After Mango and before Apollo will we get Tangoed?

Ah, our dear ol' Louis Walsh there getting tangoed rather nicely indeed. So, word has it that after Mango is here this fall, we will be looking at Tango next and then Apollo (see here (opens in new tab) and here (opens in new tab) for more juicy Apollo detail). First thing that comes to any Brit's mind is of course the drink Tango, which featured the craziest of adverts.

This information detailing the next codenamed update after Mango comes from Compal, the communications ODM now signed to Microsoft to manufacture Windows Phone devices (opens in new tab) under other brands including Nokia and Acer. Why do they all end in the letter o? Because Mr Belfiore says so (opens in new tab). Keep your ears directed at any information regarding 'Tango' in the not-so-distant future. We of course will relay anything we locate.

Source: DigiTimes (opens in new tab) via: PocketNow (opens in new tab)

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  • Is it a coincidence that there's an Windows Phone update named Apollo in the same year Windows 8 will be released which has a Silverlight-related component named Jupiter?
  • Now that you mention it, maybe not. That's kinda cool if it all works out that way.
  • No, it is not a coincidence :-)With Windows 8 being released in April 2012 and Windows Phone 8 rumoured to be based on Windows 8 kernel (Apollo, as I wrote before, is a son of Jupiter) - it all comes together.
  • Names must end with and 'o'. I can't wait for the 'gigolo' update!
  • How about Windows Phone Guido.
  • I see a new ad campaign featuring David Lee Roth. "I'm a Gigolo."
  • My guess is there will not be a release called "Bozo"
  • Since MS named XBox instead Windows Games Center and Kinnect instead Windows Movement, can we also rename 'Windows Phone x'?AND before anyone says it not to an oPhone, as they have the rights to the name, maybe... Halo (also sounds like Hello)?
  • XPhone? XP? See what I did there? ;)
  • or Metro?
  • I wonder what'll be in the Hobo release...
  • It will have some Ken code so its other name will be Hoboken!
  • Joe should change his name to Belfioro
  • i wonder the first wave windows phones will get these apollo and tango updates....