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Windows Phone 7.8 will arrive on 31 January

Coming to some devices next week
Mon Jan 21 2013, 11:15
Nokia Lumia 900 Smartphone

SOFTWARE HOUSE Microsoft has let slip that its Windows Phone 7.8 update will arrive on 31 January.

Windows Phone Colombia is responsible for the slip-up, as it posted the news on Facebook on Sunday that confirms reports that the software bump would be arriving early this year.

Although our Spanish translating skills are not great, we believe that the update says, "[A]s of January 31 and the first quarter of 2013 some devices with Windows Phone 7.5 will be receiving the update 7.8."

However, this update does suggest that not all devices will be getting the update straightaway. We're assuming that network unlocked handsets will be the first to receive Windows Phone 7.8, but Microsoft has yet to confirtm this.

Windows Phone 7.8 bridges the gap between Windows Phone 7 and Windows Phone 8, bringing a number of updates to handsets such as the Nokia Lumia 800 and Lumia 900

The most notable update is Microsoft's newly customisable live tile interface that debuted on Windows Phone 8. This allows users to change the sizes of the live tiles, as well as furnishing phones with 10 new colour schemes.

Other incoming features include new lock screen features, the 'A1B2C3' PIN/password challenge to prevent accidental device wipes on phones connected to Exchange accounts and some new apps, including Words With Friends and Draw Something.

Microsoft has yet to respond to our request for comment. µ


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