Mango apps will be compatible with Windows Phone Apollo

Mango apps will be compatible with Windows Phone ApolloThe fragmentation cracks have already started to form in the world of Windows Phone, thanks to Tango and its 256MB of RAM.

There were concerns that the next major version – thought to be called Windows Phone 8 with codename ‘Apollo’ – might drive a further wedge, but now Microsoft has officially told us not to get our knickers in a twist, with a post on The Windows Phone Developer Blog.

The post reads: "With regard to existing applications: today’s Windows Phone applications and games will run on the next major version of Windows Phone. Driving application compatibility is a function of Microsoft’s commitment to its developers.

“Regardless of what we release in terms of new developer features and functionality, we have made a large investment in protecting your existing investments."

Those comments echo the semi-official confirmation we spied in a recent job advertisement, which included the description: “Automated testing of marketplace applications written for Mango, but running on Apollo. Write code, file bugs."

As well as introducing a host of new features and that, Windows Phone Apollo is tipped to increase the scope of compatible specs, paving the way for the first dual-core Windows Phone handsets. Probably.

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JanSt / MOD  Apr. 8, 2012 at 23:31

I have to disagree with all the commentors here welcoming this amazing bit of news... oh wait, ... I'm the only one here. :(
So, Lewis, did you realise that Apollo was in Rocky, and Rocky Stallone was in a movie called Tango?

So, in other words: Great news for WP fans queuing at the 'submit' tab...

lcurdie / MOD  Apr. 9, 2012 at 00:05

Ahh, Tango & Cash. Of course! There's probably a joke in there about Microsoft's cash keeping Windows Phone afloat, but I'm too tired to articulate. Clearly.

JanSt / MOD  Apr. 9, 2012 at 00:09

Ahh, Tango & Cash. Of course! There's probably a joke in there about Microsoft's cash keeping Windows Phone afloat, but I'm too tired to articulate. Clearly.

Damn... I missed that bit. You bested me, Sir

JanSt / MOD  Apr. 9, 2012 at 13:01

Well,
since you all love industry ****-ysts so much, you will enjy this...

In short: ABI "researchers" (in normal advertising companies they are called copy-writers :p You learn that in MadMen) reckon Windows Phone will account for no more than 2% of all apps downloads in 2012... If true - and if the Mayans are right, we shall never know - Elop designed quite the 3rd eco-platfform...

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