Alleged Windows Phone 8 GDR3 feature list leaked out

Alleged Windows Phone 8 GDR3 feature list leaked out

A reddit post from earlier today fromredditor I_SH*T_KARMA hasshed some light on some of the new features that are to come withGDR3 for Windows Phone 8 users. With a fairly positive track recordbehind, we're a tad more willing to trust these may actually make itin the final build.



We'reexpecting GDR3 to hit newer WP8-power devices first at some point inSeptember. That would be a definite change of pace, seeing as ithasn't been long since we first got wind of eligibledevices getting updated GDR2. A source for The Vergeclaims that this is because Microsoft wants the new goodies finalized“for a new large-screen Nokia device announcement”. We can't helpbut feel that this has some connection with Nokia's“next major launch later this year” that CEO Elop mentionedduring the unveiling of the Nokia Lumia 1020


Solets get onto the good stuff:





source: Reddit, The Verge

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67 Comments

1. Credo

Posts: 749; Member since: Apr 19, 2012

Is this all you can do Microsoft? With billions of $$???? Shame on you, even i can develope Windows Phone 8 faster on my OWN ;-) Greetzz.

3. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

"Shame on you, even i can develope Windows Phone 8 faster on my OWN" I don't think so.

7. Credo

Posts: 749; Member since: Apr 19, 2012

Just saying, they are way to slow .... Greetzz.

17. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

True.

21. rms.max

Posts: 95; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

M$ wants to buy nokia. So they are pulling nokia down by being slow.Just a thought.

24. mariosuneo4

Posts: 75; Member since: Aug 07, 2013

u r right MS is doing it knowingly everything is going according to their Gameplan

29. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

if that is true then Nokia will not think to move to android quickly.

39. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

Would you rather they release untested versions like ios or versions that are almost unnoticeable updates (jelly bean)? At least they seem to be on schedule and delivering as-promised, and not over-promising and/or under-delivering.

8. sinple

Posts: 132; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

+1 microsoft seemed to develop app at a super slow pace. I wonder how much time the software developer actually does their work. They cant provide the basic feature and even their core apps like skype does not does video calling. big failure

11. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

first they need to put daily uses features in GDR3, after that they can put more customizes and ui changes later in WP 8.1 aka-Blue. if u guys agree hit like.

20. ZeroCide

Posts: 816; Member since: Jan 09, 2013

These are just a few as stated int he article. I sure that there are quite a few more features coming. Also it is an interum update not 8.1 which is a major update.

30. UrbanPhantom

Posts: 949; Member since: Oct 30, 2012

Android users obviously think they have it all, but the truth is that they bleed their credit card numbers and other personal information all over the net... WP8 is the slow but steady path for development, and there's no malware or trojan backdoor master keys to worry about.

43. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

"...and there's no malware or trojan backdoor master keys to worry about." Nonsense.

48. UrbanPhantom

Posts: 949; Member since: Oct 30, 2012

Why don't you provide legitimate proof to the rest of us that there is clear evidence of malware or viri affecting Windows Phone 8 devices? Oh wait, you can't do it, because no such proof exists... OWNED.

50. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

"...and there's no malware or trojan backdoor master keys to worry about." Since you can't prove that, I even won't start to prove opposite. ;) P.S. According to your comment #30, seems that you are not very into tech or especially into programming. Because if you was, you wouldn't talk such nonsenses.

51. UrbanPhantom

Posts: 949; Member since: Oct 30, 2012

Again, you have no proof to validate your claim, and are wasting valuable text space with your bogus statements... On the other hand, there is plenty of legitimate proof that Android suffers from endless malware, and there is also a master key that functions as a back door. It must really suck knowing the entire world is able to access your credit card number, debit password, and personal information at will, huh?

52. luxzy801

Posts: 140; Member since: Jun 16, 2010

Hey UrbanPhantom; Are you one of those people that also think that osX does not have backdoors or trojans? Here is your proof bro, "CODE". As long as it has a code, it could be hacked, ripped, stripped, rewritten and bugged. So unless you find something with out a code, or something that changes its algorithm every 10 seconds, you will always have a back door bro.

65. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

luxzy801, don't pay attention at UrbanPhantom, UrbanPhantom just don't realize what he is talking.

64. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

"Again, you have no proof to validate your claim, and are wasting valuable text space with your bogus statements..." As I have said before, since you can't prove what you have said in your comment #30, I won't start proving something for you. Also I don't see any reasons why I should prove something for a person who is totally incompetent in programming. For those who are at least a bit competent in programing, they would never ask for such prove, because it is clear even without any proofs.

54. volcano

Posts: 348; Member since: Jan 25, 2013

GDR1,GDR2 and GDR3 called small updates for a reason

58. haseebzahid

Posts: 1853; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

hell i dont think u can even manage a hello world app in les then a year go learn .NET first

2. AwesomestMaximuss

Posts: 148; Member since: Jul 09, 2013

Orientation lock...finally..lol

27. iamfury

Posts: 78; Member since: Oct 07, 2012

WE WANT NOTIFICATION BAR AND WIDGETS :/

32. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

You can't have them. Google will sue MS for patent infringement.

34. marbovo

Posts: 658; Member since: May 16, 2013

I don´t think so

35. AwesomestMaximuss

Posts: 148; Member since: Jul 09, 2013

They wont...but with such fast updates wp ll have them by the end of 2020...mayb evn a bit later..

61. iamfury

Posts: 78; Member since: Oct 07, 2012

This is the most ridiculous thing i've ever read on this blog. do you really think google has patents for widgets ? and if any company was to sue for notification bar then apple could have sued google waaay back, because they stole it from iphone. as i would say in my own language. Bongiyan naa maar chawla :)

49. Damo579

Posts: 266; Member since: May 18, 2013

We have live tiles that work like widgets.....

59. haseebzahid

Posts: 1853; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

notification sure widgets dont fit WP style the tiles are what they have which are alive and updating as widgets

62. iamfury

Posts: 78; Member since: Oct 07, 2012

i know that, but it would be realy awesome if those live tiles work as widgets. i.e. being able to switch on or off wifi bluetooth etc with just one tap on the main screen rather than going into the settings to that. like a shortcut you may say.

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