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

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

Thus a lot of hopes are pinned on Apollo to really leverage the Windows Phone platform and cement its position as the third horse in what is now essentially an iOS-SamsungAndroid race.

References to Windows Phone 8 started already appearing in apps and analytics too, so hopefully things are progressing nicely towards Microsoft's Windows Phone Developer Summit on 20/21 next month, where Apollo is rumored to be previewed. 

A close launch with Win 8, on which kernel the new WP version might be built, would further enhance the appeal of Apollo as there will be a whole new ecosystem out there to connect to.

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44 Comments

41. Cyan3boN

Posts: 446; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

is the striked out Samsung name deliberate

39. djripster

Posts: 141; Member since: Dec 10, 2011

Could be a fake, the keyboard looks a little un aligned at the bottom :( What do you guys think ?

37. kayben2012

Posts: 3; Member since: May 04, 2012

If WP8 is being tested on a Lumia 900 then there is a really good chance that first Gen device will be eligible for the WP8 update. Another reason why I believe first Gen devices will get the update is because Microsoft wants their platform available at all price points, just like Android and iOS. Remember Apple still sells the 3gs. Plus the newest Windows Phone, Lumia 610 uses a variant of the first Gen Qualcomm Snapdragon and I don't think they would have just made it to turn around and abandon it.

34. Mobile-X-Pert

Posts: 565; Member since: Dec 20, 2010

As far as I now the old Nodo update brought copy and paste to WP7.

28. nimo

Posts: 72; Member since: Jun 11, 2010

Maybe we'll be able to cut and paste properly this time, that would be an amazing upgrade. And maybe they'll go all out and enable screen capture.

26. MrOmkar

Posts: 13; Member since: Mar 08, 2012

This means ,rumors about apolo update not getting to current gen phones were wrong

25. snowgator

Posts: 3629; Member since: Jan 19, 2011

Leaks, forgeries, and photo shopped devices.... ahhhh, the season of rumors.... I am more interested in the list of upgrades to the OS and the list of devices that will get it, or at least some form of it. Also, I am waiting to here what happens as far as the manufacturers putting pressure on MS to allow some customization. You can keep your "screen shots". We will see plenty of it's sexy looks at it's release.

27. Penny

Posts: 1875; Member since: Feb 04, 2011

To be honest, I don't even care to see what hardware it will be out on yet. I'd like to see what WP8 is all about first, and then I'd be able to shift my attention to new hardware and upgrade paths for old hardware.

22. Just_a_boy

Posts: 183; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

It is good for Microsoft, and Nokia should think of a great hardware to try to beat Galaxy S3, because even for me a fan of Nokia, Samsung's new phone is very interesting.

21. Mobile-X-Pert

Posts: 565; Member since: Dec 20, 2010

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

23. pongkie

Posts: 663; Member since: Aug 20, 2011

desperate i guess.

24. HugeTroller

Posts: 80; Member since: Apr 27, 2012

He is a mad fandriod that's jealous. Don't reply, don't feed that troll.

32. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Jealous of what closed restrict system ... How sad u can't even run Nokia drive at the Background. U can't cut or paste. Yea its Smooth I've course its not even a full OS Like Android... Windows ios are same. Lag force close does Not exist on high end droid handsets. Does in the Midrange.

33. HugeTroller

Posts: 80; Member since: Apr 27, 2012

Pathetic.

36. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

Cut and paste has been there since the NoDo update, I believe. As an Android (Sensation 4G) and WP7 (Lumia 900) and Symbian (Nokia C7) owner and user, while I appreciate the capabilities of Android, I believe 90% of smartphone users would be just fine with WP7 (as long as it had the same apps as Android, or similar ones, which there mostly are, just not as many), especially with its ease and pleasantness of use. Android's great, and I like my Sensation, but it's a pleasure using the Nokia. Not just because I haven't had random restarts or unresponsive instances, and I haven't had to wait for the launcher to load after using a full-screen application, but because it's clever, straightforward, and it works. Single favorite thing in WP7: web browser. I still prefer Symbian overall (weird, eh?) and feel there's a lot more potential for it, especially if some of the elements from WP7 could be integrated into it. My next phone purchase will be the 808 PureView

20. 7thspaceman

Posts: 1597; Member since: Feb 14, 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

19. fruitlewps

Posts: 1; Member since: May 03, 2012

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

18. ReturningToNokia

Posts: 130; Member since: Jul 09, 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.

16. jackhammeR

Posts: 1548; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

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

17. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 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?!!!!!!

29. Henrik

Posts: 141; Member since: Feb 18, 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.

31. HugeTroller

Posts: 80; Member since: Apr 27, 2012

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

14. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

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

10. philj21

Posts: 4; Member since: May 02, 2012

I'm excited for windows 8

8. joeymk

Posts: 101; Member since: Jan 26, 2012

orgasm

7. Saad073

Posts: 13; Member since: Dec 10, 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! :)

4. jove39

Posts: 2152; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

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

5. HugeTroller

Posts: 80; Member since: Apr 27, 2012

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

12. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Truee

11. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Truee

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