Microsoft manager hints that there may be more to Windows Phone 7.8 than the start screen

WPCentral reports that Senior Product Manager and Windows Phone team member Larry Lieberman has been cagey about what Windows Phone 7.8 contains, and has suggested that there may be more to it than simply the WP8 start screen.

In a talk at the  TechEd 2012 on Windows Phone App and Game development he was asked:

Will Windows Phone 7.8 get new features as well that you can access as a developer?

and responded:

Maybe. We haven’t announced it yet.  All we’ve announced is the new Start screen at this point. Sorry, nothing new to announce. You’re asking me stuff I can’t answer.

The presentation is available on Channel 9 and the comment occurs towards the end of the presentation.

WPCentral suggests that Microsoft have not fully decided what features to bring to Windows Phone 7.8 yet, and one wonders if the  31,500 votes on their user voice site asking for more features are weighing on their mind.


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