10-01-2013 06:02 AM
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  1. martinmc78's Avatar
    This GDR2 Update is a JOKE! Only the radio (who was in WP7), and some bugs I had hoped solved aren't solved. A JOKE! No other term to describe it :-((
    I agree its not a lot but we all knew what was coming

    Update 8.0.10327.77

    Xbox Music. It's now easier to select, download and pin music. Plus, music fans will see more accurate metadata (such as song and album information) and many other performance improvements.
    FM radio. Listen to FM radio right from the Music+Videos hub. (Not available for all phones.)
    Data Sense. Keep on top of your phone's data usage with Data Sense. You can set a limit based on your data plan or just keep track of which apps use the most data. (Not all mobile operators offer Data Sense.)
    Skype. Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) apps such as Lync and Skype now feature improved stability and performance.
    Internet Explorer. Your web browsing experience is now better than ever with improved HTML 5 compatibility.
    Other improvements. Includes many other improvements to Windows Phone.
    07-19-2013 05:15 AM
  2. Narathan's Avatar
    I did notice my music doesn't distort anymore when I enter mytube or metrotube. Usually I had to unplug my headphones (any) for a moment and replug to fix it, but now it just auto adjusts... Which I find a very nice improvement!
    DenniSundaY likes this.
    07-19-2013 05:21 AM
  3. envio's Avatar
    I agree its not a lot but we all knew what was coming

    Update 8.0.10327.77

    Xbox Music. It's now easier to select, download and pin music. Plus, music fans will see more accurate metadata (such as song and album information) and many other performance improvements.
    FM radio. Listen to FM radio right from the Music+Videos hub. (Not available for all phones.)
    Data Sense. Keep on top of your phone's data usage with Data Sense. You can set a limit based on your data plan or just keep track of which apps use the most data. (Not all mobile operators offer Data Sense.)
    Skype. Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) apps such as Lync and Skype now feature improved stability and performance.
    Internet Explorer. Your web browsing experience is now better than ever with improved HTML 5 compatibility.
    Other improvements. Includes many other improvements to Windows Phone.
    Yes we all knew what was coming through WPC and more recently the Windows Phone update webpage but you still hope for something more, particularly when they claim "Other improvements. Includes many other improvements to Windows Phone." I would love to know exactly what this actually means for GDR2.
    07-19-2013 07:01 AM
  4. jlynnm350z's Avatar
    Just installing the update reduced my "Other Storage" from 4.8 GB to 2.5 GB (which I think is a good thing). After I read the news on WPCentral about the manual deletion of temporary files I installed Make More Space. In the app it shows 56.10 MB, nothing happens when I tap, there's nothing in the options directly.

    And I have FM radio now, which I will never use.

    So that's the update for me. Of course, after the download it was staying at 100 % percent for over 15 minutes or so, so I went to bed. Sometime in the night I woke up, went to the toilet, and started the update when passing by my phone, and somehow I must have hit something with my little toe. The toe is now blue and swollen and hurts like hell, which meant I wasn't able to go to work today. That's what the update did for me ;-)



    You called off wwork because you stubbed your toe. Lol, wow! That is lame dude. You must have a money tree in the back you can just pick some money off or something. Soooooo lame.
    07-19-2013 07:07 AM
  5. envio's Avatar
    what about Lumia 920 I haven't received gdr2 or so called amber update
    I've got the update on my 8x but it is nothing special at all. You have to appreciate that Nokia care about their users and actually continue to add value. Relax; you are going to get GDR2 and Amber which is Nokia's update which actually adds useful improvements and features and fixes. Also, Nokia have a lot more WP devices than HTC does so there's a lot more testing to do. HTC has added zero value to my 8x since launch and since they only have the 8s and more recently the 8xt to worry about, delivering GDR2 is much quicker.
    07-19-2013 07:11 AM
  6. rocking23nf's Avatar
    You called off wwork because you stubbed your toe. Lol, wow! That is lame dude. You must have a money tree in the back you can just pick some money off or something. Soooooo lame.
    um most people get paid sick days, I get 12 a year and can bank any I don't use.
    07-19-2013 07:34 AM
  7. Chregu's Avatar
    You called off wwork because you stubbed your toe. Lol, wow! That is lame dude. You must have a money tree in the back you can just pick some money off or something. Soooooo lame.
    I'm not sure if it is broken, if the swelling does not go down until tomorrow, I'll see a doctor. I can't really walk and I can't put on a shoe. And in Switzerland we are big on public transport what involves a good amount of walking, at least in my case. In addition we have some good social standards here, which helps much in such situations. And if you really want to know: It's my first day off because of sickness since I'm working there, so nobody will even rise an eyebrow (my boss sent me a nice get-well e-mail, lovely people at my workplace).

    Well, why do I even explain myself as a response to such a lame post. Let's get back to topic.
    07-19-2013 08:18 AM
  8. Andres_P's Avatar
    Just get (initiated check by myself) update in Estonia, unbranded HTC 8X , Elisa.
    All changes are listed here allready.
    However, even when Data Sense is controlled by operator i do not see even application / nor cant download it from store? Is DataSense off for all unbranded devices?
    07-19-2013 08:28 AM
  9. Pete's Avatar
    Yes, if your carrier doesn't offer the Data Sense service, you won't see any option at all. It's one of the fixed built-in apps (like the Alarm and Calculator, etc).
    07-19-2013 08:35 AM
  10. igoramadas's Avatar
    Btw for everyone saying that Data Sense is always carried dependant: it is NOT. I've got an unbranded Lumia 925 and it comes with Data Sense. Updated my old 8X today (also unbranded) and Data Sense is missing there. Both tested using the same SIM card.

    So I think it's on Microsoft / HTC / Nokia's hands to decide for unbranded devices, and seems Nokia has opted in while HTC has opted out.
    07-19-2013 09:47 AM
  11. juanitoriv's Avatar
    Did anyone's "Other" go down with the new update?
    07-19-2013 10:14 AM
  12. Chregu's Avatar
    Did anyone's "Other" go down with the new update?
    Just installing the update reduced my "Other Storage" from 4.8 GB to 2.5 GB (which I think is a good thing). After I read the news on WPCentral about the manual deletion of temporary files I installed Make More Space. In the app it shows 56.10 MB, nothing happens when I tap, there's nothing in the options directly.
    07-19-2013 10:17 AM
  13. Kevin Cuffe's Avatar
    No Data Sense for me on Vodafone UK :(
    07-19-2013 10:40 AM
  14. jlynnm350z's Avatar
    HTC didn't bring anything new to the table with GDR2, so there is practically no change. At least Nokia made a few firmware additions so we have a little something to look forward to.
    07-19-2013 10:45 AM
  15. IceDree's Avatar
    I got the GDR2 update for my international unbranded 8X in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia this morning & I'm still discovering things here & there , here's what I found so far :

    - FM Radio , haven't tried it yet (Music>>Radio) .
    - What Camera App to launch (Photos>>Settings).
    - Control the Keyboard tone (Settings>>Ringtones+Sounds).
    - Skype Contacts now appear in People with the rest of the contacts & you can filter it as well.
    -Others storage went down . (went from 2GB to 1.5GB)

    I'll keep you posted with what I can find .


    A couple of quick heads ups :
    - Its a Big Update , 1.3GB so be careful everyone .
    - it will fill to 100% & start again, also It will stay on 100% (on the update bar) for like 10 minutes ... Perfectly normal.


    Also , HTC updated most of their apps yesterday
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    07-19-2013 11:14 AM
  16. thanhtung2805's Avatar
    anyone with AT&t got update ? so sad
    07-19-2013 12:38 PM
  17. DJRedLine's Avatar
    No Data Sense for me on Vodafone UK :(
    I'm on voda uk and no update for me showing.
    07-19-2013 02:07 PM
  18. Drack648's Avatar
    I haven't received any update yet :( I'm on Telefonica Movistar MEX. Hope this deal between Micro. and Telefonica included Data Sense lol.
    07-19-2013 02:26 PM
  19. mikey2toes's Avatar
    The one thing i have noticed with gdr2 is a possible update to beats audio. It takes a sec to kick in but when it does it sounds alot better, louder and clearer then before.
    07-19-2013 03:37 PM
  20. Narathan's Avatar
    The one thing i have noticed with gdr2 is a possible update to beats audio. It takes a sec to kick in but when it does it sounds alot better, louder and clearer then before.
    You can hear the difference. Much more vibrant... But it was a weird kind of "fade in" or whatever you like to call it. But I dig it. now it also works with Metrotube and myTube whereas it wouldn't kick in before GDR2
    07-19-2013 05:42 PM
  21. mikey2toes's Avatar
    You can hear the difference. Much more vibrant... But it was a weird kind of "fade in" or whatever you like to call it. But I dig it. now it also works with Metrotube and myTube whereas it wouldn't kick in before GDR2
    ya i kinda like it. It just sounds better.
    07-19-2013 07:42 PM
  22. nikkswest's Avatar
    Hey guys with HTC WP's any improvements in the skype application ??
    07-20-2013 12:35 AM
  23. ricocchet's Avatar
    Have to agree I was expecting big things from these GDR updates, at least a custom colour selector for Accent colour, but no, its good to have an update and appreciate the radio and the extra tweaks, things seem smoother and less clunky but disappointment, when is GDR3 coming out?
    07-20-2013 04:13 AM
  24. rockstarzzz's Avatar
    Can anyone tell us what changed for Xbox Music and Skype?
    07-20-2013 04:31 AM
  25. DenniSundaY's Avatar
    There is nothing really changed for Skype except stability of VOIP calls I think, and maybe improved stability. And for Xbox music I didn't find any changes at all. Only added FM radio of course but that's all I coyle find after the update.
    07-20-2013 06:09 AM
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