However, before you start sobbing, it’s suggested there’ll be some form of compensation – possibly a stripped down version of Windows Phone Apollo.
One source yells: “An update is not technically possible because Windows Mobile 8 uses different chip sets.” See, while Tango lowers the minimum specs, Apollo will stretch the top end, paving the way for – wait for it – multi-core action.
Instead, a lite version of Apollo, possibly called Windows Phone 7.6 or 7.7, will make its way to the existing WP range, including the just-released Nokia Lumia 900. Several hundred quid well spent.
One unnamed - and decidedly optimistic - Microsoft chap reckons the solution will be gratefully accepted by the Windows Phone userbase. He says: ”If people have the same functions on their smartphones, they do not care what version number the operating system is.”
I have to agree. While some fanatics will inevitably lose sleep over the lack of full fat Apollo, the majority of users ain’t gonna care. We, my geeky friends, are very much in the minority.