The Windows Phone 7.8 party picked up steam earlier this week when Nokia announced that it was rolling out updates for its Lumia 610, 710, 800 and 900 smartphones. Other vendors soon followed.
All that was left was the official announcement from Redmond, and now Microsoft has added in the official patch notes for Windows Phone 7.8 on its Update History page.
The actual version number for the update is 7.10.8858.136 (whoa!) but Windows Phone 7.8 will do perfectly fine as Microsoft refers to it for short. Here are the patch notes, and what has changed:
This is pretty much in line with quite what we covered here in the news story yesterday about Nokia and its Windows Phone 7.8 rollout.
Now the update is being put in place on a number of wireless carriers, and it should appear on all eligible smartphones in due time (quite possibly all through February). Save for some newer models like Nokia latest Lumia 510, which is already set to have Windows Phone 7.8 right out of the box.
Just make sure to have the “notifications” option enabled on your device.
And speaking of eligible devices, Samsung has also confirmed that all of its Windows Phone 7 smartphones will also get the Windows Phone 7.8 upgrade. Good news all around!