Friday 8 March 2013

Microsoft 'pause' the Windows Phone 7.8 roll out!

   There are quite a lot of people out there who picked up one of the first Windows Phones. To be fair there were a few good devices in the initial batch of phones, there was the Dell Venue Pro and the HTC 7 Pro for the keyboard lovers, the HTC HD7 for those who wanted something a bit bigger in the screen stakes and then there were devices like the HTC Mozart, Trophy, Surround and later the Radar, as well as phones from Acer, LG, ZTE and Samsung. The big story was that all of these were eventually joined by the Lumia 800 and the Lumia 900 from Nokia.

   As you can see there's a fair few Windows Phone 7 devices out there and we would happily bet that there's a relatively large amount of people still using them too! This is the reason why Microsoft pledged to offer the Windows Phone 7.8 update to these sorts of owners when they revealed Windows Phone 8 couldn't run on this first crop of hardware.

   Some of you may have noticed we haven't heard too much on the update lately, the last thing that we heard was that there were issues with the sound after the updae was installed on Lumia devices and there's also been issues with LiveTiles freezing.

   Today Nokia have confirmed that Microsoft has 'paused' the Windows Phone 7.8 roll out through a comment to CNet and through their Russia Twitter account! So we know Microsoft know about and we know that they're trying to fix it, so hopefully you'll get your update soon!
Via CNet.


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