- 07-07-2013, 08:17 AM #2
I don't think it can hurt. Sure some people will throw their toys out of their prams and abandon wp if the update doesn't come out tomorrow. But who cares about them anyway, they will do the same to apple next year, blackberry the year after, then htc before they come back.
Microsoft are in this for the long game. They are gonna make sure the update is right and stable first, instead of releasing it prematurely.
All it will ever do is help. Apple seem lost in the water and android hasn't had a proper update since gingerbread. So yeah, wont hurt.
- 07-08-2013, 04:17 AM #7
They are kicking ***.
Remember when everyone claimed they were dead because they held a.stock holder meeting, but it turned out they were buying out siemens half of the joint venture?
Yeah.......cant buy stuff without money.
- 07-08-2013, 06:57 AM #8
- 07-08-2013, 07:05 AM #9
Anyway, I think you might be confused. My understanding of General Distribution Release updates is that they have nothing to do with WP8.1 (major OS update). They are small patch updates between major OS updates. So we first had GDR1, soon to have GDR2 (August sometime?) then GDR3 near the end of this year. WP8.1 first quarter of 2014 sometime. At least that's what I've come to understand. We don't have an official road map of updates. Hopefully the GDR's fill fix the issues and add some features but I'm not expecting anything major until WP8.1.
07-08-2013, 07:08 AM #10
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GDR 3 will be Shown inn Sept, and out by Nov Dec only in the new devices.
It will roll out to evryone in Jan Feb May be.
In Oct / Sept Nokia will Unveil new Phones they will contain the Microsofts GDR 3 Update, Packed with Nokia's Spices and Sauces.
as we are getting amber treatment we'l recive something similar in GDR 3
- 07-08-2013, 07:18 AM #11
- 07-08-2013, 10:55 AM #12
07-08-2013, 02:25 PM #13
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I think what he meant was how the updates are distributed. Sure android 5 will be out soon but not all devices as usual will get it at time of release. Look how long JB took to get into the wild. Hopefully MS and the carriers will push out coordinated updates in a timely manner. Essentially I think their end game is to have all wp8 devices update at the same time so no one is left out. It's a long shot but it would be nice.
- 07-08-2013, 02:26 PM #14
But say im wrong, these were propper updates, they are still over 8 months apart. So the wp update regularity is fine.
- 07-08-2013, 02:53 PM #15
- 07-08-2013, 04:47 PM #18
Some might disagree in regard to GDR3, as it will introduce support for 1080p and newer SoCs, but that doesn't add anything to what the OS can do. For those that already have a WP8 device, GDR3 offers absolutely nothing.
WP8.1 (a.k.a. Blue), is the first update since WP8 launched that will focus on user facing features.
Don't get me wrong, I'm not saying GDR2 isn't worthwhile. It is a desperately needed update that should have been released months ago, but it isn't any more "real" than maintenance updates on competing platforms.
- 07-09-2013, 03:14 AM #21
Now of course that doesn't mean we won't be 'suprised' by something but really, GDR2 is nothing special at the end of the day and GDR3 will be about the same. They're not going to release major features that close to the WP8.1 update.
- 07-09-2013, 03:25 AM #22
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- 07-09-2013, 07:48 AM #24
With FM radio it appears that it was meant to be on at release but they didn't have time to implement it or something like that. You still need the hardware too.
Keep in mind GDRs are from MS and any firmware update is from the manufacturer so they're different.
- 07-09-2013, 10:29 AM #25
I will confuse even MORE
General Distribution Release 3 is actually Windows Phone 8.1 Beta
as the HW update was badly needed thus that part is pushed agile out before Christmas to the users delight!!
and the Developers part, the unified API (W81,WP81,Xbox1), is out hopefully at Feb 2014
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