Updating samsung omnia
Nokia isn’t the only company that’s updating its Windows Phone 7.5 devices to WP 7.8. According to Windows Phone Italy, Samsung has confirmed that its current WP 7.5 handset would all get Windows Phone 7.8.
Not long ago, Microsoft said that WP 7.8 updates will be rolled out starting early 2013.
Full specs press release below in case they get pulled in the next few hours.
Omnia 7 - the first smartphone based on the Samsung Windows Phone 7 [Samsung Russia]See Also: Samsung Omnia 7, smartphone Winows Phone 7Network HSUPA 5.76 MB / sec. (900 / 1 900 / 2 100 MHz)EDGE / GPRS (850 / 900 / 1 800 / 1 900MHz)Dimensions 122,40 x64, 20x10, 99mm Weight 138gramm Display 4,0 "SUPER AMOLED, WVGA (800x480)Operating System Windows ® Phone OS 7Processor Qualcomm QSD8250 1GHz Battery Standard: Li-ion, a 500m A / h Talk time: 2G / 520 minutes, 3G / 370 minutes Standby Time: 2G / 390 hours, 3G / 330 hours Communications Blue Tooth® 01.02, USB 2.0, Wi Fi b / G / n Memory 8GBLuggage 5MP, autofocus Video HD-quality recording (720p) @ 25fps H.264, H.263, MPEG4, WMVMusic MP3 / AAC / AAC / e AAC / WMA / AMR-NB / AMR-WB / MIDIFM-radio with RDSExt.
This could require writing drivers from scratch and creating many interface layers (like interacting with the camera).
Many times this is extremely difficult even if the phone does run Android due to the code being closed source.
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The secret sauce comes with the Windows 7, which integrates social features and gives you constant updates from your Twitter and Facebook, as well as syncing all your online content and contacts and syncing music and movie syncing at home over Wi-Fi.
If Microsoft has managed not to mess this up, and has built something as good as the preview I saw back in February at the Mobile World Congress, then Win Phone 7 could be very hot indeed.
On the other hand, Microsoft has called this OS "Windows"", when it doesn't actually use any windows, so it's still possible that moronic, inter-departmental corporate bickering has ruined things already.
A Google search suggests that even getting custom Windows 7.5 firmware installed is difficult, let alone a wholly different OS.
In theory it should be possible, but I think you'd be better off getting an Android phone instead of waiting.