Look, we know there's a lot of excitement from Windows Phone fans about the upcoming 7.8 update and just what it might include, but we are confident that the image above and video at the source link are baloney.
A user over at the WindowsMania.pl forums has uploaded photos of a Nokia Lumia 800 seemingly running Windows Phone 7.8 well before any kind of official release. However if you look closely at the image, you may notice that there is text under some of the small tiles on the Start screen which should not be there according to official images we have seen. There is also one big giveaway that this is most likely a custom ROM, which is the presence of the Bazaar homebrew marketplace on the main screen. plus there is also a poorly made Zune tile in the top-right corner which screams fake.
So what's with the video? Well it never shows the actual phone running the software, but instead a direct video feed. Therefore it's safe to assume the prankster either used the Windows Phone 8 emulator found in the leaked SDK to make the video, or they used the new video-out homebrew functionality.
You can watch it if you'd like at the source link (sorry, no embedding available), but honestly we don't even know what all of this is supposed to accomplish. With no new feature revelations, we are simply looking at the Start screen — which we already know is coming to existing phones. Get more creative, pranksters!
Via: MonWindowsPhone (Translated)
Source: WindowsMania.pl (Translated), YouTube