Windows Phone 7.8 showcased on Nokia Lumia 900 [video]
Last week, Microsoft unveiled its Windows 8-based Surface tablet and also the Windows Phone 8 mobile operating system. The company announced that the existing users of handsets with Windows Phone 7 will not be able to upgrade to Windows Phone 8. However, they will be able to download the Windows Phone 7.8 update to be released shortly. The update will include some of the features of Windows Phone 8.
In a video released on the Windows Phone Blog, Microsoft official Ben Rudolph demonstrates the new Start Screen of an early build of Windows Phone 7.8 installed on the Nokia Lumia 900. According to Ben:
[quote]For me, the small-sized tile that made me contentedly sigh “finally…” is my Phone Tile. I don’t do that much talking on my phone and use it pretty much entirely for email, text, web, games and everything else, so it was a big relief to miniaturize it and get it out of the way. On the other hand, I’m pretty jacked to make things like email, messaging and music nice and big so I can see more of what’s going on at a glance.[/quote]
Windows Phone 7.8 has a bigger Start Screen that’s more customizable than the existing version of the OS. Microsoft has also started a new section on WindowsPhone.com, which covers the latest news related to Windows Phone 7.8.
Read the full story. (Via Windows Phone Blog).