Windows Phone 8 Apollo which is touted to bring the Microsoft mobile platform to a solid 3rd place in the mobile ecosystem behind Android and iOS has been spotted in the wild on a Nokia Lumia 900. Rumors about the OS indicate that when it is launched later this year, it will usher in a new wave of products using multi-core chipsets along with HD screens among others. With news of Windows Phone 8 Apollo appearing in a few leaks and apps, it is set to take the stage at Microsoft’s Windows Phone Developer Summit which will take place on the 20th and 21st of June.
Rumors indicate that it will be previewed there but so far nothing has been confirmed. From the photo above, you can see that the version of Windows Phone 8 OS is a testing version for developers. Naturally, while nothing has been confirmed yet, it doesn’t hurt that we still get to see alleged leaks and hear rumors about what could be happening with the upcoming OS. Of course it might still be some time until Microsoft comes out and officially releases the OS to the public but until then, we’re just going to have to take this piece of news with a pinch of salt.
Alleged Nokia C1 Render Seen
Now here is an interesting leaked render of what is allegedly known as the Nokia C1, which is supposed to be the next smartphone which will feature the Nokia logo – never mind the fact that the Finnish company had already sold its smartphone business to Microsoft some time back. Well, the most interesting aspect about this leaked render would be the fact that it sports an Android operating system on the foreground, while another model hiding behind it looks as though it runs on Windows 10 Mobile.
Does this mean that we will have to face not one, but two variants of the same device? Only time will be able to tell, but for the moment, it will be an agonizing wait until 2016 as that is when the alleged Nokia C1 smartphone will launch then.
Windows 10 Mobile On Your Older Lumia Handset, Sir/Maam?
So, you happen to be rocking to one of the older Lumia handsets from Nokia, and would love to check out what all the hoo-haa is about concerning Windows 10 Mobile. If you happen to live in Poland, then here is a spot of good news for you to kick start your week – the Windows 10 Mobile update will be heading to the likes of the Lumia 630, 635, 640, 735, and 830 this coming December 14, whereas those who happen to be making use of the Lumia 520, 532, 625, 720, 820, 920, 925, 930, 1020, and 1320, will have to wait until February 1st next year.
Again, bear in mind that the Windows 10 Mobile update will only affect those smartphones which were purchased from Orange in Poland, so if you happen to own any of the above mentioned devices but from different people, then you would have to give the updates a miss.
Android 5.0 Lollipop On A Nokia 1100?
A quick look at the calendar shows that we are still in March – early March, in fact, and April is still some ways of. Still, this has not stopped the fact that an alleged leak of a Nokia 1100 has been benchmarked, and in that particular benchmark, it revealed that the Nokia 1100 would sport Android 5.0 Lollipop as the mobile operating system version of choice – how cool would that be if it were to be true?
Other hardware specifications in the alleged leaked benchmark sheet point to a quad-core MT6582 processor which has been clocked at 1.3GHz, a 720p resolution display, and most probably 512MB RAM. We would take this bit of information with more than just a pinch of salt – perhaps and entire tablespoonful.