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Windows Phone 8.1 Update 2 will come to a few of the existing devices

April 10, 2015 |

Not all Lumia devices will receive Update 2

Update 2 for Windows Phone 8.1 which was originally planned to come to all Lumia devices in early 2015, is now no longer a priority for Microsoft. Although the company has shifted … Read More

Update 2 for Windows Phone 8.1 is close to release for Preview for Developers

February 15, 2015 |

Windows Phone 8.1.2 will be the last update before Windows 10

Microsoft is expected to finish the distribution of Lumia Denim with Windows Phone 8.1.1 to all unlocked devices before the end of February but smartphones enrolled to the Preview … Read More

Cortana will soon speak Polish and other languages

September 14, 2014 |

Cortana coming to Poland and other countries through GDR2 update in October?

An author at has posted a tweet with two screenshots of the Update 2 including the new action center and the Polish Cortana. Cortana will be enabled … Read More

Update 2 coming soon, offering better settings

September 2, 2014 |

Microsoft is reportedly working on the second planned update of the Windows Phone 8.1 platform which has been called Update 2 (GDR 2). This update will further improve WP8.1 OS before Update 3 in early 2015 and the major transformation … 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

Samsung ATIV S devices are getting GDR2 update

August 7, 2013 |

The long anticipated GDR2 update for Windows Phone 8 (OS build 10327) is rolling out to ATIV S handsets. Yesterday the update was available only for the people living in Canada (those on Telus, Bell and Rogers). Today, the firmware … Read More

Microsoft claims GDR2 fixes the “Other Storage” issue

July 28, 2013 |

The “Other Storage” issue is one of the major problems for those using the Windows Phone mobile platform. The “Other Storage” is a specific area of the phone storage that begins to fill up with undeletable temporary files while users … 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

HTC 8X smartphones face issues with GDR2 update

July 24, 2013 | 2

A few days ago we reported that the GDR2 update has begun rolling out to some non-Nokia smartphones such as Samsung ATIV S and HTC Windows Phone 8X devices. This has been long-awaited by the users, but it seems that … Read More

GDR2 rolling out to non-Nokia devices

July 19, 2013 | 1

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 … 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

What’s new in the impending Lumia Amber (GDR2) update

June 24, 2013 |

Lumia Amber is a codename of the upcoming Nokia’s Windows Phone 8 update (GDR2). The WPDang website had the possibility to test and explore the new features, pre-loaded on the latest Nokia Lumia 925 flagship device. In addition to the … Read More