Leaked Nokia slide shows life after Windows Phone 7.8

Leaked Nokia slide shows life after Windows Phone 7.8
One leaked slide from a 25 slide deck belonging to Nokia shows that there is life after Windows Phone 7.8 for Windows Phone 7 models. Remember, no Windows Phone 7 model can be updated to Windows Phone 8 and it was believed that Windows Phone 7.8, which brings some Windows 8 features to older Windows Phone models, like the same new start screen, resizable live tiles, Wi-Fi tethering and improvements to the camera, would be the last update for those phones that started life at Windows Phone 7. 

According to the official Russian Windows Phone Twitter page, there will be 18 months of support for Windows Phone 7.8 which will last through the middle of 2014. For now, the update is called Windows Phone 7.x. No matter how many times Windows Phone 7 is updated until it reaches EOL status, there are a few things hardware-wise that it won't be able to match with Windows Phone 8, such as the latter's support for multi-core processors, a microSD slot on some models, the ability to receive OTA updates and NFC support to name a few.

At least with the updates to Windows Phone 7 happening until the middle of 2014, those who purchased their Windows Phone 7 device before the middle of this year on a two-year contract will be able to upgrade to a Windows Phone 8 model before the update well is all dried out for Windows Phone 7.

source: WindowsPhoneRussia, WindowsPhoneLive (translated) via WMPoweruser



1. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

That's our Nokia! Providing support to even EOL devices long past what is expected!

2. AliNSiddiqui

Posts: 382; Member since: Sep 19, 2012

Oh my God!! Even the Nexus (S) gets only one and a half year of support!

4. thelegend6657 unregistered

So windows phone users no need to be upset afterall

5. megabok

Posts: 58; Member since: Apr 03, 2012

I wonder if this update will also be available for my HTC HD7..

6. N6600

Posts: 19; Member since: May 17, 2012

According to tweet of Windows Phone Russia it will be. So we might be lucky to get it.

7. megabok

Posts: 58; Member since: Apr 03, 2012


9. Mozarrt

Posts: 301; Member since: Oct 08, 2011

The only real thing I want is to choose the colors of individual tiles. Oh well, can't have everything.

10. B3BLW29

Posts: 238; Member since: Mar 02, 2012

That's Nokia for you :) .. Nokia Never disappoints when it comes to updates, None of the ODMs can match Nokia :)

11. BeInspired

Posts: 45; Member since: Apr 21, 2009

My Lumia 900, I bought it from UK, and the date and time settings does not have automatic change function, I have to change it by myself when I arrive at each different country. Are there anyone having same problem with the phone? When it upgrade to Windows 7.8, will this feature get fixed?

13. snowgator

Posts: 3621; Member since: Jan 19, 2011

While I know Nokia will support their devices, if the slide shows 7.XX, then it is a system upgrade- not just Nokia. Hopefully that means everyone.

14. chaoticrazor

Posts: 2347; Member since: Aug 28, 2012

true this is not nokia, but windows doing the update so yeah should be for all devices but does prove that when you think windows phone many associate it to nokia

21. snowgator

Posts: 3621; Member since: Jan 19, 2011

Wow. Never even made the connection. +1 and a good catch.

24. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

True, but this is a Nokia slide, hence the indicator about Nokia Extras between 7.5 and 7.8

16. Credo

Posts: 749; Member since: Apr 19, 2012

I only need the 7.8 update as fast as possible, i'm tired of waiting & waiting & waiting, my Cyan Nokia Lumia 900 would look so sexy with tiles all over my screen instead of just a few tiles with a black bezel at the right of the screen, please just release this update in a couple of days, then i already got my christmas gift, Greeeeeeeeeeeeeetz

22. snowgator

Posts: 3621; Member since: Jan 19, 2011

No doubt!!! My Focus S needs a face lift!! Come on 7.8... I want to play.....

23. Credo

Posts: 749; Member since: Apr 19, 2012

Actually, i have the app WP8 installed, do you know how many times i open it and set my Lumia 900 on table and look to it and say how sexy it looks with those new tiles ? :(

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