Re: Taking their sweet time for 7.8 update
02-12-2013 10:51:10 AM
I've spoken to MS on this issue and the delay. Told me I will be promompted - obviously by AT&T because they have released it when they announced it officially on February 1st. I was advised Microsoft has released it and it's supposed to be rolled out over stages over the next 3 weeks. This was week 2 and nothing. I haven't heard one Nokia 900 user mention they have it yet.
Here's info on the process:
Sent from my Lumia 900 Windows Phone 7.5
It appears AT&T is holding back for some reason. It's their branded locked phone on their system, so they have the ultimate final say. From a business perspective, there isn't any rush for AT&T to push this out. If you are on a contract, what are you going to do - Leave? Unlikely. Will they migrate you to a new Nokia 920, that's possible or make it more attractive. I own my phone paid out right, but it's still locked to AT&T.
The truth is the biggest improvement is the UI tiles on 7.8. The other stuff might not be noticeable to most. The Nokia 900 is a super great phone with or without the 7.8 update. It's just that human nature - once we know, we want it and if we don't get it, it bothers us. I do check multiple times a day. Turn the phone completely off, wait an hour, then turn it on again, hoping that maybe that will trigger something, but No Good!
You can get the software update on line and download it, but you are at your own if something goes wrong. Guess we have to wait, but it's so sad that to AT&T, it's not that important. I bet if it was an Apple phone they would care.
That's why they still have at most AT&T stores in NY huge signs outside their store with a picture of the iPhone, but nothing for the Windows Phone. This is why Microsoft is having a hard time making headway with such a great phone as the Nokia and HTC, yet AT&T's monkeying around with their marketing and plans - no matter what MS advertises, AT&T can push it or ignore it.
They are ignoring it because they make most of their money on the iPhone and Android.