Nokia Will Launch Windows Phone 7.8 in Europe
Nokia promised late last year that Windows Phone 7.8 will begin to arrive in early 2013, and it certainly seems that they will fulfill their promise, as some official agencies in the Old Nokia confirmed today that during January this month Windows Phone 7.8 would be available in Europe.
Some phones such as the Nokia Lumia 900 and 800 will receive the update, which so far had only Windows Phone 7.5, the update is a version that is short compared to Windows Phone 8 but likewise brings some of its wonders as the possibility to modify the size of the live tiles. It will give support for Xbox Music and Xbox SmartGlass, plus the ability to create groups with our contacts to send messages.
Nokia offices in Spain and in Italy have confirmed the arrival of Windows Phone 7.8 in Europe this month. Although, they have not announced a specific day, we can confidently expect that the new phones will receive this update.
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Because the timing of the announcement of Windows Phone 7.8 was a little too late, it caused many Lumias users of the previous generation felt a little indignant to learn that their phones under a year of age will not receive this update. Windows Phone 7.8 will certainly be a popular phone to own since many users even leaked how to install it before its official release.
Lumia finally surpasses Symbian
Nokia has to celebrate because they have finally announced the wonderful news that Lumia handset sales have reached 4.4 million units in Q4 2012 worldwide. These sales are representing a 65% quarterly growth and even have doubled sales of Symbian, which is fascinating and represents Lumia growth as a brand to levels never seen before.
It is a great year for the Nokia giant that wants to stand among the leading companies in the global market for smartphones, and it goes hand in hand with Microsoft and its mobile operating system.