After much talk by Nokia regarding WP7.8 update roll-out (which will happen in 2013, though some users have reported about receiving WP7.8 update), now Samsung (Italy office) executive has confirmed that Samsung too will update all its existing Windows Phone devices running on WP7.5 to latest version WP7.8.
I am happy to hear this news particularly being Omnia W owner, and looking forward for this upgrade, hoping to get it in early 2013.
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These days we have had several contacts with Samsung Italy that, as you will recall , has been revealed as the exclusive rights that the arrival in Italian shops smartphone Samsung S ATIV , new top of the range Windows Phone 8 , moves back to the end of the next January 2013. ATIV S It is not only that we have talked to our Italian contacts internal Samsung Electronics : In fact, we took the opportunity to seek guidance and any confirmation or denial about news that we reported a few days ago , that the Samsung Omnia W would not be upgraded to Windows Phone 7.8 .
Here’s what was said in this regard:
“We can confirm that our products carrying the version Windows Phone 7.5 [and therefore all the Windows Phone so far marketed by Samsung, Ed] , are updated the [version] 7.8 but will be made available with terms decided by Microsoft. ”
The answer provided by the technical department of Samsung to our question was absolutely clear and in line with what is promised by Microsoft should definitely serve to dispel any doubts that may arise about the future availability of updates for this or that model of Windows Phone, at least for those branded Samsung. Doubt remains about the timing of release of these but we can now rest assured that sooner or later, for sure it will come.