AT&T’s Nokia Lumia 900 finally gets updated to Windows Phone 7.8
Only around three months after the update to Windows Phone 7.8 was first sent out, AT&T’s Nokia Lumia 900 can now take advantage of this version of Microsoft’s mobile operating system. The rollout of WP 7.8 was subsequently suspended after the late January launch, but the bugs that were the culprits have been fixed many weeks ago. Still, AT&T probably had to test and re-test this update to make sure it’s fine, so that’s what probably resulted in such a long time passing without the Lumia 900 seeing any 7.8 action.
Things have changed, though, and the update should already be available via the Zune desktop software. Nokia’s US arm has confirmed this much on Twitter.
Windows Phone 7.8 is basically the consolation prize for the devices that are never going to get Windows Phone 8 or any version newer than that. The 7.8 update comes with a new, wider home screen with expandable tiles, new theme colors, and some lock screen improvements (including Bing photo of the day as wallpaper). This update also incorporates the bug fixing that was necessary to alleviate issues with Live Tiles, such as them not updating. All the details are listed by Nokia here.