Nokia Spain has recently limited the further end of the release of Windows Phone 7.8 dedicated to the Nokia Lumia first generation devices. In response to a user who asked for clarifications on the start date of the distribution, Nokia has specified that the update is scheduled for the current month, even if the actual availability in major markets will depend on the individual telephone operators.
Translated from Spanish:"Nokia Spain: How is the home screen of your Lumia? http://nokia.ly/10ng9Bi Diego Hernán: None of these 3. Still waiting for the update of Windows Phone 7.8 that has these home screens, are taking too long! Curro Valverde: I have a 7.8 for the past couple of weeks … it is great! Nokia Spain: Diego Hernan, upgrading to 7.8 is planned for January but it depends on the operators".
Recall that Nokia has confirmed an upcoming release of the update a few days ago and started to market the Lumia smartphones with Windows Phone 7.8 pre-installed.
If the information provided by Nokia Spain will prove to be well founded, it is reasonable to assume that the roll-out upgrade to WP 7.8 could begin later this month, at least for the no-brand models. In just over two weeks you will be able to start making new budgets in the light of recent statements by Nokia. Until now, Nokia had indicated as the beginning of 2013 as the date from which the update will be distributed.
Recall that the upgradeable devices to Windows Phone 7.8 are the Noia Lumia 900, 800, 710 and 610 and that the new software release for Nokia will introduce several new features from the new home screen, the lock screen with the background of Bing, to get to new themes and the ability to install new applications as exclusive "Bluetooth Sharing" and "Creating Ringtones".