Lumia 900 presumably seen running Windows Phone 7.8

Windows Phone 8 was launched exactly one week ago to some pretty decent reviews, but one part of the story we haven’t heard much about is Windows Phone 7.8. This upgrade is for legacy devices that are not upgradeable to WP8. Exact features of the upgrade are unknown except the new Start Screen with resizable tiles and new accent colors.

Microsoft mentioned earlier that 7.8 will come after the launch of its brand new OS and we have heard rumors of mid-November as a possible launch date.

Now, LiveSide is reporting certain phones have got the upgrade. These aren’t personal phones but rather display ones in one of Nokia’s stores. As you can see, the picture above seems to show a Lumia 900 running Windows Phone 7.8. The pictures themselves come from Sina Weibo, from users that have seen the phones in the store.

Could this be an indication that the upgrade is actually close to launch globally? We certainly hope so as that new Start Screen definitely gives your phone a refreshing look.

Check out the source below for more pictures.

Source: LiveSideImage courtesy of LiveSide

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Custom ROM on a phone in an official Nokia Lumia experience store? Highly unlikely. But then again, the icons do look fake.

Eagerly waiting for the official upgrade. My friends who booked a 920 ate laughing at me.

Lerosbeef said,
To me it looks like that custom ROM, the Internet Explorer icon is too small

completely agree. Nokia drive and mail icons are different sizes, looks sloppy. Don't think it's legit.

Lerosbeef said,
To me it looks like that custom ROM, the Internet Explorer icon is too small

This is even an older ROM because it still has the previous office logo.

Lerosbeef said,
To me it looks like that custom ROM, the Internet Explorer icon is too small

There has been a 7.8 ROM roaming around that has the exact same IE icon size.

LegendaryRamzi said,

This is even an older ROM because it still has the previous office logo.

It makes sense if they are keeping Office 2010 around. Giving it the 2013 logo would be misleading in that case.

Gaffney said,

There has been a 7.8 ROM roaming around that has the exact same IE icon size.

and it seems to be far from final.

Lerosbeef said,
To me it looks like that custom ROM, the Internet Explorer icon is too small

How'd they get a custom ROM on a 900? AFAIK there's been no crack for it O.O

Matthew_Thepc said,

How'd they get a custom ROM on a 900? AFAIK there's been no crack for it O.O

If it's a dev device or a retail demo it is not that odd actually.

Now if its a modded ROM then that is weird since last I checked the 900 bootloader was still secure.

Lerosbeef said,
To me it looks like that custom ROM, the Internet Explorer icon is too small

I agree. It just doesn't look right...