Tagged: Windows Phone 7.8

Windows Phone 7.8 Update – Why and How to Update


Windows Phone 7.8 is here! Update your Lumia via Zune and enjoy the great features like new start screen.

Find more info here: http://nokia.ly/14vUUxJ

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Bluetooth Share available now on Windows Phone 7.5


Nokia recently published the Bluetooth Share App which is compatible with Windows Phone 7.5, I am sure that Windows Phone 7.5 users will be happy with this announcement for most of them wanted this feature on their phones. With Bluetooth Share you can send and receive image and audio files between your devices. Switch Bluetooth on anytime you want to send or receive files, pair your devices, and start using Bluetooth Share.

Download Bluetooth Share

Lumia App Labs #5: Develop apps that work for both Windows Phone 8 and Windows Phone 7

In this Lumia App Lab Michael Samarin, Director Developer Training and Evangelism, at Finnish company Futurice introduces you to the methods you can use to update your Windows Phone 7 applications so they will run on Windows Phone 8. He’ll also describe how to create a Windows Phone 8 application and make it work for Windows Phone 7 users. In addition to providing an overview to the approaches to multirelease compatibility, Michael also presents useful tips and tricks to help you make the most of the market for Windows Phone apps.

A downloadable copy of the slides from the session can be found here: http://www.slideshare.net/nokia-developer/lumia-app-labs-develop-apps-that-wo…

Check out details of the other Lumia App Labs, including the 2013 schedule, here: http://www.developer.nokia.com/Develop/Windows_Phone/Learn/

Find Your Favorite Apps On Nokia Lumia Windows Phone

XYO is the most comprehensive, interesting way to discover mobile apps from all over the world. XYO is built to show you the mobile apps and games that are out there and to give you inspiring recommendations based on what you are looking for. Nokia teamed up with XYO to help users find the availability of their favourite apps on the Nokia Lumia Windows Phone. Your favorite apps for your Nokia Lumia Windows Phone are just a download away. Windows Phone already has 46 of the top 50 most popular apps from both iOS and Android. With over 115,000 apps now available on the Windows Phone Marketplace you can find just about anything. Just let XYO know what you were using on your old device and we will look it up for you.

Head over to XYO and search for your favourite apps

Follow The Lumia Blog

Thank you for visiting The Lumia Blog. You can follow The Lumia Blog on your mobile device using one of several Apps and Web Apps that are available on different platforms.

Windows Phone Platform

Head Over to the Windows Phone Marketplace by followinf the below link and download The Lumia Blog App.

Nokia Asha and Series 40 Platform

Head Over to the OVI Store by followinf the below link and download The Lumia Blog App.

Apple iOS Platform (iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad)

In iOS mobile safari, enter http://thelumiablog.com in the url field. After the page loads, click on the share button highlighted in red in the below immage.

Chose Add To Home Screen option, and rename the app to Lumia Blog.

You will then have The Lumia Blog icon on your home screen for convenient access.

An update on Windows Phone 7.8 by Windows Phone Blog

Windows Phone Blog just posted the below update on Windows Phone 7.8. As stated below, the Windows Phone 7.8 Update will be rolled out to as many devices as possible in early 2013. Not a major disappointment but it would have been nice to have gotten the update sooner. I suppose a full baked OS is better than a half baked OS. So I guess we have to wait another month or so to get the 7.8 update.

“It’s been an exciting month since we officially launched Windows Phone 8. Devices are in stores, reviews are out, andads are appearing on TV. Feedback so far has been great, and we’re really enjoying seeing how much our customers love the new Start screen. It’s especially fun to see people posting screenshots of their Start screens all over Facebook, Twitter, and sites like http://mytil.es and http://whatsonyourstartscreen.com. As you’ll quickly notice, each is as unique as its owner; the new Start screen is one of the easiest ways to make the phone reflect your style, your passions, and your personality.

The Start screen on Windows Phone 8

Reviewers agree:

“It’s not a stretch to say that Windows Phone 8 has the best home screen — the perfect combination of flexibility, design, and simplicity — of any major platform right now.” The Verge

“Someone who glanced over my shoulder and looked at the user interface of Windows Phone 8 said, ‘That’s a really pretty phone.’ He was right.” –Wall Street Journal

“The live tiles and the distinctive user interface remain Microsoft’s biggest selling points for Windows Phone.” –Associated Press

But it’s not just Windows Phone 8 users that get to enjoy the new Start screen. As previously announced, with Windows Phone 7.8 we’re also bringing the feature to existing Windows Phone 7.5 devices. During the development process, I used builds of 7.8 on my Lumia 900 and it felt like a completely new phone: resizable Live Tiles totally change the way I do things, providing faster access to more of my favorite people, photos, and apps.

Windows Phone 7.8 also includes some other cool stuff. It doubles the number of theme and accent colors—to 20—so you can make your phone even more personal. There are also new lock screen features: the option to automatically display the Bing Picture of the Day plus the ‘A1B2C3’ PIN/password challenge to prevent accidental device wipes on phones connected to Exchange accounts.

And there are new apps coming for Windows Phone 7.5 and 7.8 customers. The hugely popular Words with Friendsand Draw Something are already available, while Angry Birds Space and Angry Birds Star Wars are on the way.

New models running Windows Phone 7.8 are beginning to launch in many countries around the world, strengthening the ecosystem by bringing more Windows Phones to more people. These devices will typically be sold at a range of lower price points, meaning there will now be Windows Phones for everyone’s budget and need. This is incredibly important for broadening the reach of Windows Phone across the globe and ensuring we have the right product for every market.

Speaking of broader reach, Windows Phone 7.8 also expands the number of markets where customers can buy apps and use the Xbox service. Testing of this rollout is ongoing, but we’ve already managed to increase our global service coverage by over 30%, to 95 countries—a number that should continue to rise.

We know you’re eager to get the Windows Phone 7.8 update, and we want you to know that we’re working closely with our hardware and carrier partners to get it tested, approved, and rolled out to as many devices as possible in early 2013. As we work to quickly get this in the hands of our loyal users, we’re also striving to deliver a high-quality release and ensure a smooth transition for our widely expanded services.”

Thank you for your support of Windows Phone.


Corporate Vice President, Windows Phone

Windows Phone 7.8 rumoured to be released 28th of November

1800pocketpc.com are reporting form an unnamed source that the Windows Phone 7.8 update will hit the market by Wednesday the 28th of November. Windows phone 7.5 users are eagerly awaiting this update, which brings new features to the platform. One of the most talked about feature is the new start screen which mimics the windows 8 start screen, check out the video below:

The Lumia Blog Apps are now live on Windows Market place & The Ovi Store

It gives me great pleasure to announce The Lumia Blog apps available now for download on the Windows Phone Marketplace and the Ovi Sore. You can download the apps by clicking on the images below or head over to the corresponding store to download your version of the app.

If you have a Nokia Lumia Device you can download the app directly from here and then trasfer it to your phone, or download it directly from your phone by going to the Windows Phone Marketplace. The Lumia Blog Marketplace link.

If you have a Nokia Ahsa or a Series 40 device you can download the app directly from here and then transfer it to your phone, or download it directly from your phone by going to the Nokia Ovi Sore. The Lumia Blog Ovi Store link.

I would appreciate your feed back on the apps, and please dont hesitate to contact me at anytime if you have any comments about the apps. You can send me a message to anthony@thelumiablog.com.