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Images of GDR3 and "Bittersweet shimmer" update for Windows Phone 8 are leaked

0. phoneArena 07 Sep 2013, 11:31 posted on

A Nokia Lumia 920 developer model purchased on Craig's List, is providing a treasure trove of images relating to the upcoming GDR3 update for Windows Phone 8 users; Nokia users will be receiving the GDR3 update along with a Nokia update entitled "Bittersweet shimmer." The GDR3 update will indeed allow Microsoft to stuff upcoming Windows Phone modes with faster Qualcomm silicon...

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posted on 07 Sep 2013, 11:34 12

1. XperiaFanZone (Posts: 2146; Member since: 21 Sep 2012)


That's sweet.

posted on 07 Sep 2013, 11:46 16

7. akki20892 (Posts: 3901; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


Not sweet, that's So Sweet.

posted on 07 Sep 2013, 12:40 8

18. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


Nah, KitKat is sweeter.

posted on 07 Sep 2013, 12:46 6

21. akki20892 (Posts: 3901; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


Nothing is greater sweeter than sugar.

posted on 07 Sep 2013, 12:49 1

22. XperiaFanZone (Posts: 2146; Member since: 21 Sep 2012)


Objection.

posted on 07 Sep 2013, 19:36 1

39. akki20892 (Posts: 3901; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


Now what....u need chili ?

posted on 07 Sep 2013, 22:37

47. ShenAlJoker (Posts: 113; Member since: 19 Jul 2013)


what about the search button dude???????????

posted on 07 Sep 2013, 12:57 6

24. pookiewood (Posts: 631; Member since: 05 Mar 2012)


No its not. Its Bittersweet Shimmer. ;)

posted on 07 Sep 2013, 15:17

34. juandante (Posts: 463; Member since: 23 Apr 2013)


Funny because I will still not buy.

posted on 07 Sep 2013, 16:27 10

37. akki20892 (Posts: 3901; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


who care.

posted on 07 Sep 2013, 20:59 1

43. RoyalPayne (banned) (Posts: 458; Member since: 07 Aug 2013)


hahaha

posted on 07 Sep 2013, 11:37 10

2. GrapeEyes (Posts: 248; Member since: 01 Sep 2013)


Just in time for when the amazing Nokia Lumia 1520 is released.

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posted on 07 Sep 2013, 11:46 9

6. LetsBeHonest (Posts: 1484; Member since: 04 Jun 2013)


Exactly.. I think it'll be a more than decent device with 1080p display- a good addition for phablets , quad core processor- may be not needed for running WP smooth but high end games & apps will sure need it, 21mp pureview camera
it'll be an excellent device.

posted on 07 Sep 2013, 11:47 7

9. akki20892 (Posts: 3901; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


Waiting for Nokia lumia 1520. The gigantic mammoth.

posted on 07 Sep 2013, 11:40 11

3. LetsBeHonest (Posts: 1484; Member since: 04 Jun 2013)


No more stupid comments saying "last year specs"... Ha ha.

posted on 07 Sep 2013, 11:51 8

12. akki20892 (Posts: 3901; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


It's a time dude. The time has arrived dude.

posted on 07 Sep 2013, 12:03 7

14. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


I agree, after that there shouldn't be such comments anymore. But those comment were not stupid since we know that performance is required not only for OS but for apps and games too. And let's hope that Nokia-Microsoft won't fall behind again after making step forward.

posted on 07 Sep 2013, 12:36 7

17. lalalaman (Posts: 631; Member since: 19 Aug 2013)


Well they didn't said anything when moto x was announced...true fandroid are hypocrite...I'm also a fandroid bt equally a window fan....
I believe this device is more awaited then 1020 was....nokia would b proud of tht for sure.....I'm happy too:)

posted on 07 Sep 2013, 13:48

27. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


"Well they didn't said anything when moto x was announced..."

You mean about performance?

posted on 07 Sep 2013, 15:39 1

36. lalalaman (Posts: 631; Member since: 19 Aug 2013)


No...abot specs obviously.....moto x was long awaited bt it showed a different picture,..were a bit surprised....
Then they said its all about performance:D when they saw specs sheet

posted on 08 Sep 2013, 05:35 1

49. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


But I have said a lot of things about Motorola Moto X specs and that it is mid-range device. :)

posted on 07 Sep 2013, 14:38 3

31. Dr.Phil (Posts: 1312; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)


To be fair, we still don't know what specifications the GDR3 will support. Will the processor be a Snapdragon 800 or a Snapdragon 600 processor? How much RAM will be supported? What kind of sensors will be supported?

Also, Intel and ARM will be introducing new chipsets and architecture, respectively, for devices in 2014. It's a matter of how quickly Microsoft updates it's software that will determine whether you hear people say it's running "last year's hardware" or not. Microsoft has shown a record of catching up to the competition but then they seem to fall short of staying at the same pace or getting ahead of the competition. So, while it's great that Microsoft is introducing 1080p screens and quad-core processor support, they need to look ahead in what is coming down the pipeline in order to properly prepare their software in time. I mean just looking at what is possible for next year: flexible screens, screen resolutions of up to 2560x1600 on 6 inch screen devices (yes, it's overkill but there is some benefit to higher screen resolutions such as color reproduction even if it is a minute difference), x86 architecture chipsets, 4GB of RAM, etc.

Yes, obviously a lot of those things are overkill, but that's what sells in the mobile world. Even though you may not be able to tell the difference between a dual-core or quad-core phone so long as the software is properly optimized, people will still choose the quad-core phone because they THINK it's better.

On another note, I must say I am looking forward to the Lumia 1520. It looks to me like a great device that could be a potential game changer depending on a few factors.

posted on 07 Sep 2013, 22:17 3

45. -box- (Posts: 3991; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)


Rumors are indicating Snap800 quad-core, 1920X1080 screen resolution, 2+ gigs of RAM, amd 64GB of storage for the first flagship models. With Nokia's hardware and software teams (and, notably, R&D) being brought into the Microsoft fold soon, updates will be more frequent and more effective.

Cool thing about WP8 is that it's fresh from the ground up: Up to 64-core support natively, beyond 8K recording and playback without unlocking for capable chipsets, doesn't need crazy specs to run well so the extra goodies that match android will knock it to the ground in a head-to-head. Android needs a major revamp to properly utilize the specs at its disposal and move to a fresh iteration without the JVM.

posted on 08 Sep 2013, 03:21

48. Dr.Phil (Posts: 1312; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)


Yes, but you also have to remember that Microsoft standardizes all WP8 hardware, regardless of whether the phone supports it or not. I wish they would take away hardware restrictions period and instead create a "minimal hardware requirement" for all manufacturers to follow. That way Microsoft can ensure everyone will have a smooth experience while also allowing innovation to take it's natural course.

posted on 07 Sep 2013, 11:42 2

4. Joshing4fun (Posts: 1237; Member since: 13 Aug 2010)


This update should have been made a year ago. Windows phone keeps falling more behind. I love windows phone but IMO I can't see it being around in 2 years from now based on its progression.

posted on 07 Sep 2013, 11:45 6

5. papss (unregistered)


When is the rumored release date of the 1520? I was going to get a second phone (note 3 or G2) but I might wait for this.. Hmmm

posted on 07 Sep 2013, 14:29 4

29. MistB (Posts: 581; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)


Wait for the 1520, it'll be worth it with the excellent build from Nokia you can trust. I fear this will be the last big Lumia phone to carry the name Nokia and Nokia's last great effort. shame really. We'll see where MS take us down the road.

posted on 07 Sep 2013, 14:45

32. Penny (Posts: 1653; Member since: 04 Feb 2011)


Yes, you can expect good build and camera from Nokia, but the Note 3 has some crazy good functionality. They make great use of the stylus and the size with additional features and tricks. I don't think Microsoft will be able to bring a competitive bag of tricks to the phablet world any time soon. If, indeed, the Lumia 1520 just turns out to be an over sized Windows Phone with no additional features, it would really be a shame.

posted on 07 Sep 2013, 11:46 7

8. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Pushing me closer and closer to test out WP8. Next year maybe?

posted on 07 Sep 2013, 14:50 1

33. Credo (Posts: 748; Member since: 19 Apr 2012)


Yeah next year would be excellent, it is great today but if u are a hardcore Android user then you are gonna miss a few things, wait untl 2014!

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