Windows Devs

Windows Phone 8.1 Update 1 is now rolling out to those enrolled in the Preview for Developers program. Enthusiasts and developers can try out the latest version of Microsoft's mobile operating system by participating in the program. This update introduces new features, like Live Folders on the Start Screen, and also introduces support for new device resolutions. Developers will want to grab the new Windows Phone 8.1 Update 1 SDK and emulators to test against those resolutions.

Head to the Windows developer site and you'll find the Windows Phone 8.1 Update 1 SDK and emulators package now available. It adds the following to an existing installation of Visual Studio 2013 Update 2 or later:

  • Windows Phone SDK 8.1 Update 1
  • New Windows Phone Emulator 8.1 Update 1 WVGA 4 inch
  • New Windows Phone Emulator 8.1 Update 1 WVGA 4 inch 512MB
  • New Windows Phone Emulator 8.1 Update 1 WXGA 4.5 inch
  • New Windows Phone Emulator 8.1 Update 1 720p 4.7 inch
  • New Windows Phone Emulator 8.1 Update 1 1080p 5.5 inch
  • New Windows Phone Emulator 8.1 Update 1 1080p 6 inch

Despite there being new APIs with this release, some for smartwatch support in Windows Phone, it looks like developers will only have access to the new emulators.

Full details on the update will be available in a blog post in a few hours. We'll update if there's anything new information.

Any devs out there grabbing these new emulators to test against all the new resolutions?

Source: Microsoft Via: @cliffsimpkins