Windows Old Phones Will Not Get Windows 8 Update

Windows just recently announced the launch of Windows 8 update. Sadly none of the old windows phones would be getting this update as the hardware requirements of this update have been changed, instead the old windows phone users would be getting the ‘Windows 7.8’ update over the air via wifi, 3g or edge.

No Phone Will Get Windows 8 Update Due to Change In Hardware Requirements

The Windows 7.8 update features:

  • The Windows Phone 7.8 start screen will be changed to look like that of Windows Phone 8.
  • New applications and system updates.
  • VOIP software is certainly going to work on the 7.8 update.
  • Background navigation would work better on two cores.
  • Windows 7.8 update will support three tile sizes and apps can be written to support any of the three sizes giving the user to choose between them.
  • The 7.8 update will also support a new smaller size, which is a fingertip-sized square that is one-fourth the size of a small tile.
  • Windows 7.8 update will be delivered directly to all Windows Phone users, bypassing the carriers. Old users would be able to download and install the new update over wifi, edge or 3g.

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This news will surely have a bad impact on users as they were waiting for Windows 8 but now they will not being able to get it because of the hardware issues.

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