While Microsoft is still trying to get people to care about Windows Phone, details of the next big version are already nailed down, claims Pocketnow. The site says it's acquired a Microsoft video spilling the beans on Windows Phone 8.
So what should we expect from Windows 8 "Apollo"? Will it fix everything that's bothered us about WP7? Will it be enough to make people buy a Windows Phone, or even know they're in existence? We hope so—and it looks promising:
The next wave of Windows Phones will finally support multi-core processors—breaking from Microsoft's iron grasp on specs. No word on just how many cores will be allowed, and at what speeds, but this will keep Windows Phone in the running with Android and iOS devices that sport two or four cores.
Every Windows Phone is stuck with the same decent resolution—but Pocketnow says that'll change with 8: "Apollo will add support..new screen resolutions (a total of four, although actual pixel counts weren't specified). This is excellent news. Phones like the Titan, with giant, gorgeous screens, have been held down by a pixel paucity that pales compared to the iPhone, or LG's 720p Spectrum. Windows Phone is a wonderfully graphical OS, and software so beautiful deserves higher resolutions. We just hope Microsoft mandates things upwards, rather than allowing watered down resolutions lower than the current status quo.