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Windows Phone 8 GDR3 update to give you more Live tiles

12 April, 2013 | Read the news | Post your comment
Windows Phone 8 GDR3 update to give you more Live tiles - read the full textThe upcoming Windows Phone 8 update, codenamed GDR3, is going to come with support for an additional column of tiles, rounding them to 4. To see how it might look like, have e peek at the mockup below done by Windows Phone Daily. According to earlier reports the GDR3 update is going to...

 

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extra rows and columns seem to be the in thing

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  • 2013-04-12 15:17
  • kbhd

> In reply to TheApprentice @ 2013-04-12 14:09 from H4w% - click to readWelcome! Either way, some WP/WinRT users will be burned one way or another(two OSes-two stores, two purchases for the same app; one "new" OS - at least one "old" OS apps (WP8 and/or WinRT) won't be compatible with it).
The ONLY WAY for MS to keep its customers in any of these cases is to offer the customers their apps from the "old" OS in the "new" OS for free. That would be very expensive, but it's the only way MS can survive in this market. They caused their own problem when they made the WinRT for tablets and not used WP8 instead.

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  • 2013-04-12 15:13
  • Am9Y

> In reply to Foly @ 2013-04-12 14:38 from mJDG - click to readi have a lumia 800 for more then a year no lags the person that says the opposite is not telling the truth, or never had a good windows phone. Guys no lag, but the OS lacks a notification center and more customization options, also inline message delivery notification. To respond to the news a fourth row would help to put more apps on the home screen so its a good extra if its true. I had 7.5, now i have 7.8 and the difference is huge belive me, the tile size really does matter...!

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  • 2013-04-12 15:11
  • 3E4E

> In reply to Foly @ 2013-04-12 14:38 from mJDG - click to readThat's not true! I have it for 3 months ( Nokia Lumia 820 ) and guess what NO LAGS!

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  • 2013-04-12 15:00
  • DQgW

> In reply to Foly @ 2013-04-12 14:38 from mJDG - click to readI have had my Lumia 920 for 6 months, still as fluid as the day I bought it.

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  • 2013-04-12 14:59
  • j%6a

> In reply to kickstons @ 2013-04-12 14:41 from tZk9 - click to readThey do . . . I have apps on my Lumia 920 that have pictures. For example a picture of a calculator (not a metro style graphic) for a calculator app.

You apparently do not have a Windows Phone . . .

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  • 2013-04-12 14:57
  • j%6a

An additional column of tiles is way better than the additional row of icons of the iPhone5... that's real innovation! :-)

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  • 2013-04-12 14:54
  • 0Pa%

> In reply to kickstons @ 2013-04-12 14:41 from tZk9 - click to readThe developers can choose to put their original icons instead of WP ones. Yes it might be boring for some but the monotones help in keep the things simple and clean, plus it saves and extra load on CPU to render all those various coloured graphics. Effectiveness in simplicity is the heart of the Metro UI

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  • 2013-04-12 14:49
  • H4wZ

> In reply to Foly @ 2013-04-12 14:38 from mJDG - click to readLOL, using 920 for 4 months not even a slight lag. Are you sure you didn't bought once those cheap imitation phones. :D :D :D. Agree app selection is on the lower side, but most of the necessary apps are there in place. It even has a disqus app that is not even available for iOS and Android.

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  • 2013-04-12 14:46
  • H4wZ

I honestly have not used windows phone 8 yet but i think the OS is still on it's early stage. Maybe in the next 2 years it can compete with IOS or android. I hope it will come to a stage that it will function like a PC.

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  • 2013-04-12 14:45
  • ubfu

The monotone Metro User Interface is very boring.
Windows8 should allow user how to place the original appd icons on the short cut page rather than the monotone dummy icon from Metro Interface.

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  • 2013-04-12 14:41
  • tZk9

WP is not good at all only good for 2 months and then it will start to lag and stutter, not to mention the limited selection in the market.
I ended selling it and i lost so much and i bought myself iPhone 4S.

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  • 2013-04-12 14:38
  • mJDG

> In reply to lol @ 2013-04-12 14:15 from M}aY - click to readNeither have I but all of my devices had a nice protection all around(no cover used). I have small hands, so its opposite for me, anything above 5 inches and I can't use it with one hand and i like to use my phone at least with one hand, but if they slip out it irritates me. So I guess my limit has been defined :D :D :D

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  • 2013-04-12 14:22
  • H4wZ

> In reply to ryz @ 2013-04-12 12:55 from vV5G - click to read.......you hate it !! ....so windows phone OS should die now ...........hahaha :D

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  • 2013-04-12 14:15
  • 7wCL

> In reply to TheApprentice @ 2013-04-12 13:52 from H4w% - click to readWell all right. I have to admit, in you case you've got a point. ;) But I can say this, in all the years that I've owned gadgets, I've never broken even a single display, and with the increasing size of phones it's getting even harder. Those little things from the old days always tried to slip out of my hands but not since the displays increased to 4 inches and beyond... not anymore.

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  • 2013-04-12 14:15
  • M}aY

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2013-04-12 12:48 from pF7r - click to read.....yeah I also think that plastic has a bright future ....at least our almighty nature also can't destroy it.....lol :D
.....'n what r u saying ??......less selling brands...! .......that's maybe nokia right ???..........before 6 or 5 year I didn't recognize properly bt I think there was no smartphone brand named "samsung" :o

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  • 2013-04-12 14:13
  • 7wCL

> In reply to ehem @ 2013-04-12 13:53 from U}}x - click to readTotally out of context. But please show me iOS, Android, BB10, Linux playing Crysis 3 on a low end GPU.

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  • 2013-04-12 14:11
  • H4w%

> In reply to X @ 2013-04-12 13:51 from Am9Y - click to readArrghhh, the confusion is increasing day by day, hearing various theories, on top no word from MS is fuelling it. Thank you for insights. Guess it will a wait and watch game.

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  • 2013-04-12 14:09
  • H4w%

MS took a leaf out of Crapple's book and added a column.

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  • 2013-04-12 14:02
  • PGqR

> In reply to TheApprentice @ 2013-04-12 12:36 from H4w% - click to readoh lol.. you can play game like crysis3 in low spec os like wp8. ahah.. even in same windows 8 os you can't play this game in low end gpu.

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  • 2013-04-12 13:53
  • U}}x

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