Leaked Nokia Slide Shows Windows Phone 7.8 Features
A leaked training slide from Nokia has popped up on the internet and it shows early Windows Phone adopters exactly what they can expect when the 7.8 update finally rolls out to Nokia devices.
While Microsoft has remained tight lipped about the upgrade to Windows Phone 7.8, many rumors have been circulating about what might be in store for users of phones such as the Lumia 900, the 800 and the 710. It certainly looks like owners of these phones will not be disappointed as many of the new features from Windows Phone 8 will be making their way over to the older operating system
Users can expect to see the new start screen with 3 different tile sizes, the improved lock screen (which was a big selling point of Windows Phone 8), Bing wallpapers, 20 new theme colors, IE browser security upgrades and a Nokia specific app that will allow users to edit their MP3s as ringtones. Nokia is also expected to update the camera software, add the ability to share multimedia files via Bluetooth, and include a contacts transfer/sharing application for the Lumia line of phones as well.
While these updates may not seem like a big deal to some, these features will go a long way to appeasing those who purchased the Nokia Lumia devices when they were launched earlier on this year. It is nice to know that Nokia will be taking care of those who purchased these devices, especially when Nokia knew the new phones were not getting the upgrade to Windows Phone 8. There is still no firm release date for the update, but we will let you know as soon as we find out more.
I’d be excited if I still had my Samsung Focus 2…but alas, the HTC 8X is too awesome.
Glad you like your 8X. I think that with these features I will be quite content with my Lumia 900. I have a feeling that the second round of WP8 phones will bring the “surface phone” from Microsoft, then I will jump all over it.