Nokia all ready to push out Windows Phone 7.8, just waiting for the high sign from Microsoft

Nokia all ready to push out Windows Phone 7.8, just waiting for the high sign from Microsoft
According to a mobile gaming site, Nokia has told them that the Windows Phone 7.8 update is all ready to be pushed out to Nokia Lumia models running Windows Phone 7.5. The hold-up is apparently with Microsoft as Nokia is awaiting the word from the Redmond based software giant to let the update go out. Even though the ultimate decision to update current Nokia Lumia models running Windows Phone 7.5 to Windows Phone 7.8 seems to be in the hands of Microsoft, Nokia is already installing the updated software on new Nokia Lumia 800 models being shipped to consumers.


Windows Phone 7.8 is designed to give those with the limited hardware capabilities of Windows Phone 7, the opportunity to get a taste of Windows Phone 8. It offers the resizeable Live Tiles as seen on Windows Phone 8, new color themes for the device, a Bing lock screen Wallpaper of the Day and more. Some have suggested that Microsoft did not want to release the update during the holidays for feat that it would keep some Windows Phone owners from upgrading to Windows Phone 8.

Last month, some Nokia Lumia 800 models overseas started to receive Windows Phone 7.8, but that turned out to be a limited test conducted by Nokia, which said that the real thing will take place in the first quarter of 2013.

source: pocketgamer.biz via DailyMobile

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37 Comments

1. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Sign the darn thing Ballmer...

2. neutralguy

Posts: 1152; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

Lord of the Updates = Nokia. No other company cares more for their customers.

3. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Yea that's why there still using mid spec on there high end phones.

12. Shubham412302

Posts: 568; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

dual core lumia 820 has higher antutu score than quadcore s3 and optimus g. Check gsmarena

21. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

If you determine "mid-spec" to be anything other than quad-core, you're being foolish. Benchmarks and UX don't lie: all the WP8 phones are definitely high-spec. May not be "super" spec of a GN2 or DNA, but they're the top of their classes, and no review I've red or experience I've had indicated they needed more power.

25. neutralguy

Posts: 1152; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

depends on the OS bro. if we're talking about the number of cores, android really needs it for better performance.

28. papss unregistered

Just shut up troll.. Spewing out your suck hole again

33. XperiaFanZone

Posts: 2277; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

This guy hates any non-Android devices, screw him.

34. tumchaaditya

Posts: 71; Member since: May 21, 2012

its not just high specs that make a phone better...

37. lumia920

Posts: 112; Member since: Nov 27, 2012

but windows phone with lower than mid spec kicking android flagship asses.. even lumia 620 wins couple of benchmarks against s3. and those mid spec phones are far better than your flagships... you should already know that....

5. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

So what are you going to do with a quad-core snapdragon S4 on a Lumia when all you need is just the two cores?? And that's more than enough... Put a quad-core S4 and two cores will be redundant...sure it'll use all cores and work fine...but it'll just cost you more.

6. hung2900

Posts: 966; Member since: Mar 02, 2012

At least, for highly intense multi-thread rendering like Android (and maybe WP8 also having apart), many cores lead to better smoothnest, better heat control and better battery life (quad-core Krait pro phones are better than dual-core in even battery life) And actually in the view of economics, this can have two advantages: - For customers: Quad-core is an attractive feature, and always they are more satisfied with the higher perceived value. - For producers: Quad-core does not charge too much but they can increase the price more due to more premium perceived value. This is one of the obvious reason why Lumia 900 was a big failure.

8. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Windows 8 is already smooth with dual-core S4... I agree with what you said...but i just think it's ok not to use something over the wall.

19. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

And look ask any one who ever what Lumia is? They will say what's that....? Ask them about N series the world knows! So true Nokia WP8 is a total Epic fail.... look at the sales of N8.....?

16. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

See that's the main problem with Nokia and Apple, they don't allow you to modify nor overclock there products. Look at PC.s and Laptops and cars, you have the choice to buy standard or mid or higher end products. It's call power, why settle for less when others provide with choices to expand. Now look there's a software called Ram expander on Android where you can get upto 4.GB of Ram now that is called heavy lag free true multitasking, where else you can change VM heaptool size of an application that it's restrictive to 32 Mb to extended to 64mbps of Ram. To you you're a basic user, to me and others we like to play with power. You must love you're BMW 318 while me and others are on M power M3

20. haseebzahid

Posts: 1853; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

can we modify ur brain and replace it with snapdragon S4 or quad core stuff it with Android 4.2.3.1.3.4 or full linux Ubuntu maybe it will start working because till now you never made any sense at all what you say perhaps your head was open source :D all you do is brag like a 2 year old kid who recently got a new gaming PC from dad's pocket and bravo the manual says u can OC it wohohoho thats new lets try this result OMG my game is giving 2+ fps then before OC this is absolutly breakthrough next day you go to school and brags about it and points everyone i can do that .... and this with my PC . then everyone leaves you in the middle of the ground because you was a IDOT nothing more By the way change your name to Troll+BRAGER

22. haseebzahid

Posts: 1853; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

so after all this bla bla blu blu stuff can u run Visual c++ on ur moblie maybe it will help :P

23. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

Why would you need all that on a phone? If I have to modify a purchased device to make it satisfactory, I won't buy it, and its indicative that the manufacturer knows better or isn't trying hard enough, bit of which reinforce why I wouldn't feel comfortable buying it. Case in point: the Lumia 900 I am typing this on is THE most satisfying phone I have yet owned. Period. My wife's less-than-a-month-old GS3 has already seen multiple crashes and freezes (granted she hasn't updated it to 4.1, still on 4.0) and is having horrendously bad battery life. She has the same apps she has on her HTC Sensation, and while the issues on that were similar, the symptoms are much worse on the GS3. I attribute these to apps of course, rather than Android (especially as app developers design their stuff to run how they want, not necessarily the user wants, which is a cause of frustration on all platforms), but such a good and well-regarded product as the GS3 should be less prone to stuff like that.

26. CanYouSeeTheLight

Posts: 1122; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

I actually agree with you despite being an Android fan, two cores are enough for WP8, the only thing that WP8 could benefit from the S4 Pro is the Adreno 320 which would give a better gaming experience and better graphics on games!

35. jsdechavez

Posts: 784; Member since: Jul 20, 2012

You need 4cores to make the trolls and haters happy, though they don't even plan on buying it.

36. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Haha...that makes seriously humorous sense!!

11. Topcat488

Posts: 1412; Member since: Sep 29, 2012

Some other guy said the your name doesn't fit your opinions as of late... Neutral-guy YOU are not... Yes I'm a Samsung "FanGuy", Samsung is 1st place in updates for "Windows" and 2nd for "Android"... 20 December 2012 2 Comments Samsung to update all current Windows Phones to Windows Phone 7.8. We are not sure if Samsung’s first Widnows phone device will get Windows Phone 7.8 for Samsung will update the Omnia M and Omnia W. There is no information about the Omnia 7. By Samsung: We can confirm that our products carrying the Windows Phone version 7.5 , are updated the [version] 7.8 but will be made ??available with terms decided by Microsoft. @Neutralguy

14. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

If its updates...I think Apple would have that crown...

17. DontHateOnS60

Posts: 872; Member since: Apr 20, 2009

Apple would argue with you over that statement.

4. duwiegeneral

Posts: 48; Member since: Dec 07, 2012

cant wait to upgrade my lumia 800.

7. lubba

Posts: 1313; Member since: Jan 17, 2011

@troll not sure what you're talking about. L920: 720p 332ppi clear black display puremotion HD dual core 1gig ram 32gig memory Pureview cam HD FFC spectacular audio recording rivals any quad core phone, at a price easily reachable on many carriers. ps: wireless charging too!

18. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Ile take the V8 and and not the V6 crappy S4 Qualcomm DC vs Exynos QC.... and Symbian vs Closed restrictive WP8

24. haseebzahid

Posts: 1853; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

what a stupid guy if you are one the same hardware goes in SGS3 and u say SGS3 is out of this world it has best hardware and when same stuff in in 920 with more unique things included and u say crapy hardware u surely are dumbstruck fool and a double standared i have ever seen u have my permission to DIE

27. CanYouSeeTheLight

Posts: 1122; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

It's because of people like you that i'm embarassed of being an Android fan. WP8 works fine on dual-core and i would take it over Symbian in a blink of an eye, Symbian is just outdated.

9. lumialove

Posts: 75; Member since: May 16, 2012

Come on guys, in India we received the update 17 days back through Nokia care.....

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