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Windows Phone 7 users were in for a disappointment when the information came that there will be no updates for the Windows Phone 8 operating system. Users wishing to do so will have to purchase a new Windows 8 handset in order to enjoy the features of Windows 8. However, to appease these Windows 7 users, Microsoft released the Windows Phone 7.8 Update soon after, bringing in certain new appearance and performance tweaks.
In this new OS, users had the ability to customize the Start screen, by increasing the size of the Live Tiles. Small, medium or large tiles are available for download, available with a fully customizable Start screen. Moreover, this new OS features more info display, like the text of new messages or details on appointments. Small ones make it easy to access stuff within just a few clicks. In addition to this, Windows 7.8 OS featured many display updates, bringing in a plethora of color choices to light up your phone. To mention just a few, the Windows 7.8 OS features twice the number of accent colors (20) and lock screen images directly from Bing.
For unknown reasons, Microsoft has recently extended the mainstream support for its old Windows Phone 7.8 operating system. The extension, which happened without any sort of announcement, is just by a few more weeks. Initially supposed to end in September 9, Microsoft Windows Phone 7.8 mainstream support has been extended to October 14. This extension of more than a month, means that Microsoft Support for both security and feature patches will be available for almost an extra month.
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This means users of Lumia 510, 610, 800, and 900 as well as the LG Optimus 7 and the HTC Titan II now have a reason to rejoice. The exact intention of extending the support, that too for such short time duration, is still unclear. The only logical conclusion is that Microsoft support is providing one final patch before ending the Mainstream support for these devices forever.
Windows 7 OS for phones had a brief and unremarkable lifespan, especially in comparison to the Windows Phone 8 OS. Not to upset the existing Windows Phone 7 users, but the upgrade from Windows Phone 7 to Windows Phone 8 is frankly impossible since both OS versions have different kernels. This means, after October 14, the Windows Phone 7.8 OS, as we know it, will cease to exist. After the date, Windows Phone 7 OS will run on extended support, which means only security patches will be available.
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