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Will There More to the Windows Phone 7.8 Update Than the Start Screen?

July 1, 2012 5 Comments

Alot has been made about Windows Phone 8 and the inability for current devices to upgrade to it. Microsoft announced that that current devices like the Lumia 900 will receive the Windows Phone 7.8 update that comes with the look and feel of Windows Phone 8 (Start Screen).

The big question is if there is more coming with that update? We don’t know but Microsoft has been firm about sharing that only the start screen is coming with the update. However with the backlash it has gotten from the community and the update coming after the Windows Phone 8 launch. The topic is still very open to at least some more features sneaking in.

Now, Senior Product Manager and Windows Phone team member Larry Lieberman took some questions from the audience at a TechEd session. He was asked..

“Will Windows Phone 7.8 get new features as well that you can access as a developer? Maybe. We haven’t announced it yet.

He answered:

All we’ve announced is the new Start screen at this point. Sorry, nothing new to announce. You’re asking me stuff I can’t answer.”

It wasn’t a firm no and it leaves the doors open to more features sneaking into Windows Phone 7.8.

One can only hope…


Source: Channel 9 WMPU via wpcentral

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