April 20, 2012, 7:08 AM —
A Microsoft developer evangelist has corrected his earlier comments that all current Windows Phone 7 phones, including Nokia's new Lumia 900, will be upgraded to the next major version of the operating system, Windows Phone 8, dubbed Apollo.
The evangelist, Nuno Silva, said in a blog Thursday that what he meant to say to Portuguese Website Zwame was "simply that existing Windows Phone applications will run on the next version of Windows Phone ... the same guidance that Microsoft shared late last year."
In the earlier video interview, posted on Zwame on Tuesday, Silva said (in an English translation of his comments) that all existing Windows Phones "will get upgraded to the next major version of Windows Phone ..." The comments on Zwame were captured by the website The Verge, but his video interview appears to have been removed from Zwame's site.
In his blog, Silva said he had "mistakenly confused app compatibility with phone updateability, which caused the rumors we saw yesterday."
Silva's blog leaves the question unanswered of whether the new Nokia Lumia 900 will be upgraded to Apollo, which has caused some concern for Lumia 900 buyers and others.