Monday, 26 August 2013

Windows Phone: The Future

Windows Phone is the world's third largest mobile platform. The app situation has improved, 3 major updates have been dished out to windows phone 8, Windows phones have the best cameras in the market and yet,the platform is still to catch up to iOS and Android. The Future of windows phone might just be bright, as Windows phone GDR3 and Windows Phone 8.1 promise to add many new features to the platform, just like Mango did to WP7. Let us talk about the future of Windows phone 8,and find out what exactly Windows Phone GDR3 and 8.1 will bring to the platform.

Windows Phone GDR3

Windows Phone GDR3 ( General Distribution Release 3 ) will most likely bring what Windows Phone users have been asking for for a long while now, namely a notification center. Microsoft admitted that they ran out of time while creating Windows Phone 8 and so could not include a notification center. Microsoft looks to correct that with Windows Phone GDR3 and an early version of the notification center was leaked recently. You can see what it looks like in the picture below.

The Windows Phone notification Center

 Apart from a notification center , GDR3 also looks to bring support for 1080p displays and Quad core processors, and while windows phones don't really need quad core processors to begin with, It's good to see that Microsoft is bringing windows Phone on par with Android in terms of display resolution and cores.

Windows Phone 8.1

Windows Phone 8.1 is an entirely new version of Windows Phone, and the successor to Windows Phone 8. It is part of Microsoft's Windows Blue program , and will pack in a whole barrage of new features. We can only speculate on what this major update will bring.


The future looks bright for windows phone. These two major updates will  bring in a whole plethora of new features, and Windows phone users should rejoice as all windows phone 8 devices will get these updates. The question is when. For non, windows phone users, will these updates and their new features finally give you a good reason to upgrade? Leave your answers in the comments below!