Another rumor we want to squish is that there will be a new version of Windows Phone for "low-end" devices called "Neon".
The information first popped up on TWiT's Windows Weekly with Paul Thurrott, Mary Jo Foley and Leo Laporte. On Episode 264 (June 7th) at around 1:47:45, Thurrott brings up some developer documentation pertaining to Windows Phone 8 with four main points:
- Avoid free for all multitasking, aka Android and Windows Mobile
- Allow Mango customers to upgrade to Apollo (later mis-reported as "A lot of Mango customers won’t get upgraded to Apollo")
- Allow Mango apps to support Apollo resolutions
- Lower end devices support for Neon
The site Insideris then received an "anonymous tip" on the 13th with the same list and they reported that "Neon" may be the next version of Windows Phone for non-Apollo devices. This resulted in numerous emails here at Windows Phone Central and various people contacting us to comment on it.
So true or false?