Legacy Lumias to get some Nokia-only features in Windows Phone 7.8 upgrade

We know that the Windows Phone 7.8 update is coming to legacy devices in early 2013, but Nokia has divulged some information explaining that its Lumia collection, including the 610, 710, 800 and 900, will receive some unique features.

Along with a new homescreen experience such as resizeable tiles and the ability to allow Bing to set your background image on the lockscreen, Nokia will be bringing Bluetooth sharing to the table. The company is also, thankfully, planning to port over some of their lenses such as Smart Shoot and Cinemagraph, to Windows Phone 7.8, though they won’t be accessible from within the camera app via the Lenses hook as they are in WP8. Instead, they’ll be standalone applications that will hopefully round out the already-great camera experience.

Nokia will also update its Contacts Transfer and Contact Share apps, and include a Ringtone Maker in the mix.

There are a number of legacy Lumia users who, I’m sure, are itching to get their hands on this new update. Be patient, folks, it’s coming soon.

Via: WMPowerUser