Nokia starts pushing Windows Phone 7.8 update to Lumias

Nokia starts pushing Windows Phone 7.8 update to Lumias
After months of waiting, the Windows Phone 7.8 update for older and more affordable Nokia devices is finally starting to roll-out today. The update has already been shipping in most recent Lumia 510 phones, but it is now being pushed en masse to other handsets.

The Windows Phone 7.8 update is the last big update for the first generation of Lumia devices, as devices running on 7.5 will not get updated to Windows Phone 8. The 7.8 update brings some of the visual flare of WP8 like the new, smaller tile size that makes your home page much more customizable. New lock screen options and additional theme colors are also added.

And here are the devices that should soon get an update notification:

  • Nokia Lumia 510
  • Lumia 610 
  • Lumia 710 
  • Lumia 800 
  • Lumia 900

The update will not arrive over-the-air and you’d need to plug in your devices and fire up Zune for PC or the Windows Phone app for Mac to update.

source: Nokia

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37 Comments

1. Joshing4fun

Posts: 1245; Member since: Aug 13, 2010

What about my Htc Radar!

2. Credo

Posts: 749; Member since: Apr 19, 2012

Still waiting here in Belgium with my unlocked Lumia 900, tired of waiting :)

15. Credo

Posts: 749; Member since: Apr 19, 2012

Finally getting 7.8 after 2 hours of trying with the disconnect trick, awesome s*** !!! :D me happy

3. djay_434

Posts: 7; Member since: Dec 17, 2012

No update for Lumia 800 in India yet! Waiting......im waiting!

6. MobileFun.Pk

Posts: 6; Member since: Jan 30, 2013

You will get this soon, hopefully in few days.

16. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Its gonna take another 6 months, not few days!

29. haseebzahid

Posts: 1853; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

last update was rolled out in 2 months max its not android its windowsphonne and by the way i had updated to 7.8 2 months ago

23. Shubham412302

Posts: 569; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

why dont you go to nokia care. They have started update 2 months ago

25. No_Nonsense unregistered

WTH? Nokia care centers are doing it since the last month or so.

4. erick01

Posts: 22; Member since: Sep 10, 2012

Waiting for it here in Ecuador.

33. erick01

Posts: 22; Member since: Sep 10, 2012

Ecuador, still waiting....

5. MobileFun.Pk

Posts: 6; Member since: Jan 30, 2013

Lumia Series is awesome.

7. Credo

Posts: 749; Member since: Apr 19, 2012

the disconnect trick won't work for me :( most of the people @ WPCentral have it already :(

8. snowgator

Posts: 3621; Member since: Jan 19, 2011

Samsung, are you listening??? Nokia has led the way again, you are clear to follow....

9. urtard

Posts: 82; Member since: Jan 30, 2013

What are you talking about? Samsung has been releasing JB updates relentlessly. On the other hand, 7.8 is such a minor update.

12. snowgator

Posts: 3621; Member since: Jan 19, 2011

Ummm... I am talking about the 7.8 update on my Samsung Focus S. Which has nothing to do with JB on any Android. Mostly a just a little fun nod to Nokia's support. Sammy has already announced all their WP 7.5 devices will get it, and Sammy has been good to my "S". But when it comes to WP, Nokia is leading the way. So HTC and Sammy will most likely come out with support dates soon, now that Nokia is pushing all their devices.

18. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

The problem with WP7 is Microsoft specification is quite on the low end making OS improvement possibility limited. Same with old Sony Android handset that has limited memory compare with Android handset in general even with Sony ICS update the user experience did not improve.

17. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Well its cause WP sells are poor and declining, due to regrets. That's why its taking time, you'll be waiting up to 6 months, o well there's no dev support, so you can have custom Roms, and even enjoy WP8 on the fragmented devices™®©

24. thelegend6657 unregistered

Are you ignorant or onethibg ? How many tines did I told you that wp can side load apps and flash ROM if the phone is developer unlocked

32. haseebzahid

Posts: 1853; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

this one is STD

34. Veigald

Posts: 290; Member since: Jan 13, 2012

Fragmented devices? :) It's alright though, we know fandroids are simply angered that Nokia won't make laggy, unstable devices for you. So keep trolling if it makes you feel better!

19. KangLee

Posts: 18; Member since: Sep 05, 2012

Not sure about other Samsung WP device but they have rolled out 7.8 updates for Omnia 7 this morning.

10. RiseAgainst94

Posts: 281; Member since: Mar 03, 2012

No update for my U.S. AT&T Lumia 900.

11. Kevin12

Posts: 7; Member since: Jan 30, 2013

Where is my f**king update nokia still waiting......Att nokia lumia 900...

13. sparemail72

Posts: 2; Member since: Oct 15, 2012

is the update only available for the unlocked phones and selected carrier?? :(( If selected carriers are true then It's giving me a heart break since I'm afraid and i doubt it that Globe Postapaid would update our phones.. :((

14. lonestrider

Posts: 88; Member since: Mar 31, 2012

So, the changes is just for customization? that smaller tiles, new colors, and new lock screen wallpapers? Why should it be updated, then?

20. KangLee

Posts: 18; Member since: Sep 05, 2012

Better than nothing for First gen WP.

26. lonestrider

Posts: 88; Member since: Mar 31, 2012

but, seriously, is it have new features other than customization?

30. Hafiz

Posts: 78; Member since: Dec 20, 2011

+Ringtone maker... Bluetooth file sending etc.. :)

21. chris_t610

Posts: 14; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

I'm tired of waiting for this update to come. I remember correctly sometime November when Nokia said that 7.8 is already okay for distribution but they were waiting for the go signal from MS. Well, MS just lost a customer in me. I've had it with Windows phone! Everything is limited; customization, file transfer, and everything is guarded by Zune. A pity indeed for OEMs, I was looking at the HTC 8X to be my next purchase. But thanks to MS that will not be happening anymore. Here's to you, Ballmer: you can lick your surface and shove it up your ass!

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