Windows Phone 8 home screen

Microsoft on Tuesday made a new Windows Phone SDK available to developers so their WP7.1 and 7.5 apps will play nice with Windows Phone 7.8. Basically, the biggest aspect developers will need to tweak is adding support for adjustable Live Tiles, which is a hallmark feature of Windows Phone 8 and Windows Phone 7.8.

The upcoming update to 7.8 isn't as feature packed as WP8, which resides on devices such as the Lumia 920 and HTC 8X, but it's certainly a nice addition for older handsets. Hopefully this means that Windows Phone 7.8 will be made widely available soon.