Windows Phone 7.8 SDK arrives, 7.8 update soon to come

Windows Phone 7.8 SDK arrives, 7.8 update soon to come
Microsoft has just released its Windows Phone 7.8 SDK, an “optional update” for developers that brings two new emulator images to the existing one.

“These two emulator images should enable you to fully test how your Windows Phone 7.5 app’s Live Tiles will look and behave when they are run on a device running Windows Phone 7.8,” Microsoft writes.

Most importantly, it’s another indicator that the update itself is finally, finally coming. Windows Phone 7.8 is the last update to WP 7.x-based devices like the Nokia Lumia 900. It brings only a few features, most notably small-sized live tiles to the home screen, and Microsoft has earlier vaguely said that it’d arrive in “early 2013.”

Microsoft also makes mention of new phones on 7.8 “beginning to ship,” which is good news.

source: Windows Phone Developer Blog

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7 Comments

1. valapsp

Posts: 565; Member since: Aug 12, 2011

Remember that Mango update trick? Let's hope it works on january 31. :)

2. snowgator

Posts: 3621; Member since: Jan 19, 2011

Bring it, baby... Ready for a refresh!! :)

3. AfterShock

Posts: 4147; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

Why bother on a limited version of the os that's being left behind ? Move on.

4. chaoticrazor

Posts: 2347; Member since: Aug 28, 2012

many android phones are left behind, so technically you have to buy high end android to get updates and then you get limited to the nexus line for timely updates also lets face it wp7.8 will be much smoother then low to mid android devices so they can tap that market

5. AfterShock

Posts: 4147; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

Ill agree performance, but that is not my point. These phones are toe nailed, no future, owners of them that have money will have moved forward not stagnating.

6. chaoticrazor

Posts: 2347; Member since: Aug 28, 2012

but some dont have the money, so an update is better then nothing. besides those with these phones probably are heavy app users so wont be badly effective from lack of apps or support atleast they get an update, more then many others even when there devices are capable

7. AfterShock

Posts: 4147; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

Not many continue to develop relevant apps without some type of or earlier promise made to do so. Toe nailed, limited sales an no monetary gain equals a soft hit imo.

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