Despite all of us not knowing much about Windows Phone 8 "Apollo" we're sure discussing a lot about it this week.
Netbook News ran a story today about a supposed summit meeting between Microsoft and its partners happening in Reading, UK with the delicious details of the agenda. While no specifics were given, we can of course garner some information from the list itself, presented below:
- Apollo Review
- Windows Phone Schedules and release plans/processes
- Customization & Differentiation opportunities
- New Windows Phone 8 application development capabilities
- What’s new feature review of Apollo
- Connectivity and APN management
- Better together with Windows 8
Some sites have spun the part about "Customization & Differentiation opportunities" as Microsoft giving more leeway to carriers and OEMs. To that we say "perhaps" but that's certainly an assumption. For all we know, it could be the same Accent color changes and some un-installable carrier software as with Windows Phone 7. But it is very possible that Microsoft is now loosening the reigns a tad to garner more favorable cooperation with carriers and OEMs.