All the older Nokia Lumia owners can finally breath a sigh of relief! After nearly a year of sticking with Windows Phone 7.5 Mango/Tango OS version, older Lumia owners who haven’t given up on their phones are being finally be rewarded now with that hotly-anticipated Windows Phone 7.8 update. The Finnish mobile maker has officially confirmed that the update roll out has begun for the following list of Lumia phones.
Do you own a handset running on Windows Phone 7.5, and are you wondering what features will be coming along with the Windows Phone 7.8 update for your handset? Well, it brings a much more customizable home screen, which is similar to the one that Windows Phone 8 OS rocking on new Lumia 920/820/810/822, HTC 8X/8S handsets.
You will have brand new home screen, resizable Live Tiles (including the new smaller sized Live Tiles), Bing Wallpaper (Yes, you can set a Bing image of the day as the lock screen wallpaper), new boot screen, and a total of 20 additional theme colors. Nokia is also expected to add new features to the camera for Lumia 900. But, there is no firm report on that. The update will also include improved Lock Screen accidental wipe protection, improved stability, Improved security fixes and enhancements, Marketplace enhancements, and API enhancements.
Users can get the Windows Phone 7.8 update from the Microsoft Zune tool right away by connecting their Lumia phones to a Windows PC machine or through the Windows Phone app on Mac. It seems the carrier-locked Lumia handsets will have to wait a while longer to join the Windows Phone 7.8 club. We’ve also learned that the update.will be seeding through February. So do not panic, if the update notification hasn’t reached your handset yet. According to a leaked memo, the WP 7.8 upgrade should have begin hitting the AT&T Lumia 900 by now.