April 19, 2012 at 1:42 PM ET
Earlier this week, it was reported across the internet that the next major version of Windows Phone 8, "Apollo," would be compatible with every Windows phone handset released. Turns out, this may not be the case.
The comments were based on a Q&A session with a Microsoft evangelist, who appeared to be very clear on the matter. However, he has written a blog post explaining that he was in fact referring to backward compatibilty of applications on Apollo, and not of Apollo itself.
"I mistakenly confused app compatibility with phone updateability, which caused the rumors we saw yesterday," wrote Windows Phone evangelist Nuno Silva. "I did not intend to give the impression I was offering new guidance on any products under development or their upgradeability."
The news doesn't mean that no current phones will get the update, but it will be disappointing to many users who were pleased to hear that the update would be assured.
Devin Coldewey is acontributing writer for msnbc.com. His personal website iscoldewey.cc.