Future WP devices up to 7″ – taking advantage of the bigger screen (6″ proto pics)

| November 24, 2013 | 12 Replies

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This post must have been before the Nokia Lumia 1520 was announced as they keep referring to it as a “Prototype 6″ device”.

Anyway, the main article talks about taking advantage of the bigger screen. In the Nokia Lumia 1520, Nokia introduced the highest resolution WP screen as well as the biggest WP screen available.

However, thanks to Microsoft’s amazing know-how about developing software, the 1520 completely takes advantage of having a larger screen, like, say the Galaxy Note 3. Oh wait, no it doesn’t. Oh you, Microsoft.

Well, it does at times display more information on screen (e.g. more tiles, more apps in the store etc). But there aren’t added value operations such as, say, snapping apps in multitasked windows, as you’d expect since W8 does this.

Here are some screenshots where they attempt to utilise the screensize better.

Note the font size remains similar but due to being on a larger display, you can see more.

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Here’s an even better use..

Not only is there more visible in the list, note that the product info information is placed on the side too.

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Is this extra work for the developer?  In WP8 GD3, it’s possible for apps to detect the phone’s screen size and display optimised information accordingly.

Will there even be a WP by the time the 7″ devices are available? What if WP is blended into RT? I’d love that metro experience on a bigger phablet.

Source: Windows


Category: Nokia

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