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

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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10. papss unregistered

Also I read this news earlier on wpcentral.. Pretty excited but one BIG elephant in the room that M$ nor Nokia is addressing is the hard reset issue.. It bricked one of my 920s and I hear its the same with he 720 and 1020.. I would sell my 1020 but out of fear in afraid to due to this issue..i should be able to factory reset without fear..

16. lalalaman

Posts: 638; Member since: Aug 19, 2013

I don't understand what were u trying to say.... I heard tht hard reset won't b needed after amber update coz tht update manages other storage well....u don't need to hard reset anymore....u can search wp central to see how it works

26. papss unregistered

If I want to wipe my data clean I have to factory reset is what I'm saying.. I've never heard that there is any other way around it

35. lalalaman

Posts: 638; Member since: Aug 19, 2013

There r also apps to clean data... I was saying that gdr2 update fix these memory issues so u won't need to reset it till long time... I wish this is true...mine is nt updated yet I heard abot it on wpcentral.com

11. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

Windows 9 they will merge RT+WP -- in 2015 Windows 10 will be Cloud -- 2016

15. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

"Windows 10 will be Cloud -- 2016" :(((

40. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Our next CEO.

13. Commentator

Posts: 3722; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

That's kind of an ominous name for an update. Bitter because they were bought by Microsoft, sweet because they were bought by Microsoft?

19. wicpromd

Posts: 266; Member since: Aug 20, 2013

good joke still no gdr3?? i.thot they already released so outdated

20. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

That's really sweet! I'm still deciding which phone should I get, I'm looking forward to this! #thebestofNokia

30. MistB

Posts: 581; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

If the EVLeaks are anything to go by, the 1520 will be quite a beauty yet beast at the same time, the mighty Quad S800 surely puts this in the same league as the HTC One Max/Z Ultra/Acer Liquid S2 and especially the Note 3, but will have the best camera knowing the software trickery with Nokia's genius.

41. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Absolutely right dude agree. Can't wait to see.

23. LumiaNineTwenty

Posts: 4; Member since: Sep 02, 2013

it's now GDR3 update. still lack of money to buy lumia 920 T_T. its hard to be a student. still waiting to make its price lower.

25. Whateverman

Posts: 3295; Member since: May 17, 2009

I used to think naming Android versions after sweets was so stupid. But after trying to keep Appolo, Blue, bittersweet, and GDR3 straight, I'm starting to understand why Google took that route. Can someone please explain what are Windows Blue and GDR3? If GDR3 is the next step in Windows evolution, where was GDR2? Thanks.

28. papss unregistered

Gdr2 came with my l1020, updated for the 925, 928, and eventually the 920 lol which added glance (imo best part of the update), battery efficiency update, the "other" memory clear out. Gdr3 will add 1080p support, larger displays, true multitasking, xing out of a window (no more stupid back back back to get out) and I'm sure much much more. As for windows blue I'm not sure yet.

38. Whateverman

Posts: 3295; Member since: May 17, 2009

Gotcha! Thank you for the clarification. Sounds like GDR3 provides a lot of the things many non WP users have been asking for. I can't wait to try it out.

42. hororohoro

Posts: 4; Member since: Aug 23, 2013

driving mode+screen roation lock......??? gosh where's the file manager ??? I can't download and manage files without that :(

44. papss unregistered

It will get orientation lock with gdr3 too.. Not sure about driving mode (not sure i know what that is). I believe file manager won't come until blue though :( I hope I'm wrong though.

46. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

What file manager do you mean? You can explore the phone by plugging it into your computer. Unless you mean an onboard one?

52. hororohoro

Posts: 4; Member since: Aug 23, 2013

Yeah... I can explore my phone...empty folder, only music,video,picture file are showing...but where's my downloaded other file type...... btw I figured out the way,...well still need the real file manager on WP

51. ajonly

Posts: 16; Member since: May 25, 2013

And what about the enterprise solution? Will that be part of this update or have to wait further??

53. skald89

Posts: 1; Member since: Oct 02, 2013

SIgn petition to have Microsoft take control of the releases. Lets stop AT&T from delaying updates and removing apps, such as Date sense. change.org/petitions/microsoft-release-updates-to-​windows-phone-on-your-own-not-through-the-carrier
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