1. alv3st3r's Avatar
    Windows Phone 8 Update 3′ adds top requested features ahead of 1080p devices. Also Microsoft bypasses carriers to deliver early Windows Phone updates.

    Features at a glance:

    * Support for 1080p resolution screens
    * Support for the Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 quad-core processor
    * Driving Mode
    * New accessibility features
    * Improved Internet Sharing
    * Custom ringtones
    * Rotation lock option
    * Better storage management
    * Easily close apps
    * Wi-Fi access out of the box
    * Better Bluetooth

    PS: Developers can get Update 3 today.

    Source: Announcing our third Windows Phone 8 update
    sinime likes this.
    10-14-2013 07:24 AM
  2. broar94's Avatar
    No sign of notifications for glance?
    10-14-2013 07:37 AM
  3. Pete's Avatar
    Excellent news.

    Cue tones of people signing up and paying for the developer program as a way of getting the updates early.
    10-14-2013 07:42 AM
  4. nocial's Avatar
    Glance notifications will probably be rolled out with 8.1.
    10-14-2013 07:43 AM
  5. Pete's Avatar
    Interesting, I appear to have a dev account already. Guess I'll be looking at GDR3 when I get home from work.
    10-14-2013 07:47 AM
  6. alv3st3r's Avatar
    Interesting, I appear to have a dev account already. Guess I'll be looking at GDR3 when I get home from work.
    I envy you. Wish I could play with GDR3 too.
    10-14-2013 07:50 AM
  7. ttsoldier's Avatar
    No sign of notifications for glance?
    Glance notifications will probably be rolled out with 8.1.
    No. This will be rolled our with Nokia's firmware update.
    10-14-2013 08:14 AM
  8. ttsoldier's Avatar
    I envy you. Wish I could play with GDR3 too.
    You can. Anyone can.
    Get GDR3 today: Microsoft announces Windows Phone Preview for Developers | Windows Phone Central

    Read the entire article.
    10-14-2013 08:15 AM
  9. berty6294's Avatar
    If I reset my phone, do I remain at Update 3? I feel as though this question will come up frequently...
    10-14-2013 08:19 AM
  10. Pete's Avatar
    .. especially the part about the update potentially breaking your phone's warranty..

    This is a preview GDR3 after all, there's a possibility things might not go smoothly.
    10-14-2013 08:20 AM
  11. Pete's Avatar
    If I reset my phone, do I remain at Update 3? I feel as though this question will come up frequently...
    See bold below

    Any catches?There are only a few caveats users face by participating

    • This only includes the OS update, not device specific firmware i.e. this is not Nokia's 'Bittersweet shimmer'; users should remain with their current firmware and will not lose it
    • You can only move forward, there is no going back to earlier releases
    • You need at least OS version 8.0.10322.71 to participate
    • You will continue to receive the official update (and firmware) when they become publicly available, so there is no missing out of features, nor will you ever be behind
    • This will void your device warranty
    10-14-2013 08:22 AM
  12. berty6294's Avatar
    See bold below
    Well yes I can read, that didn't explain much. You have no option to downgrade, but if you reset the phone, what are you starting at? I'm sure its GDR3 but I figured it was a question worth asking seeing as this isn't an official upgrade yet.
    10-14-2013 08:29 AM
  13. Pete's Avatar
    The same as will happen if you hard reset a phone with a released GDR update, the OS version will remain the same as before you hard reset the phone (i.e. if you hard reset a phone with a preview GDR3, the preview GDR3 will remain after the reset).
    10-14-2013 08:31 AM
  14. alv3st3r's Avatar
    It'll cost 19$.
    10-14-2013 08:34 AM
  15. Pete's Avatar
    I ain't a developer man.
    You don't need to be. Just sign up and follow the instructions. There's no requirement for you to write any code or create apps.

    All you need to do is:-

    a) pay cash for the year
    b) accept the risks of using the preview
    c) accept that you won't get any manufacturer/carrier added additions until the official release.
    10-14-2013 08:38 AM
  16. berty6294's Avatar
    The same as will happen if you hard reset a phone with a released GDR update, the OS version will remain the same as before you hard reset the phone (i.e. if you hard reset a phone with a preview GDR3, the preview GDR3 will remain after the reset).
    Ahh thank you, I was unsure of that! I may still take the plunge tonight, still a bit scared though. Shant be too long until the official is released (I'm sure that will just patch right over the preview when that becomes available? same with bittersweet?)

    Also a nice way of getting it out there without carriers intervening!
    10-14-2013 08:39 AM
  17. berty6294's Avatar
    a) pay cash for the year
    Unless your a student!
    10-14-2013 08:41 AM
  18. alv3st3r's Avatar
    You don't need to be.
    You grabbed my post before I edited it.
    10-14-2013 08:43 AM
  19. sejgiul's Avatar
    Excellent news.

    Cue tones of people signing up and paying for the developer program as a way of getting the updates early.
    Sign up for the free windows phone app studio instead.: Windows Phone App Studio | Microsoft
    Oris likes this.
    10-14-2013 08:51 AM
  20. Chief_Adu's Avatar
    Sounds like an amazing opportunity to loads of us.

    GDR3, we're coming for you!
    10-14-2013 08:54 AM
  21. berty6294's Avatar
    So wait, this unlocks BT4.0?
    10-14-2013 09:08 AM
  22. Jnbs's Avatar
    So wait, this unlocks BT4.0?
    No that will be unlocked by Nokia's firmware
    10-14-2013 09:12 AM
  23. Chief_Adu's Avatar
    I have a Phone Dev account, but I have no idea how to receive that update...

    Anyone an idea? (I feel noobish )

    EDIT: never mind... I found the answer here.
    10-14-2013 09:20 AM

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