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Windows Phone 8 "Apollo" shown tested on a Nokia Lumia 900

0. phoneArena 03 May 2012, 17:27 posted on

We received a rather murky shot of what is claimed to be a Windows Phone 8 "Apollo" developer build being tested on a cyan Nokia Lumia 900. Microsoft's upcoming version of the Windows Phone mobile OS is supposed to be the one to usher the platform in the era of multicore chipsets and HD screens, among many other improvements.

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posted on 03 May 2012, 17:31 14

1. Mobile-X-Pert (Posts: 565; Member since: 20 Dec 2010)


Bring it on!!!

posted on 03 May 2012, 18:32 5

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


But its way to restrictead even than ios.....

posted on 17 May 2012, 15:34

44. ioamnesia (Posts: 1; Member since: 17 May 2012)


Learn to type, then learn to read. Apollo will be opening up interop access which means alot of the restrictions that made Windows Phone 7 so secure, at the expense of the consumer, will be lifted. I just hope they have a good plan to keep security high.

posted on 03 May 2012, 17:38 16

2. Cosmo (Posts: 32; Member since: 03 May 2012)


iOS, RIM, and WinMo FTW! enough of Android puh-leease!

posted on 03 May 2012, 18:00 8

6. Lift_Off (Posts: 152; Member since: 04 Apr 2012)


Seriously. I like what im seeing with the windows handsets, and I have a feeling Apple's going to introduce something awesome this year. HTC's ONE series is the only Android thing impressing me right now.

posted on 03 May 2012, 18:24 7

9. cepcamba (Posts: 717; Member since: 27 Feb 2012)


Yeah, I agree. The SGS3 got impressive benchmarks and probably is the fastest droid out there, but it didn't capture my heart like how the SGS2 did.

I'll probably get the OneX (RGB screen) or the Xperia S (8MP). I was hoping the SGS3 would obliterate them in my list, but I now I feel like thinking about a Note too.

posted on 04 May 2012, 04:53

30. Lboogey6 (Posts: 281; Member since: 31 Jan 2012)


so when you wrote this I'm assuming you didn't see the videos showing what phone could do aka way more than any lame HTC that wioo need an update the day you pull it out of the box

posted on 04 May 2012, 08:52 1

35. -box- (Posts: 3991; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)


Phones are constructed weeks or months in advance of their sale date (as are most consumer products!), yet software is typically a constantly updating thing. Every smartphone I've purchased in the last 3 years has had a software update out of the box to get it to the latest version, since the manufacturer can't put the software on the phone while it's in its box

posted on 04 May 2012, 13:03

40. Lboogey6 (Posts: 281; Member since: 31 Jan 2012)


i get they need updates but htc has always left something out with in their builds the evo horrible batter and glitchy couldnt mirror like it was supposed to evo 3d updated 5 times 3 weeks after release and still ended up being a horrible device htc sensation i loved it but htc boot up screen shot when hitting home too much lag with sense htc mytouch slide 3g horrible memory capacity mostly for all these battery life has been poor selling phones for the past 5 years for just about every company has shown me this

posted on 04 May 2012, 18:11 1

42. cepcamba (Posts: 717; Member since: 27 Feb 2012)


@Lboogey6
No no no. I'm not saying the HTC One X and Xperia S are better phones than the SGS3.

What I'm saying is the SGS3 isn't too far ahead compared to other flagships.

When the SGS2 was released, it was the undisputed king of the Android realm, only to be dethroned by it's bigger brother, the Note.

Now, the SGS3 is not too far ahead of its competitors.

posted on 05 May 2012, 21:11

43. Archan_Pe (Posts: 74; Member since: 08 Apr 2012)


probably because it was kinda, ugly xD

posted on 03 May 2012, 17:39 4

3. Credo (Posts: 748; Member since: 19 Apr 2012)


i can no longer wait for this OS !! it will bring many improvements !! right nog Windows Phone 7.5 Mango feels like a Beta to me, really !! but it is already good! Looking out for WP8 !!

posted on 03 May 2012, 18:40 8

15. ghostnexus (Posts: 96; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


I just got the lumia 900!!! :)

posted on 04 May 2012, 10:11

38. Credo (Posts: 748; Member since: 19 Apr 2012)


good ! i'm gonna buy it too cyan :) but like always nokia is so slow in releasing their devices, the benelux is always the last :)))))

posted on 03 May 2012, 17:49 8

4. jove39 (Posts: 1888; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


Only real threat to Android from WP is eco-system Microsoft has...feature wise...android nails every other mobile platform.

posted on 03 May 2012, 17:51 8

5. HugeTroller (banned) (Posts: 80; Member since: 27 Apr 2012)


oh really? No rather, Android nails Windows Phone on fragmentation and lagginess.

posted on 03 May 2012, 18:31 3

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


Truee

posted on 03 May 2012, 18:30 2

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


Truee

posted on 03 May 2012, 18:13 2

7. Saad073 (Posts: 13; Member since: 10 Dec 2010)


That might not be a Nokia Lumia 900. There's no buttons on the bottom of the phone and there's not FF cam either. If it's a real photo, this might be a prototype or a refreshed Lumia 900 with WP8.

Still very exciting! :)

posted on 03 May 2012, 18:19 3

8. joeymk (Posts: 101; Member since: 26 Jan 2012)


orgasm

posted on 03 May 2012, 18:30 3

10. philj21 (Posts: 4; Member since: 02 May 2012)


I'm excited for windows 8

posted on 03 May 2012, 18:34 5

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


But im not...... its closed ecosystem like ios
.....

posted on 03 May 2012, 18:51 7

16. jackhammeR (Posts: 1548; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


closed equals no fragmentation, more stability, more quality in apps

posted on 03 May 2012, 19:19 1

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


But its still not like android free open
..... lack ov hardware lack ov multitask gpu
cpu etc.... theres no gain root no kernels
no roms explain?!!!!!!

posted on 04 May 2012, 04:30 3

29. Henrik (Posts: 141; Member since: 18 Feb 2012)


What do you care about "free" since you still pay for the device, not the Android itself?

There are custom ROM's for Windows Phone too, and Homebrew apps.

I wouldn't say "lack of hardware" since the phones are doing really well for themselves, you're just looking at a really optimized OS (Windows Phone) and comparing it to a Really unoptimized OS (Android) which more often than not need all that horse power to function smoothly. And I do actually believe I've seen a CPU and GPU in there somewhere.

And the multitasking is there, not just the same way as in Android :-) But hey, instead no force-closing of apps, freezes or surprising reboots comes out of it. Windows Phone is just really, Really stable.

posted on 04 May 2012, 04:54 3

31. HugeTroller (banned) (Posts: 80; Member since: 27 Apr 2012)


He's a well known Windows Phone jealous guy here.

posted on 03 May 2012, 19:40 2

18. ReturningToNokia (Posts: 130; Member since: 09 Jul 2011)


Geez...the person holding the device was so disappointed by the GSIII reveal, that they decided to try to stir up some buzz by photoshopping a non existent screen on a 'device' with no volume or screen lock keys, capacitive buttons, or the Nokia and/or ATT branding, and then claim it's Apollo.

It's gonna be a long summer.

posted on 03 May 2012, 19:50 1

19. fruitlewps (Posts: 1; Member since: 03 May 2012)


Looks fishy to me..http://i.imgur.com/NRXMP.png

posted on 03 May 2012, 20:21 1

20. 7thspaceman (Posts: 1556; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)


I think Nokia world is in October folks that is when we will see what is up with Nokia and windows 8 until then you 'll see all kinds of false Alarms

posted on 03 May 2012, 20:27 4

21. Mobile-X-Pert (Posts: 565; Member since: 20 Dec 2010)


Seriously, what´s wrong with the TROLL guy????

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