Windows Phone 7.8 launch might land today

windows phone 7.8
Windows Phone 7.8

Microsoft could be rolling out Windows Phone 7.8 at some point this week, with rumours from Chinese site, WPDang, suggesting that a Wednesday launch is very likely.

For those out of the loop, Windows Phone 7.8 is the update that will be compatible with smartphones running Windows Phone 7.5, bringing a host of new features and tweaks to the table.

It is also seen as a bit of a consolation prize, because Microsoft has not made the spanking new Windows Phone 8 platform available on any previously launched handsets.

If you own a Nokia Lumia 800 or the older, original WP7 launch handsets, like the Samsung Omnia 7 or HTC 7 Mozart, then version 7.8 might be winging its way to you this week.

Of course, network providers will probably get in the way of the rollout, so only those who picked up a handset SIM free will be able to get it sooner rather than later.

The most obvious change implemented with Windows Phone 7.8 comes in the form of a revised homescreen interface which, like Windows Phone 8, allows you to squeeze in more live tiles over the same amount of space.

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