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Windows Phone 7.8 update still on the horizon

When Windows Phone 8 was first teased earlier in the year it was revealed that existing Windows Phone devices will not be updated to WP8, but instead Windows Phone 7.8. We have not heard much about the watered down Windows Phone 8 experience of late. Matter of fact, it was not mentioned in the full unveiling of Windows Phone 8 the other day.

The latest rumours are suggesting that WP7.8 will start to roll out to existing devices after devices have launched with WP8 and WP7.8 on-board in the coming weeks. So it could be at least a month before the update starts to arrive on existing devices through Zune.

Windows Phone 7.8 will bring the new customisable Live Tiles to the homescreen. Other rumoured features include the new Xbox Music Store and SmartGlass, as well as the Rooms feature.

KitGuru says: While Windows Phone 7.8 will not bring Windows Phone 8 to existing devices, it will likely please users until their next smartphone upgrade.

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