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Will Windows 8 OS Support WP 7 Apps?

In what could emerge as a potentially worrying outcome for Windows Phone loyalists, a prominent blogger has revealed that Microsoft's forthcoming desktop OS platform Windows 8 may not be compatible with current Windows Phone 7 applications.

The revelation came from a recent tweet by renowned tech blogger Eldar Murtazin. According to his findings so far, it is highly likely that Windows 8 powered devices are going to abandon all apps made for WP 7, as reported by Know Your Mobile.

It is worth noting here that the forthcoming Windows 8 OS will introduce, for the first time, a unified platform for Microsoft's wide range of PC and tablet devices.

According to Murtazin, the compatibility issue could eventually emerge as a nightmare for the developers community as they may have to rewrite all WP 7 apps to make them compatible with Windows 8.

Interestingly, Murtazin's claim contradicts Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang's statements at the recently held Consumer Electronics Show, where he said that Windows 8 is definitely going to support WP 7 apps.

No doubt the blogger has plenty of "insider" contacts in which to extract information, but the question here really is who should the tech community should really rely on - the blogger with an extensive network, or the CEO of one of the leading chip manufacturers in the world.