Since Microsoft's Windows Phone first started shipping back in Q4 2010, there have been two software updates:
NoDo, which added copy and paste and CDMA support; and Mango, which added multitasking, a newer version of Internet Explorer, and a whole bunch of User Interface (UI) tweaks.
Now there’s a third update scheduled to go out this month called Tango.
That device is special because it’s the first Windows Phone to run on lower end hardware specifications, which is a feature of Tango.
Other features of Tango include the ability to handle SIM contacts, to send multiple images via MMS, and there’s likely many other small things that Microsoft will explain in further detail once they officially announce the software update.
According to the Chinese website WPDang, Tango will begin rolling out this month, and by the end of June it should be running on over 90% of the Windows Phones currently on the market.
The Operating System update we’re all waiting for however comes just a few short months after Tango.
It’s called “Apollo”, but most folks know it better as Windows Phone 8.
This is the version of the Windows Phone that finally adds support for all the things that today’s Google's Android smartphons have.
By that we mean 720p displays, dual core processors, and NFC.
Apollo will also be a much more powerful version of Windows Phone since it’ll be based on the same kernel that’s going to power the desktop version of Windows 8.
When will we know more about it?
Rumors point to October 2012.
Should you be excited about Apollo?