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Windows Phone 8.1 taking on low and high specs with new display resolution support

0. phoneArena 11 Feb 2014, 20:32 posted on

Microsoft has been slowly expanding the reach of Windows Phone with support for new display sizes and resolutions recently, and it looks like that trend is set to continue with the upcoming Windows Phone 8.1 update. Information has been pulled from the new WP8.1 SDK that shows the platform will be adding new resolution support in both the high and low spec categories...

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posted on 11 Feb 2014, 23:02

35. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3576; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)


Awesome!

posted on 12 Feb 2014, 00:49

43. zuckerboy (banned) (Posts: 898; Member since: 22 Dec 2011)


they said the same thing for 2013 :D

posted on 12 Feb 2014, 01:53 1

45. NokiaFTW (Posts: 2072; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)


I'm having trouble remembering about MS talking about QHD resolution on their WP's last year. If anyone does, please tell me. :D

posted on 12 Feb 2014, 09:02 1

51. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3576; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)


Yeah, and 2013 was a great year for WP, the best, by far, yet!! You're right, my friend.
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With new devices, further penetration, and the massive 8.1-0xxxx update WP will continue it's slow and steady progression.. Which is exactly the way it should...
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For those who think that WP doesn't have features,,, just imagine WP8.1-0xxxx after two, or three, GDR updates... Extremely competitive option besides iOS, or Android, and the app situation has basically been fixed with the support that 8.1 brings to developers... Don't worry about 2014 Zuckerboy.....

posted on 11 Feb 2014, 20:58 6

7. rodrigoleivapy (Posts: 3; Member since: 19 Jan 2014)


Everybody is loving to Windows Phone now XD¨**-**

posted on 11 Feb 2014, 21:00 3

8. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3576; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)


Maybe Lumia smartphone devices will be some of the first with QHD displays...
Lol!... Lumia devices are getting ahead of the curve... I love it!

posted on 11 Feb 2014, 21:13

10. CX3NT3_713 (Posts: 2283; Member since: 18 Apr 2011)


That's good, a UHD windows phone , don't skip out on the 4k recording :-D

posted on 11 Feb 2014, 21:23 1

13. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3576; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)


Actually, 4k recording is something that hasn't yet been mentioned for new Lumia, I mean WP, devices...
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Oh well, I guess there's always tomorrow.

posted on 02 Apr 2014, 07:50

67. dexter_jdr (Posts: 1163; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)


that needs cpu power. but 1520 can easily do 4k. just an update needed by nokia.

posted on 11 Feb 2014, 21:49 1

20. EyeSee (banned) (Posts: 26; Member since: 05 Feb 2014)


Following Androids footsteps

Another wanabee

Blablabla

posted on 11 Feb 2014, 23:03 1

36. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3576; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)


And, Android followed Windows Mobile?... Because that's what it's most like..

posted on 12 Feb 2014, 01:50 2

44. NokiaFTW (Posts: 2072; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)


Fandroid alert! Alert!

posted on 12 Feb 2014, 02:22 2

47. microsoftnokiawin (Posts: 1178; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)


please tell me again how android invented widgets and customization and it wasn't actually symbian and maemo 5/ fermantle

posted on 11 Feb 2014, 21:55

21. Derekjeter (Posts: 974; Member since: 27 Oct 2011)


Can you get GOOGLE services on WP? I wan to buy the Nokia Icon for Verizon but i rely a lot on google.

posted on 11 Feb 2014, 22:12 1

24. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Nope. Not yet.

posted on 11 Feb 2014, 22:59

31. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3576; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)


You know the answer to that question... What are you trying to pull here?

posted on 12 Feb 2014, 00:14

41. hurrycanger (Posts: 1574; Member since: 01 Dec 2013)


If you rely on Google a lot, just stick with Android phones, at least for now. Maybe a year or two years later, some Google services will be supported in WP. It all depends on how WP grows, and it's looking good.
Still, I doubt you will get stuff like Google Newstand. WP is gonna have its own Newstand market. So... yeah...

posted on 12 Feb 2014, 09:05

52. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3576; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)


Yep, good advice... We have to be realistic "Here".... Pun intended.. Lol!

posted on 12 Feb 2014, 20:31

59. hurrycanger (Posts: 1574; Member since: 01 Dec 2013)


I don't get the pun, but anyway... lol.
I still have some hope in WP to gain marketshare and to get access to Google services (due to the large marketshare). For now, I don't think it's a wise for anyone who rely on Google services to switch to WP. In the future, maybe. It's pretty much the same to the comment I replied to your comment about Windows or something.
Anyway, I'm trying to be as realistic as possible. xD

posted on 11 Feb 2014, 21:58 1

22. SAO101789 (Posts: 123; Member since: 10 Feb 2014)


Let's hope the 1820 and 8.1 comes out on top. Please have a awesome camera like the 1020 and a awesome video and music player like my iphone 5S and I will most likely switch for it!! I like ios 7 but I love the metro os look. So clean looking its beautiful. Add more color backgrounds and ect.

posted on 11 Feb 2014, 22:07 1

23. Avenger827 (Posts: 46; Member since: 19 Jan 2014)


I hope the 360x640 res results in a cheaper windows phone, I would probably get one like that as a secondary device.

posted on 12 Feb 2014, 00:03

39. kaikuheadhunterz (Posts: 1157; Member since: 18 Jul 2013)


Reminds me of Symbian because that is their native resolution. Makes more sense than QVGA, actually

posted on 12 Feb 2014, 02:24

48. microsoftnokiawin (Posts: 1178; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)


yeah but symbian nHD looked not bad

posted on 12 Feb 2014, 02:27

49. kaikuheadhunterz (Posts: 1157; Member since: 18 Jul 2013)


Exactly why it makes more sense than QVGA

posted on 11 Feb 2014, 23:50 3

38. hurrycanger (Posts: 1574; Member since: 01 Dec 2013)


Oh yeah baby. Nokia/Microsoft is getting serious now, going head to head with Android phone manufacturers in term of specs.

posted on 12 Feb 2014, 00:28

42. kaikuheadhunterz (Posts: 1157; Member since: 18 Jul 2013)


Does Windows Phone 8 have support for Qualcomm's Cortex-A5 processors? Would go great with the nHD resolution

posted on 12 Feb 2014, 20:31

60. hurrycanger (Posts: 1574; Member since: 01 Dec 2013)


Well, in fact... I don't know.
Sorry.

posted on 12 Feb 2014, 02:18 2

46. pureviewuser (Posts: 501; Member since: 11 Nov 2012)


Great Microsoft bring it on!

posted on 12 Feb 2014, 10:28

53. 7thspaceman (Posts: 1556; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)


Hmm folks I think Microsoft from the beginning should have had it's Windows smart phone team do the Windows RT tablet instead of the Windows 8 team because they knew how to write programs for the ARMS CPU Chips that are used on Windows7/8 smart phones , Android and Apple iphones. It seems form now that will happen and a developer now will only have to make a few changes in a Windows 8.1 smart phones app to make it run on a Surface 2 tablet which uses ARMS CPU's. it also means Windows 8.1 OS RT tablets in the near future will run an app that is designed to run on Windows 8.1 smart phones.

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