1. HeyCori's Avatar
    Microsoft confirms Windows Phone 7.8 to have more than just the new Start screen - Neowin

    Today at Tech Ed in New Zealand, Microsoft confirmed that Windows Phone 7.8, the soon to be announced update to existing Windows Phone handsets, will be including more than just the new Windows Phone 8 Start screen, and that it will indeed include new features.

    Obviously, Microsoft wouldn't say what those features are, but it's great to know the platform will get more than just the bare minimum. They did say that past Windows Phone 7.8, the OEM's are going to provide their own updates that enhance the experience even further, and that the platform won't be abandoned entirely.

    More news on the update is expected to come in the next month or so, as Windows Phone 8 is released to the public.
    Big Supes likes this.
    09-06-2012 08:34 PM
  2. blehblehbleh's Avatar
    Well, what do ya know, 33,000 votes really does put a message out there.
    09-06-2012 08:35 PM
  3. cckgz4's Avatar
    I really can't wait and if this does prove to be true, I am making an I told you so topic
    09-06-2012 11:05 PM
  4. 12Danny123's Avatar
    Go nz!!!!
    09-07-2012 12:00 AM
  5. MrSean490's Avatar
    Well, here's hoping. Maybe it will be enough to make me stay with WP longer.
    09-07-2012 01:05 AM
  6. Retro_uk's Avatar
    On a slightly separate note, I'm pleased Nokia mentioned that a lot of the photo stuff they were showing off would also get versions for existing phones. I was worried I would be getting completely left behind, but it seems not :)
    09-07-2012 01:31 AM
  7. eric12341's Avatar
    I knew it all along
    09-07-2012 02:10 PM
  8. Old_Cus's Avatar
    I'm still withholding judgement until it's released. I love my L900 with tango as it is so anything additional is just icing on the cake but I have this feeling I can't shake that 7.8 was an afterthought.

    Time will tell.
    GoodThings2Life likes this.
    09-07-2012 03:13 PM
  9. mkr10001's Avatar
    Am i the only one who saw this coming...?

    Was it not a complete no brainer that we would get more than just the new start screen!??!
    09-07-2012 04:48 PM
  10. blehblehbleh's Avatar
    Well, to be fair you have to ask, was it always going to happen or did it happen because 33,000 people voted on the uservoice website?
    GoodThings2Life and Old_Cus like this.
    09-07-2012 05:04 PM
  11. GoodThings2Life's Avatar
    I call shenanigans... if Neowin's assumption is the slide they posted, then there's not even grounds for the idea. I am really not expecting much, although I reserve the right to proudly be wrong.

    Actually, they did say on Wednesday that the Lumia 900 would get Lenses functionality, so it's not entirely hard to fathom some other features.
    09-07-2012 05:28 PM
  12. Big Supes's Avatar
    Said this from the start. Here's hoping for our second gen 7.5 peeps it's true. :)
    09-07-2012 05:37 PM
  13. mkr10001's Avatar
    Well, to be fair you have to ask, was it always going to happen or did it happen because 33,000 people voted on the uservoice website?
    Was always going to happen. Obviously we won't get alllllllll the new features and we probably won't get as many as we should or could have BUT anyone who thought all we were getting was JUST the new start screen is silly
    09-07-2012 05:44 PM
  14. blehblehbleh's Avatar
    Was always going to happen. Obviously we won't get alllllllll the new features and we probably won't get as many as we should or could have BUT anyone who thought all we were getting was JUST the new start screen is silly
    I don't know, I think it's a toss up unless we know when the decision was made.
    09-07-2012 06:01 PM
  15. adityadhunna's Avatar
    Microsoft confirms Windows Phone 7.8 to have more than just the new Start screen - Neowin

    Today at Tech Ed in New Zealand, Microsoft confirmed that Windows Phone 7.8, the soon to be announced update to existing Windows Phone handsets, will be including more than just the new Windows Phone 8 Start screen, and that it will indeed include new features.

    Obviously, Microsoft wouldn't say what those features are, but it's great to know the platform will get more than just the bare minimum. They did say that past Windows Phone 7.8, the OEM's are going to provide their own updates that enhance the experience even further, and that the platform won't be abandoned entirely.

    More news on the update is expected to come in the next month or so, as Windows Phone 8 is released to the public.
    what is the source of this information?
    can you cite the sources?

    Also a member of the Windows Phone team has posted on their User Voice page asking for suggestions for exactly which features WP 7.5 users want on Windows Phone 8.
    for more information..go here http://forums.windowscentral.com/os-...ion/197036.htm
    09-09-2012 12:43 AM
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