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Nokia Lumia 620 is receiving the Lumia Black update

February 26, 2014 |

Lumia Black + GDR3 software update rolled out to most of the Lumia devices around the globe, but there was one model yet to be updated – Lumia 620. Now, it seems the waiting is over as users in various … Read More

Nokia starts rolling out the Lumia Black update to all smartphones

January 10, 2014 |

The Lumia Black update has just begun rolling out to Windows Phone 8 devices around the globe. It brings several new features and improvements such as Glance Screen 2.0, Bluetooth Low Energy support, App Folder and other exclusive Nokia apps … Read More

HTC 8X and 8XT receiving Update 3 (GDR3)

October 30, 2013 |

Windows Phone Area understands that HTC 8X is receiving the GDR3 update around the globe. Users living in different countries have reported that the Update 3 or GDR3 is rolling out to the international (unlocked) versions of the HTC 8X. … Read More

Microsoft publishes the official changelog for Windows Phone 8 GDR3

October 24, 2013 |

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 … Read More

GDR 3 is official from today

October 14, 2013 |

According to The Verge, Microsoft is making the third update of Windows Phone 8 official today. GDR 3 (General Distribution Release 3) brings a handful of new and improved existing features, and is designed primarily for the forthcoming devices with … Read More

Microsoft Norway reveals Glance Screen notifications in GDR3 / Bittersweet shimmer update

September 29, 2013 |

Nokia introduced its ‘Glance Screen’ with the Lumia 925. Later, the feature became available for other Nokia models with the “Amber Update”. Now, it seems that the Glance Screen which initially displayed only the battery information and the time will … Read More


Carriers cancel GDR2 for HTC 8X, heading straight for GDR3

September 22, 2013 |

On October 22, Nokia is likely to unveil the Lumia 1520. Around the same time, we will see the next major update of Windows Phone called GDR3. The current GDR2 has already reached more than 30% of the Windows Phone … Read More

GDR3 details and screenshots, the next Windows Phone 8 update is coming

September 10, 2013 |

As you know, Microsoft is working on a major software update of its mobile platform called GDR3. The main purpose of this update is to enable 1080p display resolution of the upcoming smartphones. The first model on the market is … Read More

HTC to launch a Windows Phone version of its flagship HTC One

August 21, 2013 |

According to trusted sources, HTC is making a Windows Phone version of its flagship HTC One. Neowin has informed that the device will be launched this fall. It is stated that it will have the following specifications:

Microsoft is testing GDR3 update for Windows Phone, new features revealed

August 10, 2013 |

Yesterday The Verge reported that Microsoft is currently testing the forthcoming GDR3 update of its mobile operating system. Sources aware with Microsoft`s plans have revealed some new features of the update, including a rotation lock, driver mode for in-car use … Read More

Microsoft seeks a balance between updates and growth of Windows Phone

July 25, 2013 |

Windows Phone 8 is a new platform. Launched in October 2012, the Microsoft’s OS has been criticized for the lack of new updates. The first major update GDR2 is rolling out at the moment while GDR3 is expected in the … Read More

GDR2 and GDR3 delayed due to bug fixes, the real fixes will come in 2014 with Windows Phone Blue

July 12, 2013 |

On Thursday Microsoft has announced details for the upcoming update of Windows Phone 8. The update, known as General Distribution Release 2 (GDR2) has several changes such as fixes to Xbox Music for more accurate metadata, FM radio, Data Sense … Read More