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New Windows Phone 8 Emulators for Development

 

Microsoft recently released a new set of Emulators for Windows Phone 8 development for both Update 2 and Update 3 release which has been done a month before for developers. These emulators are specific if your app are targeting a larger screen resolution and having much higher capabilities. Windows Phone 8 update 2 and update 3 has a separate set of emulators that are available to download which targets different range of devices starting from 720P, WVGA (+ 512MB) WXGA.

Windows Phone Update 2 and Update 3 will be applicable to be installed on the system which has Windows Phone 8.0 SDK installed with Visual Studio 2012 Update 3 or Visual Studio 2013 RTM that has released a month before. So where can you download the emulators from, both the set of emulators are to be downloaded separately and can be installed or if your Visual Studio is 2013 RTM, then the Windows Phone Update 2 is already available inbuilt so you can download the Windows Phone Update 3 straight away.

 

Where to download?

Below are the direct links where you can download the update and install to the development environment

Download Windows Phone Update 2 Emulators

Download Windows Phone Update 3 Emulators

 

Windows Phone Update 2 has the below set of Emulators installed with the update.

  • New Windows Phone Emulator 8.0 (10322) WVGA
  • New Windows Phone Emulator 8.0 (10322) WVGA 512 MB
  • New Windows Phone Emulator 8.0 (10322) WXGA
  • New Windows Phone Emulator 8.0 (10322) 720p

 

Windows Phone Update 3 has the below set of Emulators installed with the update.

  • New Windows Phone Emulator 8.0 Update 3 WVGA
  • New Windows Phone Emulator 8.0 Update 3 WVGA 512 MB
  • New Windows Phone Emulator 8.0 Update 3 WXGA
  • New Windows Phone Emulator 8.0 Update 3 720p
  • New Windows Phone Emulator 8.0 Update 3 1080p
About Author: Karthikeyan Anbarasan, Microsoft MVP (Most Valuable Professional) in ASP.NET/IIS Architecture. He is the Founder and Chief Editor of the www.f5debug.net website and has authored books on Windows Phone and Business Intelligence(SSIS). He is also a Passionate Speaker and a Blogger on Microsoft Technologies.

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