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Microsoft unveils Windows Phone Update 3 introducing support for phablets, 1080p screens and quad-core chips

0. phoneArena posted on 14 Oct 2013, 08:50

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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posted on 14 Oct 2013, 14:50 1

47. znellu (Posts: 74; Member since: 05 Dec 2012)

Galaxy S3 (720p and quad core CPU) users bought Galaxy S4 as it came out with a 1080p display and a dual - quad core CPU. No one complained that their S3 can't have those features and rather they got the new technology. What's gonna be different here in Windows Phone's case?

posted on 14 Oct 2013, 15:05

51. UrbanPhantom (Posts: 949; Member since: 30 Oct 2012)

scriptwriter@If you don't want to update to new hardware, then so be it. However, don't gripe to the rest of us about not being able to use new features if you're still running a 386 processor...

posted on 14 Oct 2013, 09:14 5

11. naveenstuns (Posts: 177; Member since: 19 Feb 2012)

Now I feel its a complete OS.

good luck Microsoft !!

posted on 14 Oct 2013, 09:23 1

13. saffant (Posts: 274; Member since: 04 Jul 2011)

That's great, but I just can't help think that these features were already standard in even Android 4.1 lol.

One big issue is that there's no notification centre/menu. That's very sad, unfortunately.

My secondary phone is still going to be the Z30 it seems.

posted on 14 Oct 2013, 11:00 7

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

Who cares about who had what first... WP has so many things that are different, and not present, than iOS, and Android.. Those things are why we love WP Devices, and love these updates.. Nobody's in competition with you.

posted on 14 Oct 2013, 13:59 3

46. -box- (Posts: 3991; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)

If we're discussing who had what first, then android's still behind even Symbian.

posted on 14 Oct 2013, 17:06

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


posted on 14 Oct 2013, 09:31 3

14. Snoobab (Posts: 175; Member since: 07 Dec 2011)

Dear Microsoft,

Next update please remove the 'X' button to close a task, and rather make it a gesture (like Windows 8).


posted on 14 Oct 2013, 10:01 6

18. UdhaiyaPrasanth (Posts: 76; Member since: 05 Sep 2012)

In WP 8.1 (or) Blue, maybe, where Cortana is said to take control. ;-)

posted on 14 Oct 2013, 10:03 3

19. NAWF_SIDE (banned) (Posts: 40; Member since: 10 Oct 2013)

I wouldnt say "playing catch up" , this is a new OS, and still on the come up..

posted on 14 Oct 2013, 10:06 2

21. WHoyton1 (Posts: 1635; Member since: 21 Feb 2013)

Well Done WP just got features which have been on android since 2010!!! 3 years late!

posted on 14 Oct 2013, 10:57 15

27. Martin_Cooper (Posts: 1615; Member since: 30 Jul 2013)

WP8 is 1 year old. Its based on WP7 which now is 3 years old. Do you know how bad, ugly, slow and featureless android was when it was just 3 years old? Plus WP8 isnt going with android logic its going with its own logic. I love it how every OS that is not android is crap to fandroids eyes. Its going to be so fun when android starts loosing ground like every other mobile OS did. Solid updates here and there and above everything smoothness. Thats how WP8 works.

posted on 14 Oct 2013, 12:10 3

40. chandancherry (Posts: 32; Member since: 25 Jun 2013)

Agree +1
right in their face..:P

posted on 14 Oct 2013, 16:29 1

53. sprockkets (Posts: 1611; Member since: 16 Jan 2012)

"Do you know how bad, ugly, slow and featureless android was when it was just 3 years old?"

While Android 2.0 was released, MS just released Windows Mobile 6.5 to the public.

I can guarantee you that Android 2.0 was far, far, far more advanced than WM6.5.

So, if we treat each company fairly, even back in 2009, MS was still around 3-4 years behind the competition. WP just got 1080p support - Android just added 4k support.

WM6.5 was a stop gap to WP7. WP7 was a stop gap to WP8. And now, finally, perhaps in 2014, it might actually surpass someone.

posted on 14 Oct 2013, 16:50

54. sprockkets (Posts: 1611; Member since: 16 Jan 2012)

oh yeah, and android was already more featured one year into its life than WP in 3 years into its life.

posted on 14 Oct 2013, 11:02 6

30. mousesports (Posts: 279; Member since: 28 Feb 2013)

go to sleep at samsung web page !!

posted on 14 Oct 2013, 11:22 18

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

Your perspective is useless, petty, and pointless.. All you prove by constantly saying that is that Android is older than WP, Android is old news, Android is played out, boring, and it's time for a new way of doing things.. Now, that's not exactly what I think about Android, but you're pathetic hatred about a OS that you have never used before tells this story about Android... If you don't like WP why do you even bother❔.. But you try so hard on every article to convince people that WP is no good.. Are you afraid that WP is going to steal customers from Android because you don't have to worry about that. Android sales will be fine even without your constant trying to warn people not to buy a WP8 device.. Or, are you afraid that you are forced to buy a WP8 device❔.. If you like Android more than WP then simply just keep buying Android devices. Nobody is forcing WP on you. Or are you just sick of seeing articles about WP on PA❔.. Well, to bad because this is a multi platform site, and if WP articles bother you so much then maybe you should be on a site dedicated to Android,, like Android Central.. Why waist so much time focusing on a platform that you don't like, when you can be learning more about one that you do❔ I think you love WP, but you are to afraid to try it because you are a follower, and not a leader, and you are afraid of what people will think.. That's pathetic of you, if this is the case... The best way for you to prove that you are not interested in WP would be for you to totally ignore all WP articles, and not give the platform the time of day.. But, you get excited when you see a WP8 article because you do secretly like the platform, you want to see how it's progressing, and you see it's potential.. You're just mad because you can't have a WP device because your mind will only allow you to purchase something that's popular so that you feel like you belong, and that's because you have no sense of self identity... Be yourself, be confident in what you like, quit being fearful of other things,, and respect what others like.. As soon as you grow up, and start doing that your mind will start to open, and except new things.. But, since I'm having to tell you this I'm sure your mind will just stay closed, and you will be using Android until the day you die, while we've all moved onto other things in the future... Wakeup dude❕

posted on 14 Oct 2013, 11:36 6

36. sharz7474 (Posts: 18; Member since: 27 Apr 2012)

Best comment ever, love the way you nailed that inmature, childish fandroids!...well done!...:)

posted on 14 Oct 2013, 21:16 4

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

Another thing is the fact that Windows Mobile, BB, and palm had most of these features way before Android, and iPhone.. I was using Shazam way back on my Samsung BlackJack, but does that determine if Windows Mobile is better than iDroid❔ Never.. Android, and iOS came out after the others, and revolutionized the way these same features were used, the same way Microsoft, with Windows Phone 7, took a different road with music recognition and built it into the platform.. As a matter of fact WP had the most advanced voice recognition at the time before siri came along.. New platform, and new ideas, but not perfect.. And sometimes its nice to choose exclusivity, and distinction, over other peoples idea of perfection because when you see the potential of something that suites you better, and you go with your gut, you end up with your idea of perfection, and what works for you best.. That's the WP fans frame of mind. We're not stupid, we're not naive, we're not inexperienced with smartphones.. As a matter of fact some of us have had smartphones for a decade and we were the original adopters of smart devices.. And, some iDroid fans wonder why we WP fans insist on something different.. Maybe it's because we look at Android, and iOS, and it reminds us of the static icons, and apps of our WM devices from 2003.. Lol.. I'm not hating on other platforms, but people must understand that WP, and it's fans, are trying to do something different here, and it's not going to happen over night.. Especially with the strangle hold that iDroid has on the market.. But, that's perfectly OK.. Microsoft has the money for the long hall, and they are not playing the same game in the same era as iDroid, so iDroid fans... Stop panicking❗

posted on 14 Oct 2013, 11:39 1

37. Penny (Posts: 1672; Member since: 04 Feb 2011)

Oh snap son! One of the best "Wake up Call" posts I've seen on a tech blog. Should be saved and used to fight against worldwide technological ignorance and illiteracy.

posted on 14 Oct 2013, 11:48 3

39. freebee269 (Posts: 539; Member since: 10 Aug 2012)

i gave you a thumbs up and i wanted to say good comment. you just summed whoyton up pretty good. i'm sure he will deny it, but his comments on wp articles says different.

posted on 14 Oct 2013, 17:03

55. Rikkirik (Posts: 7; Member since: 07 Nov 2011)

I guess you can say the same to all those fandroids badmouthing and bashing WP. Well said. You must be a psychologist.

posted on 14 Oct 2013, 17:13

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

I'm no psychologist,, just realistic and mature,, which says a lot about some of these guys on here... I seriously think some of these guys were picked on as kids, or are kids who are being picked on at school, and use PA/Android as a way to make themselves feel like they belong.. Pathetic❕

posted on 14 Oct 2013, 10:28 3

23. lorenzattractor (Posts: 68; Member since: 27 Apr 2012)

"Instead of stretching 4 small Live Tiles across the home screen and making it all look ugly", what?

posted on 14 Oct 2013, 10:54

25. Eonnaydra (Posts: 217; Member since: 23 Oct 2012)

Late,very late.
Where is the Notification bar?Why have not they done a gesture to close the apps in the multitasking?Where is the new menu(that list is annoying)?More costumization?
This OS is awesome,is super smooth,but its far behind iOS or Android in terms of features.The system is too close and MS is not Apple to make it cool like with the iOS.They are very lucky that they have NOKIA.

posted on 14 Oct 2013, 10:59 5

28. Martin_Cooper (Posts: 1615; Member since: 30 Jul 2013)

Thats why they bought NOKIA. Cause if they didnt they could loose NOKIA to some other company or them just going android. Without NOKIA WP8 would be dead like BlackBerry.

posted on 14 Oct 2013, 11:45 2

38. Penny (Posts: 1672; Member since: 04 Feb 2011)

I agree that I would have preferred a swipe up or down to close the apps in the multitasking view. Notification bar and other software features were set to come in Windows Phone 8.1, so they weren't expected here.

posted on 14 Oct 2013, 12:20 1

42. chandancherry (Posts: 32; Member since: 25 Jun 2013)

Don't panic.
There are a lot of goodies to come out of the WP box.
It will definitely improve as it gets mature.

posted on 14 Oct 2013, 12:13 1

41. kirholstov (Posts: 146; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)


posted on 14 Oct 2013, 14:58

48. cc3493 (Posts: 158; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)

Probably in windows phone 8.1

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