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GDR3 update being tested on various Windows Phone 8 models for Telstra

GDR3 update being tested on various Windows Phone 8 models for Telstra
Australian carrier Telstra is testing out the GDR3 update for a quartet of Windows Phone 8 models. The HTC Windows Phone 8X, HTC Windows Phone 8S, Nokia Lumia 1020 and Nokia Lumia 925 are all in the midst of first round testing, according to the mobile operator's Handset Software Update notice. All four are supposed to deploy the update in the middle of January, but an exact date is unknown.

Among the features of the GDR3 update is the lock that will freeze the screen in either portrait or landscape orientation. The driving mode intercepts texts and calls while you are behind the wheel, and can send a personal message to the person trying to get in touch with you. The update adds custom ring tones and allows users to close open apps on the multitasking page and the always-on glance screen shows the time and certain notifications. The update also allows OEMs to produce large screened Windows Phone 8 models with resolution of 1080 x 1920, that are driven by quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon CPUs. The first phone to have the update out of the box is the Nokia Lumia 1520. That device features specs rivaling those on top-shelf Android phones.

The Telstra page also includes information on the Nokia Lumia 920.The former Windows Phone 8 flagship is expected to have GDR3 tested on the phone in January with deployment the following month. And switching platforms, both the Samsung Galaxy S4 and the Sony Xperia Z1 are currently in first round testing for the Android 4.3 update. The update should arrive on both handsets January 6th, although that date could change at the whim of either manufacturer.

Telstra has four Windows Phone 8 models undergoing first round testing for the GDR3 update

Telstra has four Windows Phone 8 models undergoing first round testing for the GDR3 update


source: Telstra

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posted on 07 Dec 2013, 23:44 6

1. Dowson (unregistered)


Also ATT is going to deliver this update somewhere between 2015-2017

posted on 08 Dec 2013, 04:07

2. Penny (Posts: 1136; Member since: 04 Feb 2011)


I think by the time we receive this update on Verizon, 8.1 will pretty much be right behind it anyway. Was hoping to have this update by the end of this year.

posted on 08 Dec 2013, 05:15

3. milad95 (Posts: 3; Member since: 07 Dec 2013)


I wish it happen as soon as possible.Boys I have a 920 I'm from Iran.it can be download for me?
pls help me.
thank u guys.

posted on 08 Dec 2013, 05:22

4. jameshoe (unregistered)


I love Windows Phone, but they bringing the update is really slow.

posted on 08 Dec 2013, 05:43

5. aco96 (Posts: 192; Member since: 12 Oct 2012)


I got GDR3 on my Samsung ATIV S a month ago. Unlocked phones ftw! :D

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