February 7, 2023

Windows Phone 8 Making Cameo Appearance in Windows Phone 7?

WP8, Windows Phone 8, Microsoft Mobile OS

It’s been awhile since we’ve heard anything really new about Microsoft‘s upcoming Windows Phone 8 operating system. While this doesn’t do much more than hint at the OS’s planned arrival, it definitely strikes us as odd.

The “I’m a WP7” app is now showing records of both Windows Phone 8 Apollo (build 8.0.9662.0) and Windows 8 Desktop Jupiter (6.2.8288.0) emulators, suggesting Microsoft is testing Marketplace app compatibility with the new OS.

There are also rumors that software testing for Windows Phone 8 was ramped up on March 30th in anticipation for the mobile OS’s release later this year. This seems to indicate that Windows Phone 8 is almost upon us.

Windows Phone 8, expected to be announced this summer and released later in 2012, is the first major overhaul of the OS since it’s release in 2010. The new OS will bring a host of anticipated features with which to battle Android and iOS, including multiple screen resolutions, dual-core CPUs, NFC and microSD support.

WPCentral, WMPoweruser
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