03-30-2012, 05:29 PM #1
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Well, I'm at a point where I believe most WP users are at.. I have the option of upgrading my Samsung Focus to a Lumia 900 once it is released... But the biggest question is will it work when WP8 is released and is it worth getting the 900 over the next gen WP8 phones that are rumored to be dual core?
I've had a Lumia 710 to play with for the past month, and I really like the Nokia phones so I am excited to have the chance to get a Lumia 900.. but if I get the Lumia 900 now and then in 5 months time WP8 (apollo) comes out will I be left in the dark with a slow and redundant phone which I will be stuck with for the next 2-3 yrs on contract???
03-30-2012, 05:38 PM #2
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I don't expect to necessarily be believed, but I have spoken with some neighbors who work for Microsoft, and was told that "nothing is known about Apollo" and the "leak" isn't really a leak at all. Additionally, there is supposedly no chance that Apollo will be out in 2012 or even the first half of 2013.
I have ZERO ways to verify this, but I would recommend that you take the rumors of Apollo's imminent release with a very large grain of salt. After all, there were, what, 3-4 different release dates "leaked" for the Lumia 900, but only the last one was actually true?
More importantly, I'd pay attention to what MS has said or NOT said regarding Apollo. The tech blogosphere has a tendency to exaggerate the importance of certain types of leaks, particularly about release dates. MS has verified, to my knowledge, NOTHING about Apollo, and in fact, the only response they gave about the big leak was that it was aspirational--a "wish list" of features.
MAYBE it's all 100% true and we will see Apollo this year--but if that's true, what exactly do you think people would do if Apollo comes out and isn't compatible with any older devices, PARTICULARLY this new flagship Nokia phone. In some ways, it would be suicide to release Apollo this year and NOT make it backwards compatible.
Thus, logically, Apollo is either coming out this year and WILL be compatible with phones like the Lumia 900 OR it is not coming out anytime soon. You pick. I have already ordered my Lumia 900, however.
- 03-30-2012, 05:58 PM #4
Doesnt say that Apollo will be coming to existing Lumia models.
With that said, there are no confirmed statements from MS or anybody about current phones being upgradable to Apollo. Only speculation, the people that are saying that IT WILL knows no more than we do at this point.
03-30-2012, 06:19 PM #6
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I too was in the same boat as you. I have the Samsung Focus and just pre-ordered my Lumia 900. In reality, if you continue to wait for the next best thing to come out, then you'll continue waiting to make the next move. When Apollo comes out, I'm sure Microsoft will announce the next flavor of their OS maybe a few months down the road and leaving you to salivate on getting that new OS or device. My stance is get what you want now as the progression of getting something new will eventually make it's way to your door :happy:
- 03-30-2012, 06:37 PM #7
No confirmation has been made and MS themselves dodged the question and said only the app will be compatible.
Article posted today:
Again, at this point, nobody knows, but there are articles questioning it and reps from MS and Nokia not confirming it. If it was official or if somebody from nokia actually said it, you shoudn't have an issue finding an article confirming that, but in reality, you or I would probably not find one.
Edit: From a Nokia Q and A
Q: Does the Lumia 900 support the upcoming major Apollo update?
A: We cannot comment on unannounced platform releases, but regarding Lumia 900 updates, we are committed to delivering the best user experience which includes in-market support with updates and features throughout the life of the product.
Doesnt say yes or no.
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- 03-30-2012, 06:49 PM #10
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- 03-30-2012, 06:58 PM #11
Again, speculating, nothing factual, it all makes sense to upgrade to Apollo, but as I have been saying, nobody knows. Can they upgrade to Apollo? possibly, but can they not? That is possible as well. The point is, nobody knows, nobody has confirmed, and it is not safe to say that it will at this point in time.
Did it make business sense for MS to kill all support for the original xbox right after the 360 came out? Nobody thought it made sense, but the XBox did what it could in terms of market share and decided to cut off support for the platform to focus on developing for the 360. The only thing they did for the original xbox was to keep live up but no maintenance or updates at that point. Sony on the other hand supported and developed games for the ps2 to meet their 10 year life cycle and beyond.
This situation is a little different as we are dealing with different manufactures, but just because it makes sense doesnt mean it will happen.
- 03-30-2012, 07:03 PM #13
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