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Microsoft promises Windows Phone 7.8 for early 2013


News by Andrew Kameka on Wednesday November 28, 2012.

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Windows Phone early adopters were disappointed to learn that Windows Phone 8 will not be made available for their devices, but Microsoft has confirmed that it will bring some major feature upgrades to existing Windows Phone 7.5 devices early next year.

Microsoft has previously been mum on when it would deliver a Windows Phone 7.8 update, but the company today provided a launch estimate on its Windows Phone Team Blog. Microsoft says that it is already testing the software and aims to roll out Windows Phone 7.8 "to as many devices as possible in early 2013." Not all existing 7.5 handsets will receive the update, but most existing users can expect an update that bridges their current software with new features from Microsoft's latest operating system.

Windows Phone 7.8 will deliver new features like resizable Live tiles, new lock screen options, increased app options, and more. An exact date is still not available, but early 2013 means that customers can expect an update is like to begin in January or February depending on carrier and regional availability.

source: Microsoft

 
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