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Microsoft Windows Phone 8 GDR2 changelog introduces us to new features, not too exciting

We have very high expectations from Microsoft’s upcoming Windows Phone 8 GDR2 update, but the changelog posted by Microsoft isn’t anything too exciting.

Windows Phone 8 GDR2 update

The upcoming Windows Phone 8 GDR2 brings updates to Xbox Music, FM Radio to Windows Phone devices, Data Sense app (these are coming to Nokia Lumia devices as part of the Windows Amber update) hand various other improvements under the hood.

It’s time for you to check out the changelog posted by Microsoft belonging to the next major update to Windows Phone 8.

  • Xbox Music. It’s now easier to select, download, and pin music. Plus, music fans will see more accurate metadata (such as song and album information) and many other performance improvements.
  • FM radio. Listen to FM radio right from the Music+Videos hub. (Not available for all phones.)
  • Data Sense. Stay on top of your phone’s data usage with Data Sense. You can set a limit based on your data plan, or just keep track of which apps use the most data. (Not all mobile operators offer Data Sense.)
  • Skype. Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) apps like Lync and Skype now feature improved stability and performance.
  • Internet Explorer. Your web browsing experience is now better than ever with improved HTML 5 compatibility.
  • Camera. Set your favorite Lens so it opens automatically when you press the camera button. (Not available for all phones.)
  • Other improvements. Includes many other improvements to Windows Phone.

There you have it, the complete list of changes and improvements, except the “Other improvements” part. To be honest, I’m more interested in the WP8 GDR3 update which will introduce the platform to some real new features such as support for 1080p displays and quad-core processors. If GDR2 is to come out in the coming months, when is GDR3 scheduled for? And for that matter, when will we see a Windows Phone 8.1 update? Lots of questions, most unanswered.

Source: Windows Phone | Image credit: Techivian

Preetam Nath
A 3rd year engineering student, Preetam Nath has a keen interest in following the smartphone and tablet sphere. He plays games on his favorite old PC when he's not doing anything. In the mornings, you can often find him at the gym.

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