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Microsoft to drop Windows Phone 8 support in July 2014

By on March 18, 2013 at 6:54 PM.

Microsoft to drop Windows Phone 8 support in July 2014

Microsoft (MSFT) has revealed support timelines for the current versions of its Windows Phone mobile operating system. The company will issue security updates to Windows Phone 7.8 and Windows Phone 8 for 18 months following each of the platforms’ launches. Windows Phone 8 support will therefore end on July 8th, 2014, while support for Windows 7.8 will run until September 9th, 2014. Microsoft notes that while it will issue fixes, “distribution of the updates may be controlled by the mobile operator or the phone manufacturer from which you purchased your phone.” It also revealed that updates will vary based upon “country, region, and hardware capabilities.”

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Windows Phone 7.8 Release Date

Microsoft confirms Windows Phone 7.8 update due in early 2013

By on November 28, 2012 at 4:10 PM.

Microsoft confirms Windows Phone 7.8 update due in early 2013

Waiting on Windows Phone 7.8? Microsoft (MSFT) announced Wednesday on its Windows Phone Blog that the update that’ll give Windows Phone 7.5 users Windows Phone 8′s Start screen with re-sizable tile icons won’t arrive until “early 2013.” Other underwhelming features include 20 new theme and accent colors, a new lock screen features that can display the Bing Picture of the Day and ” ‘A1B2C3’ PIN/password challenge to prevent accidental device wipes on phones connected to Exchange accounts.” If that doesn’t excite you, perhaps the upcoming addition of Angry Birds Space and Angry Birds Star Wars will? Or maybe not, seeing as how the latter will be over two months late, after everyone’s played it on iOS and Android. More →

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Windows Phone 7.8 Leak

Windows Phone 7.8 details leaked in internal Nokia documents

By on November 15, 2012 at 6:35 PM.

Windows Phone 7.8 details leaked in internal Nokia documents

Good news for Windows Phone 7 users burned by the fact that their smartphones can’t be updated to Windows Phone 8. An alleged Nokia (NOK) document leak from Winp.cn reveals some new features for what to expect in Windows Phone 7.8 – an update that gives Windows Phone 7 devices a half-baked Windows Phone 8 experience. More →

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Microsoft shows off Windows Phone 7.8 new start screen [video]

By on June 26, 2012 at 1:10 PM.

Microsoft shows off Windows Phone 7.8 new start screen [video]

Microsoft Windows Phone 7.8 Start Screen Video

Even though it will be impossible to update any existing Windows Phone device to the upcoming version of the company’s mobile operating system, Microsoft will be offering select smartphones an update to Windows Phone 7.8 this fall. The update will bring a new start screen to the platform, allowing users to resize tiles and make them larger or smaller. Ben Rudolph, Microsoft’s evangelist, also mentions that there are new apps coming to the platform, including Audible, Words with Friends and Draw Something. Microsoft’s hands-on video follows below. More →

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