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Posted 20 January 2013 - 20:36

January 31st aiming to be official start of Windows Phone 7.8 update program by Microsoft

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Although Microsoft itself has been officially mum on when the Windows Phone 7.8 update will go out to the masses, the end of January is coming into focus as the target date.

On the face of it, Windows Phone 7.8 is a minor update bringing only the ability to use three different size tiles on the Start screen, reflecting the Windows Phone 8 paradigm in addition to some smaller, device specific enhancements. But based user experience, 7.8 really does make a difference in perception, making older devices feel more modern.

http://www.wpcentral...pdate-microsoft


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Posted 21 January 2013 - 19:19

I'm right after update to 7.8 Vodafone.de branded, I've use NUS for Retail, new screen looks awesome :D NSU install for me original branded OS.

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 20:06

It appears the rollout has started, to Lumia's anyway
http://www.wpcentral...78-update-today

#4 M_Lyons10

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 13:42

I hope the Trophy on Verizon gets the update soon. I'd love to have the new home screen...

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 13:52

Got mine today on Samsung Omnia W, so finally I can give it away.
Switched to Nokia in December, still waiting for Portico update.

#6 George P

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 14:20

I wonder if my old lg optimus 7 will get it since lg is being so meh about supporting their devices.

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 10:20

I wonder if my old lg optimus 7 will get it since lg is being so meh about supporting their devices.


Other people with LG are reporting that they are getting it, have you tried the cable trick with Zune?

#8 George P

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 12:40

Other people with LG are reporting that they are getting it, have you tried the cable trick with Zune?


I actually gave the phone to my sister since she wanted it, I'll have to check with her latter to see if she got it. She's away though so it might take a few days.

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 01:57

WPCentral reporting that T-Mobile USA will not be giving their Lumia 710 customers the 7.8 update

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 13:22

For those wondering if it makes any significant improvement - yes, it does. I upgraded my Focus and the resizeable live tiles makes the start screen much more appealing.

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 13:28

If you have an unlocked phone, does it depend on the network your simcard is as to when/if you will get 7.8?

I have an unlocked HTC Mozart on Orange fwiw. :) Thanks

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 13:33

Very keen to get the HTC Mozart update! I'm on Three but with an unlocked / unbranded handset which I bought myself.

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 14:47

Unbranded phones should get it because it isn't blocked by a carrier. Unless htc doesn't want to push it out for some reason.

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 14:49

Hmm.. weird...

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 15:54

Very keen to get the HTC Mozart update! I'm on Three but with an unlocked / unbranded handset which I bought myself.

Unbranded phones should get it because it isn't blocked by a carrier. Unless htc doesn't want to push it out for some reason.

Someone I know got update to his HTC Radar by using the Zune-turn-off-network trick. Might want to try that out...