Windows Phone 8 "Apollo" reference ironically appears in the I'm WP7 app

Windows Phone 8 "Apollo" reference ironically appears in the I'm WP7 app
We told you the other day about Windows Phone 8 browser stats appearing on Hitlinks, not to mention the Nokia poster template we were sent which had the thing written front and center.

Now a reference to Windows Phone 8 has appeared in the "I'm a WP7!" app, for the sake of irony. The app statistics show that a Windows Phone 8 "Apollo" build 8.0.9662.0 is running somewhere in the Wild West of Redmond, so all points hint at advanced stages of internal testing for the newest Microsoft mobile OS version.

The developer Scott Peterson says that his app has been ran on a Windows Phone 8 emulator: "It’s running from an Emulator, doesn’t appear to be spoofed, is using the default Emulator location, and the Time Zone Offset lines up with Pacific Coast…", hinting that Microsoft is already running app compatibility tests with titles from the Marketplace.

source: WPCentral



7. SemperFiV12

Posts: 949; Member since: Nov 09, 2010

Next step forward for an AMAZING EVERYDAY platform... truly a joy to own and use.

5. yatmiko

Posts: 37; Member since: Dec 13, 2011

Sure buy one if it can surpass Galaxy SIII

4. Tarzan

Posts: 63; Member since: Feb 26, 2012

Waiting impatiently.

3. good2great

Posts: 1042; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

i pray that windows does it right with windows 8 phones and tablets... i only used android and apple because windows mobile fell off...... PC/TABLET/PHONE/XBOX one brand one happy consumer... Windows in my future!!!

6. SemperFiV12

Posts: 949; Member since: Nov 09, 2010

Amen... I had always preferred PS to Xbox, but my roommate uses Xbox and it is AMAZING. I will always have a soft spot for PS (especially with titles like Gran Turismo, and Blue Ray capability), but I see myself getting an Xbox soon (better FIFA gameplay, Halo)! Paired up with WP, it is an awesome ecosystem!

1. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

woo hoo! bring me desktop compatibility baby!

2. hunted

Posts: 403; Member since: Sep 21, 2011

I'll buy windows 8 when it comes out :)

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