Windows Phone 8 coming to all current phones, says evangelist

By Kip Kniskern | In Mobile | Posted April 17, 2012

In a video interview with Portuguese Windows Phone Evangelist Nuno Silva published by Portuguese site Zwame.pt last month, and noticed by WMPowerUser, comes news that all current Windows Phones will be able to be upgraded to Windows Phone 8 (Apollo).  WMPowerUser posted a short video excerpt of the hour long interview (in Portuguese), overlaying the English translation:

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Here’s the translated quote from the clip:

Q: In terms of devices, who today have one is it expectable that…

A: What Microsoft said/stated and what I’m allowed to tell you is that all actual devices will get upgrade to the next major version of Windows Phone (we´re talking about Apollo)

Q: When you say actual devices. Are all that came out to market?

A: Are all that came out. Since the first generation that were bought. The LGs and SAMSUNGs.. OMNIA 7 which were the first devices with Windows Phone reaching the market.

What’s interesting is that the evangelist is quoted as saying that Microsoft has already said that “all actual devices” will get Apollo, which of course is news to us.  If it’s true, it’s beyond us why Microsoft *wouldn’t* make that announcement, as consumers might be more willing to buy a Windows Phone now if they knew it was certain to get an Apollo upgrade.

Still, and we’d be happy to hear from any Portuguese speakers who can verify the correctness of the translation, it’s good news for current Windows Phone users.

Posted April 17th, 2012 at 3:39 pm