Nokia starts pushing Windows Phone 7.8 update to Lumias
posted by Victor H. / Jan 30, 2013, 12:43 PM
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.
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Still waiting here in Belgium with my unlocked Lumia 900, tired of waiting :)
posted on Jan 30, 2013, 1:01 PM 6
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No update for Lumia 800 in India yet! Waiting......im waiting!
posted on Jan 30, 2013, 1:20 PM 5
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You will get this soon, hopefully in few days.
posted on Jan 30, 2013, 1:35 PM 4
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Samsung, are you listening??? Nokia has led the way again, you are clear to follow....
posted on Jan 30, 2013, 1:58 PM 7
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What are you talking about? Samsung has been releasing JB updates relentlessly. On the other hand, 7.8 is such a minor update.
posted on Jan 30, 2013, 2:28 PM 4
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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.
posted on Jan 30, 2013, 4:09 PM 8
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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.
posted on Jan 30, 2013, 6:07 PM 0
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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™®©
posted on Jan 30, 2013, 5:27 PM 0
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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.. :((
posted on Jan 30, 2013, 4:42 PM 1
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So, the changes is just for customization? that smaller tiles, new colors, and new lock screen wallpapers? Why should it be updated, then?
posted on Jan 30, 2013, 4:58 PM 2
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Better than nothing for First gen WP.
posted on Jan 30, 2013, 6:37 PM 1
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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!
posted on Jan 30, 2013, 7:11 PM 0
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