To our surprise, the over the air update for Windows Phone 7.8 is not likely to reach your Windows Phone 7.5 before Christmas. Microsoft’s blog promises that Windows Phone 7.8 will be coming as soon as early 2013 while Microsoft promises that the update won’t only improve live tiles size, customization and colours but also app support.
Many people feel bummed that most developers are only going to be invested in Windows Phone 8 apps but I believe that apps will still be made for Windows Phone 7.8. Why? Microsoft and its hardware partners, namely Huawei, HTC, Samsung and Nokia, will still be making new low-mid priced Windows smartphones and since they will be running a single core and lower screen resolutions, they will still be running on Windows Phone 7.5 and Windows Phone 7.8 due to the lower spec requirements. Smartphones like the Lumia 710 are becoming popular in countries like India and China because Nokia and Microsoft are offering powerful smartphones at an affordable price.
Popular apps like Angry Birds Space, Draw Something and Words with Friends are on its way! Don’t lose hope on your Lumia 710, 800 or 900 just yet. In my heart, the cyan Nokia Lumia 800 is still one of the most beautiful handsets on the market.