AT&T Samsung Focus 2

Hot on the heels of AT&T's rollout of a Windows Phone 7.8 update for the Nokia Lumia 900, the big blue carrier has begun pushing out Windows Phone 7.8 updates to a couple of other devices in its lineup. First up is the Samsung Focus 2, which is receiving a pack of four updates that includes one Samsung firmware update. At the end of the process, the Focus 2 will be on OS version 8862. Here's AT&T's official changelog for the 60MB update:

Software update includes

This 60MB software update includes the following enhancements:

  • A new Start screen, similar to Windows Phone 8
  • New theme colors
  • Improved lock screen, with a new Bing "Image of the day" wallpaper option
  • Quality and security enhancements
  • Marketplace enhancements

Meanwhile, the AT&T-friendly Dell Venue Pro is also said to be receiving its own update to OS version 8862. I've been unable to dig up any documentation on this update so far, but according to WPCentral, this software bump includes two separate updates for DVP owners to install.

We haven't heard much about either the Focus 2 or Venue Pro in a while, but it's good to see AT&T showing some more love to these Windows Phones and the folks that are still rocking them. If you've got a Samsung Focus 2 or Dell Venue Pro, you'll want to keep an eye out for an update notification in the coming days. You'll then want to plug that sucker into your computer and use either the Zune software for the PC or Windows Phone app for the Mac to actually install the update.

Via WPCentral, AT&T

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John Agzarian Nokia Lumia 920
Kevin Joel Lumia 920, then Dell Venue Pro. Apparently there's an update coming my way so... Yay!
Lance Tomlinson None, never used this junk
Thomas Boehnlein Lumia 920! Duh.
Nick LaSorsa Lumia 900
Matthew Swanson Haven't used any, they all suck.
Joseph Whitley Miss my HTC HD7. And the best thing about wp was the zune pass really miss that... All the music you need and want just $10 per month... Sadly I put mines to death after a Valentine's day argument... R.I.P.
Michael Franzone windows phones are good
Vladimir Conrado Never used one, not saying I'm opposed to it though
Fabian Toti None.... All of them suck
Chris Graham The HTC surround because at that point it was slightly forgivable what WP lacked. At this point there is no excuse. Hated the 900 and equally hated the 920. At this point all you have to do is look at android and ios to see what is needed to be competitive. Not saying copy it but there is just so much lacking from WP!
Reese Woodson I still have my OG Lumia 900 WP 7.8 as a back up.
Jimmy Lamb Lumia 900 I'm sure other are better but, I have to wait on my upgrade.@ Cameron how us using any type of about reputation. I se window phone because 1. ios is boring 2. Android has bad battery life all I have used I hand a galaxy and others and 3. Windows phone looks and feels good to me I love the new start screen. I do think all 3 are great.
CeeGii Borels a lot of people already got 7.8 for all sorts of Phones i got my Focus i917 in 7.8 last MARCH and still Unlocked, this isnt anything new SevenEighter gave WP7 and WP7.5 phones 7.8 personally waiting for the 928 to hit the stores
Akshay Kumar Of course Lumia 920 ..
Cameron Kohnen I have never used a Windows phone. I have a reputation to uphold.
William Dayton Nokia Lumia 920.

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