Microsoft Announces GDR3 for WP8, Brings 1080p Support, Rotation lock , More Processors and Much More (Available to Developers Today!)

| October 14, 2013 | 49 Replies

Lumia FamilyMicrosoft has just publicly announced GDR3 or the 3rd major update for Windows Phone 8. We’ve heard multiple rumors about the new version, and that it would launch on board the Lumia 1520 phablet first, sow hat’s new?

Basically everything that was rumored, starting with hardware support for 1080p screens and quad core processors and snapdragon 800 support! Software wise there is rotation lock, quick end for app, custom ringtones (for texts), better bluetooth support, driving mode and more.

  • 1080p support

  • Quad core and snapdragon 800 support

  • rotation lock

  • driving mode (limits notifications when connected to your car via bluetooth)

  • ending apps

  • Accessibility features (Screen reader)

  • Internet sharing via bluetooth pairing

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  • Improved ringtone selection and customization

  • WiFi access while setting up/restoring device

  • Improved Bluetooth  (4.0?)

Check the details at the official blog below:

http://blogs.windows.com/windows_phone/b/windowsphone/archive/2013/10/14/announcing-our-third-windows-phone-8-update-plus-a-new-developer-preview-program.aspx

There also is a developer program that allows access to this update for developers, starting today! (still figuring out the how)

I for one have my 920 ons tanby waiting to get this update on it, who’s with me?

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Thanks for the tip Alvester

 

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