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Windows Phone Italy has spilled the beans on the Windows Phone 7.8 upgrade. As always we should take whatever is said with a grain of salt until the official release, but in their Facebook page Windows Phone Italy said Windows Phone:
“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.”
So in short the features may include the Rooms feature, Xbox Music and of course the start screen. While we would of course always hope for more, I think I would be satisfied with this gesture.
The Nokia Lumia Angry Birds Roost app: let’s you dive into the wonderful world of Angry Birds — available exclusively in Nokia Lumia. Keep up to date with the latest news updates and access to hundreds of amazing wallpapers, ringtones, and game walkthrough video tutorials. And ONLY Nokia Lumia exclusive Angry Birds Roost app allows you to spread the fun to family and friends – take a picture with your Nokia Lumia, add your favorite Angry Birds characters to your picture, then share it on Facebook, Twitter, MMS or Email.
App Highlights 2.0 is a Nokia created App recommender, specifically highlighting the best and most locally relevant content available in your country.
In this application, you will find:
- Our local and global content experts will keep you up to date with the best apps
- Filter results to easily find what’s important to you
- We’ll let you know when new apps matching your favorite searches become available
Still in the Beta phase, Nokia Play To application is a very interesting addon to the Lumia range. Nokia Play To is still residing at Nokia Beta Labs and can be downloaded if you register as a Beta Tester. With the “Play To” application for Nokia Lumia phones you can show pictures and videos wirelessly on other DLNA capable devices (TV’s, BlueRay players, Mediaplayer in Windows 7, etc…) connected to their network. Future releases of the application are planned to also include support for music.
Known issues in this release
- There are known interoperability issues with Sony Bravia TV that prevent Video being shared correctly.
- High Resolution video may not share correctly.
- The application does not support Media Server functionality and cannot be detected by devices such as Microsoft Xbox360 and/or Sony Playstation3.
This functionality is being planned for a future release.
Lets hope this App will graduate soon and become a commercial product on the Marketplace.
Via Nokia Indonesia
NEW DELHI, OCTOBER 22:
Nokia India on Monday joined hands with FC Barcelona for a campaign for its Lumia smartphone customers in which 11 winners will travel to Barcelona to meet the team and watch them play at Camp Nou.
The company also unveiled its new brand campaign for this association, ‘Tiki Taka with Nokia Lumia’, to broaden consumer engagement around club football.
“Today football is gaining significant traction and the youth is following club football with a lot of enthusiasm. We believe that this association will bring fans closer to football and FC Barcelona like never before,” D. Shivakumar, SVP, Nokia India Middle East and Africa, said.
The consumer campaign will run for six months, enabling fans to constantly engage with brands through a variety of touchpoints, including digital, television, on-ground activation and an exclusive mobile application on Nokia Lumia smartphones.
“‘Tiki Taka with Nokia Lumia’ campaign is based on FC Barcelona’s famous style of play — ‘Tiki Taka’. However, more than the style of play, the campaign embodies the philosophy of Tiki Taka — sharing, connecting people, being spontaneous and social,” Antoni Rossich, Chief Executive Officer, FC Barcelona said.
“This association with Nokia India will create an excellent platform for Indian youth to engage with us, and bring the club closer to its Indian fans,” he said, adding that football has emerged as the second most popular sport in India (after cricket).
Nokia has released an update for Lumia 610 that includes minor software improvements. Lumia 610 is running on Windows Phone 7.5
Current Change Log:
- Improved camera performance
- Usability and performance improvements
The Lumia 610 has become the most popular Windows Phone in the emerging markets especially in China. Despite of this device being tagged as a low-end smartphone, the device still is very well-built and performs very well despite of some limitations regarding its hardware specs. This phone is still running the most fluid and fastest Windows Phone OS.
The update for the Lumia 610 rollout should be global (available to all) so just plug your phone into a PC and check with Zune to see if your update is available.
Via Nokia Revolution
Learn how to get the most out of your Nokia Lumia with a few simple tricks. For more information, go to www.nokia.com/support
Learn how to set up your Nokia Lumia to use your organisation’s Office 365 services, such as email, calendar, Lync and Sharepoint. For more information, go to https://expertcentre.nokia.com
Camera Extras adds a host of new features to help you get great photos in all sorts of conditions, whether you’re photographing groups of friends, fast moving action, panoramas, or even yourself.
Smart Group Shot
Smart Group Shot makes it easy to capture great group shots with just one attempt. Five images are captured in quick succession with a single press of the camera button. Advanced algorithms then detect the faces, and the ‘best’ face for each person is automatically selected and the images combined into a single ‘best’ shot. You can select an alternative face for each detected face, which is useful if, for example, you’d like to have everyone looking at each other.
Action Shot allows you to capture action and movement shots with significantly improved shooting speed or as a burst of shots. But it’s when you review burst images that the fun really starts: a new control mechanism makes it easy to find the images you’re looking for. As you slide your finger back and forth, the images are displayed one on top of one another as if you were controlling the action, so you can try out sequences and play them back.
Get yourself into the picture with Self-timer. Prop up your Nokia Lumia for photos you want to be in too, then simply press the button and then wait for the countdown to end.
Capture beautiful wide landscapes more easily. The new UI guides you as you move your phone, helping you to capture beautiful panoramas with precise alignment. The finished panoramas can be so smooth that you’ll wonder where the joins are.
Available for the Nokia Lumia 900, 800, 710, and 610.