Nokia has announced today that Windows Phone 7.8 is now being pushed out to all Lumia 510, 610, 710, 800 and 900 devices. The company also stated that 7.8 has already been shipping on the Lumia 510.
They stated that following extensive testing, the platform is now ready for end user consumption and that consumers will begin seeing update notifications over the coming weeks.
The 7.8 update will bring a host of new features to the platform but the one item most users are likely waiting for is the update to the start screen. The 7.8 update will give users the option to change the sizes of live tiles like Windows Phone 8 and also give the option of rotating lock screen images using a third party source.
While 7.8 is not a perfect solution for current owners of Windows Phone 7 devices, it certainly helps to bridge the gap between Windows Phone 8 and Windows Phone 7 since Windows Phone 7 devices will not be updated to Windows Phone 8.