With the advent of 2013, Nokia in association with Microsoft announced that Windows Phone 7.8 update will be soon hitting the Windows Phone 7.5 smartphones in India and abroad. While, the Finnish handset manufacturers have already completed their first phase of upgrade, now Microsoft is concentrating on other manufacturers to start rolling out the update.
This can be said, as according to the recent report by FoneArena report, HTC Radar - one of the hottest Windows Phone selling handsets of 2011 has finally started receiving Windows Phone 7.8 update (v7.10.8862.144) in India.
It has been reported that while the update was started by the Taiwanese giant back in January but it was only rolled out to some countries, however now it has come to India.
Well, if you are not aware, let us inform you that the update will bring enhanced features to the HTC Radar owners, including new start screen, resizable live tiles, Bing lockscreen wallpaper, 20 color accents and more. However, the phone will still lack a Bluetooth file transfer feature, which is now available for Nokia Lumia devices.
Further, few 'quality improvements' will also be added to the HTC phone which will bring live tile bug fixes, as per the official Microsoft changelog.
However, the owners of the Radar phone will have to install several updates to get WP 7.8 update. Further, to get the update, users will need to swirl through Settings > Phone Update > Notify me when new updates are found, and then they will be able to download the update via Microsoft Zune software for PC or Windows Phone app for Mac.
Just to revise the specs of the Windows smartphone, HTC Radar boasts a 3.8-inch S-LCD touchscreen display, backed up by a 1GHz single-core MSM 8255 processor, 512MB RAM.
Furthermore, it comes equipped with an 5 megapixel camera with LED flash, 720p HD video recording capability, an additional front-facing VGA camera to make video calls, 8GB internal memory storage, Bluetooth, GPS/aGPS, 802.11 Wi-Fi b/g/n connectivity, FM radio, 3.5mm headset jack, 5.1 surround sound, DLNA functionality, powered by a Li-Ion battery, Accelerometer, G-Sensor, and a whole host of Mango and the carrier services.