Microsoft is supposedly aiming for a Mango-like release across the board, but some of Apollo's features will be exclusive to the third generation Windows Phones, which will be mostly built around Qualcomm's MSM8960 multicore LTE platofrm. Not that we expected the 1st gen to all of a sudden start capturing 1080p video after the update, but it's reassuring that everyone will be getting their taste of Apollo in some way.
MSNerd also hinted that in the US carriers are the biggest obstacles to quick and all-encompassing mobile OS upgrades, something that doesn't surprise us, as we've heard it so many times from Android makers as well.
Amidst the treasure trove of information that MSNerd is divulging in his ongoing Q&A session on Reddit we encountered this little gem about Nokia's ever-growing role in Microsoft's next mobile OS version work:
So these might be valid rumors that Nokia might use chipsets other than Snapdragon for its upcoming Windows Phones, and that it will be put in charge of the things it does better than Microsoft with phones, like the camera modules interface, antenna design and regional customization.
Turns out we might indeed see the PureView Pro camera technology in a Windows Phone reincarnation, after all, just as Nokia hinted last month at the MWC expo.