Microsoft Working On Dual-Core, LTE Windows Phones

When it comes to Windows Phones, the no.1 complaint from Android users is the hardware specs. As Android world has moved to Dual-core and LTE as their standard specs for many devices, Windows Phones are still at single core and without LTE. We all know that Windows Phones work faster and better even with their single core hardware, but that doesn’t mean Microsoft is not working on it. In an interview to AllThingsD, Microsoft Vice President Andy Lees revealed that Microsoft is working on Dual core and LTE models.

From his interview,

On Dual core models,

 On the dual-core front, he said that the current crop of Windows Phones should hold up well even against dual-core Android models.

“They’re all single core, but I suspect that they will be faster in usage than any dual-core phone that you put against it, and that’s the point,”.

But, he insisted, Microsoft isn’t opposed to dual-core chips, but wanted to wait until the software was more ready to take advantage of multiple cores.

On LTE models,

Microsoft and its partners wanted to wait until the faster networks could be supported in a less power-hungry way.

“The first LTE phones were big and big (users) of the battery, and I think it’s possible to do it in a way that is far more efficient, and that’s what we will be doing,” Lees said. LTE models are on the way, he said, but declined to say whether the first models would arrive this year or next.

He also added that Microsoft’s approach is to  put things in place that allows them to leapfrog as they did with mobile IE which became best from worst. And another important thing he revealed is that Microsoft is already hard at work on the next major version of  Windows Phone  and the company may or may not do a minor update before that release.

Read more on his interview at AllThingsD.

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