Thanks to the GDR3 Update in which Microsoft is planning to extend support to 5-inch and 6-inch handsets with quad-core support and 1080p displays, we are to get Windows phablets with quad core chips by this fall.
Everyone knows that Microsoft is building up a fresh update to Windows Phone 8, the latest version of the mobile firmware from Microsoft. Called the Blue, the General Distribution Release 3 (GDR3) will possibly come to stores sometime early next year or late this year with a bunch of new features like a fresh notification center, 1080p display support, quad core processor support, improved multitasking and more.
If Microsoft manages to release the update by the end of this year, there is a very high probability that we will see powerful, quad-core powered smartphones in the market by the end of the year. This is really necessary as one may consider dual-core processors to be outdated because all the high-end devices nowadays are powered by the quad-cores (Snapdragon 600 and 800) with 1080 displays.
Also, the Redmond software giant has just launched the changelog for the upcoming WP8 GDR2 update expected to hit the devices later this month. The list of updates includes FM Radio, improvements to Xbox Music, Datasense and a few other improvements. But we cannot say that this is a ‘big’ update considering the fact it has been almost eight months since the inception of Windows Phone 8 that is considered to be a decent time.