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Microsoft says Q1 2013 for WP7.8 update

| November 28, 2012 | 25 Replies

There were rumours running around that today would be the day we would see the WP7.8 update. I’m a bit jaded regarding the Nokia scene with updates (remember the never ending promises for the Symbian ones? Though they did become more on time later on).

News from Microsoft says it’s coming ‘early Q1, 2013′ the same time the WP8 Apollo+ update perhaps?

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We know you’re eager to get the Windows Phone 7.8 update, and we want you to know that we’re working closely with our hardware and carrier partners to get it tested, approved, and rolled out to as many devices as possible in early 2013. As we work to quickly get this in the hands of our loyal users, we’re also striving to deliver a high-quality release and ensure a smooth transition for our widely expanded services.

http://blogs.windows.com/windows_phone/b/windowsphone/archive/2012/11/28/an-update-on-windows-phone-7-8.aspx via TheVerge

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  • Rich

    Dejavu!!!!!! Anna all over… sad, hope wp8 will change this though

    • Jiipee

      The smartphone platforms seem to be quite mature already so there should not be major rework needed anymore. Hence, wp8 should not be that late with updates. Though one has to remember that MS was late with WP8 in general and Apollo+ brings features MS did not have time to finish.

      Jay mentioned Anna update: it would be ibtetesting to hear what Nokia did for that update and what was still needed to do for Symbian in terms of under the hood rework.

  • JGrove303

    High quality is gonna be key, and worth the wait. The less one can visually tell the difference and flow between the 820 vs. the 900 the better. Outside of the hardware, 7.8 really should be up to par with WP8 experience at the UI level. Gaming, web and AV performance should be under those devices with S4s, for obvious reasons. However, if they can tweak camera performance too, they definitely shouldn’t hold back.

    Also, why the hell doesn’t the Lumia 920 have flip to silence? The HTCrap supposedly has it, S^3 devices have it. What gives?

    • migo

      I get the impression MS might be leaving certain important features out of WP so that manufacturers have something to differentiate on. Samsung WPs have a call blocker, for instance.

  • efekt

    I won’t care if it means they could cram more features into WP7.8 – if it’s for this purpose, hell, I could even wait to February… ;)

    • Patata

      But you know that WP7.8 has RTM status already and that MS have stated that they will sell new devices with wp7.8 from now on? That means that adding more features isn’t the reason for the delay ;)

  • Just Visiting

    Based on the consistent info that has been leaked regarding the 7.8 update, I opted to purchase a L900 instead of the L920…I just don’t see that *significant* a difference from an OS perspective.

    Neither model can really outperform my N8 with regards to the daylight photos, so I will wait for the next iteration of Pureview next year, and hope that it will be the consummate cameraphone experience.

    Only one day in, and I am loving the WP OS by leaps and bounds over Symbian – it’s such a joy to use and visually engaging :)

    • Rolf

      You will get pretty slow 3rd party apps, but if you only plan on using it till the next PureView iteration, than it can’t be that bad.

      • twig

        They apps are great on the 900 and super, super fast and beautiful….so beautiful.

      • arts

        Depends on the app in question.

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    • shallow ocean shoal

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  • shallow ocean shoal

    You see, THIS is how you announce it! “Early 2013,” “Q1 2013″….this is so much better than the typical horsesht of “In the coming months,” which are never ending.

    • migo

      They’re not going to announce a specific time frame until they’re solid on it. “In the coming months” = “we’ve still got problems we need to solve. “” = “we’re done, we’re just testing with carriers”

      • JGrove303

        Ya, carriers F up the flow of roll out pretty bad. I’d expect T*Mobile to push it out first, Verizon last.

        • migo

          Or Verizon not at all?

  • rustyknight17

    Might be a bit early to say but looks like MS is reverting to type , can`t say I`m surprised …

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