Microsoft will release a major platform update for Windows Phone 8 later this year to include support for full HD 1080p displays and quad-core processors. This in turn would make Windows Phone hardware on par with high-end Android devices, which have been relying on quad-core CPUs for over a year.
At the moment Windows Phone 8 supports WVGA, WXGA and 720p resolutions, and the inclusion of 1080p opens prospects for phablets running Microsoft’s mobile platform. Meanwhile, more powerful quad-core CPUs will provide the processing power needed to keep things running smoothly.
If everything goes as planned, the forthcoming update — known as a General Distribution Release (GDR3) for Windows Phone — will be released before the holidays, setting the stage for next generation of Windows Phones that will be ready to ship for Christmas. Hopefully, by that time, Microsoft will also include the much needed support for Bluetooth HID profile in its platform (so we can connect Bluetooth keyboards)…