Microsoft to have begun internal Windows Phone Apollo testing?

Zac Bowden

It seems Microsoft is beginning to internally test their next version of their Metro phone software. Windows Phone Apollo is currently being tested at Redmond, according to a Windows Phone app that counts all Windows Phone OS builds. The test comes from an emulator, which suggests Microsoft is testing the software in its early days.

I’m a WP7 is an app on Windows Phone that allows you to see who is using what software on Windows Phone. Currently, we can see that Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 is being used by approximately 1% of the worlds population, which makes it very rare at this time.

This obviously means the public don’t have hold of this software yet, the Windows 8 builds being listed are builds that the public do not have their hands on. Windows Phone Apollo is currently being tested on build 8.0.9662.0

The app’s creator said that the software is running from an emulator, maybe from Redmond. “It’s running from an Emulator, doesn’t appear to be spoofed, is using the default Emulator location, and the Time Zone Offset lines up with Pacific Coast…”

The article also suggests that Microsoft has in-fact begun internally testing Apollo builds.

Windows Phone Apollo is the next version of Microsofts popular phone software, the company has been rather quiet about the software, so not many know what the new version of the OS will include.