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Current Windows Phone handsets to get Apollo update after all?

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Current Windows Phone handsets to get Apollo update after all?
Before you read a single word of the latest rumor, allow us to remind you that last time we checked, Windows Phone 8 was not meant to land on current WP7 devices. And supposedly, that information came from a trustworthy source at Microsoft who spoke with Paul Thurrott – a respected news editor for Windows IT Pro magazine. 

Yet now, we have a "trusted source" at Waggener Edstrom who claims that Microsoft is working on "Windows 8 (for x86), Windows RT (for next-gen ARM), & Windows Phone 8 (for current-gen phones)." For those not familiar, Waggener Edstrom has been Microsoft's public relations firm since the mid-1980s, and chances are that people who work there are well aware of what is going on at Microsoft headquarters. In addition, the same source claims that further leaks in support of their words will surface in the very near future, and an official statement on the matter will come within the following weeks. 

In less than a month's time we have the Windows Phone Developer Summit kicking off. Hopefully, that is when we will finally know for sure whether Windows Phone 8 will run on today's WP handsets or not.

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posted on 24 May 2012, 05:44 9

1. eyup_aydin (unregistered)


Must be!

posted on 24 May 2012, 08:02 10

35. wp74ver (banned) (Posts: 62; Member since: 10 May 2012)


f..ck phonearena this is the worse page ever they will delete your post just cuz the have a million androidfags hating on everything that's is not android , f**k YOU PHONEARENA .

posted on 24 May 2012, 08:08 4

38. TROLL.ISAHA (banned) (Posts: 535; Member since: 28 Mar 2012)


Hahahahaha lmao....... Long live Android!!!!

posted on 24 May 2012, 08:30 6

41. haseebzahid (Posts: 1853; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)


err i find all the android guys as a stupid Troll NERD always bashing other with no reson what so ever

posted on 24 May 2012, 09:09 2

53. TROLL.ISAHA (banned) (Posts: 535; Member since: 28 Mar 2012)


And Ur the doomed Troll......

posted on 24 May 2012, 08:45 3

45. tedkord (Posts: 12274; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


C'mon guys! Let's thumb him down!

(Kidding)

posted on 24 May 2012, 09:10 4

54. TROLL.ISAHA (banned) (Posts: 535; Member since: 28 Mar 2012)


Really Ur not kidding.... Its foreal...

posted on 24 May 2012, 09:23 1

61. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


I wonder how quick we can get you to shut the hell up today? You left that other thread really fast yesterday, Casanova.

posted on 24 May 2012, 09:45 1

68. Non_Sequitur (Posts: 1111; Member since: 16 Mar 2012)


LOL YES
That was hilarious.

posted on 24 May 2012, 09:52 1

72. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


Stupid prick telling me that I don't have a girlfriend. She'd laugh and make naughty moves on me if I cared enough to tell her about what this moron said. :D

posted on 24 May 2012, 12:03 2

80. snowgator (Posts: 3600; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)


Dude, I am a huge Windows fan. I just thumbed you down. I nah-nah.

posted on 24 May 2012, 12:09

84. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


damn, i musta missed it. looks like the thread has been modded.

posted on 24 May 2012, 05:51 15

2. QinEmpire (Posts: 145; Member since: 16 May 2012)


Get ready for people like TR0LL, TROLl.ISAHA going negative on every comment.
They are now jealous that WP will all get update while Android jellybean is uncertain.

posted on 24 May 2012, 06:46 8

9. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


take a chill pill. this is just an unconfirmed rumor like the first one that said they werent getting it. Android Jellybean doesnt even exist yet. There hasnt been a single leak about it. its just 4.1, not 5.0 as some would want you to believe.
educate, educate, educate.

posted on 24 May 2012, 07:12 4

11. TROLL.ISAHA (banned) (Posts: 535; Member since: 28 Mar 2012)


Yea uncertain. How funny! O no good news! Wasn't expecting this....
Even tho ics is on par with prisons fluidity. But it still lacks hardware and integration. Only 3 handsets available.... So what do u define
as the different between the full experience and the subset?

We will see, whether Nokia will stay number 1 windows phone
when Samsung enters the arena, they can make hardwares
for WP great numbers high specs unlike Nokia.....

posted on 24 May 2012, 07:17 3

13. QinEmpire (Posts: 145; Member since: 16 May 2012)


** on par only with quad core while WP runs smoothly on 4 year old technology.

posted on 24 May 2012, 07:27 5

18. TROLL.ISAHA (banned) (Posts: 535; Member since: 28 Mar 2012)


Well what do u expect it takes only a single core to run a quarter baked Prison Os..... Its not matured yet it has a other 3 to 4 years till its a full OS like Android. Even Ios is nearly half baked, windows have a long way to catch up.... It only takes 170 mb ov ram to run Windows. Where as Android requires over 550 mb ov ram to run the full OS.....

posted on 24 May 2012, 07:30 4

20. QinEmpire (Posts: 145; Member since: 16 May 2012)


What a logic haha.. Go ahead and defend your OS, you can't change the fact that its weak & laggy even on those hardware.

posted on 24 May 2012, 07:41 5

24. eyephone (banned) (Posts: 69; Member since: 05 Apr 2012)


It is true its not a half Os yet. Its along to catch up with Android.

posted on 24 May 2012, 09:19 3

58. android_sucks (Posts: 111; Member since: 28 Jul 2011)


Totally agree!!! My name says it all!!!

posted on 24 May 2012, 09:48

69. Non_Sequitur (Posts: 1111; Member since: 16 Mar 2012)


Android doesn't lag as long as it has a decent processor over 1 GHz and about 1 GB of RAM. And that's with a 4.5 inch screen. I don't know what all of you assholes are doing running around screaming "LAG."

posted on 24 May 2012, 12:05 1

82. StreetNerd (Posts: 821; Member since: 08 Dec 2010)


my colleague has a HTC sensation XL and it lags same goes for the Galaxy Nexus....

posted on 25 May 2012, 10:11

103. Non_Sequitur (Posts: 1111; Member since: 16 Mar 2012)


I don't know what you do to your phones, but it's not good.
Neither of those phones lag, it's just your high level of stupidity.

posted on 24 May 2012, 07:34 3

22. wp74ver (banned) (Posts: 62; Member since: 10 May 2012)


The goal of hardware rendering for the interface is to get smoother operation, but if it isn’t handled appropriately, Android devices can actually perform worse. Using the example of Tegra 2, which can render all the pixels on a 1280×800 screen 2.5 times per second at 60FPS, the problem is clear. The GPU touches each pixel once for the background, once for icons and widgets, once more for labels, and then there are animations to deal with. There is no way to reach 60FPS doing things in such a way.

posted on 24 May 2012, 07:43 5

25. eyephone (banned) (Posts: 69; Member since: 05 Apr 2012)


Windows succcks. Its limited. Windows doesn't
Support high end hardware like Apple and Android.

posted on 24 May 2012, 07:56 6

31. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


apple doesnt support high end hardware either.. lol. since when did an 800mhz dual core become "high end"?? :)

having high end hardware and having a use for it are also 2 different things.

posted on 24 May 2012, 07:57 6

34. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


iOS having high end hardware is like watching old people in expencive sports cars. Yea, it has the ability to go super fast, but it will never go over 35mph.

posted on 24 May 2012, 14:35 1

95. ceepyou (Posts: 38; Member since: 10 Apr 2012)


And yet, this is the type of old person that won't have a scratch on the car 5-10 years later. Although, they never changed the oil either. (i.e. Upgrade the OS)

posted on 24 May 2012, 08:35 4

43. theNewDanger (Posts: 5; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)


If the experience is high-end, I'm not so much concerned with the hardware. This is why I did not jump for the iPhone 4S from the iPhone 4. I have used Windows Phone on a previous carrier before Mango was released. I must say, even as a "quarter-baked" OS, it has a full baked user experience. I wouldn't worry too much about raw power. The only things missing from most Windows Phone are greater storage amounts (at least microSDHC card expansion slots) and a cameras with decent sensors, dedicated image processors, and optics. I am still amazed at the images my iPhone 4 is able to produce. It's no replacement for my Canon 5D, but considering it's a camera within a 9 mm thick casing, it's all any casual photographer needs.

posted on 24 May 2012, 09:21 3

59. android_sucks (Posts: 111; Member since: 28 Jul 2011)


Android doesn't support high end hardware!!! LOL!!! Android's best feature is FORCECLOSE!!!
Phandroids wish they had an OS as smooth as iOS and Windows.

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