Nokia Lumia 510 now shipped with Windows Phone 7.8? Lumia 800 gets its WP 7.8 update

The Nokia Lumia 510 was announced with Windows Phone 7.5 on board, and even launched running that version of the OS in China. But now it looks like the handset is being shipped with Windows Phone 7.8.

According to BGR, the Lumia 510 runs WP 7.8 out of the box in India. Most probably, this will happen in all the other markets where Nokia releases the device from now on. Sure enough, we’ve already seen the 510 running Windows Phone 7.8, but not in an official manner.

Like the Lumia 505 introduced in Mexico last week, the Lumia 510 is an affordable smartphone. Its features include a 4 inch WVGA display, HSDPA, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, 5MP rear camera, 800MHz processor, 256MB of RAM, 4GB of internal memory, and 7GB of storage space on SkyDrive.

In other Nokia news, the company has started updating the old Lumia 800 (launched in late 2011) to Windows phone 7.8. Reportedly, the update is now live in the Netherlands. It might be available in other markets, too – to check that, just connect your Lumia 800 to Zune.

More WP 7.x handsets (not just from Nokia) will get Windows Phone 7.8 starting early next year. None of them will taste Windows Phone 8, but at least WP 7.8 includes some WP8 features – like lock screen enhancements, resizable Live Tiles, and new Start screen.

Author: Florin

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