Windows Phone 8 rumored to being tested on Lumia 800, 610

Windows Phone 8 rumored to being tested on Lumia 800, 610
Reports have gone back and forth recently, current Windows Phone will get an upgrade to Windows Phone 8 Apollo, current Windows Phones won’t see an update. It is difficult to say at the point where exactly Apollo stands as far as upgrades are concerned.

To add a little more speculation to the mix, a user over at Chinese Windows Phone community, wpxap, says that Apollo is being tested by an employee on a Nokia Lumia 800. In a separate report, The MS nerd took to Twitter to announce that Nokia and Microsoft are testing a build of Apollo on the Lumia 610. He ended his tweet saying, “Not 'performant' enough. Yet.”

Even though we don't know all the ins and outs of Apollo and its system requirements, it seems like higher end handsets such as the Lumia 800 and 900 would be good candidates for this release. If these rumors are true, it also makes sense for Microsoft to at least test Apollo on an entry-level device to get a read on its performance before making a decision on which handsets will be eligible for the upgrade.

At the end of they day, rumors are just that – rumors. So be sure to take them with a grain of salt before assuming that the Lumia 610 will definitely see an official Windows Phone 8 release.

source: WPCentral & Twitter

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Lumia 800
  • Display 3.7" 480 x 800 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S2, Single core, 1400 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB
  • Battery 1450 mAh(9.50h 3G talk time)
Lumia 610
  • Display 3.7" 480 x 800 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S1, Single core, 800 MHz
  • Storage 8 GB
  • Battery 1300 mAh(7.50h 3G talk time)

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12 Comments

1. kshell1

Posts: 1143; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

Lol windows 8 would flatline the 610.......

2. PhansMuneeb

Posts: 371; Member since: Jan 28, 2012

Its Windows Phone 8 not windows 8....

9. sprockkets

Posts: 1612; Member since: Jan 16, 2012

They do use the same kernel though...

3. eaxvac

Posts: 328; Member since: Jan 15, 2012

MS_Nerd is quite reliable actually, he isn't someone like joshua on verge. He always hit things right on the target. Remember mango update?

4. phonton

Posts: 65; Member since: Dec 27, 2011

May Lord Apollo show some mercy on my Samsung Focus!

5. Mobile-X-Pert

Posts: 565; Member since: Dec 20, 2010

"Oh Apollo, please show us your power'' ''Please save us from the sluggish and monotonous OSs''

6. -RVM-

Posts: 331; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

I don't know about Lumia 610, but i think Lumia 710/800/900 with 1.4 GHz CPU should be enough for WP8.

7. Bluesky02

Posts: 1439; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

I've just install Windows 8 Consumer Preview on My Dell N5110. After installation is over then it started booting normally, after the fish disappear my screen just shutt off itself. I've been looking around Windows 8 blog. All the solutions they gave none of them worked. Finally they apologise and say that some of the drivers are still in development and need to wait for final version of Windows 8. What is stupid is that Windows 8 Developer ran perfectly.

8. stipe

Posts: 33; Member since: Apr 05, 2012

"Here is Apollo !!! Permission for landing on Lumia series ? " "Landing approved "

10. 7thspaceman

Posts: 1597; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

Folks Nokia wants to stay alive as a Company what better way to do this than to have Windows 8 Apollo OS on it's existing smart phones. For instance they could sell a Present Nokia Lumia 900 loaded with Apollo as a Nokia Lumia 900-a for 100 bucks cheaper than the one on sale now as a Middle tech smart Phone and sell Nokia Windows 8 smart phones with Dual core. high def screen, NFC and Pure vue cameras at the current price of the Nokia 900. that would be a smart move on their part because they wont have to make as many new smart phones it cuts production costs and offers People a cheaper but functional smart Phone which is a plus plus for the consumer who does not want to spend an arm and a leg for a smart phone. Hey baby that sounds cool to me what about you?

11. gevvyd

Posts: 13; Member since: Feb 17, 2010

Id love if Nokia stays alive but Paul Thurrott confirms no Windows Phone 8 for any current handsets "No. It won’t happen. Not for the Lumia 900, and not for any other existing phone. It won’t happen partially, through an update that will deliver just some features, and it won’t happen for those who wish to pay for such an update. It simply isn’t happening" so if majority of persons wait till Windows Phone 8 comes out Nokia might not survive till then.(I using symbian belle, and its not working out for me) I was even planing on buying a windows phone but since I say this I am not going to..I would by a windows phone 7 device since windows phone 8 might come out 2012 Q4 or 2013

12. SemperFiV12

Posts: 949; Member since: Nov 09, 2010

I am almost positive that Apollo will come to the Lumia line... It only makes sense. I'm not saying that it will, because things in life (especially in business) don't always follow logic. But for first gen phones, I see no hope... maybe a slight refresh update? Maybe not. Either-way I am happy with my HTC Trophy. And should Windows Phone 8 land on Verizon, I will be there to upgrade in a heartbeat.

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