Since Windows Phone first started shipping back in Q4 2010, there have been two software updates: NoDo, which added copy and paste and CDMA support; and Mango, which added multitasking, a newer version of Internet Explorer, and a whole bunch of UI tweaks. Now there’s a third update scheduled to go out this month called Tango. Some of you may have heard that codename before when we reported on the Nokia Lumia 610. That device is special because it’s the first Windows Phone to run on lower end hardware specifications, which is a feature of Tango. Other features of Tango include the ability to handle SIM contacts, to send multiple images via MMS, and there’s likely many other small things that Microsoft will explain in further detail once they officially announce the software update. According to the Chinese website WPDang, Tango will begin rolling out this month, and by the end of June it should be running on over 90% of the Windows Phones currently on the market.
The software update we’re all waiting for however comes just a few short months after Tango. It’s called “Apollo”, but most folks know it better as Windows Phone 8. This is the version of the Windows Phone that finally adds support for all the things that today’s Android smartphons have. By that we mean 720p displays, dual core processors, and NFC. Apollo will also be a much more powerful version of Windows Phone since it’ll be based on the same kernel that’s going to power the desktop version of Windows 8. When will we know more about it? Rumors point to October.
Should you be excited about Apollo? We are, which is why we don’t recommend you buy a Windows Phone at this point in time. If you can keep your wallet shut for just six months, then your patience will be rewarded with what will ultimately be a Nokia smartphone that’ll make the Lumia 900 look like a feature phone from 2003.
[Via: Unwired View]