Thomas from WP7app.de has reportedly spoken to a few Microsoft reps regarding the availability of Windows Phone 8 ‘Apollo’ on older devices and if he’s to be beleived, there’s a good news for present Windows Phone users. He spoke to a few Microsoft employees at CeBIT in Hannover, Germany. While some of them keep their mouths shut about this matter, one Microsoft employee told them that second gen. Windows Phones will ‘definitely’ get the ‘Apollo’ update, with possibly all features of it, while the first gen. Windows Phones will also get the update, but chances are greater that it’ll be a modified and ‘optimized’ version without all the modern features, Skype Video Calling for example. So, phones like HTC Radar, Samsung Omnia W and Nokia Lumia-s seems to be getting the update at the end of this year, when Microsoft is targetting the release of Windows Phone 8 ‘Apollo’.
Hopefully, we’ll hear some official announcement from Microsoft pretty soon, and if that happens, we can buy current WP7 devices with more confidence.
[Source - WP7App] [Via - WMPU]