Windows Phone 7.8 features leaked in Nokia slide

We mentioned Windows Phone 7.8 yesterday, saying that it will most likely launch in Q1 of 2013. Windows Phone 7.8 is and update for older devices that brings a few new features to keep the older hardware still relevant.

However we never knew the exact features coming with the update except the new Start Screen that offers 3 sizes for users to customize their tiles. But now a leaked slide that’s supposedly from Nokia, gives us a bit more info on the update.

Besides the start screen which we mentioned, Windows Phone 7.8 also brings security upgrades for Internet Explorer. Unfortunately it seems the browser itself won’t be upgraded to the new version but rather hold its 9.x denomination.

More color themes will also be included bringing a total of 20 colors from which users can choose. Windows Phone 7.8 also supports editing MP3 files on the phone for users to create new ringtones.

And a new feature that we weren’t expecting the customizable lock screen – where users can pick an app that will change the lock screen periodically such as Bing, ESPN, CNN, etc. This is a very nice addition to the 7.8 upgrade.

Nokia also seems to bring its own improvements to the table with updated apps such as Contacts Transfer as well as the much more interesting feature of sharing files via Bluetooth.

We expect to learn more about the upgrade as we get close to its launch, but as we mentioned before it probably won’t be coming this year.

Source: Winp.cn Via: WpcentralImage via Winp.cn

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900rr said,

try glasses

You have no idea do you? Do you have any idea how many people there are that are "old" and despite glasses, can't read tiny text? The option is in WinPhone8 to increase font size... I hope it comes down to 7.8 too.

FalseAgent said,
sigh.

I want the ability to take screenshots more than anything else.

I really don't see why that wouldn't be included in WP7.8. But that's a feature that they don't seem to really want to talk much about, even in WP8.

yowanvista said,
But will it offer the new true background multitasking found in WP8?

No, its mostly superficial stuff, you'd need the new kernel and thus WP8 for that.

ACTIONpack said,
Can't read Japanese so it's fake!

Chinese.

For those who can't tell the difference, the watermark on the lower right also says ".cn", for China. .

Kyang said,

Chinese.

For those who can't tell the difference, the watermark on the lower right also says ".cn", for China. .

Chinese characters are a lot more detailed and complex than Japanese characters as well, which is an easy way to spot it.

Chasethebase said,

Chinese characters are a lot more detailed and complex than Japanese characters as well, which is an easy way to spot it.

This is perhaps true for traditional Chinese but Japanese borrows a lot of kanji from the Chinese character set. Perhaps you're confusing Japanese kana which is far simpler and easier but used rarely or informally.

Fred 69 said,

This is perhaps true for traditional Chinese but Japanese borrows a lot of kanji from the Chinese character set. Perhaps you're confusing Japanese kana which is far simpler and easier but used rarely or informally.

Maybe, I just see Japanese texts and the characters have far fewer lines in them