Microsoft releases Windows Phone 7.8 changelog

Just a little while ago, Nokia announced the roll out of WP 7.8 update to their Nokia Lumia 610, 710, 800 and 900 smartphones. And today, Microsoft added the official patch notes for Windows Phone 7.8 on its Update History page, reflecting the new changes and improvements in the latest version of Windows Phone operating system.

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So, what’s new in Windows Phone 7.8? Let’s have a look:

Start. Provides resizable small, medium, and large Live Tiles so you can customize your Start experience in new ways.

  • Start. Provides resizable small, medium, and large Live Tiles so you can customize your Start experience in new ways.
  • Accent colors. Expands the number of available accent colors to 20.
  • Lock screen. Improves the lock screen experience with accidental wipe protection features and the Bing image of the day wallpaper.
  • Marketplace and Xbox. Expands Windows Phone Marketplace and Xbox support to new countries and regions.
  • Fonts. Enhances the Chinese font and improves the appearance of Arabic and other languages.
  • Other improvements. Includes many other improvements to Windows Phone.

There is another special thing that Microsoft mentioned in the post. They mentioned that the final version of the software is identified as 7.10.8858.136 but the official name of the product is Windows Phone 7.8. Both of this info can be found in About Phone section in WP 7.8

Windows Phone 7.8 is the official product name we use to describe this release. However, due to a quirk of software development, the actual OS version is identified as 7.10.8858.136

Are you a Lumia user? Have you received the update of WP 7.8 for your phone? Do let us know in the comments section below.

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