Windows Phone 7.8

Posted: October 19, 2012 in Uncategorized

Here are my predictions for what updates will be coming to Windows Phone 7.8, some are known, others are my educated guesses:

1. Windows Phone Start screen will take on new full screen mode and have the 3 tile sizes
2. Zune software will keep the Zune Name and branding
3. Windows 7.8 will still require the Zune desktop software for updates, syncing photos etc
4. Marketplace will be renamed to Windows Phone Store
5. Performance and stability updates

What will not be included in the update:

1. Xbox Music, Xbox Video services
2. New maps which integrate Nokia mapping software
3. Native Windows 8 synching
4. Ability to run apps written specifically for Windows Phone 8
5. New/updated Bluetooth stack

Microsoft needs to look to the future of Windows Phone – Windows Phone 8. They need to give the updated look and feel of the new Windows Phone to existing and loyal users, just like this months Xbox update refreshed the UI for existing Xbox consoles.

Windows 7.5 has all of the features of a modern operating and with the update from 7.5 to 7.8 it will receive the look and feel of the latest Windows version and not loose anything that made Windows Phone 7.5 great.

The above are my predictions and are not based on any insider knowledge, just the fact that Windows Phone 7.5 had already matured into a competitive and socially forward mobile operating system means that Microsoft doesn’t need to do too much to. Update/refresh Windows Phones.

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