List of Changes in NaviFirm Windows Phone 7.8 Update for Lumia Devices

The update has emerged for all Nokia Windows Phone 7.5 devices

By Ionut Arghire on December 13th, 2012 20:21 GMT

Today, Microsoft’s Windows Phone 7.8 operating system upgrade has emerged for Nokia’s Lumia smartphones and the full list of enhancements packed inside it is now available for your reading pleasure.

For starters, we should note that the platform upgrade was spotted for all of Nokia’s Windows Phone 7.5 Lumia smartphones, including Lumia 510, Lumia 610, Lumia 710, Lumia 800 and Lumia 900.

No official changelog for the update was made available, yet some of those who have already updated their devices have published some details on what they’ve observed to have been changed.

The already promised new homescreen from the Windows Phone 8 operating system was included in the update, with support for three Tiles dimensions.

The update also provides users with the possibility to set the Bing picture of the day as the background on their lockscreen.

Furthermore, it seems that Nokia has packed a new set of themes inside the update, and that users will also enjoy new wallpapers for the lockscreen.

The Games Tile was also updated, and there is also a series of enhancements for the Office application. The bootscreen was changed as well, in line with that of Windows Phone 8. Another interesting change is the option to set Google as the search engine for the browser.

At the same time, the update should include the features and enhancements that Nokia has already promised for the Lumia devices, such as camera lenses, an updated contacts transfer application, the Ringtone Maker, and cinemagraph.

As mentioned above, these improvements haven’t been officially confirmed yet, but plaffo claims that they are sure to be included in the release notes when Nokia formally announces them.

Those who would like to learn more on the Windows Phone 7.8 OS flavor first hand will be able to do so by following the steps in this guide. Just keep in mind that it might harm your device, and that it would be safer to wait for the official update to arrive.
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