Preview for Developers

We go hands on with the 'Preview for Developers' app and show you what it's like to update to Windows Phone 8 Update 3 (build 10512)

This morning, Microsoft not only announced Windows Phone 8 Update 3 (aka GDR3) but they also announced a Preview for Developers program whereby devs can get early access to the latest OS builds by download an app (and being a registered developer). How fast can you get GDR3? Well you can do it right now. In fact, we updated our Nokia Lumia 925.

Want to see how it all works? Watch our video tour of the process to see what will happen.

The whole process takes no longer than a standard OS over-the-air update, that is about 20 minutes. The only difference here is there is no firmware to install so it’s actually faster. One of the more interesting things we noticed was the “grinding gear” portion now has a status meter to alleviate any concerns that it is stuck.

The process was overall very smooth and we have no complaints.

Want to know what’s in GDR3 and to see those new features? Stay tuned as we’re going through the OS update, build 10512, right now.

GDR3 new Grinding Gears

Do you have questions about the Preview for Developers Program? Head into our forums where others can help you out. forums.wpcentral.com/windows-phone-gdr3-preview