The Verge is reporting that Microsoft is in the process of testing Windows Phone 8 on the Qualcomm MSM8960 dual-core 1.5GHz system-on-chip for at least one handset.
According to the Verge Sprint is apparently interested in such a handset and has â€œshared its LTE specifications with Nokia.â€ Sprint is not expected to release any new Windows Phones until the release of Windows Phone 8.
Of course while Microsoft is working on Windows Phone dual-core support Android OEMs are already releasing devices with Quadcore Nvidia chipsets. On the other hand Windows 8, which is believed to shares a kernel with Windows Phone 8, will definitely support Nvidiaâ€™s Tegra 3 solutions, meaning enabling support on Windows Phone 8 should hopefully also be trivial.
Read more at the Verge here.
Thanks Illegaloperation and Ellis for the tip.