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An Asus executive revealed to WSJ that the copmany is “in talks” with Microsoft to license Windows Phone 8. Talk is always just talk, but we all know that WP8 is in need of new partners and it’s interesting what Asus might do with the OS, we might even see Asus PadFone running Windows Phone 8. VP Benson Lin also commented the situation by saying the following:
“With our Padfone concept, the phone plus tablet, I think it makes sense for Windows 8,” Mr. Lin said. “There is no target timeline…but we are interested in making Windows phones.”
It’s still unclear how it could work. The Android-based Asus PadFone employees the exact same Android version whether it’s in tablet or in phone mode, but there’s no version of Windows currently that allows that sort of flexibility. There’s no launch date or anything else information out yet, but it’s pretty great news that we might see Asus Padfone running Windows Phone OS.
Microsoft has finally confirmed Windows Phone 7.8 update schedule. Windows Phone 7.8 update will arrive in Q1 2013. The information was given in official Windows Phone blog today. Microsoft also told that they are now working with multiple hardware manufacturers and carriers in order to deploy Windows Phone 7.8 to “as many devices as possible”. This might be a little bummer for Windows Phone 7.5 users, as there’s been lot of talk that the update would hit device much earlier. But that said now it’s better to know that the update is truly coming, and there’s some kind of launch schedule out there now, than to be out there without any information.
Source: Official Windows Phone blog
Do you have Windows Phone 8 smartphone, and you’re tired of random reboots? There’s very good news for you. Today AllThingsD reported that Microsoft has located the cause of restarts and are now working to fix it. Microsoft is going to release OTA update in December, and that update will fix the reboot issue. Microsoft is pretty coy about what’s causing devices to reboot. We’ll have to wait and see can Microsoft release a working OTA update, that would really fix the random reboot issue.
Microsoft’s next update to Windows Phone 8 is called Apollo+, and it will be released early next year. It’s not going to be major update, but it will push fixes and features. It’s now believed that Microsoft will finally include VPN support in this update, VPN is feature that allows corporate users to connect work systems. There’s also Wi-Fi update included, which allows users to have connections always on. Some audio improvements is said also to be in this new update. This update is also going to be first OTA (over the air) update, so no need for plug your Windows Phone into computer anymore. Microsoft is going to detail Apollo+ in Mobile World Congress in February.
MS is going to roll out update for WP8 which is called Apollo+ in Q1 2013…
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Source: The Verge
UPDATE: TechCrunch contacted microsoft’s spokesperson who told that there’s no formal launch date set yet, but more details will arrive soon.
A Nokia spokesman could not shed any light on the timing of the 7.8 release, noting that the “update calendar” is set by Microsoft.
Microsoft is rumored to launch Windows Phone 7.8 in Wednesday, according to sources near the subject. There’s not so much details in the report about the Windows Phone 7.8, except those what is already known, it will offer new start screen(similar as in WP8). Also ability to keep Wi-Fi open on Nokia devices in suspend mode. There’s also now rumors of ability to send files via Bluetooth File Transfer.
Nokia started to sell Lumia 510 in Philippines recently, and now there’s a video of Lumia 510 running Windows Phone 7.8, all new features included.
The build number of Windows Phone 7.8 is now leaked too. Windows Phone 7.8 build number will be 7.10.8858.136. Current Windows Phone 7.5 build is 7.10.8779, it seems to be significant build jump.
You can check the video of Windows Phone 7.8 demoed on Lumia 510 from below.
Windows 8 is already out there, but there haven’t been any good indicators when Microsoft is launching Windows Phone 7.8. Except now, according to Microsoft’s Greater China Vice President, Windows Phone 7.8 launch will be hitting Chinese market in coming weeks. Still, coming weeks could mean almost anything in tech world, although rumors are suggesting that Windows Phone 7.8 is coming in early next month. We’ll just have to sit tight and wait for now. I will keep you up to date on this one.
Micrsoft CEO Steve Ballmer told that Windows Phone is still relatively small, but it will “ramp quickly”. Ballmer also told in Windows 8 launch event in Israel that, as they are now working with HTC, Nokia, Samsung and others, they have real opportunity to create a “really strong third participant in the smartphone market.” Microsoft is also doing lot more advertising and marketing around Windows 8, it’s Surface tablet and Windows Phone 8, actually more than any other product the company had ever done.
Details of the Windows Phone 7.8 update has been revealed on Facebook, according to Microsoft Italy. Windows Phone 8 was officially launch on monday, but Windows Phone 7.8 is still a little mystery, and there’s not much details what is it going to include. New WP8 home screen will be included in WP7.8 devices. More tiles available in homes screen and tiles will be resizable. Also there will be more colors to provide more customization. That’s quite about it what’s been made official, but lets see what was revealed today.
The upgrade to 7.8 will be available for versions 7.0 and 7.5 shortly after the marketing of the devices Windows Phone 8. Among the features there is the new Start screen, the sharing of the calendar using the function Club and access to key services and content Microsoft, including Xbox Music Store library that can be enjoyed by Zune and Xbox SmartGlass.
In the post was mentioned “Club”, which actually means new feature called Rooms. Xbox Smartglass and Xbox Music Library will be both included in WP7.8.