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Microsoft working on "Apollo+" Windows Phone 8 update

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Word is out that Windows Phone 8 already has an update in the works. This shouldn't really be a surprise as big updates like WP8 tend to have an incremental update that follows pretty soon afterwards, and this is no different. The update is being called "Apollo+", and is aimed at fixing issues for which Microsoft "ran out of time" before the WP8 release.

The exact contents of the Apollo+ update aren't known, but there are a number of issues Microsoft could be working on for the update. Microsoft is looking at WiFi changes to allow for "always-on" connections, various audio playback fixes, as well as additional features that didn't make it into the Notification Center in WP8. Another big feature that could be in the update is VPN support, which would be huge for enterprise clients looking to connect to work computers from mobile devices. 

No word on when the update will be coming, but it is expected that Microsoft will outline what will be a part of the update at Mobile World Congress in February.

source: Football via The Verge

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posted on 26 Nov 2012, 18:19 7

1. kimyhang (Posts: 14; Member since: 17 Jul 2012)


cmon guys give us the 7.8 :(

posted on 26 Nov 2012, 18:32 3

5. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


Wait another year?

posted on 26 Nov 2012, 20:09

10. Nadr1212 (Posts: 741; Member since: 22 Sep 2012)


Bloop!

posted on 26 Nov 2012, 18:21 5

2. wendygarett (unregistered)


Nice :)

posted on 26 Nov 2012, 18:22 4

3. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


Another 3 years till it's on par with ICS, till then wait for the updates, how sad! There are no Custom Roms to enjoy or experiment?

posted on 26 Nov 2012, 18:27 17

4. kimyhang (Posts: 14; Member since: 17 Jul 2012)


make your own OS dude :)

posted on 26 Nov 2012, 19:10 5

8. androidCrap (Posts: 9; Member since: 22 Nov 2012)


So you find erection in smaller screen? Real man experiment in true computer. If you want to make use of your talent, any mobile platform will do by submitting your app and monitize it Cusom Rom is only for bums living in a basement.

posted on 27 Nov 2012, 03:47

12. thelegend6657 (unregistered)


There are custom roms for windows phone . Although not many . Search it up and stop being so ignorant

posted on 26 Nov 2012, 18:35 7

6. MC1123 (Posts: 1249; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)


keep it up microsoft!! and hope no delays!

posted on 26 Nov 2012, 18:54 3

7. phil2n (Posts: 476; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


waiting for that update. VPN here i come..

posted on 26 Nov 2012, 20:08 4

9. antifanboy14 (Posts: 68; Member since: 26 Nov 2012)


the windows phone platform is great, but i think it still has some maturing to do. good job so far, Microsoft.

posted on 26 Nov 2012, 21:34 5

11. Shubham412302 (Posts: 306; Member since: 09 Nov 2011)


atlest all wp8 handsets are like nexus and will be updated for 18 months
not like android no word of update to most midrange
only have to depend on some dev. for update

posted on 27 Nov 2012, 05:48

13. valapsp (Posts: 484; Member since: 12 Aug 2011)


I'll kill Microsoft if it doesn't include ROTATION LOCK this time.

posted on 27 Nov 2012, 07:36

14. hunted (Posts: 353; Member since: 21 Sep 2011)


get me bluetooth file trasfer please

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