It’s official: Windows Phone 7.8 coming to older devices in ‘early 2013’

If you one of those Windows Phone 7.5 who are waiting desperately for the Windows Phone 7.8 upgrade, we have some not so good news.


Microsoft took over to its official blog and decided to update millions of Windows Phone 7.5 users on the features that the upgrade will bring in and when we could expect the roll-out of it.

Microsoft has now officially confirmed that the Windows Phone 7.8 upgrade will roll-out to older devices only in ‘early 2013’. This is definitely a heartbreaker to the many Windows Phone 7.5 users who were promised an upgrade back in June and still do not have a definite timeframe for the upgrade.
The ‘early 2013’ could be anything from January first week to the last week of March and it is really disappointing that Microsoft is taking a much longer time to upgrade the early adopters of the Windows Phone 7.5 OS with a minor update.
The Redmond based company also confirmed that the features that the upgrade will bring in and which we have all heard about and even seen in video, which includes, the new Start Screen with resizable live tiles, 20 colour accents and ability to apply Bing Wallpaper to the Lockscreen.
We definitely wished if Microsoft could share more on the OS but that is all that the company has for us as of now. Oh and the company has also said that new models running Windows Phone 7.8 will be launching in the coming weeks will be typically be sold at a range of lower price points.
So if you own a Windows Phone 7.5 OS running smartphone ‘early 2013’ is the new target. Disappointed?