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WP 7.8 - It's here and how to get it

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    Proton2

    It can take several seconds (12 seconds on a test just now) to bring up, return to, the start / home screen, on my Surround device running this update.

    After closing all tabs in ie, it comes up in a half second or so. I have about 100 tiles on my home screen. Perhaps Microsoft is fixing bugs before pushing this update out any further.

    I personally like the update that I have.

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    Typhoon87

    Wow 12 seconds is quite a bit of time.

     

    I still think that this rollout has been handled poorly. MS did not really announce the rollout started, they have not been specific on which carriers/devices are getting the update nor have they provided status updates. Most of the carriers are just as bad. Calling Carrier support and HTC support have yielded nothing. This is a huge fail of the platform. I still do not even have the dissapearing keyboard firmware update that was released last January. Carrier intervention with updates blows. MS stopped thier gird and the blogs about who/when/where long ago. Feels like customer gets screwed again.

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    Proton2

    There is an update to this update, I am about to update my 7.8 . Will report when I have tested it out for a while.

     

    update: The lag problems seem to have been fixed with this latest update today.

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    spivonious

    Is this update from Microsoft or the carriers? I only ask because I have a first-gen WP7 (LG Quantum) and haven't gotten an update since Mango. The disappearing keyboard bug is very annoying.

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    Proton2

    Yesterdays update was unsolicited by me this time. I received a notification pop up. Last time I used "the trick". Also, I appear to have to still close tabs in i.e. Ooccasionally to prevent degradation  for bringing up the home screen.

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    Typhoon87

    Even though they have started to push the update again I stll do not have the new fixed version of the update.

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    spivonious

    Can those of you who have received the update post your phone models? I'm curious if this is only going out to Mango phones.

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    Typhoon87

    I have an HTC Surround ATT Wireless USA. No update

     

    It appears from this page http://www.telusmobility.com/en/ON/Software-Updates/windows-7-updates-main.shtml that the canadian carrier Telus is relasing this update for the Surround. Why cant American Carriers have a page like this of upcoming updates.

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    ZippyV

    @jinx101: Yup, same here (HTC Radar).

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    kettch

    @ZippyV: The bastards are very close do to doing what I'm sure they intended to do all along. They've made me wait so long for 7.8 that I'm going to be eligible for an upgrade by the time (if) it ever is rolled out.

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    spivonious

    Still no update here either for my LG Quantum. If the only update is the new start screen tile sizes, it's not that big of a deal. I just want the disappearing keyboard bug fix.

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