Nokia announces new features headed for current Lumia devices

Nokia has been trying hard to make sure current users of Lumia devices don’t feel left out. Today they have announced on the Nokia Conversations blog a list of some of the features that will be coming to current devices in the 7.8 update. The main feature, of course, is the new start screen that we’ve been hearing about so much. The other features can be seen below.

  • A new Start screen look and feel, familiar from Windows Phone 8, giving you a whole new look the moment you unlock your phone
  • Ringtone maker app to selected markets to create a personal ringtone
  • Contact share app updated to support sharing over Bluetooth in addition to SMS and email
  • Bluetooth file transfer to send media files via Bluetooth from your Lumia device to any other phone

In addition to these features, apps like Cinegraph, Words With Friends, Draw Something, and more will be available for current devices. Nokia didn’t say anything about when we can expect this update, but we would expect it no earlier than the official launch of WP8.

[via WPCentral]


  • Microsoft acts the Lumia devices were the only phones that popularized windowsphone. smh