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Microsoft working on 'Apollo+' update for Windows Phone 8

26 November, 2012 | Read the news | Post your comment
Microsoft working on 'Apollo+' update for Windows Phone 8 - read the full textMicrosoft is allegedly working on an update to Windows Phone, called Apollo+. This will be a minor '.1' update that will add some of the features missing in the initial release, such as support for VPN networks and OTA updates. It will also include bug fixes for issues such as Wi-Fi connection...


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Windows tiles are so boring and for kids. Thats why, microsoft now says it "forget" to include a real notification center as nowadays android devices has. Market still not react to windowsphone. Better by a new android.

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  • 2012-11-27 14:50
  • L5%v

> In reply to Stinson @ 2012-11-27 12:55 from ts@t - click to readMy OH has a HTC 8X - I set her ringtone to PSY Gangnam Style.

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  • 2012-11-27 14:36
  • MNJb

This is where the lags and issues will begins.... MS always ruins stuff when they start updating ém...

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  • 2012-11-27 13:04
  • t7TP

nokia's biggest mistake is to handshake with microsoft, microsoft cant fulfill nokia's need no buddy can stops nokia's fall

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  • 2012-11-27 13:02
  • Hxfq

hows about the ability to set any song (mp3/aac) as ringtones like every single dumb phones? How could the self-claimed most personalized phone not have this feature?

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  • 2012-11-27 12:55
  • ts@t

> In reply to jeet @ 2012-11-27 11:22 from PZhD - click to readJeet,

From Devices prospective like Nokia Lumia 920 or even HTC 8x ,both very nice devices and attractive features at-least in comparison with android devices , but unfortunately the bad things came from Microsoft, VPN very essential option in any phone device which not available in Windows Phone 8,
I am living in UAE and here using of VIBER, TANGO , Facetime and VOIP APPS like ActionVOIP all are Blocked, to get them we are using VPN connection, so no vpn in Windows Phone 8 show stopper to us.

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  • 2012-11-27 12:39
  • Hx71

You can call it whatever you want - just call it 9.0 if you want.

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  • 2012-11-27 12:31
  • M8%v

PLEASE Microsoft - Add a notification center + option to disable auto rotate!

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  • 2012-11-27 12:25
  • mHf5

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-11-27 09:59 from kC4H - click to readYou do realise that the AT&T variant of Lumia 920 is different from the global variant right?

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  • 2012-11-27 11:48
  • v0qT

> In reply to Tofy7 @ 2012-11-27 09:02 from 9xHG - click to readHow this is very essential? Please elaborate. Actually i have limited knowledge about this for a phone. I think for accessing outlook mails this can be the only option?? What else can be the use of mobile VPN???

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  • 2012-11-27 11:22
  • PZhD

> In reply to I HATE APPLE @ 2012-11-27 10:33 from 3Wkv - click to readThen Why U Hate Apple??!!

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  • 2012-11-27 11:02
  • nx2B

so, they're using gods' name now.

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  • 2012-11-27 10:58
  • tA$k

> In reply to I HATE APPLE @ 2012-11-27 10:33 from 3Wkv - click to readfirst you got a wp the u criticize it then u moved to iphone.i doubt u have ever used a wp.
get a life fanboy.

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  • 2012-11-27 10:56
  • U{eV

when is lumia 920 releasing in INDIA ?

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  • 2012-11-27 10:50
  • U{eV

Great news . VPN was only missing feature in Windows Phone devices which holded me not to switch.

I hope PPTP and SSL VPN will be available.

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  • 2012-11-27 10:41
  • JF3J

it's WP7 all over again with yet another half finished OS from the great Microsoft soon an update Apollo+ (NODO as for WP7) then WP8.5 update and soon followed by the announcement of WP9 and no update for the WP8 devices... do this sound familiar to any Windows Phone owners.. as i was once one too with my Lumia 800, but i've said screw you MS and gone to a IPHONE 4S where my OS updates will go on for longer than WP7's and soon moving to an iMac too

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  • 2012-11-27 10:33
  • 3Wkv

How many updates do you need?? The last thing I want is constant updates. Some people are never happy. We now have several viable OS options, what else could you ask for?

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  • 2012-11-27 10:18
  • DGCb

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-11-27 09:59 from kC4H - click to readIn fact, there are 3.2 millions of Nokia Lumia 920 ordered so far within one month. Not all are delivered, but all paid.
We are still getting statistic for other devices like HTC WP 8X & Nokia Lumia 820.
Thanks for your concern.

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  • 2012-11-27 10:04
  • YV7A

> In reply to jbpianist28 @ 2012-11-27 08:30 from 2CE@ - click to readThe AT&T store near me(busiest one in Orange County area) has plenty of Lumia 920 in stock. I recently went in to exchange my Lumia 920(it was defective, had an unresponsive screen) for another Lumia 920. They had plenty of black and white ones. So no, they're not selling like "hot cakes". Also remember, they cost $49 with a new contract or upgrade in the US.

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  • 2012-11-27 09:59
  • kC4H

We will be releasing Windows Phone 7.8 very soon.
For the Windows Phone 8 update, we will be making an announcement officially in the future.
We spent long time because we want to make sure that the updates rolling out are stable and without any problem, unlike Google Android updates which are still buggy.
Thanks for your patience once again.

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  • 2012-11-27 09:57
  • YV7A

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