Windows Phone 8 to get Apollo Plus update

Microsoft was rushing when bringing WP8 out, and is releasing some features in an update
Darren Allan

November 28, 2012
Windows Phone 8

Microsoft is going to release an update for Windows Phone 8 early next year, and it will includes features it couldn’t manage to pack into the initial release.

In fact the target date for the update, named Apollo Plus (WP8 was originally known as Apollo), to be unveiled is Mobile World Congress which happens next February.

This is what the Verge has heard on the mobile grapevine, anyway, and the update will include fixes as well as additional features.

We can expect VPN support (to allow staff to connect to enterprise networks with their phone), an enhanced audio experience, a Notification Centre, and a Wi-Fi connection fix. The Notification Centre isn’t guaranteed to make the cut, though.

This isn’t a major new release, just a couple of extra features and some smoothing things over, basically.

We guessed WP8 was a little rushed out, and this is certainly evidence that was indeed the case.

Windows Phone 8.5, which will presumably be the next major update to the OS, will likely follow later in 2013, probably around the autumn.






 

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