Multiple Sources Pointing at January 31st For Global WP 7.8 Rollout

| January 22, 2013 | 10 Replies


Although a lucky few got an early release of Windows Phone 7.8 on what later turned out to be “developer devices”; unfortunately both Nokia and Microsoft haven’t been very forthcoming with the details of the rollout (as usual). Thankfully though other sources have been more helpful in providing a date for the update; which is most probably January 31st if they’re to be believed.

First we have O2 in the UK who confirmed the rollout to happen “before the end of January”



Then Telstra in Australia who listed the update coming to the Lumia 800 as 


Nokia Lumia 800 –Windows Phone 7.8 update– First round testing– 31/01/2013

Then the official Facebook page of Windows Phone Columbia listed the same date once again:

“As of January 31 and during the first quarter of 2013 some phones with Windows Phone 7.5 will be receiving 7.8 update… Happy weekend.” (Translated by Bing)

Hopefully we’ll all get it sooner than later; perhaps even  portico rollout alongside it? Since Nokia said it would be available BY February?





Category: Lumia, Nokia, update, Windows Phone

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  • Jack Merson

    Would honestly not care about this anymore.
    Flashed my Lumia 710 and will be getting the 620 once it’s out.

    I just afraid that my phone won’t be able updated through Zune once there is a new one.:/

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  • @Jack, I did it also last week but I didn’t get the BT Share and Ringtone Maker, it wont even allow to download it from Marketplace says not available for your region… so that’s the only downside of it.

  • DesR85

    Cool. Looking forward to it on my Lumia 800. Hope it won’t be long. 😉

  • Kris

    Had my Lumia 800 sent to Nokia for repair during the holidays and it returned with 7.8 installed, really love the new startscreen.

    No ringtonemaker though and cannot download it either.

    • migo

      I assume it’s still IE9?

      • Kris

        As far as I can tell, yes.

    • Matias

      Damn, maybe I should have waited a week before taking my phone for repair, I could have the 7.8 update now also! 😀

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