Microsoft Windows Phone update 3 brings phablet and quad core chips support

Microsoft Windows Phone 8 update 3 is now official and we have some good news. In near future we will be seeing phablets with 1080p displays which runs on Windows phone 8. That’s not all, the new updates has another highlight, and it’s the support for quad core chips.

The update 3 for Windows Phone is known as GDR a.k.a. general distribution release and Microsoft says they are looking to meet 3 goals:

“Enable a new generation of incredible Windows Phone 8 devices, enhance the platform with new capabilities for current users and partners, and improve overall quality.”

Anyway the main features you will be seeing new in this update are the following.

  • Support for larger screens and 1080p displays. This will help manufacturers to create phablets or smartphones with 5 to 6 inches in size which runs Windows Phone 8.
  • Support for quad core chips. This will help manufacturers to launch more powerful devices and might help Microsoft to catch up with Android.
  • More tiles. The update brings the ability to have up to 6itles in a single row. Previously it was only four and to be frank I think the update makes the ui look much better.
  • Screen orientation lock. Now you can keep the screen orientation locked to both portrait mode and landscape mode.
  • Support for custom ringtones. The update brings the ability to set custom ringtones on your windows phone.
  • Improved multitasking. You will be able to close each and every app specifically by hitting the close button on the app.
  • Many more enhancements. This windows phone update brings a lot more enhancements to the os like better storage management, new driving mode etc.

Even though Microsoft has released the update it’s not clear when the users will start getting the update on their phones. If you can’t wait, you can get the update from the Microsoft’s Developer program.

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Source: Phone Arena

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