Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Posted by Saad Hashmi at 11:33 AM —
All of the evidence pointed towards today and we're happy to report the rumors were true. Today, Nokia has announced the official Windows Phone 7.8 update roll out for its Lumia family of devices.
Yes, it would appear Nokia is first out of the gate with its 7.8 software update and the good news is that it's not just reserved for the United States. Beginning today through the next few weeks of February, Nokia is rolling out the 7.8 update to unlocked handsets and through the carrier-approved channels to their entire device range: the Lumia 510, 610, 710, 800 and 900. However, when you are to receive the software update is going to depend on your carrier.
Now let's get to the good stuff — what's included in Windows Phone 7.8 for your Lumia? On the OS side of things Microsoft has added the all-new Start screen, Bing Picture of the Day wallpaper, improved lock screen security and device wipe prevention, and support for more regions and added language packs. On the Nokia side of things, Lumia devices will finally feature full-fledged Bluetooth sharing, Internet Sharing, and more.
The video above offers a quick overview of the new 7.8 features. Lumia users must update by using the Zune desktop software on Windows or through the Windows Phone app (which can be downloaded from the Mac App Store). Zune users can navigate to Settings > Phone > Update to pull the software update to their device while it is connected via USB. If you need more guidance, Nokia has also uploaded a helpful series of videos detailing exactly how to update through Zune or Mac.
Returning back to the availability issue, Nokia says the roll out will be gradual over the next few weeks. However if you have not received the update in the next three weeks, Nokia recommends contacting your operator about it.
So, any luck so far?
Source: Nokia Conversations