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Windows Phone 7.8 begins rolling out to Nokia Lumia smartphones

Nokia begins rolling out Windows Phone 7.8 update to Lumia phones

By Charles Gantt on Jan 31, 2013 at 01:23 pm CST - 0 mins, 54 secs reading time

The much anticipated Windows Phone 7.8 update has begun to rollout to Lumia handsets, says Nokia. So far the update has been confirmed for the Lumia 510, 610, 710, 800 and 900, with Windows Phone 7.8 arriving over the coming weeks on all the handsets.

Windows Phone 7.8 begins rolling out to Nokia Lumia smartphones |

"The Windows Phone 7.8 rollout started last night in the UK, so people started getting notifications from operators; it's a phased rollout throughout February, but should be finished by the end of the month", said Nokia in an Interview. Unfortunately, updating your Lumia is not as simple as it sounds. Users must connect the phone to a PC and use the Zune desktop software to push the update to the phone.

Nokia's Windows Phone 8 devices will also see an update to Windows Phone 8 Portico. The Windows Phone 8 update offers up a number of enhancements such as improvements to the messaging system, the ability to send text replies when you can't take an incoming call, tweaks to the IE browser, improved Wi-Fi connectivity and plenty of others. Unlike the Windows Phone 7.8 update, Lumia 820 and 920 owners get the luxury of an Over-the-Air update.

Last updated: Nov 30, -0001 at 12:00 am CST

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A web developer by day, Charles comes to TweakTown after a short break from the Tech Journalism world. Formerly the Editor in Chief at TheBestCaseScenario, he now writes Maker and DIY content. Charles is a self proclaimed Maker of Things and is a major supporter of the Maker movement. In his free time, Charles likes to build just about anything, with past projects ranging from custom PC cooling control systems to 3D printers. Other expensive addictions include Photography, Astronomy and Home Automation.


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