Windows Phone 8.1 GDR2 could soon be sent out to those subscribed to Preview for Developers


Last September, it appeared that the Windows Phone 8.1 GDR2 update was going to start rolling out on October 8th to those subscribed to Preview for Developers. But that turned out to be one of those rumors that never comes true. Now, it looks as though the next Windows Phone 8.1 General Distribution Release is ready to be distributed to manufacturers.

Windows Phone 8.1 GDR2 has been spotted in OEM official documentation. That means it is at the RTM (Release to Manufacturing) stage. At this point, we could see it sent out to those subscribed to Preview for Developers. Eventually, once the Lumia Denim firmware update is complete, GDR2 could be released to non-developer owners of a Windows Phone 8.1 model.

Some of the new features that the update will bring include video over LTE, an anti-theft feature and support for new languages like Bangla (Bangladesh), Khmer, Kiswahili and Lao. Since Microsoft has said that it would add an anti-theft feature in the middle of this year, that gives us a good idea when to expect this update to start rolling out to all Windows Phone 8.1 handsets.

source: NPU via WMPoweruser

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12 Comments

1. aco96

Posts: 244; Member since: Oct 12, 2012

I have WP 8.1 Update on Samsung ATIV S, but battery saver live tile doesn't snow battery percentage and there's no mobile data toggle for the notification centre. I've downgraded to official WP 8 GDR3 and then upgraded to official 8.1 GDR1, but I still have these problems. Is there any way to fix this?

16. aniqtheboyz

Posts: 9; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

You must have this version to get it 8.10.14219.341

22. aco96

Posts: 244; Member since: Oct 12, 2012

I have 8.10.14157.200 :(

2. sidhu129

Posts: 11; Member since: Feb 15, 2015

i just installed windows 10 Preview on my Lumia 1020 ;) Prretty much enjoying it!

4. TerryCrowdey

Posts: 14; Member since: Dec 22, 2014

I'll bite. How did you do that?

5. trnz007

Posts: 49; Member since: Feb 12, 2014

xda hack

20. sidhu129

Posts: 11; Member since: Feb 15, 2015

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

21. aniqtheboyz

Posts: 9; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

me too.... on my Lumia 520

6. Alex123

Posts: 241; Member since: Oct 17, 2012

Great to hear that Khmer is added. It would be more enjoyable if Cortana comes along.

9. tigermcm

Posts: 861; Member since: Sep 02, 2009

lol if this is coming out soon its only to hush those that cant get the tech preview

10. Extraneus

Posts: 121; Member since: Jun 02, 2012

Or don't want... It's an alpha tech preview, remember? 99.99% of all users won't be interested in a half-baked OS that's even remotely likely to fry their phone. Any update to 8.1 will be welcomed by the vast majority of WP users.

11. tigermcm

Posts: 861; Member since: Sep 02, 2009

go to windowscentral and see how many are outraged that they cant get the tech preview, me.....i'll wait for the dev preview

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