Windows Phone 8.0, the most popular and current version of the said mobile OS is upgradable to Windows Phone 8.1, Microsoft has confirmed. In an interview to ComputerWorld, the director of Windows Phone public relation at Microsoft confirmed that Windows Phone 8.1 will be backwards compatible with Windows Phone 8.0.
Windows Phone 7 wasn’t upgradable to Windows Phone 8, and this is what made all the things uncertain.
“We will not have the same experience as we had when Windows Phone 7 was upgraded to Windows Phone 8”, said, Greg Sullivan, the director of Windows Phone public relations at Microsoft.
Contrary to a lot of rumors and speculations, Windows Phone 8.1 will hopefully be arriving in your WP 8 running devices this coming spring.
Sullivan went ahead and said that Windows Phone 8.0 is a “powerful OS” which unlike Windows Phone 7 is capable enough to support upgrades. “We won’t run out of head space on Windows Phone 8 any time soon,” he added.
He also made it clear that software giant Microsoft has a policy of providing their supported devices update for the first 36 months. Which is double than Nexus devices, which Google only updates for the first 18 months.
Microsoft has had kept silence on this particular matter until now, although Nokia did hint that all the 20 line of series smartphones – Nokia Lumia 520 through Nokia Lumia 1020 will be getting Windows Phone 8.1 update at some time.