LTE to come to Windows Phone with the Tango update, but for dual-core and HD screens wait for Apollo

LTE to come to Windows Phone with the Tango update, but for dual-core and HD screens wait for Apollo
LTE is currently not very relevant worldwide, with Verizon's comprehensive network being an exception, so supporting the technology in Windows Phones hasn't been high on the list, but is about to come with the next update called Tango. It is aimed at supporting low-end models, and will introduce 480x320 chassis as well, according to tweets by the omnipresent MS_Nerd.

The huge Windows Phone Apollo update that awaits us next year, will bring support for multicore chipsets and HD displays, like the ones that are starting to find their way into high-end Android phones. When are Tango and Apollo supposed to hit is anyone's guess, but we just got Mango, so, if Microsoft keeps the same annual pace with its Windows Phone updates, we might have to wait quite a bit, at which time the Android and iOS ecosystems will have introduced even more compelling handsets.

via WMPU

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18 Comments

1. pongkie

Posts: 663; Member since: Aug 20, 2011

they should rename "tango" to "too late"

2. XiphiasGladius

Posts: 813; Member since: Aug 21, 2011

For people who prefer WP's platform its a good news, as what they say "better late than never"

3. snowgator

Posts: 3621; Member since: Jan 19, 2011

So in whatever world you live in, there is no more room for competition and Android or iOS will never loose a step? What a dull world it must be. Wonder how many of the big three automobile exec's felt your way when Toyota tried to sell cars and build manufacturers in the US in the 80's....

8. pongkie

Posts: 663; Member since: Aug 20, 2011

come on the reason andriod bites hard on smart phone market share because they came out with a big bang. I would also like wp7 do the same. calling android users geeks is just lame, this new mango lineup be better be cheaper than android phones

11. snowgator

Posts: 3621; Member since: Jan 19, 2011

Once again, go back and read the article you are refering to. Phone Arena used the word "geeks" to paraphrase what Mr. Ballmer said. He just said you needed to be someone with computer skills to use Android, but WP enables anyone to perform the same functions easily and quickly. I don't argue that WP needs a big bang on Mango devices, though. They need a huge 2012.

14. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

they do need a huge 2012. its gonna be a make or break year for them. I dont understand the reasoning for going after the low market over the high market. With the SGS2, iphones, and other high end devices selling like crazy with huge profit margins, that would be the thing i would concentrate on first... unless they plan on trying to saturate immersing markets like india/china/and africa with cheap smart phones.. Thats not going to do much for developer support in america and europe, which are 2 of the biggest smartphone markets currently, and where most of the app developers live.

12. lubba

Posts: 1313; Member since: Jan 17, 2011

They came out with smart phones flooding the market as well. New Android phones show up almost every month. SB did not call call anyone geeks. PA did. Wp price inline with Androids.

18. lubba

Posts: 1313; Member since: Jan 17, 2011

Why or how did get a thumbs down? WTF!

4. SuperEd

Posts: 132; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

awwww. that's all you can come up with?

6. pongkie

Posts: 663; Member since: Aug 20, 2011

yup guess thats all... just like wp7

7. lubba

Posts: 1313; Member since: Jan 17, 2011

Patience my child, patience.

9. pongkie

Posts: 663; Member since: Aug 20, 2011

yes master

5. snowgator

Posts: 3621; Member since: Jan 19, 2011

What I have seen in the WP OS evolution: - soft start in 2010, get 'em out there and get real world results and try to rebuild after Win Mobile died. -NODO update, see how the idea of a universal update works, and get real world data. - Ramp up with Mango and slightly more powerful devices. - WP8 is all in: use computers, laptops, and mobile to support one another in an ecosystem that will push interaction and access to all your needs from any number of devices. Microsoft is n this for the long haul, it would seem.

10. DJLegacy2k5

Posts: 212; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

WP7 is by far the most balanced OS out there. Now with the new hardware coming out w/ Mango on board this OS gives people ease of use, with massive amounts of extra features (voice control via BT, IE9, Live Tiles. Social Integration) Smart people would be considering switching REAL soon!

16. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

I keep WP7 in the back of my mind. That would probably be the OS i jump to if i got bored with android. They just dont have the features/battery/function that I need right now. I was hoping the next update would bring dual core and high res.. but knowing its 2 updates away is just silly.

13. speckledapple

Posts: 902; Member since: Sep 29, 2011

Actually I think this is smart for them. They are building their new ecosystem for mobile step by step and making sure they make as little mistakes as possible. I think they are doing it right and the only real problem they have is maybe not having tech that is cutting edge. They avoided fragmentation and the stale look of icons in grid form for something I think that is much more forward. I can now see windows phone having a nice chunk of market share in the future; especially once win 8 drops.

15. DigitalMD

Posts: 226; Member since: Feb 17, 2010

Ho hummm, give us a unlimited data deal and we are excited, otherwise its a shiny new paperweight.

17. BReND0

Posts: 74; Member since: Dec 07, 2010

ALL I WANT TO SEE IS WI-FI / UMA CALLING come out fot the t-mobile WP7 phones, love that feature......and the hspa+ is cool.........

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