Microsoft unveils Windows Phone Update 3 introducing support for phablets, 1080p screens and quad-core chips
0. phoneArena 14 Oct 2013, 08:50 posted on
Microsoft has let the cat out of the bag - Windows Phone Update 3 is now official and it brings long awaited support for 1080p displays, quad-core chips and much more…
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15. akki20892 (Posts: 3901; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)
i love wp's Multitasking screen than any other.
24. picka_vi_materina (Posts: 174; Member since: 21 Nov 2011)
Yeah, the one which is a copy of iOS 7, which itself is a copy of Symbian Belle FP2.
26. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3576; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)
WP Had this Multi tasking view back in 7.5 days..
32. vijaysivakula (Posts: 224; Member since: 17 Aug 2011)
Yeah. WP had this Multi-tasking view back in 7.5 days.. which is a copy of the multi-tasking that WebOs had which was a copy of what Symbian had....
43. jaxson983 (Posts: 43; Member since: 11 Aug 2013)
ok let just put it out there....no one has copied or will copy iOS7
3. dritani (Posts: 14; Member since: 14 Oct 2013)
Now we can say that Windows Phone is finally in the game...IOS fans and fandroids are warned: WP GDR3 is the real deal, Nokia+Microsoft will rule soon!!!
12. sprockkets (Posts: 1611; Member since: 16 Jan 2012)
Having feature parity with your competitors rarely convinces people to change ship.
35. Penny (Posts: 1653; Member since: 04 Feb 2011)
WP has an entirely different user experience than the competing platforms. In bringing WP into a level of feature parity with its competitors, Microsoft marginalizes the argument that WP is far behind its competitors and enables itself to better display where they distinguish themselves most: the actual implementation and user experience of the software.
Not saying WP's user experience is necessarily better, but this should cause people to look at WP more seriously as a viable option, in which case you might find more people favoring their user experience.
49. UrbanPhantom (Posts: 949; Member since: 30 Oct 2012)
Penny, how come you always sound so analytical? You need to learn to spit and swear at people, and carry a large spiked chain on your belt...
I agree that WP is much different than either Android or iOS, but that's a good thing in my opinion. WP8 updates are also giving customization and technical features that were missing before. Now that Microsoft will own Nokia's D&S, I expect to see bigger and better things out of softy.
16. akki20892 (Posts: 3901; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)
i guess just only one Nokia, not wp.
Wp is nothing without nokia. i guess ios have to worry not android because we will not gonna see android have below 60% of market share world wide.
20. WHoyton1 (Posts: 1635; Member since: 21 Feb 2013)
LOL good one WP has just got screen lock when android is progressing at a rate that WP can only dream!
50. UrbanPhantom (Posts: 949; Member since: 30 Oct 2012)
If you mean viri, yes Android OS is well ahead. Nothing compares in terms of the Malware available for Android devices...
4. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 3718; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)
Good luck Nokia...
5. aco96 (Posts: 240; Member since: 12 Oct 2012)
I hope Samsung ATIV S will be the first one to get GDR3, just like GDR2. I really like multitasking improvement :D
34. HASHTAG (unregistered)
Yeah, I doubt that.
6. dickwyn (Posts: 621; Member since: 07 May 2012)
still waiting for a notification center...zzz
8. chandancherry (Posts: 32; Member since: 25 Jun 2013)
The 'X' Button and higher resolution support was badly needed.
Better late than never MS.
9. mottykels (Posts: 384; Member since: 15 May 2013)
Notification center and cortona should have this update ;)
45. -box- (Posts: 3991; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)
Probably will come next year in the form of GDR4 or Windows Phone 8.1 or WP9, depending on naming schemes.
10. scriptwriter (Posts: 396; Member since: 13 Nov 2012)
real dont understand some of the update features that windows push out. For instance:
phablets, 1080p screens and quad-core chips, added support.
To make the most of this update would require buying a new handset therefore rendering the update pointless. Am i the only one who has noticed this?
17. haseebzahid (Posts: 1853; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)
i know right so thats why i been holding on Lumia800 still
31. Penny (Posts: 1653; Member since: 04 Feb 2011)
Before you can focus on adding cool, advanced features, it is important that you focus on improving the core platform to allow more advanced features in the future. This update serves more as a background overhaul to put them into a better position to add the cool features people are after.
GDR3 has a few user experience enhancements for current devices, but I suspect you will find many more software enhancements for current devices in WP 8.1.