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Windows Phone Amber/GDR2 update continues to roll out in Europe, still no sighting for AT&T

Windows Phone Amber/GDR2 update continues to roll out in Europe, still no sighting for AT&T

Reports of the Windows Phone Amber and GDR2 updates continue to roll in from various parts of the globe. The latest updates are being reported for the Nokia Lumia 920 in Germany for T-Mobile, unlocked 920's in the United Kingdom, for the Lumia 920 and Lumia 820 in Italy, and the Lumia 920 in Belgium. Still no sighting on AT&T's update and hopefully that will change shortly. If you...

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Rumor: Microsoft looking to add more tiles to Windows Phone for even larger displays

Rumor: Microsoft looking to add more tiles to Windows Phone for even larger displays

We've already covered rumours of Microsoft looking to add 1080p support for Windows Phone later this year with the GDR3 update (this is all before the anticipated "Blue" update), but now the company may well be addressing the larger real estate issue that will occur with Live Tiles. Should you own a Samsung ATIV S, the three columns of tiles can appear to be rather limited at times, but...

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Microsoft and Nokia are already beta testing GDR2 Windows Phone 8 OS update

Microsoft and Nokia are already beta testing GDR2 Windows Phone 8 OS update

It was only last week where we learned about so-called “GDR” or “General Distribution Releases”, which are to be minor OS updates for Windows Phone 8. The “Portico” update that started last December was reportedly GDR1 and according to ZDNet, there are at least two others coming this year as well: GDR2 and GDR3. After that is a “major” OS update with “Blue” coming in the holiday season...

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Between Windows Phone 8 and Blue lies a path of more frequent updates

Between Windows Phone 8 and Blue lies a path of more frequent updates

With yesterday’s alleged leak of HTC’s next Windows Phone, one of its eyebrow raising aspects was the use of “GDR2” when identifying the OS. The term was new nomenclature for those who follow Microsoft’s update cycles and product code names. Now, ZDNet’s Mary Jo Foley has learnt of its meaning and Paul Thurrott helps put it into focus. The term GDR2 stands for “General Distribution...

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