Hey world – no news here! The guy that clearly had misspoke about the upgradability of existing Windows Phones has clarified that he misspoke but more importantly reaffirmed that he has no information on whether existing handsets will be upgradable. I know that’s being treated as him affirming that they will not be upgradable but that’s just misreading what he said…possibly on purpose. So to get back to things – he’s said nothing that is new. Not a thing. No news.
Here’s what he said:
I recently participated in an interview with the Portuguese website Zwame, where I made some comments on the future of Windows Phone that created confusion. Rumors are swirling, so I feel the need to clarify my statements.
The point I was attempting to make was simply that existing Windows Phone applications will run on the next version of Windows Phone. This is the same guidance that Microsoft shared late last year.
I mistakenly confused app compatibility with phone updateability, which caused the rumors we saw yesterday. I did not intend to give the impression I was offering new guidance on any products under development or their upgradeability.
While we have given Windows Phone developers this preliminary guidance on app compatibility to help them with long term project planning, Microsoft does not have any further news to share on future products at this time.
As always, you can tell I am very excited about Windows Phone and I hope you are too! :)
Did you read that? “Microsoft does not have any further news to share on future products at this time” That’s where we were a week ago…nothing has changed world. There’s no news affirming or disaffirming if handsets will be upgradable to Apollo/Windows Phone 8.