Windows Phone roadmap leaked, vague dates for Tango and Apollo

Windows Phone roadmap leaked, vague dates for Tango and ApolloMango, Windows Phone 7.5, arrived in September this year, finally bringing enhanced multitasking (and 500+ other “features”) to the Microsoft faithful.

Before Mango even touched down, we were hearing whispers of Tango and Apollo, and now a roadmap has provided an idea of when they might arrive. A very vague idea, I should say.

A recent leak suggested Windows Phone Tango would be unveiled at CES 2012 in Las Vegas. Heck, that’s less than two weeks away now. Apollo, or Windows Phone 8, was said to be penciled in for a June arrival.

This latest leak is less optimistic, and reckons Windows Phone Tango will drop in Q2 2012, followed by Windows Phone Apollo in Q4.

One thing both leaks agree on is that Windows Phone Tango will introduce a range of smaller and cheaper handsets. Windows Phone Apollo, meanwhile, will bring support for dual-core action.

Actually, the new leak reckons Windows Phone Apollo will herald “competitive superphones”, which, come Q4 2012, would surely mean quad-core. Hmm.

In any case, Windows Phone remains several steps behind its Android and iOS rivals. The current handsets are all much of a muchness.

via: WMPoweruser

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Stelph  Dec. 29, 2011 at 12:50

Hmm it does seem much of muchness at the moment, even Android/iOS seem to have run out of new idea's.

Id really like to see a couple of the concepts worked on that have popped up over the last few years, for example an OS that works similar to the Courier

or even the concept that popped up for the Chrome Tablet

Ive thought before that being able to create sizable "bubbles" for apps (so they dont cover the whole screen) that are able to layer ontop of each other would be the best way to multitask on a tablet, imagine having a film open with a small "bubble" in the corner for your twitter feed/ebay app

Also would quite like someone to make the mozilla seabird

JanSt / MOD  Dec. 29, 2011 at 13:17

Big YES to the bubbles or, ahem windows for tablets. Quite a few iPad apps are 1 "window" in portrait mode, but in landscape they split into 2 or 3 distinct "windows"... A 10in screen would allow a browser windows and, say, an email edit window side by side or overlapping.
That'd be real multitasking.
It hit me last year when someone tweaked the HD2's registry that allowed for the onscreen keypad to be "detached" from the bottom of the screen. Essentially, you can move it around in case it covers an area you want to see. A little thing, but I thought it's be nice to have a "bubble" of, say, another browser tab on top of the open one.


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