The Redmond firm made the announcement in a blog post titled “An update on Windows Phone 7.8”.
The announcement reads, “We know you’re eager to get the Windows Phone 7.8 update, and we want you to know that we’re working closely with our hardware and carrier partners to get it tested, approved, and rolled out to as many devices as possible in early 2013. As we work to quickly get this in the hands of our loyal users, we’re also striving to deliver a high-quality release and ensure a smooth transition for our widely expanded services.”
Sadly, a lot of users were outraged by the news.
One user said in a comment, “Nice, but I’m Lumia 800 user and I don’t feel good with this update, specially for the limitation in multiprocess. The real multiprocess in a mobile device will be like Symbian^3 or others device do. Applications running process in background!
“I feel like I wasted my money, sadly not recommend to my friends to buy Windows Phone now, one year with my Lumia and now will be abandoned. It is illusory to think that developers will make apps for WP7 when WP8 is the most updated.
“Sad slap for users, I have a very nice terminal but in a couple of months will not have the applications I want because everything will be just for WP8.”
Another writes, “disappointed. extremely disappointed. beyond extremely disappointed. the first WP78 announcement was in June of 2012. 5 months later, we still don’t have it. why you guys bother making announcements and then making us wait 6+ months to get it ???”
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