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Windows Phone 7.8

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    Doctor Who

    I've learned that Microsoft is going to be releasing an update to current Windows Phones, to version 7.8.  So, I've got 2 question.  I've got an HTC Trophy; will version 7.8 be coming out for the Trophy?

    Second question; when's this love coming?

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    Proton2

    If your HTC Trophy is running 7.5, it probably will be updateable to 7.8.

    I am expecting the 7.8 update to be generally available around the time that Windows Phone 8 comes out. With the caveat that your carrier mileage may vary.

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    Blue Ink

    , Proton2 wrote

    [...] With the caveat that your carrier mileage may vary.

    Not necessarily. According to Paul Thurrot the update should be delivered directly by Microsoft. Fingers crossed.

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    magicalclick

    I am guessing it is coming out around the time WP8 comes out? I do want to get it early though, because I can update it, play around, and get the new phone. Mine is 1st gen, so it is just in time to renew my contract. I am not sure if 1st gen can upgrade either, I hope it is.

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    kettch

    , magicalclick wrote

    I am guessing it is coming out around the time WP8 comes out? I do want to get it early though, because I can update it, play around, and get the new phone. Mine is 1st gen, so it is just in time to renew my contract. I am not sure if 1st gen can upgrade either, I hope it is.

     

    It looks like every WP7.x device will get upgraded to 7.8. I don't think you have anything to worry about.

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    VBCoder

    Hope so kettch. Keeping our fingers crossed

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    magicalclick

    @kettch:

    I hope so. Not that I needed it, I just want to have a cooler backup phone.

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    kettch

    @VBCoderMadmagicalclick:

    I don't think there's anything to worry about. They seemed pretty clear that every device that's currently runner 7.5 will get 7.8.

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    Doctor Who

    , Proton2 wrote

    If your HTC Trophy is running 7.5, it probably will be updateable to 7.8.

    I am expecting the 7.8 update to be generally available around the time that Windows Phone 8 comes out. With the caveat that your carrier mileage may vary.

    When Windows Phone 8 comes out?  When's that likely to happen?

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    Proton2

    "Around" the time of the Windows 8 release. If its true that this update can bypass the carriers, I don't know if that complicates the time line or makes it easier Expressionless

    I hope as a registered software developer for the phone, that I see the update before general availability.

    There are various speculations about when Windows 8 will be out. October is my best guess. (I think there are still bugs to work out).

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    Harlequin

    If only we had a large conference of some type in the fall to encapsulate all these releases and technologies *sigh*

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    JoshRoss

    @Harlequin: Did the MIX conference replacement happen yet?

    -Josh

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    Harlequin

    @JoshRoss:No. I think at this point, developers and designers alike are getting the cold shoulder from Microsoft.

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    musicmanpr

    When do you think Windows Phone 8 going to be available for GA? Can I get the 7.8 update if I has a Windows Phone developer account?

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    spivonious

    I've been waiting for 7.8 since they announced it. I still don't have the update that fixes the disappearing keyboard bug. I'm glad MS decided to deliver 7.8 directly to the phones this time.

    As far as a date, I'd imagine it will coincide with Windows Phone 8, so October 29th?

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