While many of us mere mortals still eagerly await the arrival of the coming Windows Phone 7.8 update to be handed down to us from up on high that doesn’t mean apps aren’t already appearing for the new OS.
It is now possible to download the Nokia Ringtone Maker and the Bluetooth Share Apps to your devices. If you are lucky enough to have an updated 7.8 device then you might want to read on to find out more…
Bluetooth Share UI is looking good..
First up is Nokia Bluetooth Share, designed to give many users who have been begging and pleading for this feature much to celebrate about. According to the blub in the store:
“With Bluetooth Share you can easily send and receive image and audio files between your devices. Switch Bluetooth on anytime you want to send and receive files, pair your devices and start using Bluetooth Share.”
The app is currently showing as version 1.0 in the Windows Phone Store and was said to have been released on 14/11/2012.
Ringtone Maker - Such Sweet Sound!
Second up is the Nokia Ringtone maker, helpfully telling you that you’ll need to plug your Windows Phone 7.5 device into the Zune client to get an OS update to use the app. We have covered this app before in its Windows Phone 8 guise and its very much business as usual in this variant.
Uh uh uh, no 7.8 update - no ringtone maker..
Once again we’re really glad to see Nokia are already cranking up their engines to continue delivering new apps and updates for Windows Phone 7.x devices. With the coming new features of the OS and the Nokia Specific apps, owners of pre Windows Phone 8 devices will see a healthy use for their smartphones for some time to come. We know we do bang on about this, but Nokia really are leading the way on how apps and updates should be handled, it’s simply great customer support.
We know that some of you guys have been installing 7.8 from various sources, we’d like to hear from you on how the new apps are working for you. If you have anything else you’d like to say, comments are open for that also.