Windows Phone 8 coming to all current phones, says evangelist

By Kip Kniskern | In Mobile | Posted April 17, 2012 8 comments

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:

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
  • tN0

    I really doubt that he knows the truth. As you said in the article, Microsoft would have announce that all current devices would get updated to Apollo. They said this for Windows 7 PCs, that all of them can run Windows 8.

  • tN0

    I really doubt that he knows the truth. As you said in the article, Microsoft would have announce that all current devices would get updated to Apollo. They said this for Windows 7 PCs, that all of them can run Windows 8.

  • http://jvd897.blogspot.com jvd897

    Sounds good (if it’s true), but wouldn’t this be contingent on the carriers allowing the update? Seems to me that they’d want us to buy a new phone in order to “upgrade” our OS.

  • jvd897

    Sounds good (if it’s true), but wouldn’t this be contingent on the carriers allowing the update? Seems to me that they’d want us to buy a new phone in order to “upgrade” our OS.

  • Universowindowsphone

    I am brazilian and I can assure you that he had spoken exact what you are announcing in this post. I just don’t understand first why do not make this policy public now. Is this fact really true?

  • Universowindowsphone

    I am brazilian and I can assure you that he had spoken exact what you are announcing in this post. I just don’t understand first why do not make this policy public now. Is this fact really true?

  • Mario Albertico

    If it is true, I will surely be purchasing my Lumia 900 with more confidence this weekend. Though, it’s hard to imagine Lumia 900s getting left behind without something close to an Apollo update…

  • Mario Albertico

    If it is true, I will surely be purchasing my Lumia 900 with more confidence this weekend. Though, it’s hard to imagine Lumia 900s getting left behind without something close to an Apollo update…