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Windows Phone's Apollo update poised for landing by mid-2012, says Nokia VP

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Windows Phone's Apollo update poised for landing by mid-2012, says Nokia VP
We've been contemplating that the big Apollo update, which might end up being called Windows Phone 8, will arrive too late if Microsoft kept with the once-a-year scheme between WP7 and 7.5 Mango.

Nokia's VP Niklas Savander said its Windows Phones with Apollo will be the real deal where Nokia plans to shine, but if Apollo will be a year from now, Android and iOS will have leaped quite a bit again.

Now an interview with another VP of Nokia, Michael Halbehrr, hints that the update might arrive sooner, by mid-2012, while he was talking about his Locations department, and how they are working with Microsoft to leverage the NAVTEQ GPS services more in Apollo. Microsoft has since said this timeframe is "inaccurate", but didn't specify when will the update hit. 

Considering that Apollo is likely to bring support for new multicore chassis with HD displays, something that Android is already offering, it better be as quick as possible.

source: Engadget

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posted on 28 Oct 2011, 03:19 3

1. raunak (Posts: 507; Member since: 12 Oct 2011)

Nokia hardware + Apollo
I can't wait!!!!!!!!!

posted on 28 Oct 2011, 03:40 2

2. pongkie (Posts: 655; Member since: 20 Aug 2011)

better not forget the front camera and micro sd card slot, mango may run smooth but there are developers may want multi-core chips for their apps

posted on 28 Oct 2011, 06:05 1

3. andro. (Posts: 1999; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)

Windows phones are already very much behind in capabilities,apps.ui design and in some ways spec also. If Apollo isn't around till mid 2012 they will be extremely behind. Windows phone sales are awful now, they'll be dead by the time of apollo nokia or not

posted on 28 Oct 2011, 11:24 2

6. snowgator (Posts: 3604; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)

I got a soda of your choice (and bragging rights) that says WP will have a very good growth this year and will start really chipping away on Android and Apple in 2013. Do I want to bet AGAINST Apple and Google? Nope. I know it will be years before anyone threatens Google for the top spot and Apple just keeps chugging right along with a fan base that is loyal and the envy of every other company in the world. I am just willing to bet FOR Windows Phones. I just think they are doing it right.

posted on 28 Oct 2011, 12:35 2

7. Mobile-X-Pert (Posts: 565; Member since: 20 Dec 2010)

At least the OS WORKS!!!, there is no fragmentention, no need of an app killer and the most important''no force closed'' error.

posted on 28 Oct 2011, 08:05 3

5. jackhammeR (Posts: 1548; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)

goo goog andro rangers!
seriously dude, your precious andro will be dead sooner than Nokiasoft.

posted on 28 Oct 2011, 12:44 2

8. snowgator (Posts: 3604; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)

"Nokiasoft". Kinda like it. Think I might steal it. Do ya have the patent on that yet?

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