Windows Phone, 7.8 Applications, Windows Phone Marketplace Apps

The Windows Phone news has been coming at a steady pace today. In addition to the highly-anticipated unveiling of the new Windows Phone 8 OS, Microsoft also took the opportunity to confirm that not only will legacy WP devices be left out of the update to Windows Phone 8 despite previous reports, but they will given a new update that brings them a little closer to their upcoming WP8 cousins (though the hardware limitations prevent the full OS from being offered).

A few of the software features include three tile size support and of course, the new Start screen, which is far and away probably the most beneficial feature of the new OS. The update will be delivered directly to users over Wi-Fi, which means carriers are left out of it completely (which is never a problem with roaming SIM users anyway).

Just remember that some features may not work well or at all if your device has 256 MB of RAM, and also that Windows Phone 8 apps will not work on legacy WP devices, so if you’re wanting to have the latest and greatest the Windows Phone Marketplace has to offer, you’ll have to shell out some cash for a new device.


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By Josh Robert Nay

Josh Robert Nay is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of TruTower. He has worked in the telecommunications industry since 2003 and specializes in GSM based technology. He also uses (too many) VoIP apps and is a long-time user of BlackBerry, Android, and Windows Phone. He adores anything having to do with space exploration and writing. In addition to the links below, he can be found on LinkedIn and can also be found on his website at