The update GDR3 will bring full HD support for Windows Phone 8
Great news for fans of the platform Windows Phone 8 – it will soon get a full HD support with a resolution of 1080×1920 pixels. This anticipated improvement will arrive with the update GDR3 (General Distribution Release) later this year.
How this became possible for Windows Phone 8? According to sources, the Principal Engineer for Windows Phone, Justin Angel, who has an experience in working with Nokia and Microsoft in the past, has succeeded to dig up emulator file for the platform that support the HD resolution of 1080 pixels. The files were “discovered” in Visual Studio 2013. They are the same files that developers use in order to run the Windows Phone platform virtually on desktops. In this way they could test the proper functioning of the apps or the games they are working on that are compatible for Windows Phone 8. The emulator files support the resolutions they use at the computers which means that with a new skin for a resolution of 1080 pixels, developers will be able to test the apps and the games at this resolution.
This is not only great news for fans of Windows Phone 8, but it is also a nice improvement that will enable manufacturers and the hardware vendors to create new Windows Phone devices with Full HD displays with a resolution of 1080p. The developers have all they need to update the apps and the games in tune with the new features of the update.
The support of the Full HD for Windows Phone comes a bit later compared to its rivals like Samsung and HTC. The devices that run on Windows Phone still support only resolutions of 720 or 768 pixels which are not satisfying for mobile users who can get full HD with Android devices. Fans of Windows Phone will certainly enjoy the new update later this year.