Windows Phone 8.1 update number 2 showing signs of life

Windows Phone 8.1 update number 2 showing signs of life
The current developer preview of Windows Phone 8.1 update 1 (aka GDR1) is OS 8.10.14157.200. That includes all the new stuff like Live Folders and Cortana enhancements.

A new version has been spotted on WP Bench, revealing a notable jump in version number. OS 8.15.12375.0 is the latest entry in the database and there is speculation that this will be the foundation for the GDR2 update.

The second update to Windows Phone 8.1 may be released to developers later this year, possibly October, but we are not expecting a commercial, carrier official variant until sometime in early 2015. What feature sets might we see with GDR2? That is not fully known.

There has been a fair amount of discussion that the second update will bring wider hardware specification support, possibly 2K resolution displays and Snapdragon 805 processors. Despite the reported cancelation of the device codenamed “McLaren,” along with a number of jobs at Microsoft, it bears reasoning that OEM partners will want as much latitude as possible with the reference designs they want to use for Windows Phone in the months to come.

source: NPU

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21 Comments

1. ManusImperceptus

Posts: 724; Member since: Jun 10, 2014

We like notable jumps...! :-)

2. SemperFiV12

Posts: 949; Member since: Nov 09, 2010

Since Satya has come in, Microsoft is showing great pace. There is an invigorated importance on the mobile platform and Windows Phone is steadily maturing. Very happy to see, since it has so much potential.

4. juandante

Posts: 679; Member since: Apr 23, 2013

I can not believe all those reputation managers here posting non sense. I feel like reading a propaganda or spam website. WTF ?

8. nokia12

Posts: 610; Member since: Nov 19, 2013

lol he has more than twice the no of posts you have and is a 4 year older member do you really think he will be one of the reputation manager or a spammer .. apply some brain ... its just his opinion and observation

10. juandante

Posts: 679; Member since: Apr 23, 2013

If he post on Microsoft news every time in 4 years nothing incredible. This doesn't explain that he is not a reputation manager. On every Microsoft news there is the same bullsht of people posting praising comments, are you one of those paid ship too ? There is no opinion and observation when on each news there is same non sense. And only on Microsoft news.

15. nokia12

Posts: 610; Member since: Nov 19, 2013

nah i myself bash microsoft and eflop when the right time comes but then i have a habit of ignoring wp shills , so don't give attention to them , he was able to evade my eyesight next time will ignore him as well

18. Veigald

Posts: 290; Member since: Jan 13, 2012

Of course he's a reputation manager, anyone posting anything positive about WP has to be, since it's completely impossible anyone would actually like the platform.

20. SemperFiV12

Posts: 949; Member since: Nov 09, 2010

Interesting... I'm sorry you feel that way. Actually, no I am not. I have a Lumia and a Nexus, so quite naturally I do not comment on many Apple or non-Nexus news.

3. Hashed unregistered

WP OS is great, what's there not to like, and the applications library is growing rapidly, I'm seriously considering letting go off my Android tablet, I want to depend fully on WP (of course ios is out of the equation, I bought my family an ipad3 and can't stand using it, it is a dumb device, my 4 year-old daughter uses it)

6. Doakie

Posts: 2468; Member since: May 06, 2009

I have a brand new Lumia 635. I love the hardware but WP really is far behind in the mobile OS feature race. I wish this hardware was stock Android. A Lumia 635 GPE for $99 prepaid through AT&T would have been amazing! As it is I can't used this phone as a daily driver. No Safeway app, no BECU bank app, no Xfinity TV Go & with it no HBO GO app. Cant chat with my friends in the group chat on Google Hangouts. No ability in the Netflix app to push to my two Chromecasts.... This kinda sucks...

12. AJagtiani

Posts: 466; Member since: Apr 24, 2014

Dude blame Google entirely for the limited functionality of Google services on WP. If most of your used apps aren't on WP yet, you shouldn't have got it. All of the apps that I use are on WP, so I'm getting the Lumia 730 a.k.a Superman.

16. Venkatramanan

Posts: 327; Member since: Aug 15, 2014

Dear Friend, The OS Choice is personal preferences. We need to check the ecosystem before jumping into a new OS. I did so many analysis before i buy Lumia 920. At that time WP didnt have these much apps like today. But it served my purpose very well. But if you use google services regularly, You should stick with Android.

5. byte11

Posts: 16; Member since: Nov 05, 2013

I love WP but no 2K screens or 805 processors until 2015?!? Yes, I know WP doesn't need beefy processors to run smoothly, but it'd be nice to be able to get flagship WP with bleeding edge specs. I don't want a phone with last year's specs. It's kind of scummy that even with outdated specs, WP flagships cost just as much as the top-of-the-line Android/iOS phones.

7. tigermcm

Posts: 861; Member since: Sep 02, 2009

i certainly have to agree with your price comment. im putting money on it that the windows htc m8 will cost more than the android varient after this whole 50% off deal ends. it sucks, honestly all this high prices suck

9. Hashed unregistered

There is no top-of-the-line ios phones, just same old nonsense devices.

11. ihavenoname

Posts: 1693; Member since: Aug 18, 2013

I thought that most WP fans know that specs aren't everything.

13. Hashed unregistered

True, what I meant was software wise. plus I'm a WP/Android fan.

21. pookiewood

Posts: 631; Member since: Mar 05, 2012

You realize 2015 is 5 months away. ;)

14. ImperialDynamics

Posts: 84; Member since: Nov 30, 2012

Could this be the rumored mergence of Windows Phone and Windows RT?

17. colinkiama

Posts: 60; Member since: Nov 23, 2013

Oh no, thats WP9. The GDR updates are features microsoft missed out when releasing the original version of their os.

19. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

wp9 is just a name people have given the next os, when in all reality it could keep the win8 naming. The OS in terms of shelf life is still very very new. Coming out with another name might not be beneficial. Could be as simple as 8.2

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