The news that many had feared, unfortunately, was confirmed following the official launch of Windows Phone 8. The new release of the Microsoft operating system can not be used by the terminals Windows Phone up to now marketed and, consequently, also the terminals Nokia Lumia can not be updated. The news was somewhat anticipated by the various rumors that have followed over the past few weeks and recently confirmed by the statements of unofficial T-Mobile . The lack of support for Windows Phone 8 by the Lumia model, including the recent Lumia 900, the current flagship of the Finnish manufacturer. Lumia smartphones will only receive the version 7.8 of Windows Phone that will introduce changes to the user interface. This is a story that, in no uncertain terms, you can define very negative for the Finnish company and that may have a serious impact on sales of the Lumia device.
At the Nokia Lumia foreclose the possibility of receiving the update to Windows Phone 8 include seemingly technical reasons. Many upgrades and improvements introduced by Windows Phone 8 would be linked to new hardware platforms that utilize the next release of Microsoft mobile OS natively. We refer, for example, the dual-core processors and new screens with resolutions even higher than at present. The reason, in principle, does not exclude the possibility of supporting hardware terminals with a less accurate, but, according to initial information revealed during the launch of Windows Phone 8, this would not happen.