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Nokia Lumia 900 seen running Windows Phone 7.8

0. phoneArena posted on 05 Nov 2012, 08:14

Although we know that older Windows Phone smartphones will get updated to version 7.8 of the mobile platform, we aren't really sure exactly when that's supposed to happen. Yet it seems like the new software is almost ready for prime time as it has been seen running on a Nokia Lumia 900...

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posted on 05 Nov 2012, 08:32 1

2. gothicheart (Posts: 83; Member since: 17 Oct 2012)


posted on 05 Nov 2012, 08:54 2

3. sheik (Posts: 249; Member since: 12 Sep 2012)

Duh, Who cares about Win 7.8? If they are really want to do something good to their customers, they should update those devices to Win 8

posted on 05 Nov 2012, 09:01

4. AliNSiddiqui (Posts: 382; Member since: 19 Sep 2012)

They are changing the kernel so that upgrade would be impossible

posted on 05 Nov 2012, 09:45

5. snowgator (Posts: 3604; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)

Not sure about "impossible". Most of the apps written for WP8 would not have worked, like the "Live lock screen" option. Of course NFC and dual core operations would not have worked. But Skype intergration? The Kids Corner? There are a ton of WP8 upgrades that would have worked. I will wait and see what comes with WP 7.8.

posted on 05 Nov 2012, 09:55

7. Contreramanjaro (Posts: 153; Member since: 04 Dec 2011)

True, not "impossible" but difficult enough that it's not worth it for anyone involved. So much work would have needed to go into it that would just not be worth it. It's not like Android that's been built on that Linux kernel.

The can add all the things like Kid's Corner and Skype integration, and it looks more likely considering WP 7.5s are still being released around the world. That being said we know nearly nothing of 7.8 and this is very likely due to how crunched they were with the WP 8 release getting out on time.

posted on 05 Nov 2012, 23:41

12. thelegend6657 (unregistered)

Yeah of Instagram wrote an app for wp8 people running 7.8 will not be able to use them . I want Instagram on Windows phone !

posted on 05 Nov 2012, 12:20

8. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)

No one cares, cause people no buying and getting WP will lead you to fragmentation. There are no Dev support nor Roms so you can enjoy WP8. My sisters L900 is left in the dust.

posted on 05 Nov 2012, 23:46

13. thelegend6657 (unregistered)

There are actually roms for windows phone . Although very little . Besides , why you need all the dev support or rom just to use the phone properly . Even though its an outdated version of WP it's still beautiful , looks like the new one and still works !
Some of the android custom roms have a lot of glitches or bugs . Btw , now I know why you are such a Samsung fanboy , DEV SUPPORT AND ROMS !

posted on 05 Nov 2012, 09:48 2

6. snowgator (Posts: 3604; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)

Will take whatever. Still enjoy my Focus S, and while I do feel a little unloved, I don't feel hated. I will most likely buy a WP8 out of pocket at some point, but like that my current phone will at least get some love. Will help it's resale value a little when I push it on Ebay.

posted on 05 Nov 2012, 14:13

11. yowanvista (Posts: 341; Member since: 20 Sep 2011)

To me it looks like that custom ROM, the Internet Explorer icon is too small and Office has the previous logo

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