Windows Phone 7.8 update coming this month, confirm two European Nokia divisions

Windows Phone 7.8 update coming this month, confirm two European Nokia divisions
It is almost here, guys! The long anticipated software update for all legacy Windows Phone handsets is about to start rolling out in a matter of weeks, and a couple of Nokia's European divisions have confirmed it. Word came yesterday from Nokia Spain, who reassured us that Windows Phone 7.8 should hit Nokia Lumia smartphones by the end of January. And now, Nokia Italy tweeted that the new software is to be released in a few days.

What's bothering us, however, is that these confirmations came via the divisions' Facebook and Twitter pages respectively. As history has shown, these kinds of announcements, although pretty trustworthy, are not necessarily 100% reliable. Perhaps Nokia is just trying to calm down its impatient users who are annoyed by the fact that Windows Phone 7.8 smartphones are already on the market, yet the update for older handsets has not been released yet. Furthermore, Nokia Spain reiterates that even once the software is ready to launch, it will be up to the carrier to decide when it will be made available to the public.

Still, we'll be keeping our fingers crossed. Should the Windows Phone 7.8 update be released over the forthcoming weeks, rest assured that we'll keep you posted.

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12 Comments

1. naptown2

Posts: 70; Member since: Dec 29, 2012

almost but not yet

2. Shubham412302

Posts: 578; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

Nokia cares from India are already updating windows phone to 7.8

5. rocker_570

Posts: 3; Member since: Jul 27, 2012

True... Update is really awesome but applications take a bit of time to open

11. phil2n

Posts: 519; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

I wonder why this is thumb down?.. any reason?

3. simplyj

Posts: 406; Member since: Dec 23, 2009

Hopefully T-Mobile will push it to the Radar sooner rather than never. My Radar is starting to suck

6. rsiders

Posts: 1954; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

I had the Radar as my first second gen Windows Phone and I really loved it. In fact the only thing that ruined for me was the 8gb of storage and slightly lower front camera resolution. I got the HTC Titan unlocked off eBay when the prices dropped. Easily the best phone I've owned besides the HTC HD2! And now I even get 4g in a lot of Baltimore. Can't wait for the update. It's only been 7 months but who's counting?lol

8. simplyj

Posts: 406; Member since: Dec 23, 2009

The touchscreen on my Radar seems unresponsive a lot. Did you ever run into this issue? Other than that, it's a great phone.

12. rsiders

Posts: 1954; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

No I never ran into that issue but I only had it for about three months. I really loved the feel of it too. The screen size was not an issue at all but I may be a little spoiled now.

4. Zahidasad

Posts: 6; Member since: Jan 22, 2012

hope it gets sooner

7. Awaragardiyan unregistered

Nokia care in india are already updating to 7.8 . My friend got his L610 updated to 7.8 yesterday.

9. vvelez5

Posts: 623; Member since: Jan 29, 2011

Just waiting for my Lumia 900 from AT&T to get updated. I want that new tile screen.

10. snowgator

Posts: 3621; Member since: Jan 19, 2011

Excited!!! As one of about.... Oh.... 21 Samsung Focus S users, I am pumped for a refresh. I sure am not expecting it this month, although February sounds realistic and reasonable.

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