The Microsoft has a good amount of time interpreting the its new platform features, but failed to shed any light on the Windows Phone 7.8 os at the Windows Phone 8 event.
Besides, thus Phone area statements, Windows Phone Italy has spilled the beans on the other features that will be available with the upcoming upgrade via a Facebook post. The post was quickly deleted.
The Windows Phone Italy on Facebook post read, “The upgrade to 7.8 will be available for versions 7.0 and 7.5 shortly after the marketing of the devices Windows Phone 8. Among the features are the new Start screen, sharing the calendar with the function and Club ‘access to key Microsoft services and content, including Xbox Music Store library that can be enjoyed by Zune and Xbox SmartGlass”
A recent report stated that OTA update can not be distributed quickly to existing devices.
Instead, the manufacturers will focus on releasing devices having the Windows Phone 7.8 platform before issuing updates to existing devices.
Hopefully, the windows Phone 7.8 on existing devices wait for getting will not be very long as these smartphones can not obtain Windows Phone 8 at all.
None of the existing WP 7 smartphones, containing the Nokia 900, are desirable for a WP 8 update. In order to evade a riot outside their stores, Microsoft promptly placarded WP 7.8, a kind of ‘value pack’, when user can, for existing devices.
All WP 7.5 or Mango running handsets can upgradeable to WP 7.8 and one of the latest features that the update gets with it is the latest WP 8 customizable homescreen.
The Lumia 800 users and other identical devices can resize the homescreen widgets as well as select between different colour plans for better personalization and applicable to all Nokia Lumia smartphones.
The Verge interview, Greg Sullivan interpret this decision, “The nature of the investment [in Windows Phone 8] is primarily in areas that are not exploitable by existing hardware. To do the work to bring all of those elements to a platform that can’t exploit them wasn’t necessarily the most efficient use of resource.”
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