T-Mobile’s Lumia 710 Won’t Receive Windows Phone 7.8

Nokia has already confirmed that the update won't land on this handset

A few days ago, Microsoft announced the official availability of the Windows Phone 7.8 OS upgrade to devices powered by Windows Phone 7.5, but it seems that some handsets will be left out of the update process.

Wireless carrier T-Mobile decided to leave the Nokia Lumia 710 smartphone on its network with the older software loaded on top, Nokia has reportedly confirmed.

A recent post on WPCentral notes that, responding to a user’s inquiry on the update, Nokia said that Magenta decided not to push the update to its customers.

However, it appears that T-Mobile is the only wireless carrier to have decided this, and that the update will actually be pushed to the smartphone in other markets around the world.

“In response to your concern, we understand that you want to confirm if the Windows Phone 7.8 will be available for Nokia Lumia 710 from T-Mobile. We are sorry to inform you that there are a small number of operators that have chosen not to offer the update to their users,” the company said.

“It is important to recognize that this decision was made solely by the operator and these include the T-Mobile network in the United States.”

This certainly comes as bad news for T-Mobile’s Nokia Lumia 710 customers, though alternative upgrade options are already available for them, it seems.

The software, which will bring the OS version 7.10.8858.136 to devices, has emerged online, and the guys over at XDA-Developers got a glimpse of the download links and posted them online.

Users who would like to go down this path to update their handsets should know that they will be the only ones held responsible in the event that the installation process fails and the smartphone is harmed in any way. You can learn more on the matter via this article on WPCentral.

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