Posts tagged with: Windows Phone 7.8
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    Man, Nokia's various European divisions just cannot seem to stop talking about Windows Phone 7.8 on social media. Yesterday, we found out that Nokia Spain was telling interested users that the long-awaited update for Windows Phone 7.5 handsets was going to be ready sometime in January, and that the only think that would keep them from getting their hands on it would be carriers slowing down its release. Now Nokia Italy is joining in on the action, taking to Twitter with its own proclamations of WP7.8's pending arrival. According to Nokia Italy (responding in French), Windows Phone 7.8 will ...

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    Where's Windows Phone 7.8? We know that new smartphones have begun shipping with the Windows-8-lite OS already installed, but the situation's been a little less clear for just when the update will become available for users already owning a WP7 device. So far, the best we've been able to wrangle are assurances that the update will launch in "early 2013". Today we start narrowing-down that window, upon Nokia Spain mentioning plans for the update's distribution to get underway this month. In a conversation on its Facebook page, the official Nokia Spain account posts that the Windows Phone ...

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    The Windows Phone 7.8 update for Nokia's first-gen Lumia phones is still on track for an early 2013 roll-our, according to the manufacturer. The refresh should bring a couple of features present on Windows Phone 8, like the improved Home screen, to legacy Windows Phone 7 devices. "With Windows Phone 7.8 beginning to ship pre-loaded on Nokia Lumia smartphones, we will naturally be deploying the software to our factories for product rollout", said the Finnish phone maker. While no more details were made public, Nokia confirmed that, as far as existing devices are concerned, the actual ...

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    Bad news is no way to start off a new year but there's unfortunately not much that can be done against this decision. Those who were relying on Navifirm to get early access to updates, ROMs and/or firmwares will definitely be sad or angry to read the following statement reportedly issued by Nokia. IMPORTANT NEWS FROM NOKIA BULLETIN 12-21-2012: Nokia will close open connection to Nokia Firmware Repository during January 2013 and implement access control. Ater this, login to Nokia Online is required to access Nokia Firmware Repository. During transition phase (December 2012-January 2013) ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about our Samsung ATIV S review along with some specifics on why this phone is so hot. Then it's more $99 Nexus 7 talk, even though the price tag has grown a bit to $130 or $150. Then Samsung returns to the news, this time because they've just confirmed that they will be offering their Windows Phone legacy customers the 7.8 upgrade. Apple then shows us how they don't care about start-ups by the results of a recent story regarding the POP charger for iOS devices. We end today's show by talking about LG and how their advertisement is ridiculous in a ...

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    While Many Windows Phone 7 models will be seeing the arrival of Windows Phone 7.8 and its WP8-like look, not everyone's making the journey. We heard a while back that the LG Optimus 7, for one, wouldn't be getting a WP7.8 update. Some recent rumors suggested a similar fate for the Samsung Omnia W (aka the Focus Flash), but Windows Phone Italy recently heard from Samsung itself on the matter, and the company has confirmed that all its phones will, indeed, be receiving the update. Specifically, Samsung wrote that all of its devices currently on WP7.5 will be getting WP7.8, though exactly ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we go through our initial coverage of the much-anticipated Samsung ATIV S. Then we go through more Samsung news, only that this time with some unexpected, and not-so-stellar Galaxy Grand announcement. Then we talk about the HTC M7 leaks along with the bad news that the HTC Butterfly won't reach Europe. Google makes the news afterwards as their Play Store fills our Christmas hopes with lots of deals until January 1st 2013. We end today's show talking about Nokia's plans to bring Windows Phone 7.8 to previous Lumia devices, and the news aren't good. All this ...

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    Early this morning we brought you word that Nokia appeared to be getting the ball rolling with Windows Phone 7.8 updates – fantastic news for all those WP7 fans who aren't yet ready to upgrade to a whole new handset just to use Windows Phone 8. Problem is, it now looks like that news was jumping the gun a little, and a Nokia spokesperson has clarified just what was going on with that update. While it's true that the WP7.8 update had started going out, it turns out that this was a targeted release to bring the update to certain pre-production handsets. That may give Nokia some time to ...

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    Windows Phone 7.8 ROMs have recently popped up on Navifirm for the Nokia Lumia 510, 800 and 900, making the official roll-out just a matter of days. According to recent reports, out of the three phones mentioned above, the Lumia 800 is the first one to officially receive the Windows Phone 7.8 update. According to reports from Europe the firmware is delivered via the Zune software, as a "Nokia update". Once acknowledged the system will install four updates. At the end of the process you will be greeted with the new Home Screen and all the goodies which are included in the Windows Phone 7.8 ...

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    Back in October, we heard Nokia announce its budget-priced Lumia 510, an affordable alternative to its Windows Phone 8 lineup, targeted at developing nations. Today, the 510 gets joined by the 505, a budget model with a slightly different look, and this time set to make its debut in Mexico. The 505 runs Windows Phone 7.8, and features a 3.7-inch WVGA AMOLED display. As shouldn't be much of a surprise for a model like this, the 505 has a scant 256MB of RAM and just 4GB of flash. Connectivity options include 3G on the 850MHz and 1900MHz bands. While models like the 505 aren't going to win ...

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    One of the trending topics in mobile this year, thanks to Samsung and its Galaxy Note II -- which we're giving away this week --, is "phablet". We've got some interesting considerations on why we think we won't see Windows Phone-powered phablets soon but today's image raises a couple of eyebrows. We've heard of the codename Juggernaut before but we couldn't find out more details beyond the rumors; that being said, the device pictured above and below is claimed by the leakster as the Juggernaut. Of course, the leakster also claims this is a new Windows Phone 8 despite the old logo on the ...

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    Windows Phone 7.8 is a certainty; it will land early 2013, according to Microsoft, for those who have certain legacy Windows Phone 7 devices, to bridge the gap between version-seven-phones and version-eight-devices. A recent Nokia survey shed some light on what both Microsoft and the manufacturer will include but we're now seeing some ROMs on Navifirm. Windows Phone 7.8 (with builds 8858.12560) has popped up on online and it looks like the targeted phones are the Lumia 800 and Lumia 510 (which was the first phone caught on camera running 7.8). According to reports the new version of the ...

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    Even before Microsoft's hint that Windows Phone 7.8 should land early 2013 we had a hunch that Mango users will have to buy a new calendar before the update arrived. What exactly will it bring? We know of some of the additions, like the new Start Screen, but a purported Nokia survey can shed some light on what will be included. The features are divided in two categories: those from Microsoft and those from Nokia. A new homescreen experience with more room for your Live Tiles, which are now resizable, the ability to set a Bing image of the day as the Lock Screen wallpaper, pocket and child ...

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    Some of the Windows Phone 7 users out there are kind of upset that their current phones will not be upgradable to the new Windows Phone 8 operating system.  They will be upgradable to Windows Phone 7.8 though, which will look a lot like Windows Phone 8 except it won't support certain things.  Oh hey, that sounds a lot like what Apple does with their iOS upgrades, except Apple still calls the latest version iOS 6 even though you may not have all of the same features as iOS 6 might include depending on which device you've actually got it installed on. Would it have made you feel better if ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we go through the recent changes to Google Drive, which do matter for most of us. Then we talk about the Galaxy Note II and its appearance in Verizon's network. Microsoft later shows us their ugliest application yet with the Outlook.com service for Android. Then we continue with Microsoft, though this time we talk about Windows Phone 7.8 and it's promised release season, because as always, they didn't include specific dates. We end today's show talking about Steve Ballmer's recent chat regarding Windows Phone 8 sales, which are apparently better, even ...

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