WP 7.8 update for Lumia 900 on AT&T is available for download via Zune

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WP 7.8 update for Lumia 900

It was way back in mid-2012 when we reported that WP 7.8 update for Lumia 900 on AT&T will start rolling out in weeks, but — for better or worse — we didn’t see any sign of the upgrade in months. Now it would appear that AT&T has outed an Email (below) that confirms the Lumia 900 WP 7.8 update as of today, January 30.

Lumia 900 WP7.8

However, the Finnish company confirmed a upgrade roll-out for Lumia 900 for first quarter of this year — since its younger brother has already been treated with the update last year. As it turns out, the 900 owners now also have a treat under the hood. That being said; when plugged in, the Zune desktop software brought us the Windows Phone 7.8 software update on our Nokia Lumia 900 handset.

The 100MB update brings following goodies on the device.

  • New Start Screen – Similar to WP8, this new start screen allows users to pin more tiles. Meanwhile, the wide vertical black zone on the far right called the “gutter” has been removed.
  • New theme colors – Now there are even more options to personalize the device, with a new theme color may be selected from many new colors that have been added to the expanded color pallet.
  • Bing “Image of the Day” Lock Screen Option: Now users can switch to regularly changing “Image of the Day” from the Bing search screen to be automatically displayed as their lock screen wallpaper each day.

Alongside improved Lock Screen accidental wipe protection, the update also brings revamped quality and security enhancements, as well as Marketplace and API enhancements.

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Did you get your update?

  • http://www.facebook.com/zabih.chaudhry Zabih Chaudhry

    i am using… HTC Radar… didn’t received any update for WINDOWS PHONE 7.8… I dont think HTC will deal with it… Crap… Never buy HTC…

    • http://twitter.com/YogeshDishwar Yogesh Dishwar

      You can wait for a while, as it should reach to you soon.

      • http://www.facebook.com/andrew.austin.the.real.1 Andrew Austin

        im still waiting i didnt even get mine yet

        • http://www.facebook.com/zabih.chaudhry Zabih Chaudhry

          thnx… Yogesh… and Andrew… which handsets you are using guys…. i can wait … but no news for HTC radar

    • PraveshFlandr

      The official update for your device is under development, as we have already reported last year http://www.techsnapr.com/2012/11/27/windows-phone-7-8-update-release-date-rumor/ …but if you cant/dont want to wait for ages, custom ROMs are still magical things: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1685271

  • http://twitter.com/hurrdedurp123 s

    Running with a LG E900 (Optimus 7) fingers crossed I get this.

    No carrier lock (unbranded) on my phone.

  • http://www.facebook.com/andrew.austin.the.real.1 Andrew Austin

    im still waiting ugh

    • PraveshFlandr

      wait for an OTA push by 18.00 GMT

  • http://www.facebook.com/paul.a.katz2 Paul Aldige Katz

    Haven’t gotten it over here yet (East Coast DC). Hopefully today… AT&T still has confirmed anything directly yet.

    • PraveshFlandr

      it has confirmed 18.00 GMT time-frame to us…

  • PraveshFlandr

    For those asking: the official OTA push will be delivered for 900 by AT&T on 18.00 GMT…Meanwhile, we are told that 900 is not only the device that will be upgraded as all WP 7.5 running units will be upgraded to WP7.8 in four waves over the next three weeks…

  • http://www.facebook.com/druidnix Kaleb McLean

    have not received the 7.8 here (Central Illinois)