Samsung will release Windows Phone 7.8 update to all its previous WP smartphones

Samsung will release Windows Phone 7.8 update to all its previous WP smartphones
We bring good news for all of you holding on to a veteran Windows Phone device made by Samsung. The company has confirmed to Windows Phone Italy that all of its smartphones will be getting a major software update – that to Windows Phone 7.8, which brings a bunch of WP8 elements and features to legacy handsets. The list of improvements includes the redesigned home screen, which will add a third live tile size, more interface color options, and the ability to have Bing set your lock screen wallpaper.

Now, it is great having a confirmation about the upcoming software update to Windows Phone 7.8, especially when it comes from Samsung itself, but it would have been even nicer if we had an arrival date as well. Sadly, one is not being mentioned, but we expect for the new software to become available early next year. 

source: Windows Phone Italy (translated) via Redmond Pie

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14 Comments

1. KangLee

Posts: 18; Member since: Sep 05, 2012

Great! My beloving Omnia 7 will feel like new phone!

2. Thephonegeek

Posts: 118; Member since: Nov 22, 2012

That's the best thing about them. They are always good at updates.

3. SamsungFan

Posts: 201; Member since: Apr 16, 2012

That's Samsung

4. snowgator

Posts: 3621; Member since: Jan 19, 2011

Samsung has absolutely become more dedicated in the last couple years to providing updates. As a Focus S user, I was never worried for my device, but am very relieved for 1st generation WP7 users.

5. Topcat488

Posts: 1415; Member since: Sep 29, 2012

Yes Samsung is great to their customers in both Windows OS, and Android OS the same.

7. lolwoot

Posts: 27; Member since: Jun 01, 2011

You do realise that not all samsung's android phone are treated the same previlages? Take for examples....Galaxy S2 and Galaxy R.... Not so great now eh?

8. Saintmarino

Posts: 12; Member since: Dec 02, 2012

Dunno about galaxy R, but galaxy S2 as well as note is supposed to get 4.1.2 JB update in Jan.

10. lolwoot

Posts: 27; Member since: Jun 01, 2011

As for my recent comment...maybe I didn't make my point clear enough, compare S2 with Galaxy R, why there's an update for S2 and not for the R? The only diff between these both are the screen, correct?

6. lorenzattractor unregistered

We all know ATT is gonna make sure that this update doesn't happen.

9. christianqwerty

Posts: 467; Member since: May 05, 2011

maybe ill dig out my old samsung focus and give 7.8 a try.

13. snowgator

Posts: 3621; Member since: Jan 19, 2011

Be fun to hear your opinion, buddy. And nice to see you posting again!!

11. sallu

Posts: 11; Member since: Sep 12, 2012

Samsung is way behind when compared to Nokia in case of rolling out updates. Bcoz Nokia had already rolled out updates for Lumia..... I had updated my Lumia 710 a week ago to 7.8.. Its working fine... With App of Ringtonemaker from Nokia is also good... Which Samsung will not provide

12. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

Wait a min...I thought something like this was in MS hands and not the manufacture? I dodnt know this.

14. sallu

Posts: 11; Member since: Sep 12, 2012

You R right this is in hands of MS but Nokia is the only company, which will be the 1st to rcv updates from MS.

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