Yesterday, Microsoft Portugal Developer Evangelist, Nuno Silva, gave an interview claiming that the current range of Mango handsets would be upgradable to the “next major version of Windows Phone” – presumably Apollo.
However, the offending interview has since disappeared, and a source of The Verge claims that he was talking nonsense.
The official response from Microsoft was simply: "We have stated publicly that all apps in our Marketplace today will run on the next version of Windows Phone. Beyond that, we have nothing to share about future releases."
Er, that’s probably not the news Nokia Lumia owners were hoping to hear, particularly our transatlantic friends who’ve just picked up the Lumia 900.
On the plus side, I guess that means Apollo must have some pretty meaty improvements that the current Windows Phone range is simply incapable of handling.
Now all we need is a range of apps specifically developed for Apollo, and the Windows Phone fragmentation game can really get started. We’ve already heard that some apps won’t be compatible with Tango's 256MB low end.
And before you Windows Phone peeps claim that I'm biased, I reckon the Ice Cream Sandwich situation is laughable. I love and hate all things equally.