Windows Phone 7.8 launching in early 2013

Windows Phone 7.8 launching in early 2013

Windows Phone 7.8, which is made as an update for the existing Windows Phone 7.5 devices, will be released in early 2013, according to a leaked slide from one of Nokia’s Chinese-language training manuals.

The new software will bring few notable features along with a new UI that will make old phones look brand new, featuring UI tweaks, icons and graphics a la Windows Phone 8. For instance, there’s support for three tile sizes, along with a new homepage look & feel, color themes (20 altogether), bug and security fixes for Internet Explorer. Moreover, users will get the ability to create ringtones out of MP3 files, while Bing photos will be a new repository for lock screen images (again like on Windows Phone 8).

And that’s about all we have at the moment. We’ll let you know if we hear something new…

[Via: WPcentral]

  • Anonymous

    Not sure I see the point of Windows Phone 7.8…

  • Gregory C Newman

    Microsoft and Nokia have to have low cost smart phone out there fore sale. Since Windows 7.5 mango smart phones already have over 100000 Apps it is a good choice to continue this OS with windows 7.8 and use it in low cost windows smart phone. for it to be successful Microsoft must publically announce their support for this OS for at least 2 years
    this must be done for developers to continue to make more apps for the Windows 7 series smart phones

  • Early 2013 could be any day between January 1st and March 31st.

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