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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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> In reply to lol @ 2013-04-12 13:46 from M}aY - click to readYes I am rough user. Not everyday but every now and then I do tend to drop my mobile. But here is a simple thought, if I am investing my hard earned money in a mobile phone that breaks away easily which voids the warranty also then certainly I am in a loss. Its no point in buying a costly fragile phone and then buying more costly accessories to protect them from accidental falls. People might not drop their phones more often, but just one small mistake and its a loss. So if I am getting a well protected phone without doing anything extra then its surely a plus point and for that extra protection I am ready to have some bezel around the screen. Better to safe than sorry.

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  • 2013-04-12 13:52
  • H4w%

> In reply to TheApprentice @ 2013-04-12 13:44 from H4w% - click to read"But they are already started this process of unification."
What I understood is that MS is looking for a way to make (the future) WP and WinRT apps cross OS compatible. If I understand correctly, they want to make it very easy to port apps from one OS to another. But this still means there will be two OSes(WinRT AND WP) and this means two separate stores, meaning you'll have to buy the same app twice. If they unify the OS'es into a single one, then the apps from AT LEAST ONE of the "old" OSes won't work on the "new" OS.

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  • 2013-04-12 13:51
  • Am9Y

> In reply to X @ 2013-04-12 13:39 from Am9Y - click to readwe have a lot of money for this so don't worry about us

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  • 2013-04-12 13:50
  • 61R{

almost icons,just a few more updates left to go

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  • 2013-04-12 13:49
  • HIcF

> In reply to TheApprentice @ 2013-04-12 12:43 from H4w% - click to readYeah, I guess you're one of those people that drop their phone every day. If you take of your stuff you don't need huge ugly borders to protect against rude behavior.

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  • 2013-04-12 13:46
  • M}aY

> In reply to X @ 2013-04-12 13:35 from Am9Y - click to readBut they are already started this process of unification. Upcoming VLC player for Windows Platform is the example of this. I know Windows dekstop applications won't able to run on RT and WP. But the apps of RT and WP can easily run on Windows without the emulator. May be I am being optimistic or even wrong, but I think this is the way they are planning for it. Fingers Crossed.

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  • 2013-04-12 13:44
  • H4w%

Jus lik crapple,Adding rows & coloumns!! Ha ha ha ..whatta joke!!

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  • 2013-04-12 13:42
  • tUwV

> In reply to Hesht @ 2013-04-12 11:58 from ptQX - click to readYou still end up with two separate apps, that need to be bought separately. As of now, no WP8 app can run on WinRT. On W8 it might work with a WP8 emulator.

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  • 2013-04-12 13:39
  • Am9Y

> In reply to TheApprentice @ 2013-04-12 12:36 from H4w% - click to readCan't be done!
It's very complicated to explain, but you just can't simply recompile the code for an app in WP8 to run in on RT. It's about API's, kernels, stuff. And even if you could do it, the executables won't be compatible with all three OSes(WP8, WinRT, Windows 8). At most you can have a WP8 emulator on Windows 8, but not on WinRT. So the stores will be separated, and you'll have to buy the apps twice(from WP store and WinRT/Win8 store).

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  • 2013-04-12 13:35
  • Am9Y

Cool! The extra column would be useful for the quick toggles! Bt wifi etc

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  • 2013-04-12 13:28
  • Hkqs

Great ui. Luvin it

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  • 2013-04-12 12:56
  • nxM6

oooochhh... So so ugly UI. i hate it!

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  • 2013-04-12 12:55
  • vV5G

very good,,,

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  • 2013-04-12 12:52
  • Mf5j

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y4M0owyc1Ro
NOKIA LUMIA WATCH CONCEPT! check this out

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  • 2013-04-12 12:49
  • Tr09

Very good. Even more info on screen then. I won't even need to go into my phone lol. . I hope the double tap is coming in this update also. Would be handy.

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  • 2013-04-12 12:48
  • nxM6

> In reply to HKFoo @ 2013-04-12 12:31 from 61R{ - click to readLess selling brands may come to an end in near future, who knows? Better to stick with wildly sold plastic ones who have a future at least.

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  • 2013-04-12 12:48
  • pF7r

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2013-04-12 12:26 from pF7r - click to readSimple people are being blind sheeps following the market and friends, they have no idea what they are buying or that there is a better phone from what they are buying, they see every one has Samsung,I will buy samsung, every one has S3 i will buy s3.

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  • 2013-04-12 12:45
  • H4w%

> In reply to lol @ 2013-04-12 12:00 from M}aY - click to readThose big bezels protect the phones screen. Not like Samsung and Apple who can't even survive a drop test from a 5 feet height.

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  • 2013-04-12 12:43
  • H4w%

> In reply to dlip @ 2013-04-12 11:58 from U{EC - click to readLive Tiles shows you updated status of missed call, received messages, social networks updated etc...

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  • 2013-04-12 12:42
  • Pxp1

> In reply to saurabhaj1 @ 2013-04-12 11:53 from uu0g - click to readYes but they are not static, they show notification and every icon can be turned into a widget by expanding its size and every widget can be turned into an icon be decreasing a size. So basically there is no need for two things(icon and widget) for one single app. One live tile can perform both.

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  • 2013-04-12 12:42
  • H4w%

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