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Windows Phone Apollo update set for late 2012 release

Microsoft has made no secret that Apollo will be its next Windows Phone update after Tango but it seems we might be getting the release a little later than expected.

Back in October it was reported that the Windows Phone Apollo update will be coming mid-2012, but a leaked roadmap now suggests that Apollo will be coming in Q4 and will be aimed at the business/superphone market.

Superphone OS

It is likely that Apollo will turn out to be Windows Phone 8, with Microsoft hoping the new OS will offer a whole host of high-end features.

As it talks of superphones in the roadmap, this seems to be pointing to the eventual rise of quad core smartphones.

In an interview with TechRadar back in October, Niklas Savander, executive VP of Markets for Nokia, promised big things when it comes to Apollo’s eventual release and hinted that this is when we really see the power of Nokia and Windows Phone.

“We made the decision to go to Windows Phone when Mango was pretty much done, so we were able to impact some elements of it but you’ll really see the fruits of what we can do with Microsoft when the Apollo version of Windows Phone comes out,” he explained.

We are hoping that Microsoft reveals some more details of Windows Phone Apollo at Mobile World Congress 2012.

Windows Phone Apollo update set for late 2012 release