All Windows Phone 7 users will be happy to know that their handsets will be able to upgrade to Windows Phone 8 (codenamed Apollo) when it gets released.
Users, even the early adopters, wonâ€™t have to worry about which handset will get the update as long as it’s running Windows Phone 7, it will definitely receive Apollo. Android should learn a thing or two from Windows Phone about doing upgrades.
The information came from a Microsoft spokesman, Nuno Silva, during an interview by Zwame.
Q: In terms of devices, who today have one is it expectable thatâ€¦
Silva: What Microsoft said/stated and what I’m allowed to tell you is that all actual devices will get upgrade to the next major version of Windows Phone (weÂ´re talking about Apollo)
Q: When you say actual devices. Are all that came out to market?
Silva: Are all that came out. Since the first generation that were bought. The LGs and SAMSUNGs.. OMNIA 7 which were the first devices with Windows Phone reaching the market.
This will come as a plus for handset manufacturers opting for the Windows Phone OS as they wonâ€™t have to worry about platform fragmentation, a problem that has been bothering Android for quite some time now. Good job Microsoft! Now donâ€™t keep us waiting for Apollo much longer.
Update: This story has been reverted due to new and conflicting information about WP7 handsets actually getting the updates. – Yuga