Microsoft has finally announced the much anticipated GDR3 update for its Windows Phone smartphone 8 platform. Its rollout will begin over the coming weeks but will take "several months" to complete. We're yet to find out specifics about device update eligibility but we're guessing Nokia's higher-end Lumia range and HTC's 8X and 8S seem certain.
We saw quite a few leaks prior to the official announcement and it seems sources were mostly correct.
GDR3 brings support for larger displays (5 and 6-inch) with a maximum resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. The quad-core Snapdragon 800 is also now given the green light for debuting on Windows Phone.
Now every horizontal line on the start screen supports 6 Live Tiles and not four. You can finally close apps in the task switcher interface by hitting the little X on each app's thumb.
There's a also new Driving Mode, which gets everything out of the way except your navigation instructions.
Custom ringtones are now available for instant messages, emails, voicemails and reminders. There's a screen orientation lock feature (finally), improved accessibility for disabled users - screen reader, calendar, calls, texts, emails and low battery can be spoken out loud.
Will GDR3 be available for the lumia 900??
does anyone know when the gdr3 comes out for tmobile nokia lumia 521
What about Lumia 820 is it will be able to that update ?