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:

  • 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.

 

Category: Lumia, Nokia, update, Windows Phone

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  1. Joao Luis says:

    No WiFi always on??

  2. caz says:

    You can set google as default search provider in IE (not for search button unfortunately)

  3. Rebbe says:

    After the update the search button now redirects directly to the Bing homepage in IE so now I can’t access Bing vision. Is it possible to change it back?

    The updated startscreen is sweet!

  4. Edwin says:

    No Media Transfer Protocol or Mass Storage Mode??? ==”

  5. What? says:

    that’s all ? 6 months waiting for this ? very disappointed , my mother had warned me , do not buy a windows phone .

    • Veigald says:

      So the reason you bought a Windows Phone was that you were expecting it to be updated? Here’s a tip; next time you buy something, buy it for what it is, not what it might become.

  6. Weirdfisher says:

    LoL

  7. Mihail says:

    My phone Lumia 800 is on Orange Romania.
    In early December, when there are news that enter WP 7.8 update I know I asked Orange.
    He said they received WP 7.8 and that is in testing samples.
    Today I asked again, what information I have and said they have not released the update and I confirmed once again that it is testing.
    They also told me that that’s what all the mobile phone companies. Check all parameters and then release an update to subscribers.

  8. ashu says:

    “VOLUME RESTRICTION” is also an added feature :(
    Now volume output at 30 level of sound of my Lumia 800 is very low(around 30% lower) WTF !!

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