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Windows Phone Apollo upgrade for current Windows Phone devices: Yes? No? Maybe?

The current crop of Nokia Windows Phone treats – the Nokia Lumia 900, Nokia Lumia 800, Nokia Lumia 710, and Nokia Lumia 610 – all run on Windows Phone 7.5 aka Mango.

The next major Windows Phone version in the pipeline is codenamed Apollo, more popularly referred to as Windows Phone 8.

Now, here’s the million-dollar question – will these Nokia Lumia phones, or any of the current Windows Phones, be upgraded to Apollo once its made official and released?

You’d think so, right?

After all, Microsoft has been pretty much the backseat driver in the Windows Phone handset production scene with their stringent hardware requirements. So, unlike Google, they don’t exactly have varying hardware to dance tango with as far as software updates and compatibility goes.

But unfortunately, the answer isn’t a resounding yes. On the contrary, it’s actually not looking good for current and soon-to-be Windows Phone owners.

According to The Verge’s reliable source, no Windows Phone Mango-goodies will be upgraded to Apollo. So it’s a no.

But wait! There’s your maybe too.

Microsoft, for their part, declined to comment on the possibility of an Apollo upgrade and just assured everyone “that all apps in our Marketplace today will run on the next version of Windows Phone.”

There once was a yes though. And a very good yes at that. All Windows Phone devices, according to Nino Silva speaking to Zwame, will be upgraded to Apollo. But with the way things are going, we’re doubtful – though we’re still wishing – that’ll be happening.

For now, let’s just leave it as a maybe ‘cause that’s what Microsoft’s current stand reflects, and hope they’ll be swayed to turn it into a yes before it’s too late and everyone on their unsteady little boat decides to jump ship.

Allan David

Allan David

Online, Allan’s got you covered as far as news (and some reviews every now and then) goes. Offline, you’ll see him either sweating it out in the badminton courts or dining out in one of the new restos around town. His favorite noodles: cold soba.

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