After months of leaks that left almost nothing to the imagination, Microsoft has officially announced GDR3 (General Distribution Release), the third update to Windows Phone 8.
Nokia’s forthcoming ‘Bittersweet shimmer’ firmware update, an extension of Windows Phone’s GDR3 release for Lumia handsets, will update the Glance Screen feature with the ability to display notifications.
The Lumia 1520 is going to be considerably larger than any smartphone Nokia has ever manufactured, and a newly leaked photo shows how the large display is put to great use on Windows Phone’s Start screen.
Following Microsoft’s strategic decision to acquire Nokia’s smartphone business on the cheap, it was widely believed that Redmond would try to identify the Windows Phone brand with the once mighty handset manufacturer and neglect some of its other partners.
Extra! Extra! Read all about it! After cheekily smiling to the camera several times, Nokia’s Lumia 1520, also known as “Bandit” (old habits die hard), has been slapped with a probable unveiling date just a few hours ago and now has even more details attached to its name.
Nokia’s Lumia 1520, expected to be the first phablet powered by Windows Phone 8, has been revealed in excruciating detail in a set of leaked photos.
A set of screenshots and videos have revealed all the new features and changes that Microsoft has included in the upcoming General Distribution Release 3 (GDR3) update to Windows Phone 8.
Windows Phone 8′s GDR3 update is slated to bring support for 1080p resolution displays, and a leaked screenshot shows how the Live Tile interface on the OS’ homescreen will be affected as a result.
One of the long standing nuisances of Windows Phone 8 might be resolved with the GDR3 update to the OS, which is expected to begin rolling out later this year.
Bigger is better. It’s a creed that most Android smartphone manufacturers have taken for granted for a while now, but that companies like Nokia didn’t seem to be very fond of. Well, that’s all about to change, since the Finns have recently unveiled the 4.7-inch Lumia 625 and are reportedly working on a 5.2-inch 825.
The feature list of the upcoming GDR3 update for Windows Phone 8 has been leaked, and similar to the previous update, the list is quite small yet adds some useful functionality that users have been requesting since a long time.