New video shows off a couple of features from the GDR3 and "Bittersweet shimmer" update

New video shows off a couple of features from the GDR3 and
Just yesterday, we told you about some guy who went on Craig's List and bought a Nokia Lumia 920 that was loaded up with the GDR3 update from Microsoft and the "Bittersweet shimmer" update from Nokia. The owner of the phone, hiding behind a mask, showed off a couple of the update's features in a video. The first showed how email and text messages can appear on the Glance screen. This is the screen that shows the 'always on' clock.

Another feature displayed on the video is the one that allows multitaskers to close an app by clicking on an "X" at the top right of the screen. The update, expected in November, will allow future Windows Phone models to be powered by quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processors and to carry screens with 1080 x 1920, FHD resolution.

source: WindowsPhoneCentral



2. LetsBeHonest

Posts: 1548; Member since: Jun 04, 2013

That's one sweet update...

22. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

I want fire hot update.

3. DOODpls

Posts: 14; Member since: Sep 08, 2013

I want to see the notification hub >:c

4. livyatan

Posts: 867; Member since: Jun 19, 2013

Hey Microsoft, did you heard about stuff like system file management, folders, notification/quick toggle trays, wallpapers, USB OTG functionality...swiping to the right?? I've used this OS for a while and it seriously made me feel bad. Like being cramped into a lifeless chamber

18. papss unregistered

Sounds like you want android, this is WP and you know what you are getting. Its like going to a fish restaurant and complaining about the steak.

23. livyatan

Posts: 867; Member since: Jun 19, 2013

I have android, thank you. Was simply trying out windows phone to see if I can start liking and appreciating it. While I learned that there are some positives to the OS, and that it does have a serious potential, that is all easily negated by all restrictions and flaws

26. gazmatic

Posts: 822; Member since: Sep 06, 2012

the only thing there that makes sense is usb on the go

5. TheM16

Posts: 80; Member since: Aug 14, 2013

lame...ignored the basics again switching back to Android.

8. Rocksteady unregistered

yeah, and I'm on my way back to Android, it was a big mistake going to microsoft. Thinking seriously about the Nexus 4.

9. TheM16

Posts: 80; Member since: Aug 14, 2013

Me to Sony Xperia Z1 :)

11. alterecho

Posts: 1106; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

I bought mine just for Nokia. Now, since its going to disappear, next will be an Android or iOS device. Or the Nokia 1020, for the hardware and that stunning camera.

17. papss unregistered

Yu said that twice already.. I'm sure we get your point already.

24. blkjack

Posts: 17; Member since: Aug 16, 2013

Why did you leave in the first place? Seems to me the best way to buy a phone is based off what it can do, not what it might be able to do or what you want it to do in the future.

6. TheM16

Posts: 80; Member since: Aug 14, 2013

lame...ignored the basics again switching back to Android.

19. papss unregistered

So its official? Didn't see the press release.

7. decent4u

Posts: 75; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

Nokia video with (samsung) galaxy music Weird! ;)

10. Timmehor

Posts: 599; Member since: Mar 09, 2013

God, that damn music, agh! Anyway, great update! Windows Phone 8.1 better be good, and for every current Windows Phone 8! No more abandoning Microsoft!

12. Edmund

Posts: 656; Member since: Jul 13, 2012

This is more than likely testing software, not GDR3 (codes in the "Extras and Info" screenshot are older than the ones currently on Amber. eg Nokia First use experience, feedback to Nokia) I really wish bloggers would stop posting crap

13. Antonyjoseph

Posts: 217; Member since: Apr 06, 2013

Whats the point? MS anyway killed Nokia. Without Nokia WP will be dead.

15. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

Microsoft intentionally wrecked Q3 on Nokia's behalf by sending consumers the message: Don't bother buying Lumias, Nokia is history. Move on, folks. Nothing to see here. :)

16. Edmund

Posts: 656; Member since: Jul 13, 2012

Same design team with better software developers - sounds like a plus to me. Personally I'm excited about what MS will bring to the table

27. livyatan

Posts: 867; Member since: Jun 19, 2013

In which universe?? You really think people will buy Microsoft branded phones like they were buying Nokia?? That's simply laughable and idiotic to ever hope for. Nokia was THE brand when you think about phones - known to even the bushmen from African plains, for example. The whole world knew what a Nokia phone is. Microsoft?? Dead on arrival. It can never even remotely reach such brand recognition as a smartphone manufacturer.

29. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Was offered a new Microsoft RT 32G from Microsoft at half the retail price, i was very excited at first but when i drive into my research mode... all the information tell me to stay away and keep my money for something better.... A total of 289 apps is really bad and the upcoming RT2 show that microsoft is planning to abandon RT1 soon. As for movie codec the lack of MKV and RM is a downgrade from my android tablet. Browsing no flash... no big deal but my android tablet has it.

20. papss unregistered

Link? Stop spamming your usual nonsense.

14. ItsMyChoice

Posts: 37; Member since: Mar 19, 2013

Chil guys it is not full leak.

21. gazmatic

Posts: 822; Member since: Sep 06, 2012

fandroids on this site behave like ignorant twelve year olds that depend on their mom to buy them everything this is not a android 4.0 to 4.1 shift... it is more of a 4.1 to 4.2 better yet more like 4.2 to 4.2.2 4.3 to 4.4 is the upcoming wp8.1.... it isnt released yet for now MS just wants to add missing but necessary features to their software with minor updates like google did with their missing december debacle

25. mousesports

Posts: 286; Member since: Feb 28, 2013

Omfg , every day i read bulls**ts on this website ... only tards who spent they lifes on here ... GTFO and get a life . Let them to theyr joob and shut the fk up . 90% of you are retards fans of X or Y .

30. Seo_Joo_Hyun

Posts: 65; Member since: Jul 14, 2013

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