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Reportedly, Microsoft is preparing a release of updates for smartphones running Windows Phone 8, which could be code named Apollo + or Portico.

Previous rumors indicated that the version of the OS can run a VPN (which is important for corporate users), fixes for Wi-Fi connections, and various other improvements.

According to the recent report of the resource Neowin, update may also give support for the new device file types, including GIF, the merits of which should include frame animation, and uncompressed WAV, allowing to keep the sound without losing quality.

Specifying that the information came from an employee of Microsoft. According to the same information, Apollo + will be deployed on the devices in the first quarter of next year.