New features for Windows Phone 7.8

I just stumbled on a list of new features, which will be released with Windows Phone 7.8. The list contains features from Microsoft as well as Nokia, meaning that only Nokia owners will get the subset of features. Personally, I am pretty interested in this, since I bought a Nokia Lumia 800 a few months back, and will not upgrade right away.


Please note that this list has not been confirmed.

 From Microsoft:

  • New homescreen experience with more room for your Live Tiles. Now resizable
  • Set the Bing image of the day as Lock Screen wallpaper
  • Pocket and child proof Lock Screen security
  • 20 new account theme colors


From Nokia

  • Bluetooth Share
  • Cinemagraph add-on to create a blend of photo and movie-like animation, creating photos that are alive
  • New camera lenses to remove moving unwanted objects in your photos such as passers-by or people on the edge of the shot that spoil the photo
  • Updated Contacts Transfer application
  • Updated Contact Share application
  • Ringtone Maker application

I think this is a pretty solid update, however, I am sure that we will hear some of the usual tech pundits complain about this to no end.

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