Windows Phone 7.8 Update Officially Dated For Early 2013

Following on from the recent news and rumours of the long awaited Windows Phone 7.8 update for Windows Phone 7 handset’s, Microsoft has made a statement – finally!

Kicking straight off with the bad news, Microsoft has announced that the Windows Phone 7.8 update will be rolled out in 2013, so it’s not about to appear on your handset any day soon – you can stop checking now!

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“We know you’re eager to get the Windows Phone 7.8 update, and we want you to know that we’re working closely with our hardware and carrier partners to get it tested, approved, and rolled out to as many devices as possible in early 2013.”

In the statement released today, it has also been confirmed that not only will Windows Phone 7.8 bring the new Start Screen with resizable Live Tiles, but it will double the number of theme and accent colours to twenty with additional new lock screen features.

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The option to automatically display the Bing Picture of the Day plus the ‘A1B2C3’ PIN/password challenge to prevent accidental device wipes on phones connected to Exchange accounts.

And there are new apps coming for Windows Phone 7.5 and 7.8 customers. The hugely popular Words with Friends and Draw Something are already available, while Angry Birds Space and Angry Birds Star Wars are on the way.

So will the wait be worth it, or are you thinking of changing your handset for a Windows Phone 8 already?

When the Windows Phone 7.8 update starts to roll out – we’ll be sure to keep you updated. Follow us on Twitter or Facebook to get updates automatically on your social networks.

Via: Windows