All Samsung devices that received Mango will be updated to Windows Phone 7.8?

Daniel Bader

December 21, 2012 1:59 pm

According to a Samsung representative in Italy, the company is working with Microsoft to bring Windows Phone 7.8 to all devices that were updated to Mango. To Canadians this is limited to the first-generation Focus, as no Mango-native devices were released here.

But it’s good news for anyone still rocking a first-gen Windows Phone 7 device, perhaps waiting out their 3-year contract, as it looks like Samsung is aligning with Nokia and HTC in bringing Windows Phone 7.8 to legacy smartphones.

Nokia has confirmed that it will begin rolling out WP7.8 to its Lumia line in early 2013; we’re hoping the same is true of the Focus, though it will be up to Rogers to push it out.

“We can confirm that our products carrying the Windows Phone version 7.5 are updated the [version] 7.8 but will be made available with terms decided by Microsoft. “

Anyone excited for Windows Phone 7.8, or have you already set your sights on WP8?

Source: Windows Phone Italy (translated)
Via: PocketNow

  • Mark

    Ah that’s great news. I still use the first gen Samsung Focus that was released on Rogers and I was scared I wouldnt get WP 7.8

    Can’t wait for the update!

  • daredeshouka

    Any news on LG? I have a LG Quantum :( Winning a new phone would be way better though *hint hint*

    • sum guy

      I’m in the same boat, but I believe that since LG has abandoned WP, they’re not going to waste any resources on upgrading our old devices.

    • daredeshouka

      You’re probably right but I hope not. It’s not like they actually have to do anything extra since the last few updates didn’t even include any firmware updates. I guess we’re more at the mercy of Bell (for me anyways).

  • Hilman

    That’s great news for the 14 people who have them!!!!

  • glonq

    Excited for WP7.8 the same way that a death row convict is excited for his final meal.