Mango, 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.