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DIY: Shortcut Tile for screen rotation toggle in Update 3 for Windows Phone

DIY: Shortcut Tile for screen rotation toggle in Update 3 for Windows Phone

If you’re using Windows Phone 8 Update 3 (Preview), and according to today’s poll many of you are, then you’re probably enjoying the benefits of the new screen rotation orientation lock. A long sought after feature, albeit minor, is the new setting that allows you to lock the OS in place so that it won’t auto-rotate—great for when lying in bed. In fact, it’s your third favorite feature...

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Screenshots of Windows Phone 8 GDR3 and Nokia’s Bittersweet Shimmer surface

Screenshots of Windows Phone 8 GDR3 and Nokia’s Bittersweet Shimmer surface

Update 2:30 AM ET: We have secondary confirmation that these images and features are authentic. More information at the end of the article. Later this year, towards the November time frame, Microsoft is rumored to be releasing Windows Phone 8 General Distribution Release 3 (GDR3) along with alleged new firmware from Nokia named “Bittersweet shimmer” (originally reported by the site...

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New features for Windows Phone 8 GDR3 reportedly revealed; due in the coming months

New features for Windows Phone 8 GDR3 reportedly revealed; due in the coming months

While many handsets are just now getting Windows Phone 8 OS build 10327 aka GDR2, it has been known for a while that GDR3 was due not too long thereafter, filling in another gap between Windows Phone 8 and Windows Phone 8.1 Like GDR2, GDR3 will not bring many new major features but rather lots of smaller improvements, driven by new hardware requirements. Those plans include devices with...

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