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Nokia survey hints at Windows Phone 7.8 features

0. phoneArena 11 Dec 2012, 21:38 posted on

Based on what appears to be a genuine Nokia Feedback Survey, some more interesting features appear to be in store for those with a phone getting updated to Windows Phone 7.8; stuff like enhanced lock screen security, and a Bing wallpaper image of the day appear to be in the works...

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posted on 11 Dec 2012, 21:45 7

1. ChiX017 (Posts: 308; Member since: 09 Nov 2011)


Yeah...!

posted on 11 Dec 2012, 21:45 1

2. dr_fajardo12 (Posts: 107; Member since: 26 Aug 2012)


i think is pretty cool. microsoft should nokia make a few change in wp8

posted on 11 Dec 2012, 23:01

3. groupsacc (Posts: 232; Member since: 28 Feb 2012)


I really don't quite understand the Windows Phone ecosystem. Please excuse my ignorance, as I'm not very familiar with them.

I thought that WPs were like iPhones, so OEMs cannot upload their own system framework and customised launchers on them like Android. Resulting in much faster deployment of upgrades.

I've also thought that all WPs were upgradeable to the latest OS? Why are they still on 7.8 upgrade due next year, when 8 is already released??

posted on 11 Dec 2012, 23:49 2

4. bayusuputra (Posts: 941; Member since: 12 Feb 2012)


because of the different kernel used in WP8 compared to earlier WP, WP7.5 phones are not upgradable to WP8..

It's sort of like the cross-breed between iOS and Android.. Close source like iOS, but OEMs are allowed to put in their own system frameworks here and there as long as they get approval from MS..

and actually, iOS and android are the same, they both allow OEMs to customize the OS to their liking.. But again, the only OEM for iOS is apple.. :P

posted on 12 Dec 2012, 00:37

7. groupsacc (Posts: 232; Member since: 28 Feb 2012)


ahhh that makes sense. thanks bro.

posted on 11 Dec 2012, 23:55

5. rsiders (Posts: 229; Member since: 17 Nov 2011)


So all these leaks and tidbits of information are coming from Nokia while Microsoft is saying nothing? Microsoft needs to confirm some things other than "coming soon" cause not everyone owns a Nokia phone.

posted on 12 Dec 2012, 00:27 5

6. phil2n (Posts: 466; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


Thats why Nokia is one of best Phone Makers

posted on 12 Dec 2012, 00:51

8. sportsinger75 (Posts: 71; Member since: 11 Nov 2011)


it'd be cool if we just got the update instead of just getting leaks like we have the past few months...

posted on 12 Dec 2012, 07:23

9. gazmatic (Posts: 504; Member since: 06 Sep 2012)


i think it is best if they test it first and not release a half baked update like android that brings more bugs

if the update is buggy after such a long time THEN we can complain

which do you prefer? a quick update with bugs or a slow update with all the kinks worked out?

posted on 12 Dec 2012, 18:29

10. MC1123 (Posts: 1229; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)


pretty cool!

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