Windows Phone 8 Finally Gets Support For 1080p

Windows Phone 8 is finally getting support for 1080p, in the third update to the platform, announced today.

That’s the biggest part of the update, but there are a few other minor tweaks to Windows Phone 8. First off, you’ll now have another row of tiles, so you can have more content on your home screen. Second, you now have the ability to lock the rotation on your screen. Microsoft has also added driving mode, so you can send automatic responses to calls and texts when you’re in the car.

Multitasking is also getting a slight refresh. Now you’re able to simply tap on an x to close an app in the background. For the most part, the update is pretty incremental, but it’s added several factors that make the whole Windows Phone experience a lot more convenient. The update is shipping on new devices and it’ll pop up on existing ones shortly.