Windows Phone update hitting Nokia Lumia 710 & 800 next week
Nokia is pinning its hopes on Microsoft’s Windows Phone platform to turn around its ailing fortunes in the smartphone market, which it hopes will allow the company to gain some ground on Android and the Apple iPhone. The company has been busy recently pushing its Lumia range of handsets and today we can tell you that a Windows Phone update will be hitting the Nokia Lumia 710 and 800 next week.
When Microsoft announced its upcoming Windows Apollo operating system yesterday it was confirmed that no current Windows Phone 7 devices will be getting the new software when it is eventually released, but as GSM Arena are reporting in an article Microsoft has promised to offer continued support for these handsets.
Owners of current Windows Phone smartphones will instead be offered a slimmed down version of Apollo in the form of Windows Phone 7.8, which will still bring the new homescreen from Windows 8 along with some other new minor features. Nokia has promised it will also continue to support its Lumia range by providing regular updates along with some unique features to the Lumia series.
The company has now announced that both the Lumia 710 and Lumia 800 will be receiving another software update next week on June 27th, and will bring with it features such as media streaming, flip to silence, and Internet sharing.
This comes alongside some other new features that Nokia has revealed for the Lumia series such as data counter, DLNA connectivity, camera improvements, contact sharing, and some exclusive Zynga game titles such as Draw Something and Words With Friends. It remains to be seen if these updates will make up for users that have only just purchased some of the Lumia range, only to see it miss out on the next version of the operating system. Update: The Tango update is now started rolling out to the Lumia 710 and 800.
Do you own a Lumia handset and feel let down by the lack of Windows Phone 8?