There is some encouraging news today for current Windows Phone owners who want to know whether their current device will be upgradeable to the next major version of Windows Phone (Windows Phone 8 / Apollo). Past rumours were not hopeful but Microsoft developer evangelist Nuno Silva was far more positive and decisive in an interview with Zwame, a Portuguese mobile forum:
Zwame: In terms of devices, who today have one is it expectable [sic] that…
Silva: What Microsoft said/stated and what I’m allowed to tell you is that all actual devices will get upgrade to the next major version of Windows Phone (we´re talking about Apollo)
Zwame: When you say actual devices. Are all that came out to market?
Silva: Are all that came out. Since the first generation that were bought. The LGs and SAMSUNGs… OMNIA 7 which were the first devices with Windows Phone reaching the market.
Here is the portion of the interview in question:
It’s not quite an official Microsoft confirmation but is very promising nonetheless.
Update: Then again, maybe not.