Going by the code name ‘Apollo Plus‘, an update to Windows Phone 8 is in the cards for sometime early next year, with a debut possible for Mobile World Congress. This is slated to be a point release, so it’s likely we are looking at 8.0.1, rather than 8.1 or 8.5. While these sorts of releases are typically reserved for bug fixes, the Apollo Plus update is rumored to be including a number of new features.
The most notable feature is VPN support, which will pave the way for corporate users to gain secure connections to their work networks. While this is not a sure thing, you can bank on a fix for the Wi-Fi connection, which will allow it to remain on. Audio fixes are also coming with Apollo Plus. A few months ago, Microsoft confirmed that they ‘ran out of time’ while developing Notification Center for Windows Phone 8. This would be a major new feature, but there has been no indication this is happening with this update.
If they are showcasing this update at MWC, perhaps they go all out and include features originally planned for Windows Phone 8. If the new features are ready, ship them.
Source: The Verge