Windows Phone 7.8 said to be arriving on Wednesday

Windows Phone 7.8 said to be arriving on Wednesday
The video we showed you Saturday of a Windows Phone 7.8 powered Nokia Lumia 510 in China was just the beginning. Now comes speculation that the Windows Phone 7.8 update will be launched on Wednesday, November 28th. This is not a firm date, obviously, but with Windows Phone 8 already released, those hung up at Windows Phone 7.5 have been hoping for the download to come ASAP.

Saturday's video showed the Windows Phone 7.8OS build on a Nokia Lumia 510

Saturday's video showed the Windows Phone 7.8OS build on a Nokia Lumia 510

Probably the new start screen that the update brings is the most anticipated feature on the new OS build with the new live tiles offering three sizing options. Other changes include new accent colors, the Bing lock screen wallpaper, twenty new themes, IE security updates and the ability to produce a ringtone using MP3 files. Those with Nokia phones will be able to produce draft versions of SMS messages and will have the ability to keep Wi-Fi running even when the phone is suspended.

The period between Thanksgiving and New Year's Eve is usually festive and here is one extra thing for some Windows Phone users to feel good about.

source: WMPoweruser

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27 Comments

1. tunisien14

Posts: 7; Member since: Aug 31, 2012

We Hope ! #sent from my lumia 800 using ie9

20. aphrophyre

Posts: 24; Member since: Feb 02, 2012

WP7.8 will remain using IE9 mobile. It will not get IE10 mobile.

2. kirholstov

Posts: 146; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

At Wednesday they'll say:'Maybe next week?'

13. Cynipap999

Posts: 138; Member since: Nov 15, 2012

Yeah, I'd still be waiting for the Windows Mobile 6.5 upgrade if ONLY I had kept that Windows Mobile 6.1 smartphone back in 2009. Nevertheless, progress at Microsoft is best measured and compared to the formation of the Milky Way.

3. kaliil10

Posts: 146; Member since: May 16, 2012

wp new great innovative Os

17. aaronkatrini

Posts: 242; Member since: Jun 06, 2012

I'd say WP is a step Backwards from Windows Mobile...

4. vvelez5

Posts: 623; Member since: Jan 29, 2011

Nice to see 7.5 users getting some love even though they are getting the full features running on Windows phone 8.

5. Joshing4fun

Posts: 1244; Member since: Aug 13, 2010

What are the "twenty new themes"?

11. Credo

Posts: 749; Member since: Apr 19, 2012

10 new colors for the Tilesss

6. Leandrop

Posts: 10; Member since: Nov 25, 2012

Windows phone themes are actually diferent colours available for the tiles. Can't wait for the new update. Let's hope it will be released this wednesday!

12. Joshing4fun

Posts: 1244; Member since: Aug 13, 2010

Really? I thought that was the accent colors?

7. Credo

Posts: 749; Member since: Apr 19, 2012

If this is true then i will be VERY VERY VERY HAPPY !!!

9. ogy_dogy

Posts: 453; Member since: Jun 29, 2012

Ill beleive it when Msoft announces it, not sooner...

10. kimyhang

Posts: 14; Member since: Jul 17, 2012

Hoping for a kickass update :)

14. lolol

Posts: 64; Member since: Nov 14, 2012

Woohoooo!! Hope it will come soon =) nice to see the lumia range always getting some extra stuff =D writing from my awesome lumia 800 =) on ie

16. Shubham412302

Posts: 546; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

updated my brothers lumia 710 with a leaked version month ago

18. clevername

Posts: 1436; Member since: Jul 11, 2008

Nokia phones will be able to create SMS drafts? I can't even do that on my 920...im assuming this is bad info or something. Also, listing new colors and then 20 new themes in the same sentence is misleading. The theme selection is exactly the same, light or dark. There are twenty colors but some are old.

19. ololo

Posts: 1; Member since: Nov 26, 2012

but will it have bluetooth file transfer

21. cdgoin

Posts: 614; Member since: Jul 28, 2010

Cant wait to update my DVP

22. kimyhang

Posts: 14; Member since: Jul 17, 2012

today is the 28th of november :(

23. vvelez5

Posts: 623; Member since: Jan 29, 2011

Not in the US. The only country that matters.

24. kimyhang

Posts: 14; Member since: Jul 17, 2012

ohh. 1 day to go :)

26. aarnholdt

Posts: 2; Member since: Nov 28, 2012

nothing happened...

25. aarnholdt

Posts: 2; Member since: Nov 28, 2012

it's Wednesday and no update available yet...why is microsoft doing it to us? why?!

27. kimyhang

Posts: 14; Member since: Jul 17, 2012

what a fanstasy -_-

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