Lumia 900 Windows Phone 7.8 start screen videos
During the Windows Phone Summit it came to light that existing Windows Phone smartphone will not gain the Windows Phone 8 update, which no doubt will annoy current Windows Phone owners; however apparently existing Windows Phone users will gain some features of Windows Phone 8 by way of the Windows Phone 7.8 update. One such feature coming in WP 7.8 is the start screen, and we have a couple of videos showing off that star screen for your viewing consideration below.
The first video comes our way courtesy of the guys over at The Verge, and shows the updated start screen running on the Nokia Lumia 900 in a very early build of Windows Phone 7.8. The second video comes via the guys over at Slash Gear and again shows the windows Phone 7.8 start screen on an upgraded Nokia Lumia 900.
In the footage you will see that with the updated Windows Phone 7.8, Microsoft has replaced the 2-column layout and has now opted for a 4-column with the Live Tiles being movable and resizeable so you can either have lots of small tiles or a few large tiles.
When it comes to existing users getting Windows Phone 7.8 rather than the full on Windows Phone 8 OS, it appears Microsoft isn’t that worried about it, as apparently a spokesperson for Microsoft told the Slash gear guys that ‘they don’t believe the general consumer will be particularly concerned about it.’
So with that last part in mind, we’d like any of our Windows Phone readers out there to let us know what they think about not getting Windows Phone 8, so feel free to hit those play buttons below and then voice your opinions on the matter to our comments area below.