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Microsoft Brings 1080p HD Support to Windows Phone

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Oct 14, 2013, 7:42 AM   by Eric M. Zeman   @phonescooper

Microsoft today announced Windows Phone 8 Update 3, a revised version of its smartphone platform that adds a handful of new features. Chief among the new capabilities is support for 1080p HD screens and quad-core processors, such as the Qualcomm Snapdragon 800. Support for bigger screens means Windows Phone displays will be able to fit six apps across the Start screen instead of just four. It also puts Windows Phone on an even playing field with Android devices, which already support 1080p screens. Support for quad-core processors means Windows Phones can offer even more performance. WP8 Update 3 adds a new Driving Mode, which can be used to limit incoming notifications when the phone senses that it is in motion. The update also improves internet sharing with Windows 8.1 devices; adds customizable ringtones; adds screen rotation lock; adds better storage management tools; adds the ability to close apps from the App Switcher; and improves Bluetooth functionality thanks to tweaked connection quality with accessories. The update will begin rolling out to Windows Phones in the weeks ahead, though timing will depend heavily on the device and carrier in question.

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charlesrainer

Oct 14, 2013, 10:15 AM

Lumia 620

Could this be available on Nokia Lumia 620?
I don't see why not, unless the carrier (I'm guessing AIO?) doesn't go for the update.
The improved support for 1080p displays will apply to devices released with displays that support that resolution. It will not take a 640 x 800 display and magically make it able to display more pixels. Surprised

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