German Business Week claims no Apollo update for current handsets – to settle for WP 7.7

The German Business Week ‘(WiWo), claiming sources from Microsoft and Nokia, has confirmed that Windows Phone 8 will not be coming to the current generation of Windows Phones.

These handsets will recieve a stripped down version of Windows Phone 8 which may be called Windows Phone 7.6 or 7.7.

The publication reports  “An update is not technically possible because Windows Mobile 8 uses different chip sets.”

Microsoft apparently expects current Windows Phone users to be happy with this solution, with a Microsoft manager quoted as saying: “If people have the same functions on their smartphones, they do not care what version number the operating system is.”

Microsoft has previously alluded to Apple forcing customers to buy new handsets by releasing updates which slow down their current phones, so this solution appears to have been in the works for some time.

What do our readers think of this (likely) solution? Let us know below.

via Winfutures.de

Thanks Notionman for the tip.


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