Microsoft Windows Phone 7.8 update expected “early 2013”

Microsoft posted a note on their company blog today stating that people are currently enjoying the new Windows Phone 8 OS and devices. The reviews have been “great, and we’re really enjoying seeing how much our customers love the new Start screen.” However, for those Windows Phone 7 users who hopped on the bus early, Microsoft has announced that you can expect an update to 7.8 to arrive sometime “early 2013.”

“We know you’re eager to get the Windows Phone 7.8 update, and we want you to know that we’re working closely with our hardware and carrier partners to get it tested, approved, and rolled out to as many devices as possible in early 2013. As we work to quickly get this in the hands of our loyal users, we’re also striving to deliver a high-quality release and ensure a smooth transition for our widely expanded services.”

Windows Phone 7.8 will bring users the new resizable Start screen, new lock screen that will give you the option to display the “Bing Picture of the Day” plus the ‘A1B2C3’ PIN/password. In addition, the number of themes and accent colors have been doubled to 20. Finally, there will be new apps coming to 7.8 devices, namely Angry Birds Space and Angry Birds Star Wars.

Source: Microsoft

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