A comment posted to Reddit indicates that Gif and Wav support will be coming to Windows Phone 8 with the Apollo + update that will likely arrive in Q1 of 2013.
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Just over a week ago it was revealed that the first major update for Windows Phone 8 would land in the first quarter of 2013 and that update is codenamed Apollo+, not so according to one source.
Windows Phone 8 is less than a month old, but speculation is already swirling about the next stage in its development, as it's claimed that an update - codename 'Apollo+' - will roll out in Q1 2013.
Windows Phone users will be happy to hear that the new version of the OS will bring some improvements to multitasking. Perhaps most significantly, tapping a tile won't restart an app as it does now.
Windows Phone 8 was released to manufacturing this month so in keeping with tradition the team had a shipping party. Beers, gangnam style dancing and as far as we know a good time was had by all.
More details have emerged on Nokia's new flagship Windows Phone 8 handset. The Lumia 920 will reportedly include wireless charging, 32GB of on-board storage and an 8MP 'PureView' camera.
More details have apparently emerged on the two new Windows Phone 8 devices leaked several weeks ago, including storage options, microSD support and perhaps the most important info of all: price.
Following last week's Windows Phone 8 SDK leak, registry data appears to reveal evidence of a possible 'KidZone' child-safe operating mode for the mobile OS.
Microsoft revealed plenty of details about Windows Phone 8 earlier - but there were a few questions that went unanswered. We sat down with Microsoft's Casey McGee to try to get some answers.
Some new Windows Phone 8 screenshots have leaked, showing off some new features that will be coming to the operating system such as integrated Skype, the "DataSmart" app and a new camera UI
With Windows Phone 8 due later this year - and due to be announced in the next few weeks - we decided to put together some concept sketches of what the new OS might look like. Behold, the evolution.
It appears the previous information about Windows Phone 8 resolutions may just be the tip of the iceberg. A new report indicates that a Windows Phone device running at 1080p exists.
Windows Phone 8 may support a resolution of 768x1280 in addition to other display sizes, according to a new report that also shows some new build numbers for the mobile OS.
If you are excited about Windows Phone 8, then June will be a great month for you as Microsoft prepares to offer its first glimpse of the next generation of Windows Phone.
Nokia leapt from its 'burning platform' into the arms of Microsoft when it adopted Windows Phone last year. But as Nokia continues to burn through cash, will Microsoft end up buying the mobile giant?
A Sprint executive claims that the company is "still bullish on Apollo" which may indicated the wireless carrier could launch one or more Windows Phone 8-based smartphones.
A new report claims to have revealed more of what Samsung has planned for both Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8, including a Windows version of the Galaxy Note device.
Samsung's latest Windows Phone - perhaps best known by its codename, 'Mandel' - gets caught on camera, but it's still anyone's guess as to when the 4G LTE handset will be officially launched.
Microsoft has just sent out invitations to a Windows Phone developer conference in June. While nothing about the invitation screams Apollo, we will hedge our bets to see the new platform in June.
A new rumor claims to have learned the first details about Samsung's upcoming smartphone based on Windows Phone 8, including the claim it will be called the Samsung Focus S II.
Chinese device manufacturer Huawei is reportedly working directly with Microsoft to not only make Windows Phone 8-based smartphones but also a Windows 8 tablet.
A new story claims to have the real reasons why Microsoft won't be updating any of its current Windows Phone devices to the upcoming Windows Phone 8 operating system.
The developer-evangelist who raised the hopes of so many by claiming that current Windows Phone handsets would see an update to Windows Phone 8 has retracted his claim, blaming it on a simple mistake.
Microsoft may allow manufacturers more customization opportunities in Windows Phone 8, as a leaked agenda for a Microsoft partner summit on the new OS reveals that to be one of the key talking points.
Contrary to an earlier claim, multiple sources say that Microsoft will NOT provide a Windows Phone 8 update to current-generation handsets, but the company maintains its wall of silence on the matter.
A Portuguese rep for Microsoft is quoted in a new video interview as saying that all current Windows Phone 7 devices will be able to upgrade to Windows Phone 8 when it comes out.
The latest rumors surrounding Windows Phone 8 seem to indicate that Microsoft's Kinect technology will be integrated in some fashion, including the camera hardware and advanced voice recognition
A new rumor claims that Microsoft has begun testing Windows Phone 8 internally, which seems to be confirmed via the statistics generated from the I'm a WP7! app.
Following the recent launch of its Allegro Windows Phone, Acer is now said to be working on a handset with a slide-out hardware keyboard, which is expected to arrive with Windows Phone 8 this year.
Samsung has been focusing heavily on its Android devices of late, but a new report indicates that it hasn't given up on Windows Phone, with three new handsets due before the end of the year.
New slides have emerged that supposedly show off an upcoming Windows Phone device from Nokia that will have a massive 41-megapixel camera with PureView branding and Apollo on-board
A new article claims that a Sony representative stated at the World Mobile Congress that the company still has no plans to create a Windows Phone-based smartphone, despite rumors to the contrary.
A new rumor claims that Microsoft does have plans to offer Windows Phone 8 updates for a number of current Windows Phone 7-based devices, including Nokia's Lumia series.
Microsoft confirms a range of limitations and restrictions on low-end Windows Phone 'Tango' devices that have 256MB of RAM, while several new features for handsets with better specs are also revealed.
A new report claims that Nokia will have at least two handsets ready for the launch of Windows Phone 8 when it arrives later this year, with both devices apparently destined for AT&T.
A new rumor claims that Sony, which has released Android-based phones in the past, will be releasing smartphones that will run on Microsoft's Windows Phone 8 OS, code named Apollo, by the end of 2012.
The head of Microsoft's Windows Phone division would not comment this week if Windows Phone 8 would be able to run on current Windows Phone 7 devices.
Nokia's Windows Phones now cover a broad range of price points, but additional form factors are in development - including one with a hardware keyboard - that will expand the Lumia range further.
If the latest rumor is to be believed, Microsoft's engineers are currently testing the dual-core Qualcomm MSM8960 chipset with LTE for use in future devices running Windows Phone 8
Samsung becomes the second Windows Phone manufacturer to confirm that it will release new hardware for the platform, but not until the next major OS version, codenamed 'Apollo', is launched.
Comments made by HTC's chief product officer confirm the company's commitment to Windows Phone - but it appears there will be no new handsets until Windows Phone 8 'Apollo' arrives later this year.
A new report claims that the upcoming Windows Phone 8 OS might not share Windows 8's kernel after all, despite a leaked presentation from Microsoft that suggested it was in the works.
Multi-core processing, more screen resolutions, Skype support, NFC and many more features are confirmed for Windows Phone 8, in a corporate video intended for Microsoft's hardware partners.
New information regarding the next major update to the Windows Phone platform, Apollo, has possibly been leaked that brings major changes to the platform.
A newly leaked Windows Phone roadmap gives details and possible release dates for both Tango and Apollo codenamed operating system updates due out sometime next year. Indicating increased sales/specs.
A Nokia vice-president has confirmed that the next major update to Microsoft's Windows Phone operating system, code named "Apollo", sometime in mid-2012.
As Nokia's first Windows Phones are revealed, a company executive reveals insights on their special relationship with Microsoft, and how Windows Phone 8 will really show what MS and Nokia can do.
A rumor has surfaced that suggests new, larger display sizes and more powerful specs will be supported in future Windows Phone updates; however it could be too far down the track for it to matter
At an MSDN seminar held in Hong Kong today, Microsoft confirmed that Windows Phone 7 "Tango" will be a minor update focusing on developing markets, such as Asia, and low-end devices
A new job posting over at Microsoft has hinted that they're about to begin work on Windows Phone 8 (codenamed Apollo and slated for mid-2012), focusing on "stirring up the out of box experience."