 20 Nov 2012)
skip window 7.8 just give them window 8....
32. Bilpocalypse (Posts: 301; Member since: 13 Oct 2012)
I don't believe WP8 is optimized properly to run on the single core cpus. That would be like putting iOS 6 on a iPhone 3g... or Android 4.2 on a Droid 1. The performance would ruin the experience.
31. dorianb (Posts: 347; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)
Give Windows 7 a few more months of life support, Ballmer!!!