WindowsPhone-02-580-75A few days ago, we reported that Paul Thurrott expressed his belief that Windows Phone 7.5 devices will not be seeing the update to Windows Phone 8. Given his reputation when it comes to news and rumors regarding Windows Phone, it was easy to take his words at face value. However given that Microsoft has yet to come forward to acknowledge or deny the slew of rumors, it certainly looks like Paul Thurrott’s predictions could come true, at least until now. A fresh set of rumors from WP7Forum.ru has revealed that according to one of the site’s trusted sources, OEMs for Windows Phone devices will be getting access to Windows Phone 8 this July.

Not only will these OEMs work Windows Phone 8 into their newer handsets, but supposedly will be preparing upgrades for current models that will bring them up to Windows Phone 8. The site has mentioned that while the information is indeed subject to change, they appear to be pretty confident about the accuracy of their intel for now. As much as we’d like to believe that WP7.5 devices are eligible for an upgrade to WP8, given that WP8 phones have been reported to run on dual-cores, many have expressed their doubt about WP8 being compatible with older devices. In any case we will take this with a grain of salt for now and hope for the best.

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