Today, Microsoft revealed details of what’s
coming in the next big update to the OS, which
won’t be called “GDR3”, as we had expected, but
is now being referred to as “Update 3″. The
company outlined three key objectives of the
1. Enable incredible new Windows Phone
2. Enhance the platform with new capabilities
for current users and partners.
3. Improve overall quality.”
The first of these new devices will be announced
next week, and is expected to include the first
Windows Phone phablet, the Nokia Lumia 1520 .
Handsets like this will take advantage of Update
3’s improved support for larger, higher-resolution
screens. With 1080p support, the Start screen
has, as expected, gained an extra column of
tiles, with the ability to display up to six tiles
across its width.
Microsoft says that “built-in apps and Hubs like
email, Photos, People, and Music and Videos will
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