Windows Phone 7.8 tipped for end of January

Windows Phone 7.8 tipped for end of JanuaryWell, it’s been a heck of a time for early backers of Microsoft’s Windows Phone. First they find out they’re not getting Windows Phone 8 (despite hints to the contrary), then the consolation prize, Windows Phone 7.8, takes forever to materialise.

However, there’s light at the end of the tunnel, as O2 has suggested that Windows Phone 7.8 will be here by the end of the month.

The news comes via O2’s official twitter feed. In response to one particular follower asking about the Nokia Lumia 710, O2 tweets: “Hi there, the 7.8 Windows Phone update will be released by the end of January and will be available via Zune.”

Indeed, browsing through the twitter feed, that seems to be the stock answer from O2 for all Windows Phone 7.5 handsets.

As is always the case with these social networking thingies, we can’t be certain if the man (or lady) behind the keys is privy to some top secret information, or if it’s simply some overzealous Windows Phone fan.

As far as Microsoft is concerned, the Windows Phone 7.8 release date is still penned for a vague “early 2013”, which could be “by the end of January”, but could also be the end of March. Just saying.

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JanSt / MOD  Jan. 20, 2013 at 16:19

Well, it's well worth the wait - WP7.8 will finally bring 7.5 handsets to ca 2007 standards :p

JanSt / MOD  Jan. 20, 2013 at 16:20

PS ... of course, I was kidding!

mightyforest  Jan. 20, 2013 at 16:48

i have 7.8 :p

JanSt / MOD  Jan. 20, 2013 at 17:41

What phone? What are the new "features"? Thanks

AhmadCentral  Jan. 20, 2013 at 17:45

PS ... of course, I was kidding!

But were you? :p

JanSt / MOD  Jan. 20, 2013 at 18:02

Indeed!

mightyforest  Jan. 20, 2013 at 18:11

i have it on my omnia 7 , obv the main change is the wp8 look on the front end, new sized icons etc, new lockscreen settings,new boot screen, subtle changes in office,bluetooth sharing etc etc

AhmadCentral  Jan. 20, 2013 at 18:29

Didn't that phone come out like 3 years ago? How did you get 7.8 on there? Im guessing its notofficial?

mightyforest  Jan. 20, 2013 at 18:52

official 7.8 yes. currently got my phone setup as a nokia so i get all the nice nokia apps :)
and yes few years old but i tell thee what its a very good phone :)

JanSt / MOD  Jan. 20, 2013 at 18:59

official 7.8 yes. currently got my phone setup as a nokia so i get all the nice nokia apps :)
and yes few years old but i tell thee what its a very good phone :)


Me being ignorant: does it add mass storage mode? MTP? Or are those handsets still Zune-ified?

mightyforest  Jan. 20, 2013 at 19:47

no mass storage on 7.8 (its on wp8)

JanSt / MOD  Jan. 20, 2013 at 21:05

no mass storage on 7.8 (its on wp8)

Ah, thought so... Thanks.

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