10-25-2013 02:16 PM
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  1. Jf.Vigor's Avatar
    If you go to messaging settings, at the very bottom it now has "emergency alerts". I don't know if this is new in GDR2 or GDR3
    10-14-2013 01:36 PM
  2. vormison's Avatar
    @philharmonik - That's the same as it was.
    10-14-2013 01:38 PM
  3. login with google's Avatar
    did the firmware or the os version changed?
    10-14-2013 01:39 PM
  4. klcow's Avatar
    did the firmware or the os version changed?
    just the OS
    10-14-2013 01:40 PM
  5. philharmonik's Avatar
    @philharmonik - That's the same as it was.
    Great, now I feel like I'm taking crazy pills over here! I've had my 920 since they released and you're telling me I've never made the tiles this small??
    10-14-2013 01:41 PM
  6. niiick's Avatar
    Damn it I was looking forward to more tiles, this was the disappointing part. But oh well at least the autorotate is off now that was very annoying. Also Driving Mode is cool, just tested it a bit in the car.
    Installed on 920.
    10-14-2013 01:41 PM
  7. Snapperlicious's Avatar
    Anything on volume control? It was rumored about 6 weeks ago that GDR3 would allow you to have separate volume for apps and phone services, etc.
    10-14-2013 01:42 PM
  8. John Balacano's Avatar
    awesome guys now on the gears !!!!! bootup :) WINDOWS PHONE UPDATES BRINGS A LITTLE BIT OF HAPPINESS TO US USERS !!!
    10-14-2013 01:42 PM
  9. Prinoy Da Costa's Avatar
    Is this not something new? I never noticed being able to have all these tiles until I updated to GDR3. If this is not what everyone is referring to, my bad.
    O_O) kill yourself
    mcivor88 and darkest.white like this.
    10-14-2013 01:42 PM
  10. CellularMan's Avatar
    If you go to messaging settings, at the very bottom it now has "emergency alerts". I don't know if this is new in GDR2 or GDR3
    Can you post a screenshot? I don't have this option
    10-14-2013 01:43 PM
  11. chenhogi's Avatar
    Update was smooth, and all seems to be working fine. Nice one MS. Looking forward to glance screen notifications now.
    10-14-2013 01:44 PM
  12. oldpueblo's Avatar
    Damn it I was looking forward to more tiles, this was the disappointing part. But oh well at least the autorotate is off now that was very annoying. Also Driving Mode is cool, just tested it a bit in the car.
    Installed on 920.
    Think about it, what possible use could there be for even more tile sizes on the same physical size screen? How useful would tiny squares be with text you can barely read and certainly can't just glance at?
    10-14-2013 01:45 PM
  13. joeonsunset's Avatar
    I'm a huge Windows Phone fan and really push the platform to everyone I know. But I am a little disheartened about this update, honestly. I built up my expectations too high I guess, getting excited about more tile sizes or the possibility of a notification center. I have a Lumia 1020 and really, even at this resolution, the extra sizes would work well. The medium size tiles are pretty big right now, and I think they would work fine three across. I know that there was talk before about the 1080p requirement, but I think it was inattentional blindness on my part :-)

    Normally I'd be the first to install an update like this. But Bluetooth tethering doesn't do much for me (unless it uses less power than Wifi tethering?). That basically leaves screen rotation lock, office file attachments... features that for me are, like, I dunno. Ho-hum. I guess I'll like being able to browse the web laying on my side on the couch. I will never use drive mode: if it did something like keep the phone from going into lock screen, so you could use navigation without attending to it constantly, that would be awesome. But just blocking notifications? Meh. And task closing-- maybe it's just me, but I never have a problem with open apps. Which is a good thing for the OS, but it makes the feature kinda boring.

    Alright, so I'm gonna install it update, let's be serious. But I feel a little like a kid at Christmas that didn't get the bee-bee gun he was begging for. I know, I know: You'll shoot your eye out, kid.

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    10-14-2013 01:46 PM
  14. niiick's Avatar
    Music controls are the same, no changes at all. On top of that, closing a music app with the new X on the app switching screen doesn't make the controls go away, same as it was.
    10-14-2013 01:47 PM
  15. Mantraxalos's Avatar
    It was also rumored to contain a percentage for battery at the top of the screen.
    That should've been easy to implement as well.

    Anything on volume control? It was rumored about 6 weeks ago that GDR3 would allow you to have separate volume for apps and phone services, etc.
    10-14-2013 01:47 PM
  16. DavidinCT's Avatar
    Downloaded and installed...just busy at work have not had a time to check it..
    10-14-2013 01:47 PM
  17. txDrum's Avatar
    Yep.
    actually no. I would have loved gesture based closing in addition to the X. I could see that x being somewhat annoying, especially on big phones like the 1520 where reaching it might be more difficult.

    Its obviously not HARD, but the whole point is convenience.
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    10-14-2013 01:47 PM
  18. Kavu2's Avatar
    Can anyone comment on these supposed new features of GDR3...particularly the tethering elements. Also does this work-around the current Verizon hobbling of tethering? Inquiring minds want to wander...

    ...as mentioned by Paul Thurott at winsupersite.com....
    --------------------------
    Mobile Accessibility. One of the big complaints about Windows Phone is that its accessibility features are decidedly lacking. With Update 3, Windows Phone 8 picks up a suite of apps called Mobile Accessibility that seek to improve this situation. Apps include a screen reader for blind and visually impaired as well as tools for the hearing-impaired that help with notifications like alarms, calendar events, and low-battery warnings.

    Tethering improvements. The Internet Sharing feature in Windows Phone 8 is being updated to include a special pairing mode for use with particular PCs that uses Bluetooth to make the connection: No more manual entry of passwords.
    ------------------------

    And thanks to all for reporting on how it is all going.
    10-14-2013 01:48 PM
  19. niiick's Avatar
    Actually I'd be using it with the square tiles, I have very few small tiles on my setup and I would prefer to see the info at a glance as opposed to scrolling up and down. not to mention, the text size is kind of large for me, I would be ok with smaller text in the square or wide tiles
    10-14-2013 01:49 PM
  20. jhoff80's Avatar
    Under Bluetooth, there's now also an option to "Connect in a different way to use Speech with Bluetooth in my car".
    philharmonik likes this.
    10-14-2013 01:50 PM
  21. Mulyana Ca's Avatar
    Lumia 620 can update developers, great......
    10-14-2013 01:53 PM
  22. oldpueblo's Avatar
    I'm a huge Windows Phone fan and really push the platform to everyone I know. But I am a little disheartened about this update, honestly. I built up my expectations too high I guess, getting excited about more tile sizes or the possibility of a notification center. I have a Lumia 1020 and really, even at this resolution, the extra sizes would work well. The medium size tiles are pretty big right now, and I think they would work fine three across. I know that there was talk before about the 1080p requirement, but I think it was inattentional blindness on my part :-)

    Normally I'd be the first to install an update like this. But Bluetooth tethering doesn't do much for me (unless it uses less power than Wifi tethering?). That basically leaves screen rotation lock, office file attachments... features that for me are, like, I dunno. Ho-hum. I guess I'll like being able to browse the web laying on my side on the couch. I will never use drive mode: if it did something like keep the phone from going into lock screen, so you could use navigation without attending to it constantly, that would be awesome. But just blocking notifications? Meh. And task closing-- maybe it's just me, but I never have a problem with open apps. Which is a good thing for the OS, but it makes the feature kinda boring.

    Alright, so I'm gonna install it update, let's be serious. But I feel a little like a kid at Christmas that didn't get the bee-bee gun he was begging for. I know, I know: You'll shoot your eye out, kid.

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    Heh the flipside of that is I bought that actual Red Rider BB gun for my son and he didn't care. :( I think ultimately the reason is they are keeping the straight lines/ same grid layout, so if they allowed three medium across that'd also allow six small across. Imagine how small those six squares would be.
    10-14-2013 01:54 PM
  23. Iki Taba's Avatar
    It was also rumored to contain a percentage for battery at the top of the screen.
    That should've been easy to implement as well.
    Now that he mentioned it, is the percentage option available. This would be great. Anybody found it???
    10-14-2013 01:54 PM
  24. david90531's Avatar
    Is this not something new? I never noticed being able to have all these tiles until I updated to GDR3. If this is not what everyone is referring to, my bad.
    kinda knew it was a troll.... darn

    Sent from my Transformer Prime TF201 using Tapatalk HD
    10-14-2013 01:56 PM
  25. philharmonik's Avatar
    O_O) kill yourself
    you do the same
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    10-14-2013 01:57 PM
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