Leaked Document Reveals Which WP 8 Features Are Missing in WP 7.8

With a Nokia and AT&T conference scheduled on September 5th in New York, many people are wondering when we’ll see Windows Phone 7.8 for the early adopters. The update has been a source of contention among users, as many feel Microsoft is leaving out key features that could be made available to those who have supported the platform thus far. There has been plenty of speculation about what will be left out of the update, but until now Microsoft has been mum on the issue. A leaked document could provide the answers we seek however, as it has a list of actual features that the Windows Phone 7.8 update won’t include. These are:

  • Over-the-air updates
  • Support for display resolutions greater than WVGA
  • Internet Explorer 10
  • Multi-core processor support
  • Window Phone Wallet
  • NFC
  • Real Multitasking
  • Support for MicroSD cards
  • Device management
  • Company hub
  • Secure boot and encryption

Ouch. That’s quite a list of improvements and I don’t see any real reason why Microsoft would leave Internet Explorer 10 out. Obviously Microsoft wants everyone on Windows Phone 8, but considering the only real feature 7.8 contains for current users is the new start screen, this is a real blow.

[via PCWorld]


  • none of these things affect me.

  • Joe

    Surprisingly not as bad as I thought. A lot of those are hardware things.

  • kdsmanu

    No UMS mode? fu