Nokia France confirms GDR2 update deployment for Lumia Windows Phones

Lumia Amber Update

Nokia France has revealed that Windows Phone 8 build 10327 (GDR2), coupled with Nokia's Amber firmware update for Lumia Windows Phones, is underway in the local market. Group product manager, Olivier Lagreou today announced on Twitter that the software update is now being pushed out to Windows Phone 8 hardware made by the manufacturer. 

If you're rocking an unbranded (unlocked) Nokia Windows Phone then you'll be all set to receive the Amber update when you're next in line. Should you be tied to your mobile operator, it's unfortunately down to the individual company to finalise and rollout the update. Good news is that consumers are already reporting notifications that a new version is available. It's just a short waiting game now, folks.

Nokia France GDR2 Update

Numerous features and improvements are included in the latest release, including the Glance Screen feature. Be sure to keep checking whether you've received the update notification by heading to Settings > Software Updates, but if you simply cannot wait you could go down the manual flash route (Lumia 820 / 920). 

via: MonWindowsPhone; thanks, Gotoma, for the tip!


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Nokia France confirms GDR2 update deployment for Lumia Windows Phones


Honestly, this was the straw that broke the camel's back when I first tried WP7 and a Samsung focus. AT&T took FOREVER to approve the first update for WP. It was that fragmented update system that made me snap and run back to Apple. I'm back with my Lumina 920 because I relaly believe in this OS. AT&T had best not drop the ball again.

Maybe because they're big companies and have to subsequently run more tests. My friend informed me on groupme today that his galaxy s4 on at&t just got a 200mb+ update. Looks like at&t is starting off a round of updates this week. Perhaps we're next.....

Nokia care knows shit abt releases, they wudnt know much, they just assume like we do...
hopefully it will be available soon ....

All these announcements are getting me really, really anxious to get my update from AT&T. Can hardly wait. Intensely thinking about flashing it the old fashioned Android way!

Na EE not to bad at all. wont be long!   Hope we get data sense!!  i have message them on twitter see if we get any info?

checking for updates is taking way more time than usual, maybe its a good sign for change, or people are jamming the servers :P
but still nothing on my unbranded L720 from jordan

Nope, not on my 820 either. It's originally Vodafone branded, but I flashed unbranded software, so I shouldn't have to wait for them right? In Settings>Info it says Provider: CV NL...

I still don't understand why Microsoft has put itself in this situation when it comes to updates. This is one area that I'll give Crapple kudos on, they do their updates for the most part right (not updating the original iPad past iOS5 but updating an older device past that is a big exception).

They have much less models than windows phone family...not even to mention MS hasn't built there own phones...some tweaks and adjustments to different specs before releasing is understandable. (though I doubt the rolls of carriers here...)

Then go back to your iPhone.
Apple doesn't have multiple manufacturers and multiple multiple models. Big difference.

Will there be any warranty issues if I flash my lumia 920 (hong kong)? and can i downgrade if i have trouble flashing it??

Lmao.. Woow.. Looks like no one's got the update yet! Not even some folks in France:D I'm thinking of resetting my L720(other storage is over 1gig) and changing the region over to Finland or US and try my luck. Lol.

Is this update coming for lumia 720 too ??? Becoz everywhere i hear is abt 820 and 920 or even 520 but no where i saw 720 :( .. And when will it come to india ???

lol, thats the funniest thing on this page, yeah now we start getting anxious for GDR3 :D :D
btw i dont guess GDR3 has much to offer for current users, cuz i guess its more of hardware oriented for the upcoming devices.

This is what I'm banking on, plus a lot of other goodies too.
I also hope that Microsoft loosens its grip on Nokia and trust them do what they do. INNOVATE.  I know this is a partership and I hope Microsoft is aware that Nokia will survive however it has to. Who is to say that behind some locked, secret fortress of solitude a team of devs are not tinkering around with HP's, Google's or the Symbian OS.

My Lumia is AT&T branded yet is unlocked (got it on Amazon that way), I'll get GDR2 when it's released for regular AT&T locked Lumias, or will not get it at all?

are you joking right? This update is for WP8 only not for WP7.x
You can dig a hole for your phone in your garden, it`s dead.

Did not microsoft say that OTA will not be carrier dependent and be pushed out directly.........
Waiting for the awesome amber on my 920 and 820. mainly to kill the other storage issue ...my  820 has 2 gb of other storage and 920 around 12 gb ! sheesh. 

So many people are eager to update, and majorly everyone here will complain first if there are issues with the update such as battery drain or another bug.

GDR2 stands for Google Digs Retards (for the second time)......Easy how to know ? if you have samsung galaxy  or LG optimus or HTC's last one ,,,,,you have it. 

Problem is in the region settings, there is no option for english language if you select france as region....if you understand french try and let us know ! 

I have installed india variant and have noticed two bugs
1. The smart cam app is buggy. when you open it the view finder keeps lines blurring up and down.(Its like when you try to record tv on cam you get some lines in cam)
2. When you try to change the lock screen photo from the available backgrounds, some photos are not selected and it closes without any selection

No bro as i said there are bugs and its worrying me. The firmware files are now removed from the servers so i dont know what nokia is planning.

same here with my lumia 920.also i can not update the smart cam app from the store it says device needs update or this is app is not avaliable on this country.i flashed my device via nokia software update retail.

same here with my lumia 920.also i can not update the smart cam app from the store it says device needs update or this is app is not avaliable on this country.i flashed my device via nokia software update retail.

Im french
living in Barcelona
got a umbranded unloked lumia 920 freom Great Britain ( i hate it's short  poop battery life 80% less in less than 7 hours: whatsapp, 20 of websurf, 4 min of video streaming one email sync)

Will i get ambar and GDR2 today ?? hahaha
i dont think so !
any one with umbranded nokia lumia 920 coming from UK here ?

В России пока нет. Как обычно это будет длиться очень долго. Может я получу обновление в сентябре или октябре. Американцы - счастливчики!

Maybe you should realize the many complaints involved regarding MS and their slow and sporadic behavior. The inconsistency is uncalled for. Apple as you can see is very focused and that why they are successful.

are you f kidding us ?
Apple transparent ?
ok they apologices and gives explanations to some of their actions.
but those lyrics are often just bull shit ^^

phone updater is like a new app for me now cause i keeps checking.. like an idiot. MS should have fix the updater itself first before trying to push a new firmware. found that people from my country already got ota 12hours ago. simplefuck.

I got a update on my Lumia 820 and now I'm on 8.0.10211.204. There's any update between that and GDR2 ? Am I on GDR1 or still behind ? Can someone explain me please ?