Microsoft Working On “Apollo+” WP8 Update, Landing Early Next Year?

We are up to our heads in Windows Phone 8 rumors today, and for the moment that trend shows no signs of slowing down. We’re still looking for confirmation of when Windows Phone 7.8 will arrive, but other rumors already aim to address the Windows Phone 8 update situation, talking briefly about plans for the first major WP8 revision to land.

This news comes from Twitter leakster Football4PDA, who has been the source of good information in the past, especially when it comes to HTC models. This time, he’s got his sights on Windows Phone 8, and Microsoft’s plans for the release of its first update. According to him, the company is working on preparing it for distribution sometime in the first quarter of next year. Supposedly, it’s not going to get much of a fancy codename of its own, and as Windows Phone 8 had the codename Apollo, this update will simply be called “Apollo+”.

What can we expect from the update? Football4PDA doesn’t go into details, but there are a number of issues WP8 devices have been experiencing that might be addressed in a platform-wide update, and we’ve heard a bit about our chances for seeing a notification center that wasn’t finished in time for inclusion with the primary Windows Phone 8 release.

Source: Football4PDA (Twitter)
Via: WMPoweruser

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