Smartphone users of Windows Phone 7.5 have been waiting – with some frustration -for the Windows Phone 7.8 update to arrive for some time. So it was good news to hear from Windows Phone Colombia today that the Windows Phone 7.8 update will arrive beginning January 31- a scant week away.
The caveat here is that this is when the rollout will begin. The Facebook post says the rollout will continue through the first quarter, so it would be weeks before all users receive the updates. In addition, no formal announcement has come from Microsoft yet, so this has to remain firmly in the “strong rumor” camp for now.
As is typical, AT&T and T-Mobile are expected to to roll the update out as soon as they get it, while Verizon has the reputation of delaying their updates. The new Windows 7.8 update will bring features that help to harmonize it with Windows Phone 8. The features include;
Do you you use Windows 7.5 and will you be updating?