Saturday, December 22, 2012

WP 8 and WP 7.8 get an interesting update

Both the current versions of Windows Phone OS, i.e. Windows Phone 7.8 and Windows Phone 8, have just been updated. The default maps app of Windows Phone 8 has been updated whereas Windows Phone 7.8 users have just been gifted with the feature of Bluetooth Share.

The update for Windows Phone 8's default mapping application sizes at 290MB. It is supposed to bring a better map details as well as better traffic information. In the area of maps, better detailing is always very welcomed because that reduces the chances of user getting lost. But its offline working capabilities is suspected to be the cause of the size of this update.

On other side, Nokia has just published a Bluetooth Share app to the marketplace for Windows Phone 7.8. It enables normal Bluetooth sharing, i.e. exchanging files and data between Bluetooth capable devices, on Windows Phone 7.8 platform.

But this app has some shortcomings. Firstly, it is only compatible with Windows Phone 7.8 and not for Windows Phone 7.5 which means those who have not got the update can not get Bluetooth file sharing on their dear Windows Phone devices whatever it may say. Even if you have the update, it might not work on non-Nokia made Windows Phone devices such as HTC and Samsung.

But for the impatient ones out there, there is a way out when it comes to getting the update. You can just go to a local Nokia Care Center and ask for the update. I got Windows Phone 7.8 on a Nokia Lumia 800 by this way and reportedly Nokia Lumia 610 and Nokia Lumia 710 are eligible too.

Bluetooth Share for Windows Phone

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