Video: Windows Phone 7.8 Demoed on lumia 900 + Changelog

| January 30, 2013 | 16 Replies

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As promised here’s a quick video walk-through of the changes in WP 7.8; plus what I could gather as a changelog:

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  • New Boot screen to match Windows Phone 8 (seen above)
  • New tiles sizes
  • Tiles now take up full width of the screen (like WP8)
  • “Applications Arrow” moved to the bottom of the start screen
  • New accent colors
  • New accent color picker
  • New Animations when switching between recent apps, and when choosing accent color (Visible at 3:02 in the video)
  • Lock screen settings changed; now allows setting Bing Daily wallpaper as lock image (Updates automatically)
  • Under the hood speed improvements (Whatsapp which used to take 10 seconds to fully loads now loads a lot quicker)
  • New Office icon to match WP8 and Office ’13
  • You can now set the default search engine for the browser as Google. (Thanks for the tip Caz)
  • Changed display of number of notifications on pinned live tiles (used to be small black circle, now it uses a transparent square)
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That’s about all I could spot, if you folks see anything else that’s been added let us know in the comments down below.

 

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Category: Lumia, Nokia, update, Windows Phone

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