LG Optimus 7 likely not getting Windows Phone 7.8

LG Optimus 7 likely not getting Windows Phone 7.8
Those of you who are holding on to their aging, yet trusty LG Optimus 7 smartphones are in for some pretty sad news. It looks like the device isn't going to receive the Windows Phone 7.8 update and will be stuck with 7.5 Refresh 'till the end of time. (Or until it breaks and gets replaced.

Word comes from an LG representative in Poland, who provided the following response to a customer concerned about the new software's release: "Please note that it is not expected to introduce software update for your version of the E900 to 7.8". Or at least that's the interpretation Google Translate provided for us.

The reason why the LG Optimus 7 isn't getting the update isn't clear. What we don't know either is exactly which legacy Windows Phone handsets will get the new software. However, evidence suggests that the Nokia Lumia 900 and Lumia 800 are on the list. Microsoft's Ben Rudolph demonstrated Windows Phone 7.8 on the former, and back in September, the latter device was caught running the update.   

Nevertheless, we hope that LG will eventually change its mind and will make sure its loyal Windows Phone users get treated to an update. If rumors are to be believed, Windows Phone 7.8 should start rolling out in the near future.

source: wp7.com.pl via Pocketnow

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Optimus 7
  • Display 3.8" 480 x 800 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S1, Single core, 1000 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB
  • Battery 1500 mAh(6.00h 3G talk time)

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10 Comments

1. lolwoot

Posts: 27; Member since: Jun 01, 2011

hmmm~~~let me see, trash can or into the toilet?

2. Arthurhkt

Posts: 725; Member since: Apr 19, 2012

s**t, the worst nightmare of mine really happen....

3. Arthurhkt

Posts: 725; Member since: Apr 19, 2012

Please LG... for the sake of the Windows Phone user please update the god damn phone into 7.8!!!!!

4. jubbing

Posts: 150; Member since: Aug 20, 2008

Typical LG. Same motto on Android and WP7

5. StreetNerd

Posts: 870; Member since: Dec 08, 2010

i rly dont care for those people... why should u buy a LG WP7 device? hell ugly compared to the Omnia7/focus and htc 1st gen line up back thn

6. Arthurhkt

Posts: 725; Member since: Apr 19, 2012

well, the reason why i get LG Optimus is because in Malaysia by the time WP release only Optimus 7 are available at here, there is no other choices.

7. phil2n

Posts: 519; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

HTC radar is also available in Malaysia

9. StreetNerd

Posts: 870; Member since: Dec 08, 2010

HTC radar = 2nd gen device

10. thelegend6657 unregistered

He said not available at that time , are you f**kin retarded ?

8. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

People should know that buying LG mean no update by now. The main reason their phones are cheaper is they don't factor the cost of having programmers to update their buggy software. Get Samsung, so far their update are prompt and therefore price that way.

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