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The next Lumia update name rumored, developer preview may be coming any moment now

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Microsoft has barely launched its Denim firmware and rumors are already floating about, pointing at the name for the next update. The rumors seem believable, as they stem from screenshots, made on what appears to be the Developer Preview for Windows Phone 8.1 GDR 2. The preview was rumored to be available on the 8th of October, though that didn't happen.

Well, it looks like developers may soon get it, after all, as the guys over at WMPoweruser did some (or maybe – a lot) of digging through the boundless Internet and found some screenshots, hidden in some Vietnamese and Chinese sites, which show a device, toting Microsoft's latest update for the WP, and it's named "Lumia Emerald".

Jumping to a new update, after Denim, is not such a surprise, as the last firmware only brought some fine-tunings to Cortana, and speed improvements to the camera. Now, we don't have a full list of what "Emerald" will bring, but here's what previous rumors said:

  • Mobile Data on/off toggle in the Action Center (finally?)
  • Support for Snapdragon 805
  • Support for 2K resolution
  • Cortana alpha version available in more regions
  • Settings menu to be ordered alphabetically (finally x2) and to probably have a search option

Back in September, some speculated that GDR 2 will be rolling out around November, but we wouldn't take that to be the truth. Seeing as the Developer Preview hasn't rolled out yet, we'd wager that "Emerald" may go live for regular users after the holiday season.


via: WMPoweruser

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