Don’t count on your current Windows phone running Windows 8!
In early April, Nuno Silva, a developer evangelist (a kind of mediator between a company and its technical staff), apparently misspoke when he talked on the compatibility of the next Windows phone.
“I mistakenly confused app compatibility with phone updateability,” Silva said in his blog. “I did not intend to give the impression I was offering new guidance on any products under development or their upgradeability.”
Silva stressed “existing Windows Phone applications will run on the next version of Windows Phone,” noting Microsoft has given publishers “guidance on app compatibility to help them with long term project planning.”
The current Windows 7 phones are unlikely to see an upgrade due to hardware differences. According to c|net, Windows Phone 7 currently supports only single-core processors, but reports claim Microsoft will move to dual-core chips and higher-resolution screens in Windows 8, leaving current devices unable to handle the higher-end requirements.