Will Windows Mango phones get the Windows Phone 8 update?
Microsoft has released the Windows Mango update last year and this year the company will release the Windows Phone 8 aka Windows 8 update but there’s a question which needs to be answered. The question is–Will the Windows Mango phones get the Windows Apollo update or not?
This is a big question and don’t be so sure that Microsoft will release the Windows Apollo update for your Mango running device as Mary-Jo Foley has recently started thinking whether the company will be able to release the Windows Phone 8 update for the existing handsets or not because Windows CE is a very important thing rather then the Kernel as it’s brings the update to the existing handsets and it looks like Microsoft can’t risk alienating its already small user base if the apps they’ve already bought just stop working someday.
Myerson has recently said:
[quote type="large" align="left"] “We haven’t announced Windows Phone 8, but in terms of I can show you our goal to all Windows Phone 7 applications will run on Windows Phone 8. Application compatibility is always something, where there’s always stuff on the fringe…. The spirit is our goal that all Windows Phone applications today run on our next release.” [/quote]
Our sources believe that Windows Phone 8 update may not be pushed to all the Mango running devices, anyway,keep your fingers crossed as the company will release the Windows Apollo update in Q3/Q4 of this year and anything can happen.