Microsoft is set to announce the launch of its next-generation mobile operating system update with the Windows Phone 8 Apollo on June 20.
According to an invitation that requests the presence of the press, the Redmond-based software giant is ready to reveal a “sneak peak at the future of Windows Phone” in San Francisco on the said date. While Microsoft remains tight-lipped about the event’s main agenda, most industry followers are betting on a Windows Phone 8 launch.
However, analysts still do not have an inkling of what Windows Phone 8 has to offer, as Microsoft seemingly tries to make a good following from Apple in a reticent approach on its next mobile operating system. Several speculators hint that Apollo will offer support for multiple core processors to match Android smartphones from phone makers like Samsung and HTC.
Windows Phone 8 is most likely to add support for higher screen resolutions and removable microSD cards, a new camera user interface and an embedded NFC chip. Its desktop counterpart, Windows 8, is currently dominating announcements at the Computex 2012 conference in Taiwan.
Microsoft was not available for a commentary at the time of writing.