One of the users today bumped into a update for Lumia 900 on NAVIFIRM. After the update of Lumia 800 and Lumia 510, it seems that Lumia 900 is also available on Navifirm. Users may know that Lumia 900 runs on Windows Mobile 7.8 OS. The OS update is for Firmware RM-823, which is a international firmware. The OS version No. is 8858 with 12480 firmware. Therefore it can be saftely assumed that this is a bonafide update.
However the users who managed to flash the Lumia 900 using Navifirm claim that only new live tiles, Bing wallpaper, new colors, new boot screen, new wallpapers were available as update.
When contacted Terry Myerson, Corporate Vice President, Windows Phone, stated,
“We know you’re eager to get the Windows Phone 7.8 update, and we want you to know that we’re working closely with our hardware and carrier partners to get it tested, approved, and rolled out to as many devices as possible in early 2013. As we work to quickly get this in the hands of our loyal users, we’re also striving to deliver a high-quality release and ensure a smooth transition for our widely expanded services.”He had also stated that Apps such as Words with Friends and Draw Something are already available, while Angry Birds Space and Angry Birds Star Wars will be released somewhere in furture.
Microsoft has managed to increase its global service coverage by over 30 percent, extending it to 95 countries which is better than the way Apple is going.