Microsoft has come under heat recently for failing to provide any status update on the release of its promised Windows Phone 7.8 platform for older Windows Phone smartphones. A new rumor has surfaced on WMPoweruser, however, suggesting that the operating system update will be released this upcoming Wednesday, November 28th. Both Microsoft and Nokia officials have already teased the platform in recent days.
Microsoft originally previewed Windows Phone 7.8 earlier this year as a forthcoming update for Windows Phone 7.5 devices, intended to bring as many Windows Phone 8 features to older Windows Phone smartphones as possible. The actual Windows Phone 8 software itself is incompatible with Windows Phone 7.5 devices, because it requires a new kernel, so this update will bring the new home screen, accent colors and a few other minor features to older Windows Phone devices.