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WP Mango devices won't get Apollo

18 April, 2012 | Read the news | Post your comment
WP Mango devices won't get Apollo  - read the full textLooks like we have some seriously bad news for Windows Phone owners and fans around the world. According to the latest bit of information received by The Verge, the current Windows Phone devices running the Mango update will not be able to upgrade to Apollo. This information reportedly comes from...

 

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> In reply to Googlehead @ 2012-04-18 08:48 from tVsn - click to readyes, I got such feeling too. Will be more challenging for Nokia to sell their phones :)

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  • 2012-04-18 09:07
  • iF%h

I dun mind about OS upgrade.
as long as the old one will be fix and well patched. ;)

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  • 2012-04-18 09:05
  • iF%h

I was thinking to buy a Nokia Lumia 800. But now not at all.

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  • 2012-04-18 09:05
  • U@FT

Both Microsoft and Windows phone sucks. Microsoft is always think about their business not for clients.

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  • 2012-04-18 09:02
  • vtx}

"Existing Hardware wouldnt support the Apollo" - You have got to be kidding me.. Apollo is expected to run on low end devices also.. with even 256mb RAM on board..

Apollo is going to take WP to mid range smartphones, and you have covered that news yourself.. Now you explain that the current hardware wont support is a load of BS to say the least..

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  • 2012-04-18 09:02
  • PTic

wtf, engadget says: "Windows Phone 8, affectionately known as Apollo 'round these parts, will reportedly be available on every single Windows Phone device to ever ship."

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  • 2012-04-18 08:57
  • Lxx%

This is absolute bullshit especially coming from the verge. The verge is becoming very notorious of spreading unfounded and negative informations about Windows Phone. I treat this story with all contempt it deserves because in the first place the verge through Joshua Toposky declared the Lumia 900 as DOA which never happened and by deliberately providing wrong figures of the Apps in the Marketplace glaringly tells how mischievous the Verge is to Windows Phone platform. The Marketplace passed 83,000 apps last week even before the launch of the Lumia 900 and its is expected to peak at 100,000 apps by June but the Verge is reporting only 60,000 and estimated that it would reach 100,000 at the end of the year which is blatantly false. I really dont know what Tom Warren is doing at the verge, I thought he left WinRumors to report on entire Windows ecosystem at Verge but I hardly hear from him lately.

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  • 2012-04-18 08:55
  • Lf3D

So .. This is a announcement to not buy the WP from now on. Those want to change device, please buy IOS or Android, which can be easily upgraded.

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  • 2012-04-18 08:49
  • wrXg

> In reply to Viva la Vida @ 2012-04-18 08:45 from RmC6 - click to readExactly, moreover, samsung is already making WP8 which will destroy Nokia for good !
I just feel sorry for Nokia because of MS !

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  • 2012-04-18 08:48
  • tVsn

Microsoft is in shock of Android, they are trying to force their users to upgrade to the latest phones... I think Nokia should quit dealing with them.
Besides, it is not the users' fault (neither Nokia's) if WP7 doesn't support dual-cores CPU's. They better damn release this update !!!!!!!!!!

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  • 2012-04-18 08:46
  • tVsn

This is tantamount to saying don't buy the current Nokia Lumia phones. I've been eyeing a Nokia Lumia 900 and now this news puts me off.

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  • 2012-04-18 08:45
  • RmC6

well i dont really care. i am really happy with mmy lumia 800. so whatever happens. happens. the whole idea of a business is to make money. so if you were to update existing phones. people would keep the same phone and update it. so nobody would be a new phone.

so onwards and upwards. nokia is still the best phone maker. so we will see what happens.

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  • 2012-04-18 08:38
  • 3Ja%

the cake is a lie!

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  • 2012-04-18 08:34
  • mjur

> In reply to Kampsy @ 2012-04-18 07:59 from fu%U - click to readya it will surely get jelly beans and even key lime pie ( if thats the name of the next ver )
you see, thats the power of android ( i also meant a open source os )
my two years old galaxy 3 ( not s3 dumbos just 3 )was not given any support after froyo yet now i have a dual boot on it with one os ICS ( still work in progress ) and one gingerbread.

same is with sgs1, even if samsung stopped support at gingerbread, i am sure it will be one of the first devices to get jelly bean and it has already recieved ics from developers. SO WHAT ITS NOT OFFICIAL, OUR DEVICES WILL STILL GET THE UPDATES no matter oem choose to give or not.

this can be only seen in android os and until you get a android, you will not get what exactly i meant...

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  • 2012-04-18 08:29
  • wiTd

looks like NOKIA is going to die before sun rise.

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  • 2012-04-18 08:29
  • Lf3D

from what its been heard all lumia range except 610(which has only 256mb ram) will get windows 8 update.ofcourse it wont be getting all features due to hardware limitation.

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  • 2012-04-18 08:25
  • t1$E

> In reply to stylinred @ 2012-04-18 07:53 from qbHx - click to readThe Engadget article has been updated: they're not really sure if WP7 will be upgradable to WP8.

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  • 2012-04-18 08:23
  • IVxL

> In reply to Windows Phone boy @ 2012-04-18 08:03 from PZU1 - click to readStop covering do you have Nokia stocks or something?
Why a normal person buys Lumia then boom 2 months later no update and even a dead phone like N9 is better now although its a dead end no further MeeGo phones will released but stills having updates
So go and play somewhere else greedy MicroNokia stocker

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  • 2012-04-18 08:22
  • fqdc

Just stop, Nokia. Symbian, Maemo, Symbian3, MeeGo, Windows. Running around like a chicken w/ your head cut off.

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  • 2012-04-18 08:18
  • qUYx

> In reply to The Man @ 2012-04-18 08:12 from fqdc - click to readExactly, same goes to IOS. can someone do something about it? poor people suffers because of their money making racket.

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  • 2012-04-18 08:16
  • 0BD4

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