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GDR2 update for Windows Phone 8 fixes low-res profile picture on Me tile

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GDR2 update for Windows Phone 8 fixes low-res profile picture on Me tile
Some Windows Phone 8 owners have been stricken with an affliction on their phone that makes the selfie used on the Me tile come out low-resolution. That is not the sort of thing that boosts self-esteem! We could have countless numbers of Windows Phone 8 users rushing to call their psychologist because of this one low-res image. Alright, we might be exaggerating a little, but if the camera on your own phone can't love you, which camera will?

The good news for Windows Phone 8 users is that the GDR2 update fixes the problem and returns your smiling face to the hi-res goodness that it deserves. Some models have the update installed out of the box, like the Nokia Lumia 1020 and the Nokia Lumia 925Non-carrier branded  Windows Phone 8 models have started to receive the update while those units purchased from a mobile operator should start getting it next month. For those with Nokia Lumia models, the update will be combined with the manufacturer's own Amber update.

Feel better now?

source: WPCentral

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posted on 30 Jul 2013, 13:41 8

1. Credo (Posts: 749; Member since: 19 Apr 2012)

Microsoft is waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay to slow updating it's OS, come on .... you are such a BIG company with hell of enough of cashh, why is it taking so long ???

Best regards!

posted on 30 Jul 2013, 14:04 1

3. juandante (Posts: 662; Member since: 23 Apr 2013)

Forget about the struggling Microsoft guys


Just forget about them and their arrogance, there are other good OS :D

posted on 30 Jul 2013, 14:09 4

4. Credo (Posts: 749; Member since: 19 Apr 2012)

True but i don't want another OS, i'll stick with my outdated Windows Phone, sorry Microsoft but it's true :) tired of waiting ...

Best regards!

posted on 30 Jul 2013, 23:12 1

5. lorenzattractor (Posts: 68; Member since: 27 Apr 2012)

I don't think that Microsoft takes too long updating their OS (or maybe they do). I think the problem with them is that they take too long to add simple, yet necessary features to Windows Phone. A few updates a year is not that bad, after all, other OS's only have one update a year. But that's just me.

posted on 30 Jul 2013, 14:03 1

2. Penny (Posts: 1670; Member since: 04 Feb 2011)

It is a live tile problem, not a camera problem. Camera's taking its normal shots at normal resolutions, but the "Me" live tile is displaying the image at a lower quality than it should. That's the problem from what I understand.

Unless you are saying that the "Me" live tile is going back to the original image and downsizing its resolution somehow, if that is the case.

posted on 31 Jul 2013, 02:41

6. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 3718; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)

MS why so late?

posted on 31 Jul 2013, 08:34

7. clevername (Posts: 1436; Member since: 11 Jul 2008)

This'll be the second big update since wp8, and a third scheduled before its bday. 3 major updates a year ain't bad. I wouldn't call that too slow. I think it just seems that way because the updates are talked about way in advance.

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