Unlocked Samsung ATIV S units are receiving the GDR2 update

Unlocked Samsung ATIV S units are receiving the GDR2 update
Judging from a screenshot of an unlocked Samsung ATIV S handset, it appears as though the unlocked version of the Sammy bred Windows Phone 8 flavored handset is receiving the GDR2 Windows Phone update on Tuesday. The update brings Data Sense to the phone. This feature, originally found only on Windows Phone models sold by Verizon, allows you to view how much data you've consumed. It will also tell you which apps on your phone are chomping away on the most data. The update also brings an FM Radio to the phone, which can be played by plugging in a pair of earphones. Those in Germany who are installing the update have not received Data Sense or the FM Radio for some unknown reason.

GDR2 (for General Distribution Release 2) also adds stability to VoIP apps like Skype and improves HTML5 compatibility in the IE browser. And when you press the physical camera button, your favorite lens opens automatically. The GDR 2 update will be sent out to all Windows Phone 8 devices except for the Nokia Lumia 925. It's not that Microsoft doesn't want owners of that model to have the latest features, it just so happens that the Nokia Lumia 925 comes out of the box with the GDR2 update pre-installed.

Windows Phone fans will be looking forward to the GDR3 update later this year. That update will set the stage for 5-6 inch screens on Windows Phone models, will allow for 1080 x 1920 FHD resolution on screens, and supports quad-core processors. But for now, watch for the GDR2 update if you are the proud owner of an unlocked Samsung ATIV S owner. If it did arrive, be a pal and let us know what you think.

source: WParea.de (translated) via WPCentral

Related phones

  • Display 4.8" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.9 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus, Dual-core, 1500 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2300 mAh(18h 3G talk time)



1. tigermcm

Posts: 861; Member since: Sep 02, 2009

oh really? so the first wp8 to be announced, last to be released, but first to update????

7. apocalypsebc

Posts: 148; Member since: Dec 07, 2010

That doesn't make since to me either but hope the Samsung Ativ S Neo that suppose to be release really soon for Sprint, come with the update or get the update soon after release.

9. volcano

Posts: 348; Member since: Jan 25, 2013

well they released the update but they didnt add a firmware inorder to activate fm radio Microsoft already said they are going to give OEM's all GDR's inorder to customize it/test it then release everything in one package seems like samsung too lazy to do that

2. SakuroAkino

Posts: 141; Member since: Jul 12, 2013

Samsung are so fast in updates Nokia learn something

3. Seo_Joo_Hyun

Posts: 65; Member since: Jul 14, 2013

BUT , GDR2 for Lumia devices gets MORE than GDR2 Nokia calls it AMBER an it includes features that ordinary GDR2 doesn't have such as Nokia Smart Camera , Sleeping Screen , Adjust Display colors and temperature , Bluetooth 4 , Improved Camera and Battery life there you have it , samsung has it first but more good features are with Nokia

4. SakuroAkino

Posts: 141; Member since: Jul 12, 2013

From this i am sure Gdr3 will also be first on samsung

6. Seo_Joo_Hyun

Posts: 65; Member since: Jul 14, 2013

Maybe but Nokia will out do other OEMs in terms of features when it comes to WP

10. mousesports

Posts: 286; Member since: Feb 28, 2013

first was on lumia 1020 and 925 :))

5. szaboagoston

Posts: 43; Member since: Nov 28, 2012

Hehe: "if you are the proud owner of an unlocked Samsung ATIV S owner".

8. aco96

Posts: 244; Member since: Oct 12, 2012

I'm buying this phone tomorrow, I'm very happy :D

Latest Stories

This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use only. You can order presentation-ready copies for distribution to your colleagues, clients or customers at https://www.parsintl.com/phonearena or use the Reprints & Permissions tool that appears at the bottom of each web page. Visit https://www.parsintl.com/ for samples and additional information.