Mobile News Update: Windows Phone 8 Apollo and the Competition

Mobile news – Microsoft’s Windows Phone OS is apparently lagging behind in terms of innovation and development to its competitors, the iOS and Android. But observers think that Windows Phone 8 is different from its predecessors based on the leaked description of the OS.

The leaked was validated by Windows insider Paul Thurrott. It shows that Windows 8 phone also known as Apollo will be far better than Mango, codename of current version Windows Phone 7.5.

CTO of mobile VoIP app Tango Eric Setton said that there is an ongoing work to address the negative components of Mango and to remove some limitations of Windows Phone 7.5 in the soon to release version Apollo.

Mango, which was launched last October, is the current version of Windows Phone with some advanced features including built-in social media and chatting tools, multitasking, groups for organizing contacts and better Live Tiles. In the upcoming version of Windows Phone, Tango will be featured. Apollo is more likely to be released in the middle of this year.

Microsoft, remain silent about the supposedly leaked information about the upcoming Windows Phone but it offered information about its OS plans in general.

Microsoft spokesperson said that the company is thinking for a smarter smartphone such as in taking a picture, a phone should anticipate what the user will most likely to do next such as sharing the picture to a friend or on Facebook then help the user to do that easily. The spokesperson added that these kinds of features are just build in to Windows Phone.

Co-founder of iOS and Windows 8 app BarMax, Sina Mobasser, is excited about the news that Microsoft is making a strong push to match or even overcome the iOS and Android platforms. She thinks that Microsoft has more significant innovations in store and soon to be out in the market. She says that the leak is still a great look of what the new Windows has in store for mobile industry.

However, some have doubt if Apollo could really compete to iOS and Android by the time it will be available to the market in which most likely the iOS and Android will also release the new versions of their respective operating systems.

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