GDR3 update found on 15% of Windows Phone models

GDR3 update found on 15% of Windows Phone models
AdDuplex's founder, Alan Mendelevich, often tweets out information pertaining to Windows Phone. That's because AdDuplex is a mobile network that caters to the platform. According to Mendelevich, 15% of Windows Phone handsets have the GDR3 update. This is the update that allows Windows Phone handset manufacturers to equip their devices with larger screens featuring 1080 x 1920 resolution, and power these models with a quad-core Snapdragon processor.

The update also includes an update to the Data Sense data usage monitoring application, which restricts background data when roaming. This prevents an app running in the background from eating you out of house and home once you stray from the price protection of your carrier's territory. In addition, after the update, the 3G and Wi-Fi icons show when data is transmitted.

Another interesting tidbit of information coming from Mendelevich reveals that the top 12 Windows Phone handsets in use are all Nokia Lumia models. Anyone surprised?

Thanks, Anonymous Tipster!

source: @ailon via NokiaPoweruser



1. Felix_Gatto

Posts: 942; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

I hope my Lumia 620 will get GDR3+Lumia Black before February. There's some annoying bugs in the Amber firmware, and I will get mad if the new update cannot solve that problem.

4. praveen1033

Posts: 12; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

can you tell some of those

15. colinkiama

Posts: 60; Member since: Nov 23, 2013

Just get the developer preview. It shows you how in the wpcentral forums.

2. Liveitup

Posts: 1798; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

Looking forward to it.

3. NateAdam8

Posts: 439; Member since: Feb 17, 2012

T-Mobile has no roaming fees....

16. papss unregistered

They also have no coverage.

5. Rongocook

Posts: 76; Member since: Sep 20, 2013

just got a lumia 525, and its smoother than my gs4....kind of funny huh?

6. kaikuheadhunterz

Posts: 1157; Member since: Jul 18, 2013

My belief is every phone is smooth. Just that people are using them wrong. (I don't blame them though)

8. ihavenoname

Posts: 1693; Member since: Aug 18, 2013

It's about attitude. If you have positive feelings to something, minor negative things forgot. Same opposite.

11. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

That and you start looking for things to blame. They want their favorite to do well so they find useless little faults in others.

7. alpinejason

Posts: 262; Member since: Sep 06, 2011

No not funny kind of sad actually I have yet to see ANY android phone run smooth like windows or iOS I have a gs4 also it just sits on my dresser just tired of the browser not responding asking to wait or force close among all the other skipping shuddering crap it does very irritating I have the lumina 520 and 5s and love both however I do sometimes run into issues with the lumina not playing all the videos on the web most of em do but not all

12. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

Then you're not really doing an apples to apples comparison, you're using first party products from the other companies and using 3rd party stuff for droid. Use a nexus 5 and you will never go back to the other two again.

13. WHoyton1

Posts: 1635; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

Nexus 5 bro....runs better than any phone

17. hulk_14

Posts: 72; Member since: Dec 14, 2013

Yeahhh they don't lag buahahaha. Search in youtube "lag nexus 5" and you will find a lot of videos showing lags on nexus 5,

19. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

And do a search for Windows Phone lag and iPhone lag, and you will find instances of lag there as well. There isn't a device that doesn't lag at some point.

14. boomboom

Posts: 53; Member since: Oct 10, 2013

I want to buy nokia but something(like lack of apps and not able to play some videos) stops me from buying it.

18. Dastrix unregistered

The app argument is a common misconception. Read this article. It should convince you that apps are not an issue: As for videos, Windows Phone is able to play practically any video format. Haven't run into any problems so far with my Lumia 920. Hope that this clears the confusion. :)

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