Apollo Plus Windows Phone 8 update rumored for Mobile World Congress reveal

Alex Wagner
Editorial Director of News and Content from  Omaha, NE
| Published: November 26, 2012

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Windows Phone 8 was made officially official in June 2012, and after months of teases and tidbits of info, it finally began making its way into consumers hands earlier in November. The good news is that fans of the platform may not have to wait that long for Windows Phone 8's first notable update. Earlier today, @Football4PDA, who has been responsible for accurate leaks in the past, claimed that Microsoft is prepping a Windows Phone 8 update dubbed Apollo Plus (WP8 was codenamed Apollo). Now The Verge says that its sources have corroborated this information, adding that Microsoft plans to show off Apollo Plus at Mobile World Congress in February.

The Apollo Plus update is described as being "a point update to push fixes and features," and we're told to expect things like VPN support and audio enhancements in the new software. Also said to be included is a Wi-Fi tweak that'll allow for connections to stay on all of the time. So far it sounds like this is indeed a maintenance type of update, but hey, any kind of update can be exciting, especially considering that Windows Phone devices can be updated over the air with WP8 rather than requiring the user to plug them into a computer. MWC will be taking place from February 25 through February 28 in Barcelona, so don't be surprised if more details about Apollo Plus surface in the three months between now and the start of the show. Stay tuned.

Via @Football4PDA, The Verge