No Apollo, Windows Phone 8? Rumor suggests enhanced 7.7 coming
June 6th, 2012, 12:25 P.M.– Microsoft not updating the Windows Phone from Mango to Apollo or Windows 8 or Windows Phone 8 yet? New report suggests that the tech giant will release a “stripped down version of Windows Phone 8.”
Good news, or bad news? Windows fans, here’s the new rumor about the Windows Phone and its future ahead of the widely anticipated Windows 8 unveiling.
Apparently, Microsoft is launching something this month, and rumor has it that the announcement is all about the Windows Phone Apollo, the rumored Windows Phone 8 update that will reportedly bring tons of new features, software enhancements and more.
According to Engadget’s report posted last week, while mentioning the invites for the June 20 Summit of Microsoft for the Windows Phone, the next update will be called Apollo, also called Windows Phone 8 or the mobile operating system version of Microsoft’s anticipated operating system upgrade for the PC, the Windows 8.
However, there’s a possibility that Microsoft will not launch the Apollo yet. A new article posted by WMPoweruser is suggesting, based on an article by German-written Business Week, that the next version of Windows Phone will not be the Apollo or Windows Phone 8. Instead, the site writes, the Redmond-based tech giant might launch a “stripped down” version of the Windows Phone. For starters, the next update could be the re-cropped or the redesigned version of Windows Phone 8 to decrease the file size allowing the phone to deliver smoother user interface. In short, it might not include some of the features of the Windows 8 for mobile due to configuration compatibility issues.
The German-version of BW reportedly noted, “an update is not technically possible because Windows Mobile 8 uses different chip sets,” adding that customers “do not care what version number the operating system is” as long as they can experience the “same functions on their smartphones.”
On a lighter note, Nokia is expected to add new phones later this year to stay competitive, and some of the phones might ship with the rumored Windows Phone 8. Here in United States, Nokia’s Lumia 900 is receiving positive feedbacks, adding that sales exceeded AT&T’s “expectations.”
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