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Emulators for Windows Phone 8 GDR 2 & 3 up for grabs by developers

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Emulators for Windows Phone 8 GDR 2 & 3 up for grabs by developers
Microsoft has released new emulator images for Windows Phone 8.0 GDR 2 and GDR 3. The updates require Visual Studio 2012 Update 4 or VS 2013 RTM, and install directly over the Windows Phone 8 SDK. However, they won't replace emulators you have already installed, meaning you can have emulation for multiple builds of Microsoft's mobile platform available. Also, emulator images can be removed individually from the Windows Control Panel's Programs and Features menu.

The Windows Phone 8 Update 2 emulator is revised to reflect Windows Phone 8 build 8.0.10322. The only change in this update is included support for Visual Studio 2013 RTM. So if you have only this IDE installed on your machine, you will be good to go.

The WP8 Update 3 emulator corresponds to WP8 build 8.0.10492. It brings a new 1080p mode which lets developers preview how their apps would look on such displays. Perhaps this will lead to more apps designed for high-resolution screens, which will appease owners of the Lumia 1520 and future 1080p Windows Phone 8 devices.

If you want to get to grips with the new emulator images, proceed to the links below.

Download: Windows Phone SDK 8.0 Update for Windows Phone 8.0.10322

Download: Windows Phone SDK 8.0 Update 3 Emulators

source: Windows Phone Developer Blog via WMPower user

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posted on 03 Jan 2014, 11:20 2

1. Sire3008 (Posts: 87; Member since: 26 Sep 2013)


Release GDR3 update worldwide.... And hasten the release of WP8.1.. These are the things that matters

posted on 03 Jan 2014, 15:30 1

3. elitewolverine (Posts: 1927; Member since: 28 Oct 2013)


whats the point of a update if the devs have the improper tools to code for it? Oh wait we are used to android maybe? jk low blow

Point being this is great news.

Also if i am not mistaken, you can dev unlock your phone for free from MS and get GDR3 right now. Unless that is not avail to all countries

posted on 03 Jan 2014, 18:37 1

4. hulk_14 (Posts: 46; Member since: 14 Dec 2013)


I have GDR3 on my Lumia 820 since october.

posted on 04 Jan 2014, 01:13

5. elitewolverine (Posts: 1927; Member since: 28 Oct 2013)


same on my 8x

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