Windows Phone 7.8 already RTM’d, arriving in next few days: Report
Almost everybody who owns a smartphone running on Windows Phone 7.5 OS are indeed counting days to when the Windows Phone 7.8 upgrade that Microsoft has promised will arrive on their older smartphones.
And if the latest report flowing in Singapore is to be believed, then the Windows Phone 7.8 OS has already been released to manufacturing (RTM) earlier this week.
The news is coming in straight from a developer event held in Singapore which was focused on Windows Phone 8 development via WMPU and developers at the event were informed that the Windows Phone 7.8 upgrade is expected to release in a matter of just days to week.
The event was held by Microsoft and Nokia together but it is unclear if this upgrade will roll out only to Nokia Lumia smartphone in the mentioned time period or to smartphones of other OEMs too.
The source has also allegedly confirmed that IE10 will not be making way to the older devices with the Windows Phone 7.8 upgrade as the browser is said to be fully hardware accelerated.
The Windows Phone 7.8 upgrade is said to bring the new start screen which will arrive with three Live Tile sizes which users can customize. Just a couple of days back, a leaked slide mentioned that older devices will also get twenty themes which users will be able to use to customize their Windows Phone smartphones.
We also expect Microsoft to include feature to edit MP3 files and use it as a ringtone, while the Internet Explorer could arrive with security updates and fixes. Another leak earlier suggested that Rooms and Xbox Music feature could arrive with the upgrade.