Nokia Lumia devices will get an update on June 27; no support for Windows Phone 8
If you are one of those customers who like Nokia’s smartphones and intend to save the company by buying a Lumia smartphone or you already own one – listen closely – Nokia is about to release a new software update for its Lumia smartphones on June 27.
The update will bring support for features such as Wi-Fi tethering (that actually has been available in Nokia Lumia 610 since it was released), media sharing from the phone via the “Play To” application and also accelerometer-based functions like Flip to silent. Also in the next few weeks Nokia will roll out updates to apps like Nokia Drive to enable more advanced features.
And now the bad news – Nokia Lumia devices will not support Windows Phone 8, which was recently demonstrated by Microsoft. Instead all Lumia devices will have to stick to Windows Phone 7 – even the high-end Lumia devices. What’s even worse is that Nokia knew Lumia devices would not have an upgrade path to Windows Phone 8. The news has already infuriated some Nokia Lumia owners who now wonder how and why their shiny new Lumia smartphone won’t run the latest Microsoft smartphone OS. The first Lumia device running Windows Phone 8 is expected in December this year, which technically makes the entire current Lumia smartphone line obsolete. Even worse some rumors claim Nokia is burning cash quickly and the company may face bankruptcy within a year.
So if you are looking for the latest and greatest in the smartphone world Nokia Lumia is surely not your choice. Sad, but true.