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Windows 7.8 feature set leaked in survey

Finnish mobile phone manufacturer Nokia has outed the key features of the upcoming Windows Phone 7.8 operating system update, in a customer feedback survey.


This has been reported by Microsoft mobile OS news website WMPoweruser, which notes: “A Nokia customer feedback survey has revealed the key feature set to the coming Windows Phone 7.8 update from Nokia.”

It has also published the text extracted from the report, which follows -

- New homescreen experience with more room for your Live Tiles. Now resizable.
- Set the Bing image of the day as the Lock Screen wallpaper.
- Pocket and child Lock screen Security
- 20 new accent theme colours
From Nokia
- Bluetooth Share (for DRM free media files)
- Cinemagraph add-on to create blend and photo and movie-like animation, creating photos that are alive
- New camera lenses to remove unwanted objects in your photos such as passers-by or people on the edge of the shot the spoil the photo.
- Updated Contacts Transfer application
- Updates Contact Share application
- Ringtone Maker application

Windows Phone 7.8 is due to bring features of the new Windows Phone 8 to older handsets, such as the Nokia Lumia 800, 900 and 710 devices.

Microsoft’s Corporate Vice President of Windows Phone, Terry Myerson, confirmed last week that it will be rolled out to as many devices as possible in early 2013.

Stay tuned to Omio and we’ll bring you more on this, as and when it is made public.

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Rob Kerr