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Microsoft suspends Windows Phone 7.8 updates for now!

When Microsoft announced Windows Phone 8, it left many unhappy windows phone users which were bound to use their aged devices without update. Windows Phone 8 was not supported by these old windows phones and even the apps for Windows Phone 8 were incompatible with these unlucky phones.Microsoft received a very strong reaction from its loyal customers who demanded compensation and in the end they got one in the form of Windows Phone 7.8 update. It was not actually an alternate to WP8 but it brought many key features to these outdated phones.

Windows PhoneThese key features included new resizable live tiles, a refreshed home screen, new backgrounds and ringtones along with other major improvements.Microsoft started rolling out the Windows Phone 7.8 update in January to devices like Lumia 800, 610,510, 710 and Lumia 900 but now Microsoft has suspended the update for these phones because of some software glitches.  The users reported fast battery drainage and a bug which stopped the live tiles from updating.

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Microsoft has now acknowledged the issue and Joe Belfiore says the company has “identified a minor issue where some 7.8 tiles stop updating and we are working on a fix now.”Nokia representatives are also aware of this bug and termed it as “minor issue in the Windows Phone 7.8 software.” It is still unclear when will Microsoft start rolling the update again but for now those who have not yet updated, it seems that they will have to wait more!

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