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Been really interested in buying the Nokia Lumia 900, but would feel extremely stupid if I bought it and then they would release "Apollo" and I wouldn't be able to run it because they did not feel like to support it.

There are multiple sources out there; however, I can provide one link:
http://news.yahoo.com/current-lumia-devices-not-upgrade-apollo-report-063242029.html

I would like to know what current Lumia 900 owners know or if someone else has anymore information.
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Ya I wouldn't think they would. WP is so slow already with a single core and Apollo probably takes more power to run.
    
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Ya I wouldn't think they would. WP is so slow already with a single core and Apollo probably takes more power to run.

What? I have not seen a single review say that, yet. Could you please provide a source?
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Ya I wouldn't think they would. WP is so slow already with a single core and Apollo probably takes more power to run.
Wha... one of the most commented on things about Windows Phone is that despite running on lower-end hardware than Android devices, it's damn quick.

But it seems like Apollo is going to be a big update, so it might be that it will only be suitable for multi-core devices. So far, I've read things saying that all phones will get an update to Apollo in some shape or form, though not all of them will receive every feature, and opposing that I've read that no current devices will be updated. Personally I believe the former - I think that even the first generation Windows Phones will receive an update, though it won't bring nearly as many new features as you'll see on the Apollo launch phones.

But so far, there aren't any official Microsoft announcements about it so it's all just rumour.
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Wha... one of the most commented on things about Windows Phone is that despite running on lower-end hardware than Android devices, it's damn quick.
But it seems like Apollo is going to be a big update, so it might be that it will only be suitable for multi-core devices. So far, I've read things saying that all phones will get an update to Apollo in some shape or form, though not all of them will receive every feature, and opposing that I've read that no current devices will be updated. Personally I believe the former - I think that even the first generation Windows Phones will receive an update, though it won't bring nearly as many new features as you'll see on the Apollo launch phones.
But so far, there aren't any official Microsoft announcements about it so it's all just rumour.

Thanks for the information! +Rep, but what would you recommend, buy the Lumia 900 or wait a few more months for the newer "Apollo" launch phones?
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Wha... one of the most commented on things about Windows Phone is that despite running on lower-end hardware than Android devices, it's damn quick.
But it seems like Apollo is going to be a big update, so it might be that it will only be suitable for multi-core devices. So far, I've read things saying that all phones will get an update to Apollo in some shape or form, though not all of them will receive every feature, and opposing that I've read that no current devices will be updated. Personally I believe the former - I think that even the first generation Windows Phones will receive an update, though it won't bring nearly as many new features as you'll see on the Apollo launch phones.
But so far, there aren't any official Microsoft announcements about it so it's all just rumour.

Thanks for the information! +Rep, but what would you recommend, buy the Lumia 900 or wait a few more months for the newer "Apollo" launch phones?
To be honest, I'd wait. The hardware and build on the Lumia 900 are very nice, but with Apollo adding support for multi-core devices, it will likely be adding new features that require that power. So if the 900 does get an update, it will probably be missing some of these new features, which would be pretty annoying if you've bought it as a device that's brand new - basically the best Windows Phone - and then a few months later it's outdated.
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Lol well ya WP "seems" quicker because all it does is process perfectly square tiles, and simple adds with a solid color background. Android had to process widgets, scroll-able and live backgrounds, and complex graphics.
    
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Lol well ya WP "seems" quicker because all it does is process perfectly square tiles, and simple adds with a solid color background. Android had to process widgets, scroll-able and live backgrounds, and complex graphics.
Oh yeah, for sure, but in terms of like "unlock your phone and look up something on the internet" Windows Phone is quicker than a fair few Android phones, and manages to match the fastest despite running on slower hardware. And I'm not just talking about the very specific tasks that they performed on the "Smoked by Windows Phone" thing but real life tasks that most of us use our phones for, and for some people are the only things they use their phones for.

Also, Windows Phone is smooth as well as fast. Even on the fastest Android handsets you still get lag when scrolling pages etc. which is not evident on any WP7 device. Thankfully that is changing in ICS though biggrin.gif
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Oh yeah, for sure, but in terms of like "unlock your phone and look up something on the internet" Windows Phone is quicker than a fair few Android phones, and manages to match the fastest despite running on slower hardware. And I'm not just talking about the very specific tasks that they performed on the "Smoked by Windows Phone" thing but real life tasks that most of us use our phones for, and for some people are the only things they use their phones for.
Also, Windows Phone is smooth as well as fast. Even on the fastest Android handsets you still get lag when scrolling pages etc. which is not evident on any WP7 device. Thankfully that is changing in ICS though biggrin.gif

You pretty much described me about my phone usage. Gotta get back to the real world without staring at widgets lol. Simplicity at it's finest.
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Oh yeah, for sure, but in terms of like "unlock your phone and look up something on the internet" Windows Phone is quicker than a fair few Android phones, and manages to match the fastest despite running on slower hardware. And I'm not just talking about the very specific tasks that they performed on the "Smoked by Windows Phone" thing but real life tasks that most of us use our phones for, and for some people are the only things they use their phones for.
Also, Windows Phone is smooth as well as fast. Even on the fastest Android handsets you still get lag when scrolling pages etc. which is not evident on any WP7 device. Thankfully that is changing in ICS though biggrin.gif

You pretty much described me about my phone usage. Gotta get back to the real world without staring at widgets lol. Simplicity at it's finest.
But you can't waste as much time staring at some slightly changing tiles than you can at wizzy 3D widgets and stuff. tongue.gif
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