Windows Phone 7.8 coming to current WP devices, will bring in ‘some’ features of WP 8

We heard Microsoft announcing the Windows Phone 8 platform yesterday, however it made a small gesture that might make some of you cringe. The new platform won’t be available for current and older Windows Phone running devices.


WP 8 brings in a lot of new features which include software and hardware, so due to this reason, devices running on WP 7 or WP 7.5 will not go on to receive the newly announced update. However there is a surprise package, as the company has announced Windows Phone 7.8.

There isn’t a lot of information regarding WP 7.8, but we do know that Microsoft will be bringing in some of the features from WP 8 to your current WP 7 and WP 7.5 devices. One of the new features that you will definitely see is the new start screen with a lot more tiles than your standard two rows of tiles.

We are also hearing that the WP 7.8 update will be available soon, sooner that WP 8. We’ll keep you updated if Microsoft spills some more beans on WP 7.8. Fingers crossed !