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Unlocked Samsung ATIV S units are receiving the GDR2 update

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Unlocked Samsung ATIV S units are receiving the GDR2 update
Judging from a screenshot of an unlocked Samsung ATIV S handset, it appears as though the unlocked version of the Sammy bred Windows Phone 8 flavored handset is receiving the GDR2 Windows Phone update on Tuesday. The update brings Data Sense to the phone. This feature, originally found only on Windows Phone models sold by Verizon, allows you to view how much data you've consumed. It will also tell you which apps on your phone are chomping away on the most data. The update also brings an FM Radio to the phone, which can be played by plugging in a pair of earphones. Those in Germany who are installing the update have not received Data Sense or the FM Radio for some unknown reason.

Unlocked Samsung ATIV S units are receiving the GDR2 update

Unlocked Samsung ATIV S units are receiving the GDR2 update

GDR2 (for General Distribution Release 2) also adds stability to VoIP apps like Skype and improves HTML5 compatibility in the IE browser. And when you press the physical camera button, your favorite lens opens automatically. The GDR 2 update will be sent out to all Windows Phone 8 devices except for the Nokia Lumia 925. It's not that Microsoft doesn't want owners of that model to have the latest features, it just so happens that the Nokia Lumia 925 comes out of the box with the GDR2 update pre-installed.

Windows Phone fans will be looking forward to the GDR3 update later this year. That update will set the stage for 5-6 inch screens on Windows Phone models, will allow for 1080 x 1920 FHD resolution on screens, and supports quad-core processors. But for now, watch for the GDR2 update if you are the proud owner of an unlocked Samsung ATIV S owner. If it did arrive, be a pal and let us know what you think.

source: WParea.de (translated) via WPCentral

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posted on 16 Jul 2013, 23:18

1. tigermcm (Posts: 750; Member since: 02 Sep 2009)


oh really? so the first wp8 to be announced, last to be released, but first to update????

posted on 17 Jul 2013, 10:31

7. apocalypsebc (Posts: 148; Member since: 07 Dec 2010)


That doesn't make since to me either but hope the Samsung Ativ S Neo that suppose to be release really soon for Sprint, come with the update or get the update soon after release.

posted on 17 Jul 2013, 18:49

9. volcano (Posts: 267; Member since: 25 Jan 2013)


well they released the update but they didnt add a firmware inorder to activate fm radio
Microsoft already said they are going to give OEM's all GDR's inorder to customize it/test it then release everything in one package seems like samsung too lazy to do that

posted on 16 Jul 2013, 23:19 6

2. SakuroAkino (banned) (Posts: 141; Member since: 12 Jul 2013)


Samsung are so fast in updates
Nokia learn something

posted on 16 Jul 2013, 23:36 8

3. Seo_Joo_Hyun (Posts: 65; Member since: 14 Jul 2013)


BUT , GDR2 for Lumia devices gets MORE than GDR2

Nokia calls it AMBER an it includes features that ordinary GDR2 doesn't have such as Nokia Smart Camera , Sleeping Screen , Adjust Display colors and temperature , Bluetooth 4 , Improved Camera and Battery life

there you have it , samsung has it first but more good features are with Nokia

posted on 16 Jul 2013, 23:54 5

4. SakuroAkino (banned) (Posts: 141; Member since: 12 Jul 2013)


From this i am sure
Gdr3 will also be first on samsung

posted on 17 Jul 2013, 01:44 1

6. Seo_Joo_Hyun (Posts: 65; Member since: 14 Jul 2013)


Maybe but Nokia will out do other OEMs in terms of features when it comes to WP

posted on 09 Aug 2013, 13:49

10. mousesports (Posts: 259; Member since: 28 Feb 2013)


first was on lumia 1020 and 925 :))

posted on 17 Jul 2013, 00:48 1

5. szaboagoston (Posts: 41; Member since: 28 Nov 2012)


Hehe: "if you are the proud owner of an unlocked Samsung ATIV S owner".

posted on 17 Jul 2013, 12:42 1

8. aco96 (Posts: 212; Member since: 12 Oct 2012)


I'm buying this phone tomorrow, I'm very happy :D

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