Printed from http://www.electronista.com

Windows Phone 8 users set to get GDR2 update soon

updated 07:15 am EDT, Fri July 12, 2013

Window Phone 8 users get feature tweaks, major update due 2014

Windows Phone 8 users can look forward to a software update over the coming days. Referred to as the General Distribution Release 2 (GDDR2) (8.0.10327.77), the new update will bring several improvements, but which are relatively minor in nature. A more major Windows Phone 'Blue' update is currently under development, but is not expected to see a wider release until 2014. Among its features is a notification center that has previously leaked out.

According to the Windows Phone 8 update history page, one of the more major updates is to the Xbox Music app. Microsoft says users can expect to be able to find music more easily, select it, pin it and download it. Song metadata has also been improved so that artist and track information is more accurate. The ability to access an FM radio has been added to phones, where the radio permits it.

Where supported by carriers, a new Data Sense function will allow users to track their data usage. Users can set data limits or keep track of which apps are using the most data. The Skype and Lync apps have been updated with improved performance and stability, which Internet Explorer now offers better support for HTML5. Users will now also be able to set their favorite lens so it automatically opens when the camera app is launched. [via The Verge]



By Electronista Staff
Post tools:

TAGS :

toggle

Comments

Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.

toggle

Network Headlines

toggle

Most Popular

Sponsor

Recent Reviews

Cat B100

Cat is primarily known for its heavy-duty machinery used in the construction industry and farming, among other areas. What may not be ...

Linksys EA6900 AC Router

As AC networking begins to makes its way into more and more devices you may find yourself considering an upgrade for your home network ...

D-Link DIR-510L 802.11AC travel router

Having Internet access in hotels and other similar locations used to be a miasma of connectivity issues. If Wi-Fi was available, it wa ...

Sponsor

toggle

Most Commented

 
toggle

Popular News