Windows Phone 7.8 update to start rolling out on January 31st

Windows Phone 7.8 update to start rolling out on January 31st
Windows Phone Colombia is another source of information that is repeating that the long-awaited Windows Phone 7.8 update will start rolling out on January 31st. At the same time, Telstra has prepared a table that shows an update schedule for its Windows Phone lineup which shows the Nokia Lumia 800 receiving the update beginning January 31st. Add to that a tweet from O2 that the update will be out at the end of January, and by the preponderance of the evidence we can say that January 31st will be the start date for the update.

The update will bring resizeable Live Tiles, the Bing daily lock screen wallpaper, twenty new themes, and various small enhancements. The idea is to make those Windows Phone 7.5 users feel like their handset is new and fresh. This might keep current Windows Phone users from jumping to another OS once their current contract expires.

source: Telstra, O2, WindowsPhoneColombia (translated) via WPCentral



1. papss unregistered

20 new themes? Are they talking new colors for the tiles?

28. thunderising

Posts: 232; Member since: Nov 25, 2011

I suppose so

2. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012


3. Credo

Posts: 749; Member since: Apr 19, 2012

I can no longer wait, my sexy cyan lumia 900 will look even sexyer with the 7.8 update, i'm tired of the bllack barr on the right of the homescreen, i hope that by the end of this month we get the real deal !

24. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

I don't mind the black bar, but I am eagerly anticipating smaller tiles and optimizations

33. haseebzahid

Posts: 1853; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

i flahsd it on lumia800 2 months ago damn it is all too good except the apps from homescreen opens with little bit extra delay not lagg but delay dont know if i flash pre-release version maybe

35. cripton805

Posts: 1485; Member since: Mar 18, 2012


4. GJanee

Posts: 214; Member since: Jun 29, 2011

just in time for me to get used to the new stuff a bit, and after that switch to the lumia820.

7. simplyj

Posts: 406; Member since: Dec 23, 2009

Why settle for mediocrity? Get the 920!


Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Or get the N9 ™

12. papss unregistered

Stop living in the past. L920 is the new flagship for them

13. GJanee

Posts: 214; Member since: Jun 29, 2011

it's a bit too pricy here that is why i considered the 820 (things might change in the future however). i still have most of the coolness (like wireless charging, 1080p vidrec, !microsd!, but not the camera, the screenres, plus sacrificing a bit of battery life), but the 820 felt more comfortable to me in many aspects than the 920. not everything is specs guys... i still don't get the two thumbsdowns, but i hope those trolls are feeling better now. :)

14. papss unregistered

Lol with troll here if you mention WP or Nokia you get thumbs down.. He's a d**k like that

27. simplyj

Posts: 406; Member since: Dec 23, 2009

I think the 920's price should be coming down soon, it's been out for a while now

29. thelegend6657 unregistered

What about the HTC 8X ?

30. chaoticrazor

Posts: 2347; Member since: Aug 28, 2012

the 8X is a overlooked phone that is pretty solid. shouldnt be left in the 920's shadow but HTC needs some unique selling points to make a bigger impact

36. GJanee

Posts: 214; Member since: Jun 29, 2011

agreed on that one. i mean the colors and design stuff on HTCs new wp8 devices is really cool, i'd prefer that to nokias somehow, but everything else seems quite mediocre/unappealing from them, in my opinion (although i still couldn't try neither the 8x nor the 8s).

5. Mozarrt

Posts: 301; Member since: Oct 08, 2011

Still a very mediocre update. Luckily Nokia still cares for us, can't say the same for MS.

6. UrbanPhantom

Posts: 949; Member since: Oct 30, 2012

I certainly don't see many WP users switching to another OS, simply because their older hardware doesn't support the new WP8 OS. The older WP 7.x phones are still perfectly useable; besides, nothing lasts forever, especially home electronics (grin). By the time most of these owners are ready to switch to a newer device, WP8 will have at least 200,000+ apps available, and there will be a large variety of smartphone vendors to choose from (including LG, huawei, Asus, and others). Nokia is still the king of the WP8 world, and probably will remain so. However, more selection means better value for the consumer... Android will be around, and so will iOS, and maybe even BB-10 too. However, WP is now the fastest growing mobile OS in the world, and there's no question Microsoft is going to be a big player for mobility, just like they are in the PC and gaming console markets.


Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

These current WP7.5 users will be jumbling to iOS or OS, after realising that WP8 is better....! ™ ® ©

11. papss unregistered

What? why would they jump to IOS? Also what do you mean OS? Which OS?


Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Android= OS ™

22. papss unregistered

OS could be any of them bro, that's why I asked

37. jdep1

Posts: 26; Member since: Nov 06, 2012

Haha TF=troll fails. OS=Operating System AOSP=Android Open Source Project. Get it together troll! I personally don't think I could go back to Android because in order to have it working the way I wanted to I had to install ROMs, root, over clock/under clock & so on.. I rather spend that time being productive in life. WP=productivity because it works straight out of the box. Can't wait for the update!

10. papss unregistered

Yeah the bar would bug me as it always did. I like having my tiles on the full screen. Also love resizing so that will be nice for 7.5 owners

17. cse.vicky unregistered

Is this update coming to Samsung Omnia W also ?

18. Alan01

Posts: 615; Member since: Mar 21, 2012

19. ogy_dogy

Posts: 453; Member since: Jun 29, 2012

Was about bloody time...

20. davidtb

Posts: 26; Member since: Aug 03, 2012

But will it win over Android users?

21. nwright94 unregistered

As far as I know they're not selling many windows phone 7 phones right now, I really doubt this update would make someone jump ship from a galaxy s2/3 or any higher end android phone to get this. If its a budget android 2.3 phone, then maybe but there's no point to jump to a 7.8 phone over an 8.

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