Windows Phone 7.8 update now rolling out for Nokia Lumia owners

Windows Phone 7.8 update now rolling out for Nokia Lumia ownersIt slipped through the cracks yesterday in all the BlackBerry 10 excitement, but nonetheless it's worth mentioning that Nokia is now officially rolling out Windows Phone 7.8 for its existing Lumia WP7 handsets.

That would be the Lumia 510 (not applicable in the UK), Lumia 610, Lumia 710, Lumia 800 and Lumia 900 in other words, with users set to receive a notification that the update is ready for them at some point over the next couple of weeks.

Anyone buying a new Nokia Lumia WP7 smartphone will already have Windows Phone 7.8 pre-loaded, but for existing owners it's been a long wait given rumours that the update's rollout was rumoured as being imminent months ago already.

Still, better late than never, and once the update lands you'll no doubt forget all about the wait, and the fact that it's still not Windows Phone 8 as you bask in new features such as the ability to resize tiles, make use of new theme colours and lock screen options.

When the update notification lands, simply hook your phone up to a computer using Zune for PC (or the Windows Phone for Mac) and follow the onscreen instructions.

Via Nokia Conversations

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SpeedyG  Jan. 31, 2013 at 20:13

Done on Lumia 800 and it looks nifty and nimble. No USB hard drive mode tho.

Just updating the LG Jil Sanders using a trick and hope to get it going too, even if the processor will be slower.

I'm not sure it can take screenshots after the update, will google later.

Phossy  Jan. 31, 2013 at 21:17

Just forced my Lumia 710 to update after following instructions here http://www.wpcentral.com/forcing-windows-phone-78-update-camera-button-not-required-patience

tricky1too  Jan. 31, 2013 at 23:40

Just did the force update trick, took ages to do the update only to find that I'm still on 7.5 at the end of it?.I guess the 7.8 update isn't available if your in the UK.

whoosh  Feb. 1, 2013 at 08:28

Actually it's working on lots of phones - just done my LG-E900, though I can't get her Samsung Omnia 7 to update

Stelph  Feb. 1, 2013 at 09:23

Do you know, its been so long in coming since the announcement ive completely forgotten what advantages 7.8 was supposed to bring. I remember sizable live tiles?

SpeedyG  Feb. 1, 2013 at 12:55

Nokias get Bluetooth sharing as well but haven't got it to work yet.

Also Bing Wallpapers for the lock screen.

arsa  Feb. 1, 2013 at 16:16

Can someone tell me , my music is still not loud enough? Can i maximize the volume more somehow ? I think they were asked to fix that in this update like milion of times :/ ?

marcroysimwinga  Feb. 1, 2013 at 17:14

LG windows phone

Phossy  Feb. 1, 2013 at 18:19

Just did the force update trick, took ages to do the update only to find that I'm still on 7.5 at the end of it?.I guess the 7.8 update isn't available if your in the UK.

I had to go through 3 updates to get to the final 7.8 version - the last one was the trickiest. I am in the UK

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