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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

Daniel Rubino is the Executive Editor of Windows Central, head reviewer, podcast co-host, and analyst. He has been covering Microsoft here since 2007, back when this site was called WMExperts (and later Windows Phone Central). His interests include Windows, Microsoft Surface, laptops, next-gen computing, and arguing with people on the internet.

332 Comments
  • I think it's just one of those things which once noticed, you can't get them out of your head. But once again, I imagined it might be cause the LCD has to turn on first and then show just the clock, whereas in AMOLED, it only has to light up those specific areas. Good Wishes, Salams...
  • What?
  • The above was a reply to a post deleted, scroll below to see what I meant. Good Wishes, Salams...
  • I LOVE ANNOYING POP MUSIC!!!!! :D
  • Please change your name to Loud Howard
  • I've been wanting to! But I don't know how :(
  • Send a request to mods, they'll do it for you. They did it for me ;)
     
  • Thanks the Angry Pixel!! :)
  • Especially annoying jpop music. Which is worse
  • *kpop
  • **jpop because this song is in japanese
  • not to dissapoint u or anything, but its english.
  • Not to disappoint, but that single is in Japanese with some English phrases thrown in. I don't even like this kind of music and I know more about it than you. (I did my research)
  • What, Gangnam Style is Japanese?
  • I think we're talking about the song playing in the video. At least, I am.
  • if you did your research, you'd discover that psy is south korean. the genre of the music he writes is kpop. it doesn't matter if it's sung in swahili, it's still kpop.
  • I speak Swahili. If it was Swahili it would be Taarab.
  • Girls Generation is Korean, so this is K-Pop.
  • idgaf what the ethnicity of a group is, if the song is in a different language, then the genre of that song is whatever language they're singing. GG is Korean, but this song is in Japanese. So it's J-Pop.
    http://i.imgur.com/uD7Smv8.gif
     
  • jpop doesn't just mean japanese popular music. it's a separate genre of music from kpop, as much as i hate either of them. they don't switch back and forth just by changing the language. by your reasoning, if i translated a lady gaga song to japanese, that would automatically qualify it as a jpop song?
  • I LOVE GIRLS GENERATION!
  • +1
  • +1520
  • *(-1)=-1520
  • +OVER 9000!
  • I was about to post your exact same comment :D
  • I have that option too but no notifications show up (Lumia 1020) http://i.imgur.com/akxE0DI.jpg
  • Right, we wrote about that yesterday and linked to it in this story.
  • We all do
  • No I can't, yet
  • I wish i read the last line of the article before playing the video.
  • PSY hates people? Is that what he said :_;
  • apple. He hates apple
  • Apple
  • In only a matter of time.
  • My 1520❗
  • Shush.
  • Tush❔ You always with that LGBT $hit, NIST...
  • Updates are rad. I can't wait until the WP 8.1 leaks start rolling in!
  • i can't wait to take a screenshot of the update proces to 8.1 and upload it to instagram !
  • Can't wait to get my GDR2... Come on at&t!
  • Cant wait for 1520
  • can't wait for 2020.
  • Can't wait till I'm rich
  • Can't wait till 7.8 gets Bluetooth share *-*
  • You sir, just won the internet.
  • Haha lol. *bows* :P
  • I noticed both vids are att phones. If GDR3 is launching end of September on the 1520, maybe att is skipping gdr2.
  • One could wish.  I'll hold my breath.
  • Yeah AT&T SUCKS Whn it comes to our updates
  • If ATT were a GOOD MSFT Partner, They wouldn't be LAST to Release NOK/WP8 UPDATES! My Lumia 820 is crying for Amber/GDR2 update!
  • Whenever I lock the screen on my 920, just before the Glance clock shows up, there's a slight white flicker over the entire screen. It gets annoying after a while. Does it happen with anyone else? I thought this might be cause of LCD display on the 920, instead of AMOLED. Would like to know if someone on 925, 1020 has the same issue. Good Wishes, Salams...
  • I can confirm the 925 does NOT have this issue.
  • Must be the AMOLED then. Thanks. Good Wishes, Salams...
  • i have experienced same thing on my 920. which has IPS LCD..
  • Then it's not just my phone. Good Wishes, Salams...
  • Same here, using the 920
  • Good wishes, Salammy 
  • +925
  • I saw people commenting with +925, or +920 and likewise. I'm new here, what does it mean? Good Wishes, Salams...
  • LOL.. When people like a comment they reply by commenting +1, means agreed/liked.. Now since ppl liked the comment strongly.. They'd comment +920 (strongly agree..at the same time they tell the model they own)
  • Ahh, I see. Thanks! Good Wishes, Salams...
  • Salams is a short form of the Arabic greeting 'Asalamu Alaikum', which means May Peace Be Upon You. A greeting common to Muslims all over the world. Good Wishes, Salams...
  • Then it's consistent with 920s. Good Wishes, Salams...
  • Ditto
  • Not on 820
  • Which also has and AMOLED. Another proof that this is consistent with the Lumias that have an LCD. Good Wishes, Salams...
  • I think it's due to the ips lcd screen of the 920, mine is having the same problem, if i can call this a problem lol
  • It's not really a problem, more of a nuisance. But yes, that's what my theory is too, that all Lumia devices with LCD displays should have this due to the fact that the entire LCD has to turn on just to show the clock. Which I think would drain the battery more than usual, especially if you have Glance on Always On. Good Wishes, Salams...
  • I have it always on, and i have selected the night mode from 0am until 11.59am so it is always a red glance screen, i think this would drain a litle but less battery as the color white consumpts more, but the battery life is the same on my 920.
     
    Regards!
  • Oh, alright. That makes sense. And I was wondering why the colour changes from Red to White. I couldn't spot a pattern. It doesn't change with the Accent. It's either Red or White. So White would be the somewhat inactive phase of the Glance, with Red being the active? I think so. Good Wishes, Salams...
  • Orange text is night mode (because the color orange doesn't screw up your night vision, which is why BMW etc use it in their cars).
    You can enable/disable night mode, and set the start and stop times, but not change the colors.
  • Yes, just checked. The Night Mode keeps the Glance coloured Red, otherwise it remains White. Thanks for the tip. Good Wishes, Salams... PS: When you say use it in their cars, do you mean in the Dashboard and Control Panel Display?
  • Yes, the Dashboard and Control Panel Display. Audi and some Volkswagons uses red as well. It looks great at night, like being in a spaceship!
  • BMW have orange because its cheaper. That's the only reason they do anything. Plus SAAB still hold the patent on night display which turns off all but the important displays, even though theyre bankrupt bmw would still have to pay scania to use it, and as I mentioned, BMWs are built to a budget. (proof of that being their pittiful crash test results)
  • Both my Seat and Alfa Romeo displays light up red on a night, I can confirm that it is like being in a spaceship, however I have yet to take off!
  • Sounds cool. I think I've seen the same displays in some Chevrolet models and even some Hyundai ones, here in the Middle East. Good Wishes, Salams...
  • I have found it on my L925 but I have to turn on the "High Contrast Mode." I've just enabled it and hit the pwr button and here was the white flicker to the top right side of my screen. Edit: I've never seen this before. Now it won't go away... Damn. Happens even with glance off.
  • The flicker on 920 is on the entire screen, as if the LCD is waking up again after being shut down by the Power Button. It's not specified to any corner and this happens inspite of the High Contrast being On or Off. You would have to be in completely or partially dark place to notice this. Good Wishes, Salams... Edit: Sorry. And I just checked, it doesn't happen with Glance feature Off.
  • I don't have this issue on my 920 and my glance is always on, I power off and shortly after the clock shows up.
  • Check for the white flicker in a dark space, the brief moment between Powering Off your device till the Glance clock appears. If your device doesn't have it, then you're the first one here with a 920 who doesn't have this issue so far. Good Wishes, Salams...
  • I just checked my own Lumia 920, and two others, none of them flickers between turning off the display, and the glance screen. The problem is definitely not on all Lumia 920's
  • Alright. Thanks for the feedback. I wish I had another camera to make a small video of what I'm trying to point out. I just wish it didn't flicker. Let's see what can be done. Good Wishes, Salams...
  • May be an issue with your device, my 920 doesnt have this issue or any of my friends who own one
  • Quite a few people reported the same if you scroll above. So it can't be just my device. Good Wishes, Salams...
  • I have a Lumia 920 and it does not happen in the normal course of how I use the device. I have my glance settings to always be on. When the phone either goes to standby on its own or by me pushing the lock button there is no flicker. The only time I can get the white flash you are referring to is when holding my hand over the proximity sensor when the phone is already in standby mode with the glance screen on, I wait for it to shit off and then remove my hand. Upon reactivating the glance screen the flicker occurs.
  • My phone flickers white before the Glance screen appears every time the phone is locked, either on its own or by pressing the Power button. Otherwise, it never flickers elsewhere. Good Wishes, Salams...
  • Does anyone know if gdr3 sorts out the 20 background apps issues, were apps don't run if number 21 in list
  • The limit is 6, not 20.
  • Now that's a great feature. Nokia doing the hard work as always.
  • Sweet! But man I hope they include a notification center in GDR3. And I wish u could just swipe up or down to close apps in the multitasking view. But still sweet. Was that a 920 or 1020?
  • The att logo suggests 920. The 1020 just has the death star, no "ATT"
  • Just a dumb question: my phone already has this feature, but no notifications are shown in the glance screen. Why? Is it only a "get ready for what's in store in the near future"?
  • I dont even hace GDR2 on my L920 yet!! So i guess we will get GDR3 by summer 2014 if we are lucky Awesome!
  • You'll get it when it's time to upgrade. I'm starting to hate that about at&t... Late updates
  • Exactly what I'm thinking.  By that time, I'll be ready to retire this 920 even though it continues to perform flawlessly.  And deep down, I don't see AT&T allowing GDR3 on the Lumia 920. Especially if we see the 920 on BOGO before GDR3 drops.  They will haggle, pass the buck and make excuses as to why we don't get it.
    Well, there is always the back channels for the truly committed. 
  • Annoying to me as I am not even on AT&T But........
     
    I purchased an unlocked sim-free cyan 920 on ebay, so where as before I was on an International erleased 7.x device, I am now on an AT&T schedule for updates. Worth it for the color, but waiting stinks! LOL Suggestions on how to pass the time?
  • Lots and lots of porn. lol. jk.  Just don't watch the clock and put it out of your mind. If it happens rejoice, but if it doesn't it was NEVER in the cards in the first place.
  • It's interesting. We can see GDR3 isb't a lot different to 1 and 2.
  • Yeah, because these are just incremental updates to WP8.. WP8.1 will be the big update with more features....
  • Or so we WISH.
    Remember 7.8. It was supposed to bring to WP7 the stuff from WP8 that was compatible with it and in the end all the phones got was resizeable tiles.
    Better keep expectations down and be pleasantly surprised than to build up a fantasy update that doesn't materialize.
  • Never officially stated, just rumors that were taken as truth.
  • Not from Microsoft, you're right. But Nokia actually advanced features that never came.
  • Maybe they thought they would actually come to 7.8, as statements from JB seem to indicate both teams didnt know everything the other team was doing.
  • So 7.8 doesn't allow you resize your tiles or you never got the 7.8 update?
  • You better re-read my comment.
  • Got it.
  • In all fairness, 8.0 brought much more than just resizable tiles... Wallet support, Kids Corner, multi select in a bunch of areas it was needed, multi core support, HD screen support, lenses feature, more theme colors, apps that can change the lock screen image, selectable lock screen alerts, lock screen messages, the backup feature, company apps integration, IE10, Rooms, XBM, a revised store, a revised XB hub, a revised Office Suite, Notes was moved to its own application, SkyDrive integration, a new OS kernel, which was the biggest change, new ways of coding for WP, Crop and rotate was added, and who knows what else was added.. I'm sure I missed a lot more.. So, I named 22, of possibly more features, that came with 8.0.. I'm not going to sit here and argue about how well the features were executed, or not, because that is besides the point.. The fact is that with it being a total rewrite of the OS MS was still able to give us what we had before,, and more.. So, do I expect for 8.1 to please❔ 7.5 had an adequate amount of features for a single update, and so did 8.0.. Why should I not have faith that 8.1 will bring more useful features to my device❔... In actuality you can count all of the features of GDR1,2, and 3 into 8.0... I don't compare what WP has to Android, or IOS, because it is great in it's own right... I'm a Nokia fan for sure, but for me WP came first.. WP is the brains, and no matter how advanced, powerful, innovative, or beautiful a device is,, its nothing without a good OS that just keeps getting better, and better... And, anyone who disagrees with this it's OK if you aren't a true WP fan because there are 3 other alternatives out there.. But, for the last time this is WPCENTRAL❗
    And, don't even try to argue with me about how hardware is more important because I don't have time for that.. I believe that both are important, and if this acquisition gives us more synergy between the hardware/Software then I'm all for it❗
  • Dude...you're a WPfanatic. Fine. I'm ok with that.
    But you should have read my comment with more attention before you waste your time enrolling the features of WP8...
    Go read it again. It's in perfectly articulated English.
    You'll see, in your fanboyish fever, you just wasted time and made a fool of yourself ;)
  • Actually, My original comment was about WP8.0-8.1.. You decided to bring up 7.8, which didn't have anything to do with anything❗.. As a matter of fact the whole post is about GDR3 which has nothing to do with 7.8.. So, your point is since you feel cheated with 7.8 you think we shouldn't expect much out of 8.1❔ That's foolish❗... My comment was valid in the fact that you are trying to convince me that 8.1 might not be that exciting, and I am trying to show you why I think otherwise... To even bring up 7.8 is to make a fool of yourself,, especially when ain't nobody talking about that... Quit living in the past❗
  • Fanatic❔ Fanboy❔ I'll take that,, because that's true, and I'm proud of it❗ I think that's the reason I joined WINDOWSPHONE central... Calling me names doesn't mean shit,, except for the fact that you can't say anything to prove me wrong.. WINDOWSPHONE CENTRAL❗❗... What don't you understand❓
  • Jesus Christ, you ARE dumb. I'm not going to waste time explaining why I mentioned 7.8 because, clearly, you're mentally challenged. Everyone understood the point but you. I would advise you to go back to school. You clearly need to develop your intellect further if you can't understand the simplest of comments. Either that or an asylum...
  • God you are simple.. Who doesn't know why you mentioned 7.8❔.. I'm way past that... Besides, 7.8 wasn't supposed to be much more than a change to the live tiles, lock screen support, and a few other minor features that I can't even remember because everyone is past that... Regardless of what 7.8 didn't include, 8.0 did❗.. That's why your reply to mine was pathetic,, but I tried to continue to prove my point... Damn,, If I knew what I was dealing with I would've just gave your poor ass the benefit of the doubt... What a waist of time you are... My suggestion for you❔ANDROID CENTRAL❗
  • Oh God, I'll try to make this clear for your simple undeveloped brain: - It's better to have low expectations regarding the amount of features on WP8.1 than to then be disappointed by it not bringing as many features as we were hopping and/or expecting (like what happened to WP7 users with WP7.8). Got that now, kid? Or do you want me to draw it for you? Now go be a fanatic to your room. You lack an objective mind and people who lack said feature tend to just be pathetic parrots who repeat their dogmas over and over again.  And I'm sorry...but you won't get that feature in any update. Unfortunately your brain hardware is not compatible ;) (p.s. - Thank you for the suggestion. I would take it...except I am a member of AC and iMore already. Unlike you, I like to know what's going on in other platforms and I'm able to objectively compare them. You're there, yet...they write, words are read, but Mr.Brain has already vacated the building.)
  • You know, the most pathetic thing about you, and what shows how much of a dumb ass you are, is that you think that your simple little points are so profound that they are hard to perceive by others. But, I'm sure you still think I didn't get what you were saying from the beginning, and you will go on all night about that stupid shit... But, the reality is that you don't understand a damn thing anyone else is saying, and you're to stupid to see when they have moved on from your old, dumb ass, points that you keep explaining over and over.... Nobody is ever going to think you're smart dude.. You Flunked bad... But, I'm sure you're dumb ass has something else to say, so go ahead.. Lets see how much more you want to prove your stupidity tonight. Go ahead.....
  • just ignore Djcbs, he is an asshole who trolls here and doesn't contribute anything to the discussion.
     whereas you are the bright light in this commuity who brings fun as well as facts :)
  • In the name of the Ballmer, the Elop and the holly Rodneyej, Amen.
  • Lol❕❕❕❕
  • Lol you're so pathetic you wrote an entire comment with tons of insults yet zero useful points. By now you're just frustrated at your own stupidity. Get a life, get a girlfriend and get a paying job so that you can start being less of a frustrated little dork.
  • Ok... Lol❕❕❕❕❕❕.. I'll go get all that..
  • DJCBS has BS in his name for a reason.
  • You have "soft" in yours for a reason too.
  • Because his name is a portmenteau of "Mike Rowe" and "Microsoft"? You just spew vitriol everywhere. People are aware of Windows Phone's many shortcomings; you're just being an asshole.
  • Basically it's you that look like imbecile. Get a decent android phone and move to different forum. All of us here are fanboys and we are proud of it!
  • You're awesome❗
  • I've never seen Rodney write so much. Who knew he had such passion and insight or more than a five word vocabulary.
  • Lol❕❕ Sorry NIST but this guy is a retard.. If he doesn't like WP Then why does he waste our time, and his❓❓
  • Lol❕❕❕❕❕❕❕❕❕❕❕❕❕
  • He probably used Bing to search for words to use.
  • If I did at least I used Bing,, and not Google like you probably did.. Lol❕
  • They never said that. The only promise was small size tiles.
  • You just had the 3 main WPcentral posters on your wall, you win a trip to Finland for a hot stone (3310) massage and a movie made about your comment starring Matt Damon, Jennifer Aniston and Laurence Fishburn, how do you feel?
  • What❔❔....... Lol❕❕
  • Put in Affleck as Rodneyej and we have a deal.
  • Naa. Bill Cosby... Lol❕❕❕
  • I called, he said he's just finished ruining batman, but he'll look into it after he films a remake of Akira which he plans to "yank" up and put Jonah Hill as the blob for comedic value
  • I hate the way that little x bounces around.. I hope thats like a rough beta version
  • This. I wished Microsoft would allow the swipe down as in Windows 8/8.1 and à la iOS 7 and it even lets you swip down three app at a time (wait for someone to complain that I complained).
  • The "X" to close a window is classic Windows, though. I know its not the Windows 8/RT way now but I can definitely think "Windows" when I see that X in the top right corner.
  • I agree with one of the commenters on the scroogletube: "I hope the x to close is just for testing and they implement a swipe down feature akin to Win8."
  • I'd like to know if Xbox Video support is in this build.
  • Now, that's a good question❕
  • I can't wait for Att to deny us 920/820 users this update!
  • Yup. "premiere partner" and "hero device" my left foot!
  • Premier Partner gives ATT opportunities to drag down NOK/MSFT in preference to Scroogle/Apple, where they make a higher margin!
  • You can just buy unbranded phones next time, pay less (at the longer term) and receive all the updates faster
  • Shouldn't have to. Carrier should support their devices
  • Agreed. But I think with what we now know, his suggestion is probably the way to go if you want all the upgrades in a timely manner.
  • If ATT has the best service in my area, how is buying outright saving money. ATT doesn't reduce monthly fees for BYOD.
  • I have an unbranded/unlocked NL920 and no amber for me yet aswell...
  • I got my unbranded 920 one week ago (after my 800 died) and when I first booted it Amber was already available for download! Mine is an RM-821 Italian CV.
  • If only... I'll receive Amber on my L620 "by the end of September", as NokiaCEE (Central and East Europe) stated, and my device is unlocked, unbranded and has hungarian firmware, even though I bought it in Croatia. I resisted the urge to flash the firmware myself, because I don't want to mess with this phone the way I messed with my Omnia 7. I honestly don't know what's the hold-up, since there are 620s, unbranded and unlocked, out there in the world, receiving the update as we speak. How different a firmware must be for various unbranded devices sold throughout Europe, I wonder, to delay the whole process. Status on both my country and Hungary is "waiting for approval" ever since that site first came up. Yet, 620s on Vodafone got the update. :/ How come carrier specific phones get it before the "clean" versions? This OTA update is a double-edged sword. :) Remember Zune and that little trick with pulling the plug on the internet during the search for an update, causing it to skip ahead and deliver the update ahead of schedule? :)
  • Hmmm... I agree it should have a swipe up/down to close apps..something I missed? Will it have homescreen rotation?
  • No, it will not have home screen rotation..
  • swiping down(or up, or any other way to close the apps) will make it the same as android or ios.. who wants that? the X is better.. and frankly anything is better than clicking the back button 10 times to get out of apps..:D
  • Lol ?? Iphones have the X . To close the apps
  • These new additions look great. Would also like to see some form of a notifications center in the future updates to the software
  • Yes, that would be great to know
  • Lol this isn't even pop music haha
  • Looks nice, but then isn't the normal lockscreen useless?
  • I agree. Jumping two screens to finally get to the Start Screen seems pointless then. Unless, you're device is password protected. Glance has its purpose, and glancing at the notifications without actually waking up the device seems more convenient and easy. Good Wishes, Salams...
  • I agree. We also need a way to jump straight to our new messages/emails/etc straight from the lock screen (we can do that if we get a toast, but once the toast goes away we have to unlock the phone and then find the apps with the notifications).
  • Please do understand that "lock screen" has a "LOCK" in its name for a reason.
  • But unless the lockscreen is 'locked' by a password, there's really not much difference if you go straight to the Start Screen or into the App. Good Wishes, Salams...
  • I think a Notifications Center would clearly solve that problem. And like you said, being able to jump straight into the App, but by swiping up that particular notification from the lockscreen would be a good option too. Good Wishes, Salams...
  • No if you don't want glance.
  • Damn it!!!! No Glance screen on Lumia 720!! I thought with that price my phone deserved to have it!
  • Glance screen is on Nokia Lumia 720 but it requires Nokia Amber Update which Nokia promised it will be available for any Nokia Lumia by the end of September
  • I believe that Glance screen sitcks with Double tap to open, right? And this guy from Nokia told that no Double tap on 720, which means that no glance screen?
    http://conversations.nokia.com/2013/08/30/lumia-amber-your-questions-answered/
  • No.. Glance screen does not stick with double tap to unlock.. Double tap is a touch feature not a screen feature..
  • Well that would be great!! thank you!
  • Don't Worry. Glance will come to Lumia 720 (with Amber) all right, only you will still have to use the button in the side to wake your screen up.
  • Yeah, so now I'm hoping it will receive GDR3 as well (though I stll haven't got the amber yet!!)
  • What did I just see...
  • A pile of useless crap people are calling "update"!
  • Are you mad about Nokia or something❔
  • Sir, you witnessed the future, and some sort of commercial at the end.
  • Jesus Christ!!!! That X-to-close-app is hideous! OH MY FUCKIN GOD, Windows Phone is no longer the best looking OS any more
  • "Well that escalated quickly"
  • Guess you missed the exact same UI in Internet Explorer....
  • Same stupid comment on youtube
  • and same stupid comment on WMPU
  • OMG! What are those bunch of Microsoft designers doing recently? Have they ate shit????? 'cause seriously these changes in GDR3 look ugly like shit.
  • You're a baby.
  • Hey baby
  • LOL... Finally came out the closet❕❗❗... NIST
  • You keep trying, don't you?
  • I'll never stop dude❗❗❗
  • Sorry but NOW this is good news?
    Once again fail. Horrible GDR3 from MS. Nothing amazing.
    And multitasking is awful guys. Really? X ? to close apps?
    Shame MS.
  • Lol, I just can't believe some of you guys care so much...so weird, I've barely spent 2 say seconds looking at it.
  • troll
  • Dude...did you just call the Editor-in-Chief of WPCentral and author of the article a "troll"?
    LOL Thank you for making me laugh as hard as I just did. You rock.
  • Wow❗ You really are no fan to WP.. Why do you waist your time❔... Symbian is gone man.. I'm sorry. But, you might want to try iOS, BB, or Android... Sony makes some nice hardware... Nevertheless, you're wasting everyone's time here, and your own.. So, what's it gonna be❔
  • Luckily I don't "waist" my time. But you could waste your time learning how to spell. How you passed the first grade is a testimony to the way the Education system is going down the drain.
  • Lol
  • @DJCBS i buy only amazing gadget (gadget is not free for anyone and my opinion is GDR3 nothing special from BIG company Microsoft.
    apple and scroogle is far far front of the line.
    before you judge me. I have apple and MS products. I hope MS reborn.
    Sorry Daniel. :)
  • Oh I wasn't judging you. I just found funny that you called a troll to Daniel. Specially when he trolls much much less than some idiots around here whose username start with the name of a fishing utensil. :P
  • Wow❗
  • I know, its rediculous. I guarantee you if there was no X, all the comments would be "just give me a god damn X so I can close it". It doesn't matter what they do, people will always complain.
  • I know❕
  • I'd prefer the down swipe but I can live with the "X" for now
  • Really❕ Who cares...
  • What is wrong with an X to close apps? Doesn't iOS in all its glory use an X to close apps?
  • I think the problem is, is that we get spoiled seeing mockups and visionary examples what the OS could look like and yet MS produces substantially less appealing visual options. Functionally its all there, but its as if the design team has fallen asleep. The Nokia team could do wonders to advancing the aesthetics of the OS as they have done to the hardware that compliments it.
  • I hope you're right.. And, I hope they work great together in the future.
  • Don't agree with me. Don't ever do that again. (shaking finger at you)
  • Seriously NIST❔... It can't be fun, and games, all the time.........
  • Night mode?
  • ...currently comes in GDR2
  • Night mode simply turns the color of the clock from white to amber for a set period of time. Cool. But that's it as far as I've seen.
  • Don't have GRD2 update yet :/ AT&T 920.I was hoping it was bedtime mode,that's something I wish would come to WP.
  • Amber\Bittersweet & Glance aside, isn't that what the current lock screen notifications looks like ?
    Or is Glance a second layer on top of the lock screen & the notifications are new to it ?
  • Second guess is the right answer
  • Thanks
  • would like to ee more on the drive settings i saw in the menu
  • I want  the option to change the color of the glance notifications and clock,  like you can make it red all the time when you select nighttime. I hope this option comes as well.
  • Lol I have mine red all the time.
  • Me too! i like it in combination with the Cyan body of the 920. I'm wondering if it would make any difference in battery life when you have it set to the red as white consumes the most power.
  • Being able to change the colour of the Glance will definitely add a more personalized touch, which is more than welcomed! Good Wishes, Salams...
  • What's the major difference between this and the "clock and notifications" on the 1020? I'm confused.
  • Reveals! Not "revels".
  • Can someone explain to me why I'm seeing videos about GDR3 when I haven't even received GDR2 yet? What a flipping beating!
  • close your eyes then
  • Oh look an x!! I'm switching to android. Screw this I'm out!
  • Sarcasm? I hope this a sarcasm at the people overreacting to an unofficial leaked developer device that may or may not be the actual end product.
  • Is it okay to find this video interesting AND funny? :D
  • I wish Nokia doesn't put much things on the firmware update. Less Nokia put things more fast we'll see this one our phones.
  • I see what you're saying.. You would rather have more periodic updates, than one big update, that way we are receiving more updates... But, it's safer to release fewer updates with everything bundled, so you probably won't see that happen.. Sorry.
  • O GDR2 subiu-me o "others" de 2GB para 5GB em vez de resolver o problema. Agora imagina o que acontece se a Microsoft não incluir estas coisas nos GDR's e as lançar todas de uma vez. É factory reset obrigatório certinho. Eu preferia era que eles espalhassem estas features mais pelos GDR's e lançassem MAIS GDR's ao longo do ano.
  • Language? :P
  • Portuguese. Sorry but I was in a hurry and it was faster. Basically I said that it was better to spread the features by several updates instead of putting them all in a heavy update.
  • Es patético cómo algunas personas siempre son tan negativas acerca de las cosas más pequeñas... Escondido detrás de otro idioma no va a hacer su punto más claro... crecen un par!!
  • Learn the difference between Portuguese and Spanish you moronic jerk. You can't even speak your native language properly let alone understand what I wrote. You just made a fool of yourself...again!
  • Who says I don't the difference❔ Boy, you're an assumptive little bastard aren't you❔
  • Looks like Nokia is adding features that were on Symbian to windows phone. That is a good thing. 
  • Patience GhuilhermeManso. The longer we wait the less of a chance it'll be a crap update. Don't rush them man. They spray out stupidity when they're nervous. Lol
  • Oh and btw... Why can't we just have a background that goes behind the tiles? Does no one find this irritating? Maybe its just me.
  • Yeh and the ability to make the tiles translucent
  • Yes! They just don't know how to make a good OS plain and simple
  • Or instead of tile-color, we could have a picture background for tiles.
  • The OS seems faster. Idk maybe its because I'm using a Lumia 521
  • •< -6 c a. Toåyx,, 0/. vy.æjåi. , ?, b m. M n , v )%6
  • My thoughts exactly.
  • Uups.... Phone, Pocket, alkohol...........
  • Wow I love how your phone managed to browse itself in your pocket to this article on WPCentral, click add reply button, type all that, and click Submit.
  • It's an Android feature, hopefully MS will implement it in GDR3 too
  • I agree Daniel. X has meant close for 15 years. WP has been nearly 3 years with no way to close apps in the multitasking view so if they added a drag down to close how many people outside these forums would know it without a tutorial?The X is simple and requires no explanation. Remember folks WP still needs to grow so it needs to remain simple, sometimes at the expense of design.
  • So why not both and an option to remove the X
  • This is not android bitachhh :):)
  • This is why I hate leaks. Complainers complaining about crappy looking beta releases... Like it won't look different when it is released...
  • Very true. But Microsoft is horrible about keeping people up to date. These leaks are all we have.
  • People complaining about the X to close apps in the background don't seam to mind the X on multiple IE windows. Lame.
  • That's probably because people seldom use multi tabs on IE, so a hard chance of noticing that X.
  • Seldom use? What planet did that comment come from? My life is divided between tabs in whatever browser I am using, IE included. My Home page is a collection of 5 tabs opening.
  • Not lame at all. Try using your phone one handed which most do using their thumb. You'd have stretch your thumb up to tap the "X". Not convenient with larger screens. Who knows, you may even miss the X. Imagine just flicking up or down to close. Easy and clean.
  • I don't think my hands are larger than the average guy, but I don't have a problem closing IE tabs on my L920. Remember, once you close the upper left tab, the subsequent tabs reposition themselves.
  • There are better ways than X'ing to close. Look at Android, swipe to right, bammm! Done! You have to tap "X" to close. Come on! That's old school made for PC.
  • Agreed.
    Metro is the heart of WP. Instead of a guesture (same with Windows 8), we got a "X"?
     
    This is so un-Metrol.
  • Its funny really. People complained all the time about not being able to close apps. Now, you have a way to close apps other than "backing" all the way out. And guess what. It's not good enough for you Well why don't you go and design your own OS? Send your resume to Microsoft to be on their design team, maybe they will hire you. Oh wait. No. They won't. Everyone loves to play CEO and designer but has no idea what is required. Shut up, be grateful and say thank you. I applaud the guys at Microsoft.
  • Whoa whoa. Calm down.How long has Windows Phone been out? Everyone still on wp7 like my parents will never get this feature.
    Considering how late it is, everyone expects it to be perfect. I'm happy to let people rage on MS. They deserve it.
  • How long as IOS been out. 7/8 years? How were they closing apps ? When ios5 came out you had to double tap the home icon, then press and hold for the icon to delete the app to come up. But that's fine huh. Look at ios7. That's fine right. Windows phone does it and every one looses there mind. Everyone expects it to be perfect? Perfection is relative. To you, swiping up is perfect. To someone else , swiping down is perfect . To someone else, the x is perfect. So what IS perfect?
  • For me that little "X" button is perfect right there and it's easier and a faster approach. What's wrong with people?
  • I guess we have a lot of trolls here, because I can't understand all the complaints to new features.
  • The complaint is not the feature but the execution.
  • These are not complaints. They are feedback.
    So MS could improve their products.
  • What is night mode?
  • *reveals
  • I have a 920 on AT&T, so this update won't get here before phone becomes obsolete. Thanks AT&T! Love the customer support!
  • Once ATT get your commitment on a contract, you're just another schmuck to line their pockets! They're trying to force frustrated users to upgrade (pay more money) rather than wait for free updates.
  • That's snsd from korea.. Love that song :D
  • Agreed. I saw the comment in the article and turned my volume down, then when I heard the music I was like "this is not annoying pop music!". Glad to see a SNSD fan picked up the dev device haha :)
  • That's true.. Hahaha xD
  • This is pop music at its most generic form. I seriously don't understand why people like kpop.
  • Because i love it.. You should try hearing that song.. :))
  • Mayb att is waiting for gdr3 to come out and roll out a 4 hour update on may 2014... Sorry I'm just mad cause att was the first to get the 920 and we should at least be the second to get updates first being those who buy it unlocked.
  • As long as AT&T skips GDR2 for the 920 and is first with GDR3, I'll be just fine with that.
  • Skipping corners? Can't allow these assholes to do this. That would be giving them too much power. We need guarantee and security. We bought a product, and we deserve great support for supporting them.
  • Meh. I choose my battles. The bandwagon for being angry every time a particular update isn't supported or offered on a particular provider just never quite appealed to me, especially when we don't have the complete story. Come GDR3 and Blue, if we don't see faster response from AT&T, we'll have a right to be upset. I'm gonna give them the benefit of the doubt for now, considering we were some of the first to receive Portico updates on any network and phone.
  • Why "X" to close? Why not flick up or down? I'm gonna have to tweet Joe B. I'll do it right now in fact!
  • yeah, i agree, coming from webOS, thats one of the things i thought i could do when i switched to WP
  • I tweeted Joe B. He better give me a good answer. Imagine having to "X" to close using your thumb on 5" screens or greater. Not gonna work!
  • Oh my god, you might have to use other hand. Let me guess you have no intentions of getting a 5" screen anyways.
  • What's one intention of a smartphones? Yeah, to make your life a little easier. "X" to close. That's old school. Their are better ways. I see flicking up or down to close as more convenient, easy, intuitive, and makes sense. And you're guaranteed not to miss that tiny "X".
  • Why such a fuss.....X" option is already available for closing IE tabs, so GDR3 just re-uses that feature for closing notifications. I hope it would change in 8.1...
  • ...and that's why the "X" doesn't work very well sometime. You either miss or not respond.
  • Rodney has a ferret.
  • MSFT should redesign X button... I think
  • Lol! Warning. Please turn down your volume. Haha
  • Omg thats ugly X, Why can't they give swipe down to close option like Windows 8, some similarity man. Microsoft is stupid, too big n slow and no synergy cross different teams to design some common features. They r planning to combine Win RT with WP8 right? Then WTF is this X?
    Anyways idc where X came from, my point is MS is taking some stupid decisions and there is no synergy between departments. Win RT team something different while WP8 team doing different. Also if they r combining both then why not start merging features.
    I like notification though but question is what about 3rd party apps or how many things it can show in lock screen. Also is there any limitations, like how current lock screen can show only 5 notifications.
  • I tweeted Joe B.
  • Thanks for the warning about annoying pop music. Just saved my ears from bleeding.
  • I'm sorry, I think I had enough of these gdr update stories. I know, then don't read them. . . Gotch ya!
  • I wonder if they're going to put some of those features on the beta devices 1st gens
  • Of course not dumbass
  • Dude, you're weird.
  • If Microsoft and Nokia are done with development of GDR3 then hope it'll be released by Nov end.
  • Still waiting GDR2.........
  • You can Flash your Phone
  • Most of us aren't techies.
  • It doesn't take a techie to flash a phone. I did it in less than 10 mins. (excluding the download time of course)
  • Yes..yes...Welcome Nokia...please add more features to the Glance
  • More notification too
  • Will the Lumia 520 support GDR3?
    This is just a curious question, as I will be having either the 1020 or 1520 by the end of the year
  • Yes.
  • What is this "HTC Harmony" device I'm hearing about?
    I can't find any info more than slight mentions.
  • aw, a pity, this video actually demoed, that, althoug orientation lock is added to GDR3, there is actually no landscape support for the start menu. I understand then the sole purpose of the orientation lock is then to just lock the apps themselves? Although perhaps welcome for some apps, I wonder why app builders can't integrate this to their app instead. The orientation lock in this sense, to me, sounds misleading and disappointing. I would very much enjoy landscape mode for the car. currently I have to keep reminding myself to switch on apps before put it into the carkit, or keep twisting the carkit 90 degrees or looking diagnonally. Come on, its 2013!!!!!
  • Can't wait for the ability to quickly close an app. I hate backing out of an app and having to hit the back button several times e.g. in Facebook if you view a notification about a comment on a photo, once you're on the comment you have to press back four times to get out of the app. And it's so slow and unresponsive it takes forever. I quite like the animation of it dropping off when you close it too.
     
    And good to see an option to turn glance off when charging. I don't like how it's currently 'always on' when on the charger.
  • This was much better than 1st vid.
  • What does "GDR" stand for?
  • General distribution release
  • I think Nokia can push an ordinary update for enabling notification on glance. It's not a big deal.
  • That's what I thought
  • Sometimes it makes me feel boring to wait GDR2, come faster to Indonesia please........ (Region : Indonesia)
  • Shame it was a twat who got hold of one!!
  • Strange video looks like the vic should be bound & gagged in the corner.
    Nothing really new in the video compared to the first one.
    It'll finally be good to have a way to close apps properly. I think the problem is it looks like an afterthought. It reminds me of closing apps on my n900.
    These days we all expect functional but fluid transitions that are innovative! I can understand people being somewhat unimpressed.
    Its needed though so I look forward to gdr3 when it comes out.
    Now just notifications centre. I like the idea of swiping right.....
  • I saw a WiFi tile with the on icon, it's just an app or is something new?
  • So much dislike towards the X honestly we don't know how far along this build of GDR3 is so the hysteria seems unnecessary. Since WP is about simplicity anyway the X is easier to understand for a first time buyer, or long time windows user than any gesture which may be included as well for all we know.
  • I feel, 'X' to close an app is a good feature. Swipe down to exit would have been better. Because i have used belle before, i will be much more comfortable with the 'X'. But the important point is what MS are doing, in my opinion, outright stupidity. They should really have gven these features much earlier, given the fierce competition they face. Updates shouldnt be for the sake of updates. Releasing some features that should have been there earlier and then calling them updates is like betrayal to a loyal Nokia fan. I remember Joe Belfiore stating in the article that they didnt include bluettooth sharing because ppl in the US didnt use that feature??? Man, what the hell! MS thought ppl in the US are the only ones using phones. This is some dumb shit. Come on. We WP users definitely deserve better than this. I however feel that with 8.1 they will rectify their flawed marketing strategy. 
  • This is exactly what I think.
  • The X for closing app looks buggy...
  • Still waiting for gdr2 come on att how long are you going to make us wait. So wrong on so many levels. SMH
  • I have that currently on my Lumia 920 with amber
  • If I understand right, the Clock and notifications option in Glance was just introduced and does not work properly, because it is an incomplete feature? Seem to be 2 problems: there are no notifications just the clock; when turned off there is nothing at all, even though Peek is chosen for example, but there is nothing to peek at.
  • Will 1020 or 925....will also get the GDR3 update...in near future...??? 
  • Yes, both will get GDR3.
  • My Lumia 925 just had an update, has added new glance screen options, you can now set it at interval, not sure what else at the moment.
  • <p>Shame the person who bought the phone is a twat</p>
  • While we all squabble over that X, how about we think outside of the box? How about having one "slot" in that app switching mode (one, for starters, to prevent "abuse", hehe) for a "pinned" application? That One Slot would be graced with a true multitasking, meaning the app would remain fully active in the background, thus allowing you to, I don't know, scrobble music, download/upload something? And when you're done you simply hit the X and off it goes. Yes, I know, this could androidify WP completely but I'm sure we'd all kill for being able to keep at least one app fully active in the background... 
     
    And that would be an intro to a true snap view, meaning running two apps side by side, just like on Windows 8, for the oncoming Nokia phablet. 
  • We are all pathetic WP owners (1020 owner here), hoping for more wp improvement because MS is so slow.
  • Well done, WPCentral. You happily post leaked content that was shared with you, but you bite the hand that feeds you by complaining about the uploader's choice of music.
  • I'm gonna personally plan a route through MS's ventilation system after killing the three gaurds, place a bomb in the staff room with a 10 minute time limit, poison the water dispenser surgically remove Ballmers retina open door 63b, use information i received from the animus to hack into Belfiores Surface RT™ and hard code the mainframe to gain access to file:1777&&dhhhe (the X at the top of the multitasking windows) and destroy it!!!!!!!!!..........was that a little rash?
  • I hope that the notification centre is a swipe to the right. I realize it would be a rip off from BlackBerry but it is a good design element for notifications. That, or maybe a double tap of the windows key...and if it flashed indicating new notifications that would line up nicely.