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Nokia begins rolling out Windows Phone 7.8 update to its Lumia WP 7.5 devices
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Nokia begins rolling out Windows Phone 7.8 update to its Lumia WP 7.5 devices

Are you owning one of Nokia Lumia 510, 610, 710, 800 and 900 running on Windows phone 7.5 OS? Good news. Starting today, Nokia would be rolling out Windows Phone 7.8 to all these devices bringing host of new features and software improvements.


New Features in Windows Phone 7.8 for Lumia

So wondering what the new updates mean to your phone and your windows experience? Let me run through the new features quickly.

Re-sizable tiles 

Foremost of the update is that, WP 7.8 allows you to re-size the windows tiles to small, medium and large. So you can customize your home screen tiles.

Wi-Fi teethering

Wit this now your device can be turned into a Wi-Fi hotspot allowing you to share your mobile Internet connection over Wi-Fi with up to five other devices or computers.

Bluetooth sharing 

Finally the option most of the windows 7.5 device owners wanted. Now you can share you can send files to other devices through the ease of Bluetooth.


Simply turn the phone face down and all your incoming calls and alerts will be muted. Might come handy during meetings right?

Camera Extras

Nokia’s camera app gets further added features. So you get Smart Group shot, Action Shot, Self-timer and Panorama mode. Clicking photos with Smart Group shot mode, takes five shots in one click and allows you to choose the ‘best face’ shot for each person in the photo. While the Action shot mode is nothing but burst shot clicking multiple pics continuously to capture action and movements.

Contact share app 

lets you share and receive Business Cards by SMS

Nokia City lens

Nokia’s location-based augmented reality application. Using the phone’s camera viewfinder, Nokia City Lens provides an augmented reality overlay view of buildings and instantly highlights places of interest.

Also WP 7.8 updates gives improved pocket and child lock screen security option for your Lumia device.

So now you would agree that it’s an important update right? So if you are having a Lumia device running on WP 7.5

Go to Settings > Phone Update > “Notify me when new updates are found”.

When you get the notification, connect your phone to your computer via Zune for PC, or the Windows Phone app for Mac and get, set update.

0 31 January, 2013 News January 31, 2013

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