Windows Phone 7.8 updates coming to Samsung Omnia W, Omnia M and AT&T’s Focus WP 7.5 handsets
Nokia isn’t the only company that’s updating its Windows Phone 7.5 devices to WP 7.8. Samsung will do it, too.
According to WindowsPhone Italy, Samsung has confirmed that its current WP 7.5 handset would all get Windows Phone 7.8. Not long ago, Microsoft said that WP 7.8 updates will be rolled out starting early 2013. So that’s when you should expect to get the new version of the OS on your Samsung-made WP 7.5 device.
Samsung has released five Windows Phone 7.5 handsets. Three of them are offered only in the US, and only via AT&T: Focus Flash i677, Focus S i937, and Focus 2 i667. The other two – Omnia W i8350 (pictured below) and Omnia M S7530 – are available internationally.
It remains to be seen which Samsung WP 7.5 handset will be updated first.
Meanwhile, Samsung has unveiled two smartphones that run Windows Phone 8 (which, of course, won’t come to its older devices): the high-end Ativ S, and the Ativ Odyssey. Currently, only the Ativ S can be purchased (in some European markets, as well as in Canada). The Ativ Odyssey should be released by Verizon Wireless in the US, but it’s not clear if it’s going to be available before the end of the year.
Via WM Power User