Second video with Bittersweet shimmer reveals notifications on Glance screen

A second video from the poster x2sk has been posted in the Windows Phone Central Forums demonstrating the Nokia Bittersweet shimmer firmware and Windows Phone 8 GDR3.

Warning: we advise turning down your volume this time, unless you like annoying pop music.

In this short video, the only real noteworthy demonstration is that of notifications on the Glance screen, something we alluded to yesterday as being in the works from Nokia. The idea is that instead of just a clock and vibrate alert, users can also see things like text or email messages as well (it’s not clear what other notifications will be present). Sources tell Windows Phone Central that this feature was meant to be included in Amber, but due to time it was not completed.

The video also goes on to demonstrate the camera and the ability to once again close apps in the multitasking window.

Source: Windows Phone Central Forums

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Daniel Rubino is the Editor-in-chief of Windows Central. He is also the head reviewer, podcast co-host, and analyst. He has been covering Microsoft since 2007, when this site was called WMExperts (and later Windows Phone Central). His interests include Windows, laptops, next-gen computing, and watches. He has been reviewing laptops since 2015 and is particularly fond of 2-in-1 convertibles, ARM processors, new form factors, and thin-and-light PCs. Before all this tech stuff, he worked on a Ph.D. in linguistics, watched people sleep (for medical purposes!), and ran the projectors at movie theaters because it was fun.