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Nokia Lumia 900 Windows Phone 7.8 update listed on Nokia’s servers

After the Lumia 800 and Lumia 510 were listed on NaviFirm, it appears that the Lumia 900 is also all set to receive the Windows Phone 7.8 update as it too has been snapped on NaviFirm.

A report by WPCentral states, “One of our eagle-eyed readers caught the Lumia 900 getting in on the action. The OS update is for RM-823, which is the international, non-AT&T version and has an OS version number of 8858 with the 12480 firmware. Windows Phone 7.8 is finalized at 8858 making this a bonafide official update.”

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Lumia 900 appears on NaviFirm

The website goes on to state that one of its readers had managed to download and flash his Lumia 900 with the new OS and states, “No Nokia features, just live tiles, Bing wallpaper, new colors, new boot screen, new wallpapers.” 

These features are expected as part of the Windows Phone 7.8 package and the report adds that Nokia will most probably include the camera apps via the Nokia Collection when it officially rolls out the update to users.

Microsoft revealed some of the new features that come with the update, but the highlight comes in the last paragraph of the post on the Windows Phone Blog. Terry Myerson, Corporate Vice President, Windows Phone, stated, “We know you’re eager to get the Windows Phone 7.8 update, and we want you to know that we’re working closely with our hardware and carrier partners to get it tested, approved, and rolled out to as many devices as possible in early 2013. As we work to quickly get this in the hands of our loyal users, we’re also striving to deliver a high-quality release and ensure a smooth transition for our widely expanded services.”

Myerson stated that Windows Phone 7.8 not only features the new Start screen, which is used on Windows Phone 8, but also brings in a new range of features. He said that when he used the WP 7.8 update on his Nokia Lumia 900, it felt like using a completely new phone. Myerson stated,“Resizable Live Tiles totally change the way I do things, providing faster access to more of my favorite people, photos, and apps.”

Windows Phone 7.8 comes with more themes as well as an increased number of accent colours, which is now 20 in all. The new operating system also features new lock screen features such as the option to automatically display the Bing Picture of the Day and the ‘A1B2C3’ PIN/ password challenge to prevent accidental device wipes on phones connected to Exchange accounts.

He had also mentioned that there are a number of new apps that are coming to Windows Phone 7.5 and Windows 7.8 users. Apps such as Words with Friends and Draw Something are already available, while Angry Birds Space and Angry Birds Star Wars are on the way.

Myerson stated, “New models running Windows Phone 7.8 are beginning to launch in many countries around the world, strengthening the ecosystem by bringing more Windows Phones to more people. These devices will typically be sold at a range of lower price points, meaning there will now be Windows Phones for everyone’s budget and need. This is incredibly important for broadening the reach of Windows Phone across the globe and ensuring we have the right product for every market.”

The testing of the rollout of Windows Phone 7.8 is already underway and Microsoft has managed to increase its global service coverage by over 30 percent, extending it to 95 countries—a number that should continue to rise.

[source : Tech2]

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7 comments

  1. can there be another program besides zune that may allow me to placed on applications along with other stuff, i attempted to make use of zune however it keeps thinking im in the united states and wont allow me to register, appreciate the assistance

  2. It is now April already and that i can’t use whatever updates from my phone. Zune continue to say that my version is current 7.10….what the heck? I can not see home windows phone 7.8 and also you show me 7.10? Anybody assist me to to resolve this issue? I’d be thankful!

    Okay jack I’ve done that which you told. The most recent form of my country version is 1066.0000.8858.12470 and mine the first is 1066.0000.8779.12340. How do i reach that version? Any button to click?

  3. Hello

    I installed Visual Studio 2012 and everything works fine except Windows Phone Emulator. I’ve tried to find a solution

    to the problem but no success. I believe , I set up everything correctly on my laptop and it meets requirements. These are details:

    HP Paviolion g6
    windows 8.1 pro
    processor: AMD A6-3420M APU with Radeon(tm) HD Graphics 1.50 GHz
    installed memory (RAM) 8.00 GB
    System type: 64-bit Operating System, x64-based processor

    As for BIOS settings, I don’t have to many options to configure. Non of them mentioned on MSDN website except one
    witch in my BIOS is called viritualization technology- enabled.

    I know that my computer is SLAT- capable (whatever that means:) )
    In windows features all Hyper-V options are OK.

    Precisely, Emulator starts and the screen on it says “Operating System is starting” or something like that, but after 5 minutes nothing happens and the emulator is down.
    screeshot
    https://www.dropbox.com/s/49txx9tyarbyqrd/Screenshot%20%281%29.png

    Please, Help me. I’ve been struggling with this for two weeks:(

  4. What is the phone being released which will have home windows 7 onto it? Microsoft ‘office’

  5. You will find gossips that WP7.8 has began moving on Nokia Lumias. Has anybody really received the state update or perhaps is it another large rumor on the web?

  6. Someone let me know,will current Lumia Home windows phones get any major update after WP7.8?

    Or WP7.8 would be the last upgrade?

  7. Margarito Djuric

    Okay. When will it emerge and just what phone clients are it being released from?

    – Cause i possibly could already upgrade a brand new phone and I wish to know if this Home windows phone 8 Ativ s arrives?

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