Nokia and Microsoft may have an early Christmas gift for some Lumia 800 users. Yesterday reports of the Windows Phone 7.8 update arriving on the Lumia 800 started popping up. Several users received notifications saying there is an available update ready to download.
The update process, which is still done with Zune on older devices, includes several builds. The download includes three Windows Phone updates and a Nokia update. The final build is 7.10.8858.136, or as we like to call it: Windows Phone 7.8. After installing this update your Lumia 800 will have the new start screen layout and some other goodies from WP8.
Don’t fret if you aren’t seeing the update yet. These updates usually roll out in a staggered release. Just be patient.