Windows Phone Apollo, the next version of Microsoft’s mobile operating system. Windows Phone Apollo is a very different game from Mango, suggesting that the update could also be known as Windows Phone 8.

Nokia is pushing Microsoft to add near-field communications support and positioning framework to Windows Phone Apollo, which would improve Nokia’s navigation and location services.

NFC is the technology that will let people swipe their phones like credit cards at retail stores. Google is pushing ahead with NFC in Android phones.

Apollo will be the first Windows Phone OS to feature a significantly enhanced gaming experience compared to its predecessors.

Windows Phone Apollo, hints and teasers are fueling plenty of speculation around.