Yesterday we reported on a few cases of Nokia Lumia phones starting to receive Windows Phone 7.8 on their devices. At the time, Nokia (and Microsoft) were quiet on the matter having not announced anything official about the update, which seemingly was released early. Then again, with the updates sitting on Nokia’s servers, anything was plausible.

As it turns out, some devices did get the update but it was limited to pre-production and early non-branded devices, ones often found in reviewer’s hands. The rollout appears to have been limited to certain IMEI numbers, targeting only a select few for the early OS treat.

The rest of you will evidently have to wait until “early 2013” when carriers and Microsoft get on board with the rollout. So bad news if you were expecting 7.8 before Christmas, sorry folks.

Source: Tweakers.net; via WMPU