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GDR2 rolling out to non-Nokia devices

HTC Windows Phone 8X gets GDR2 update

Windows Phone Area received several reports that The General Distribution Release 2 (GDR2) begins rolling out to some unlocked non-Nokia smartphones like Samsung ATIV S and HTC Windows Phone 8X bringing a couple of new features and minor improvements to the Microsoft’s operating system. GDR2 is expected to reach the rest of the non-Nokia phones before the end of July while Nokia is going to release its own Lumia Amber update in August.

GDR2 enables the Data Sense feature that will help you track your data traffic, an FM radio and the ability to set a camera app of your choice. The update adds CalDAV and CardDav support and improves the performance and the stability of VoIP apps like Skype. GDR2 also brings some minor changes to Xbox Music and HTML5 improvements for Internet Explorer.

As we reported earlier, the changes are minimal. Microsoft will release a GDR3 update later this year bringing support for quad-core chipsets and 1080p devices. GDR3 will probably debut on a new device, before rolling out to the rest old Windows Phones. The next major changes such as better multitasking and notification center will arrive with Windows Phone Blue in early 2014.

Source: Windows Phone