Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 1st Feb 2013 18:25 UTC
Windows A few days ago, Microsoft released the long-awaited Windows Phone 7.8 update for all those users who will be stuck on Windows Phone 7 forever because there's no upgrade path to Windows Phone 8 other than buying a new phone. Now that it's here, what, exactly, does WP7.8 to the table?
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by MOS6510 on Tue 5th Feb 2013 13:28 UTC
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I finally managed to get the 7.8 update using the "disconnect" trick.

So it's a few extra colors, most I don't like, Bing wallpaper of the day and resizable tiles on the home screen.

The version bump from 7.5 to 7.8 seems to be more a political/marketing move than what us IT people would expect. This is nothing that would have taken months to create.

I'm happy with the ability to use smaller tiles on the home screen, but I'm unhappy that from the moment WP 8 arrived a constant stream of new 'n' improved apps started, all of which don't work in 7.8.

If WP has a future it's version 8, not 7.x.

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