Over the weekend, some Nokia Lumia 800 owners started noticing notifications for a new OS update. Specifically, the long-awaited Windows Phone 7.8 update, which brings the new Windows Phone 8 Start screen to older devices. Unfortunately, it’s not quite ready for everyone. While the update is nearly done, a Nokia representative has stated that the update is first rolling out to pre-production devices to ensure that the update process proceeds smoothly. Everyone else will have to wait until the first part of next year. Of course, with the update seemingly ready to go, we probably won’t have to wait too long into the new year.
In other Windows Phone update news, T-Mobile has announced that the first Windows Phone 8 update, codenamed “Portico,” will be delivered to the Windows Phone 8X by HTC on its network tomorrow. According to T-Mobile’s forums, the update will ”help address a few bugs, including issues with Bluetooth, devices rebooting, and being incorrectly routed to tethering upsell pages when browsing.” But while they aren’t specifically listed, we know that a few new messaging enhancements are bundled in the update as well. Not to be left out, an update for AT&T’s Nokia Lumia 920 has shown up on Nokia’s servers, meaning that the release of “Portico” on AT&T shouldn’t be too far away either.