Developing for Windows Phone 8? You’re going to want to head to the Microsoft Download Center to get an update for the Windows Phone 8.0 SDK. What’s the big change? You can now test your app against a 1080p emulator to see how your work runs on devices like the Nokia Lumia 1520.
In a blog post over on the Windows Phone Developer Blog, Cliff Simpkins details new emulators that help with correspond to both Update 2 (GDR2) and Update 3 of Windows Phone 8. You’ll be installing these additions with your existing install of the Windows Phone 8.0 SDK.
The new emulator images for Update 2 (8.0.10322) only apply to developers that only have Visual Studio 2013 RTM installed. If you’re already running the original Windows Phone 8.0 Update 2 emulators installed you don’t need to install these.
The biggest and most important change is the emulators for Update 3. This set of images matches up with Windows Phone 8 Update 3 and brings in 1080p support. This will allow you to test your app on 1080 x 1920 resolution screens versus needing to own the Lumia 1520. Going forward we’ll be seeing more and more Windows Phone devices with 1080p displays, so it was only a matter of time before Microsoft added emulator support for developers to test their apps.
More details at the source link below. In the meantime, you can jump straight to Windows Phone SDK 8.0 Update 3 Emulators to download.
Source: Windows Phone Developer Blog
We may earn a commission for purchases using our links. Learn more.
Minecraft Dungeons: Best Rogue / Assassin / Ninja-style Build Guide
Take on the role of a poisonous spider in Minecraft Dungeons with this best ninja build guide!
Here are five possible directions a Halo spin-off game might take
A recent 343 Industries job listing suggests that a new Halo spin-off title may be on the horizons. Here are five possible directions we think a game like that might go in.
Intel Optane memory hits snag with Windows 10 May 2020 Update
If you've been experiencing errors with your PC's Intel Optane memory after updating to the Windows 10 May 2020 Update, you're not alone. Intel has confirmed the problem and says it is working with Microsoft on a fix.
Some Razer Blade 15 cases to give you peace of mind
The Razer Blade 15 is an excellent gaming laptop, but it's a good idea to get a type of case for it in order to protect it while you're taking it with you out-and-about. Here are the cases we recommend.