It’s been a rough old time for those who backed Windows Phone from day one. It wasn’t exactly the Next Big Thing we were promised, and owners of the first generation were told they’d be left behind when Windows Phone 8 arrived.
Worse still, the consolation prize of Windows Phone 7.8 remained shrouded in mystery for months before tardily arriving with a Live Tile bug, and the rollout was ultimately halted by Microsoft. But dry those tears; Windows Phone 7.8 is finally here to stay!
The spanking new Windows Phone 7.8 update (7.10.8862.144, if you’re interested) will be pushed out to those stuck on Windows Phone 7.5, and those few who’d picked up the buggy update.
As well as resolving the issue with broken – and occasionally data-hungry – Live Tiles, the latest Windows Phone 7.8 update introduces resizable Live Tiles, an increased range of accent colours, and improvements to the lock screen. The future? Right now, baby.
Are you rocking an old Nokia Lumia 710 or similar? Have you received Windows Phone 7.8? How do you feel about the whole sordid saga? Used and abused, or happy as Larry?