Windows Phone 7.8 rollout may have been halted to fix Live Tile issues
If you’re a Vodafone customer in Germany and have a smartphone running Windows Phone 7.5, you’re probably wondering why it hasn’t been updated to Windows Phone 7.8 yet. The answer, at least according to Vodafone’s forum team, is that it hasn’t happened because Microsoft decided to halt this rollout.
The update was initially supposed to arrive in the first week of February, but hasn’t. At least not for the majority of people (since it was going out in stages, it may have reached some, confusingly).
Vodafone hasn’t given a reason for the delay, nor a new release time frame. Arguably that’s up to Microsoft, if that company is indeed to blame for this misstep. Of course, the Vodafone rep speaking on that forum could be mistaken.
Or maybe Microsoft is actually working on fixing the bugs in its 7.8 release, the worst of which has to do with Live Tile functionality. Apparently Live Tiles are randomly not updating correctly or ‘bugging out’ with insanely huge amounts of data being used, thus draining the battery pretty quickly too (aside from possibly incurring big data overage fees).
Let’s all hope for a bug-free (or nearly so) WP 7.8 re-release in the very near future.