I have not exactly thrown myself on the update button once 7.8 came out given all the bad news that have been flying around about live tiles being broken. Anyway, I had to connect my phone to my PC a while ago to upload a few photos that I took during our last putting with the family and, when doing so, Zune popped up a big there’s-an-update-available-for-your-phone message.
So I decided that I could just as well go for it. As it turns out, this was the 7.10.8862.144 update and this one did, supposedly, have a fix for the initial 7.8 live tile bug in it. I cannot say that I use the live tiles very much but it would be quite annoying if one of them got stuck and started to drain my battery, not to mention gobbling up bandwidth, for no good reason. In any case, so far none of my live tiles have stopped working.
What is more important, I finally got the more flexible home page with the new tile sizes. This was really the only thing that I felt was missing on Phone 7.5. The space wasted by the black bar to the right was just silly and being stuck with these fairly large tiles was really no not ideal as soon as you had more than the built in apps on your home page and even then it was on the limit. I do not like having to scroll several pages hunting for apps on my phone.
No my Windows Phone is almost perfect for me. I cannot see a reason for me to want to change it for quite a while even though the new Phone 8 ones have better hardware and more features. There’s little of the features that I care about and I do not really use the phone for anything that requires more hardware than what I got now.