Microsoft's Windows Phone 8.1 OS Rumored to Support Tablets

By Vivek

Here is another interesting rumor that has hit the online world regarding the Microsoft Windows Phone platform for smartphones and tablets.

Microsoft's Windows Phone 8.1 OS Rumored to Support Tablets


Accroding to the single source close to Paul Thurrott, Microsoft is in fact trying to solve the problem with their existing Windows Phone platform. When it comes to Windows RT, "What's the point of Windows RT?" he writes assuming the reaction of many analysts.

Since Windows Phone OS doesn't support larger display, this problem will be addressed by the company through the upcoming GDR3 update which is widely expected to support 5 to 6 inch screens. But again talking about the tablets sized 7 to 10 inch, Windows Phone doesn't work.

Unlike, the Apple's iOS or Google's Android which will run on both tablets and smartphones, Microsoft has not been able to come up with the similar approach. Thus the Windows RT.

Now the rumors suggest that the Windows Phone 8.1, which is said to come next year, would solve this problem. Paul Thurrott writes on winsupersite, saying that his single source told him, Windows Phone 8.1 would be crafted to support large displays.

Thus, to try the platform, Microsoft could have probably made a Windows Phone into a legitimate tablet platform. Very much similar to iOS and Android which are designed to work on both tablets and smartphones.

Thurrott says that "this obviously infringes on Windows RT/8.x tablets, so it's not clear what the thinking is there,".

However, these are just the rumors at the moment and since Nokia World event is taking place soon on October 22, Nokia might announce something relating to the Windows Phone 8.1 at least, if it is real.


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