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Samsung will release Windows Phone 7.8 update to all its previous WP smartphones

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Samsung will release Windows Phone 7.8 update to all its previous WP smartphones
We bring good news for all of you holding on to a veteran Windows Phone device made by Samsung. The company has confirmed to Windows Phone Italy that all of its smartphones will be getting a major software update – that to Windows Phone 7.8, which brings a bunch of WP8 elements and features to legacy handsets. The list of improvements includes the redesigned home screen, which will add a third live tile size, more interface color options, and the ability to have Bing set your lock screen wallpaper.

Now, it is great having a confirmation about the upcoming software update to Windows Phone 7.8, especially when it comes from Samsung itself, but it would have been even nicer if we had an arrival date as well. Sadly, one is not being mentioned, but we expect for the new software to become available early next year. 

source: Windows Phone Italy (translated) via Redmond Pie

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posted on 21 Dec 2012, 08:20 3

1. KangLee (Posts: 12; Member since: 05 Sep 2012)


Great! My beloving Omnia 7 will feel like new phone!

posted on 21 Dec 2012, 08:43 2

2. Thephonegeek (Posts: 118; Member since: 22 Nov 2012)


That's the best thing about them. They are always good at updates.

posted on 21 Dec 2012, 10:47 2

3. SamsungFan (Posts: 201; Member since: 16 Apr 2012)


That's Samsung

posted on 21 Dec 2012, 11:44 3

4. snowgator (Posts: 3233; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)


Samsung has absolutely become more dedicated in the last couple years to providing updates. As a Focus S user, I was never worried for my device, but am very relieved for 1st generation WP7 users.

posted on 21 Dec 2012, 12:56 2

5. Topcat488 (Posts: 1158; Member since: 29 Sep 2012)


Yes Samsung is great to their customers in both Windows OS, and Android OS the same.

posted on 21 Dec 2012, 20:59 1

7. lolwoot (Posts: 27; Member since: 01 Jun 2011)


You do realise that not all samsung's android phone are treated the same previlages? Take for examples....Galaxy S2 and Galaxy R....
Not so great now eh?

posted on 22 Dec 2012, 01:24

8. Saintmarino (Posts: 12; Member since: 02 Dec 2012)


Dunno about galaxy R, but galaxy S2 as well as note is supposed to get 4.1.2 JB update in Jan.

posted on 22 Dec 2012, 02:35 1

10. lolwoot (Posts: 27; Member since: 01 Jun 2011)


As for my recent comment...maybe I didn't make my point clear enough, compare S2 with Galaxy R, why there's an update for S2 and not for the R? The only diff between these both are the screen, correct?

posted on 21 Dec 2012, 17:15 2

6. lorenzattractor (Posts: 64; Member since: 27 Apr 2012)


We all know ATT is gonna make sure that this update doesn't happen.

posted on 22 Dec 2012, 01:28 1

9. christianqwerty (Posts: 460; Member since: 05 May 2011)


maybe ill dig out my old samsung focus and give 7.8 a try.

posted on 23 Dec 2012, 21:45

13. snowgator (Posts: 3233; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)


Be fun to hear your opinion, buddy. And nice to see you posting again!!

posted on 23 Dec 2012, 09:09

11. sallu (Posts: 11; Member since: 12 Sep 2012)


Samsung is way behind when compared to Nokia in case of rolling out updates.
Bcoz Nokia had already rolled out updates for Lumia.....
I had updated my Lumia 710 a week ago to 7.8..
Its working fine...
With App of Ringtonemaker from Nokia is also good...
Which Samsung will not provide

posted on 23 Dec 2012, 16:48

12. jroc74 (Posts: 4933; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


Wait a min...I thought something like this was in MS hands and not the manufacture? I dodnt know this.

posted on 24 Dec 2012, 06:32

14. sallu (Posts: 11; Member since: 12 Sep 2012)


You R right this is in hands of MS but Nokia is the only company, which will be the 1st to rcv updates from MS.

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