Registration for the Windows Phone Summit–formerly known as the Windows Phone Developer Summit–is now open. You’ll need to know the secret registration code in order to reserve your spot, but Microsoft also plans to live stream the event for those who can’t make it to San Francisco on June 20, 2012. The summit was originally scheduled to take place on June 20 and 21, but Microsoft compressed it into a single day and expanded its focus from Windows Phone development to Windows Phone as a whole.
A “sneak peek at the future of Windows Phone,” the summit is sure to bring with it the first official reveal of Windows Phone 8 codenamed “Apollo.” We’ve been maintaining a list of all the features in Apollo, but the rumors and leaks have been few and far between as of late. With any luck, we’ll finally learn just how much Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8 have in common, as well as whether or not existing devices will receive the update. Of course, we’re more interested in the actual OS update itself, which is expected to be the biggest Windows Phone update to date.
The live stream is scheduled to start on Wednesday, June 20 at 9:00 a.m. Simply tune in to Microsoft’s developer network, Channel 9, to watch the summit from the comfort of your own home. Get ready; Windows Phone 8 news is just over two weeks away.