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Windows Phone 7.8 rolling out to overseas Nokia Lumia 800 models now

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Windows Phone 7.8 rolling out to overseas Nokia Lumia 800 models now
The Nokia Lumia 800

The Nokia Lumia 800

According to a Windows Phone blog based in the Netherlands, a Nokia Lumia 800 they own has received the long awaited Windows Phone 7.8 update. It is unclear whether this is rolling out to carrier-branded models at the same time, although we would tend to doubt it. The update came from Zune desktop software and was broken down into four parts starting with a Nokia update to Windows Phone, 7.10.8773, which continued with software version 7.10.8779.8, then 7.10.8783, and lastly to 7.10.8858.136. The "8858" update for the Nokia Lumia 900 was spotted in Nokia's servers the other day.

The update can be noticed immediately with a Windows Phone 8 style splash screen and resizable Live Tiles. Other changes expected include a Bing lock screen image of the day, new wallpapers and twenty new themes with different colored accents.

If you own the device, or any of the other Nokia Lumia Windows Phone 7.5 models, you might want to check to see if the update is waiting for you by connecting to Zune. Let us know if it has arrived by leaving a comment in the box below.

source: WP7.nl (translated) via WMPoweruser

Windows Phone 7.8 has arrived for the Nokia Lumia 800 via Zune

Windows Phone 7.8 has arrived for the Nokia Lumia 800 via Zune


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posted on 16 Dec 2012, 10:52 12

1. rihel_95 (Posts: 229; Member since: 21 Mar 2012)


Hoped for WP8, but atleast NOKIA is not among the companies who leave out the old phones.

posted on 16 Dec 2012, 11:07 3

2. Nadr1212 (Posts: 741; Member since: 22 Sep 2012)


Tots (totally) dude

posted on 16 Dec 2012, 13:41 2

6. Pedro0x (Posts: 271; Member since: 19 Oct 2012)


It is mobile from October 26th 2011, this is not an old mobile. So basically this mobile had 1 year support, wow. And it only got WP 7.8 which is light years from jelly bean.

posted on 16 Dec 2012, 16:34 2

13. ogy_dogy (Posts: 453; Member since: 29 Jun 2012)


and how many android devices (percentage please) are running even jellybean 4.1? please do not compare wp support with android support...

posted on 16 Dec 2012, 19:37

19. wassup (Posts: 565; Member since: 23 Jun 2011)


why? because most Android devices atleast see 2 major upgrades as opposed to the 800s 1? (if you can call a new launcer a firmware update)?
please, MS dropped the ball on the WP7 phones, how do you know they won't do the same to the current WP8?

posted on 16 Dec 2012, 20:39 2

20. Shubham412302 (Posts: 303; Member since: 09 Nov 2011)


only the flagships recieve updates
most of the phones do not recieve
sgs, sgs+, htc ov, s xperia sola, xperia u and many other are on the same android version which it was shipped on.......
samsung updates only s2, s3, note, note 2 only frquently,,, others recieve updates too late

posted on 17 Dec 2012, 11:28

31. Pedro0x (Posts: 271; Member since: 19 Oct 2012)


Well they are not couting in rooted mobiles and I have a 2,5 old mobile (SGS1) and I am running on android 4.1.2 and can flash android 4.2 so I still have support.

posted on 16 Dec 2012, 18:11

17. aaronkatrini (Posts: 239; Member since: 06 Jun 2012)


Sorry to ask.. any news about Lg optimus 7?

posted on 16 Dec 2012, 11:08 2

3. kira023 (Posts: 8; Member since: 26 Apr 2011)


My zune not showing any update yet :(

posted on 16 Dec 2012, 11:08 1

4. harsh_doshi (Posts: 36; Member since: 27 Aug 2012)


nothing here in india atm..:(..hoping the update will be coming atleast by tomorrow.

posted on 16 Dec 2012, 11:16 2

5. Mozarrt (Posts: 295; Member since: 08 Oct 2011)


No update on my Lumia 800 yet (8773)

posted on 16 Dec 2012, 14:10

7. DIYguy (Posts: 190; Member since: 27 Feb 2011)


Not yet in Finnland

posted on 16 Dec 2012, 14:10

8. DIYguy (Posts: 190; Member since: 27 Feb 2011)


lumia 800

posted on 16 Dec 2012, 14:14

9. haseebzahid (Posts: 1836; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)


:D i already flased mine 3 days ago with 7.8 navifirm seems legit

posted on 17 Dec 2012, 06:56 1

28. zivan (Posts: 8; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)


Here too with navifirm and nokia care suite

posted on 16 Dec 2012, 14:30

10. djripster (Posts: 133; Member since: 10 Dec 2011)


anyone with the '059J3G0' Lumia 800 get the update :?

posted on 17 Dec 2012, 10:36 1

30. haseebzahid (Posts: 1836; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)


OMG its mine too sorry no update although i flashed it with 7.8 last week :D
so my
OS version = 7.10.8858.136
firmware = 1750.0823.8858.12460

posted on 17 Dec 2012, 18:38

32. djripster (Posts: 133; Member since: 10 Dec 2011)


Tried installing a different variant too... wondered if I should revert back and try the official update

posted on 18 Dec 2012, 03:29

33. haseebzahid (Posts: 1836; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)


if the offical update number is higer then the nivifirm then yes it will recive it

posted on 16 Dec 2012, 15:08

11. Just_a_boy (Posts: 183; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


My Lumia 800 has the version 7.10.8773.98 and nothing yet

posted on 16 Dec 2012, 16:33

12. ogy_dogy (Posts: 453; Member since: 29 Jun 2012)


nothing on my 710 either...

posted on 17 Dec 2012, 01:12

25. sthashilan07 (Posts: 11; Member since: 21 Nov 2012)


neither on mine

posted on 16 Dec 2012, 17:24

14. Marcus73 (Posts: 10; Member since: 19 Sep 2012)


Not yet in Malaysia

posted on 27 Dec 2012, 03:47

34. Valikhan (Posts: 1; Member since: 27 Dec 2012)


when update will be availble in Malaysia ?

posted on 16 Dec 2012, 17:52

15. kimyhang (Posts: 14; Member since: 17 Jul 2012)


Not yet in Philippines

posted on 16 Dec 2012, 18:00 1

16. T12RYK (Posts: 98; Member since: 10 Jun 2011)


Not available yet in the UK for my Lumia 800

posted on 16 Dec 2012, 19:17

18. cse.vicky (Posts: 107; Member since: 10 Dec 2010)


Anybody with some hope on Samsung Omnia W update to 7.8 ?

posted on 17 Dec 2012, 00:09

24. simad3 (Posts: 4; Member since: 17 Dec 2012)


I hope so. But doubt it. I think only Nokia will put in the effort to release the update. All the other companies are busy with Android.

posted on 16 Dec 2012, 20:41 1

21. Shubham412302 (Posts: 303; Member since: 09 Nov 2011)


lumia 710 is showing an update

posted on 17 Dec 2012, 04:01

27. Aphorism (Posts: 5; Member since: 07 Dec 2012)


Where are you?
Nothing yet here. Germany nor Austria.

posted on 16 Dec 2012, 21:55

22. vvelez5 (Posts: 623; Member since: 29 Jan 2011)


Waiting for my US 900 to update. I'm going to be waiting for some time.

posted on 16 Dec 2012, 22:09

23. lolol (Posts: 64; Member since: 14 Nov 2012)


No updates :( Sri Lanka

posted on 03 Feb 2013, 02:46

35. amilau (Posts: 1; Member since: 03 Feb 2013)


Hi mate,
(ech ti ti pi) dub dub dub windowsphonehacker.com/articles/want_windows_phone​_7.8_now_try_this_easy_tool-01-31-13

and was able to get the 7.8 update.. try it.

posted on 17 Dec 2012, 01:13

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


I had updated my lumia 710 from Nokia care, 7.8 it nice...
India

posted on 17 Dec 2012, 09:02

29. djay_434 (Posts: 7; Member since: 17 Dec 2012)


no update till now for Lumia 800 in India - just checked up after reading the above blog post.

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