Support for Windows Phone 7.8 now runs to October 14th

Support for Windows Phone 7.8 now runs to October 14th
Originally, Microsoft's support for Windows Phone 7.8 was supposed to come to an end on September 9th. But the software giant has extended its support for the mobile OS build to October 14. And just in case you think that no one in the world is using this variant of Windows Phone, you might be surprised to know that 19.2% of Windows Phone users are still running the 7.8 version of the OS.

After October 14th, those using Windows Phone 7.8 will not receive any updates or new features for their phones. This is nature's way of saying, "Hey buddy, you're due for an upgrade!"

Windows Phone 7.8  was launched in June 2012 and was replaced by Windows Phone 8 in October, 2012. This Summer, Microsoft  started pushing out Windows Phone 8.1. You might recall that  Windows 7.8 included some features borrowed from Windows Phone 8 such as the small-sized Live Tiles, Bing Lock Screen photo of the day, 20 new themes, Wi-Fi Tethering, and a number of  improvements to the camera.

source: WMPoweruser

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15 Comments

1. jomarr

Posts: 2; Member since: Sep 18, 2014

That's odd. Usually extensions are either for 6 months to a year.

6. alterecho

Posts: 1106; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

This is just a marketing ploy. They never released anything after 7.8 and claim now that they will be ending something they never committed, to give an illusion that they have been providing long support.

7. Cicero

Posts: 1149; Member since: Jan 22, 2014

You are right! I never received an update after 7.8.

8. Alex123

Posts: 241; Member since: Oct 17, 2012

I am now using 8.1 but still not satisfied with it. However, i just hope ms will bring Action Center to 7.8 to make it a bit more mature. That's odd that there is no Data connection on the Action Center.

2. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

But when an Android update is supported for the same length of time.....its a bad thing....according to some people. Interesting. MS usually does this so this is nothing new.

4. sip1995

Posts: 1771; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

My Nokia Lumia 920 will get Windows Phone 9....

3. Arthurhkt

Posts: 727; Member since: Apr 19, 2012

But.... but.... i did not receive any update since last year =.=

5. aldridhl

Posts: 77; Member since: Feb 12, 2011

why for only one month?

9. 13Elves

Posts: 93; Member since: Feb 21, 2014

Meanwhile Apple has released iOS 8 for iPhone 4s and the iPad 2. MSFT should be ashamed of itself.

11. NokiaFTW

Posts: 2072; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

Google should be ashamed of both. At least MS guarantees 3 year software support for all WP8 handsets, and Apple of course updates all handsets, whether new or old. Meanwhile Google is stuck with their stupid 18 month update cycle.

13. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Why would you expect Google to update my Samsung and Xiaomi phone? They are not Android One phone. And I am happy with both Samsung and Xiaomi in term of software support. Both are excellent! Thumbs up!

10. lallolu

Posts: 733; Member since: Sep 18, 2012

What support are they talking about? What a terrible company. There has been no update on my HTC Mozart since the 7.8 update almost 2 years ago.

12. 7thspaceman

Posts: 1597; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

I was always felt sad for Windows 7 series smart phone owners. they were the first to use the Metro tiles whose name was changed to modern UI tiles. Windows 7 smart used the old Windows "CE" operating system. Windows 8 / 8.1 and the New coming Windows phone 9 operating system us The "NT Kernel" operating system which is more powerful than Windows "CE" operating system. Fortunately for Windows 8 / 8.1 smart phone owners they will not have to buy a new Smart phone They Just Upgrade their operating System.

15. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

I have never seem MS give a truly new build OS to their older customer for free. They promise to give Window Phone 8 to Window Phone 7 but at the last minute they back pedal on that decision with many different excuses. Well, good luck and hope you guys do get the free upgrade from WP8 to Unified Windows 9.

14. dufis

Posts: 79; Member since: Jun 27, 2014

by by to my lumia 800 :) i use it to years maybe,nut i dont minde about it,it boring,and dont like it at all,i love my moto g they beter maks me hapy ewry day :) then i need a phone just to call or smartfone for ewrifing :)

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