CNET News communicated on Wednesday that Microsoft will roll out the much-awaited update for its Windows Phone 7.8 software in 2013. The program will add tile multi-sizing support to as many devices as possible.
A new blog post was added on Microsoft’s website on November 28 announcing that the software giant will release the Windows Phone 7.8 update at the beginning of 2013. Terry Myerson, the corporate VP of Windows Phone engineering, stated that Windows Phone 7.8 will be used at first on low-end devices that are newly released in various countries around the world.
The announcement pleased many of Microsoft’s customers, but the existing users who could not afford Windows Phone 8 have been somewhat disappointed by the company’s decision. They were hoping they could use the new operating system on their Windows Phone, but Myerson claims they have to wait a little bit longer until a high-quality product becomes available.
The statement further read that handset makers and carriers will determine which models should receive the 7.8 update and which should not. Microsoft did not disclose other information in relation to the process that will be used for the selection of the ‘lucky’ devices.
The improved Windows 7.8 operating system gives customers the possibility to customize their screens with three types of tiles, be they small, medium or large. The company did not say whether the update will have other features besides the aforementioned one, but additional information may be revealed in future press releases.
The Wednesday’s blog post is not the only news that Microsoft published this week. Spokespersons also announced that a new fix will be available in December 2012 for the Windows Phone 8 random rebooting issue reported by customers in the past month. The fix will be delivered to customers as an over-the-air update.