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Microsoft publishes the official changelog for Windows Phone 8 GDR3

WP8 GDR3 screenshot

After numerous announcements and rumors regarding the GDR3 update for Windows Phone, Microsoft has now officially detailed it by publishing its changelog. There are no major surprises in the listed features, though. As we already know, update 3 is coming with much needed features already available for other operating systems such as Screen Lock, Driving Mode and 1080p screen support.

WP8 GDR3 Driving Mode screenshot

What we are glad to see is that the Other Storage issue is going to the past. With the new update the operating system will get build numbers 8.0.10512.142 or 8.0.10501.127, depending on the mobile operator and the phone model. We are eager to see your impressions once you get it and find out what the other improvements are. For those who have not got the update yet, here is the changelog bellow:


Accessibility. We’ve made several improvements for customers who are visually impaired.

Storage. Now you can easily free up storage space on your phone and manage temporary files. New categories show what’s taking up space.

Driving Mode. Feeling distracted behind the wheel? Driving Mode allows you to minimize incoming calls and text messages to help you focus on the road.

Screen. Reading emails in bed? You can lock your screen orientation so it doesn’t shift when you move your phone around.

Wi-Fi. Start preserving cellular data on your phone right out of the box—you can now connect to Wi-Fi during set up.

Internet sharing. Now you can use your phone’s cellular data connection from your Microsoft Windows 8.1 devices by pairing them over Bluetooth.

Bluetooth. Several fixes were made to address known issues, and improvements were made to connection quality for Bluetooth accessories.

Ringtones. Do more with ringtones now. Assign ringtones for text messages, so you’ll know who’s texting you without even looking. Use your custom ringtones for more things—text messages, instant messages, emails, voicemail, and reminders.

App switcher. Don’t look back. Now you can use the App switcher to quickly close apps when you’re finished with them.

Other improvements. Includes many other improvements to Windows Phone.

Source:  Windowsphone