29/06/2012 11:26 | By Matt Farrington-Smith, editor, MSN Tech & Gadgets

Internet Sharing (tethering) arrives on Nokia Lumia 800, 710

The much-touted "Tango" update turns your Windows Phone into a Wi-Fi hotspot, adds new apps and introduces a flip to silence feature.



The latest software update should be winging its way to your Nokia Lumia 800 and Nokia Lumia 710 throughout June and July 2012.

Nokia Lumia Windows Phones get the Tango update - adds internet sharing.


The update will bring your Windows Phone OS version up to build 7.10.8773.98 and provides the following great features already present on Nokia Lumia 900 and Nokia Lumia 610 handsets.


Internet sharing (Wi-Fi hotspot)

Share your mobile internet connection over Wi-Fi with up to five client devices or computers.

Flip to silence

Silence incoming calls by flipping your phone face down.

New apps

After updating, your Nokia Lumia 800 or Nokia Lumia 710 will be ready to install exclusive new applications available in the Windows Phone Marketplace (Camera extras, Counters, Contact share, and more).


More about the new apps

Once your Nokia Lumia 800 or 710 is updated, or if you have a Nokia Lumia 900 or 610, you can download some great new apps that are available exclusively for the Nokia Lumia family from the Windows Phone Marketplace.

Camera extras adds a wealth of extra functionality to the built-in camera.

Camera extras introduces new Panorama and Self-timer modes.


Camera extras

The Camera extras app adds four new functions to your Windows Phone camera.

Smart Group Shot: Capture a group photo where everyone looks good.
Action Shot: Capture action or movement in one or several photos
Self-timer: Get yourself into the picture with self-timer.
Panorama: Capture beautiful wide landscapes more easily.

Play To (DLNA)

The Play To application is another clever innovation that allows users to broadcast photos, music, and videos wirelessly to other DLNA capable devices connected to the same network such as TVs, Blu-ray players, and music systems with Microsoft Windows Media Player for Windows 7.


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