Windows Phone 7.8 Update, Nokia WP, Microsoft WP7.8

Microsoft‘s release of the Windows Phone 7.8 Software Developer Kit (SDK) should make it a little easier for developers who are looking to test drive their apps and the Live Tiles of those applications with the updated OS.

Not surprisingly, Windows Phone 7.8 is largely a cosmetic update, maintaining backwards compatibility with WP7 and WP7.5 apps while providing a few new features and a new look and feel for users. The new OS update supports resizable Live Tiles like Windows Phone 8, but includes the same APIs as the Windows Phone 7.5 SDK. This, of course, is a good thing, meaning the legacy apps and emulator images will still work perfectly in the newly-tweaked environment.

Microsoft has included additional information about this release on the Windows Phone Developer Blog.

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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