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  1. GideonTerblanche's Avatar
    Can anyone shed some light on this :(
    10-23-2013 04:11 AM
  2. PB_H's Avatar
    That's really lame to be honest. Here I was ready to jump to WP8 thanks to the changes in GDR3. But seems Lumia Black isn't coming until early 2014, which probably means GDR3 is coming around the same timeframe.

    A real let down...
    Where did you read that Nokia isn't releasing Lumia Black until early (that could be as late as Spring depending on what's meant by early ) 2014 ?
    10-23-2013 04:15 AM
  3. andynew89's Avatar
    According to this

    http://m.windowscentral.com/nokias-l...-glance-screen

    Lumia Black should be released in coming weeks
    10-23-2013 04:42 AM
  4. sejgiul's Avatar
    There's more information to be found on Nokia Conversations and I quote:

    Many of the new features and imaging innovations found in the Nokia Lumia 1520 and Nokia Lumia 1320 will be coming to existing Nokia Lumia smartphones running on Windows Phone 8 aligned with the next software update called “Lumia Black”. The update, including the latest Windows Phone update from Microsoft, is expected to begin rolling out in early 2014.
    Then Microsoft says this on their blog:

    On the software front, the Lumia 1520 and 1320 will come with a bunch of great new apps and features—many of which will be rolling out to existing phones in the form of a new update Nokia is calling Lumia Black. The update, which includes the latest version of the Windows Phone 8 operating system, is expected begin rolling out to Nokia Lumia smartphones running Windows Phone 8 in early 2014, the company said.
    Surely they can't both be wrong? Unless of course Microsoft blatantly copied Nokia's error. But to me this seems like Lumia Black won't reach our devices until early 2014. Just because The Verge say it is coming in the next few weeks does not make it accurate.

    This springs to mind:
    I read it on a blogging site, so it must be true!
    I saw it on TV, so it must be true!
    And we dare call Apple users iSheep...
    10-23-2013 05:01 AM
  5. srihari324's Avatar
    Sprint HTC 8XT got an official GDR3 update yesterday
    DalekSnare likes this.
    10-23-2013 05:13 AM
  6. unnatixlr8's Avatar
    true.. if it was not a preview. Then I could have just updated my phone... haven't unlocked my lumia :(
    10-23-2013 05:14 AM
  7. denzilla's Avatar
    I hate to throw the delay blame back to Nokia, but it appears as though Nokia's "Black" firmware update is the holdup as GDR3 was just officially released for the HTC 8XT on Spint. Don't get me wrong, I love the extras you get with a Nokia phone, but they need to be a little more on the ball with updates as every month that passes, it give the carriers another reason to say "Meh, this device is old news. Lets discontinue support.".
    montsa007 likes this.
    10-23-2013 05:18 AM
  8. DalekSnare's Avatar
    GDR3 phones are out officially, so it can't be beta. I think it was in the comments on the 8XT article or another thread here on the site, someone confirmed their 8XT just officially got the GDR3 update from Sprint. Hopefully any bugs on preview phones are due to mismatched firmware (Nokia Black), although the only bug I've seen is flickering 'X's when scrolling through the multitasking menu. The "preview" in the name means the developer program itself, which bypasses carrier checks and firmware. It's not talking about the build.
    10-23-2013 05:21 AM
  9. montsa007's Avatar
    I hate to throw the delay blame back to Nokia, but it appears as though Nokia's "Black" firmware update is the holdup as GDR3 was just officially released for the HTC 8XT on Spint. Don't get me wrong, I love the extras you get with a Nokia phone, but they need to be a little more on the ball with updates as every month that passes, it give the carriers another reason to say "Meh, this device is old news. Lets discontinue support.".
    Congratulations, you just won montsa007's "Made me laugh award"

    You are entitled to a complimentary,
    -Thank you on your post
    -Like on your post
    -Free plastic bag containing some leaves and dried flowers (Just pick any plastic bag from your home & pick the leaves & flowers from your neighborhood)

    Meh, your post is funny, let me like it anyway ;).

    As I always say, a way out is to flash on unbranded ROM :D
    Gaurav Paul likes this.
    10-23-2013 05:25 AM
  10. sejgiul's Avatar
    Sprint HTC 8XT got an official GDR3 update yesterday
    I am not talking about GDR3, this is about Lumia Black...
    10-23-2013 05:31 AM
  11. MrWhiteman's Avatar
    Didn't Elop say in the podcast that GDR3 and Bittersweet shimmer were being rolled out as a single updated called 'Black'?
    10-23-2013 05:35 AM
  12. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    Didn't Elop say in the podcast that GDR3 and Bittersweet shimmer were being rolled out as a single updated called 'Black'?
    There appears to be some confusion to when Black will be released.

    This topic started off with someone complaining about when GDR3 was being released, apparently the Nokia World event stated early 2014. Then it changed to a topic of whether the developers preview was the RTM version of GDR3, which it is and now it's moved on to when Black is coming out, which there appears to be conflicting information.

    Hopefully there will be some clarity somewhere about that soon. In my case it's irrelavent. I own an EE phone so I probably be lucky to get it before xmas anyway. :P
    10-23-2013 05:41 AM
  13. MrWhiteman's Avatar
    I own an EE phone so I probably be lucky to get it before xmas anyway. :P
    I'm EE too and considering we were last in the UK to get Amber, I doubt very much that we will get it before xmas.
    N_LaRUE likes this.
    10-23-2013 05:51 AM
  14. hopmedic's Avatar
    *Feeling rather vindicated*
    N_LaRUE likes this.
    10-23-2013 06:13 AM
  15. Barracuda7772's Avatar
    Just get gdr3 via developer preview its what I did
    10-23-2013 06:15 AM
  16. hopmedic's Avatar
    It's clear that who doesn't understand that the gdr3 preview it's a preview build and the rtm build has still to be built, is not a developer.
    Let them think this is the final one... we don't want to ruin their favorite toy, do we? :)
    Yup... Let them think they have the final build... Oh, wait! They do!
    N_LaRUE and Barracuda7772 like this.
    10-23-2013 06:15 AM
  17. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    After reading some more I've come to the conclusion that we're dealing with semantics again when referring to Lumia Black. Think about it. It's really only a 'few' weeks until 2014. You could say a couple of months but that's just being pedantic. So really that's what it could mean. However I'd like it to be released sooner and would like the carriers to **** off too. :P
    10-23-2013 06:28 AM
  18. Barracuda7772's Avatar
    The gdr3 preview is just that an early preview of the full is. I contacted Microsoft and they said this is the final release minus any bugs that are found during the preview.

    Not to mention anyone with the preview are still getting every Ota update and then some.

    So looking at this why are so many people crying like babies about not wanting to update. Just do research. Its a win win situation. I use the x in app switcher to close pretty much every app I use very useful
    10-23-2013 06:36 AM
  19. T Moore's Avatar
    That's really lame to be honest. Here I was ready to jump to WP8 thanks to the changes in GDR3. But seems Lumia Black isn't coming until early 2014, which probably means GDR3 is coming around the same timeframe.

    A real let down...
    Don't know where you got your information but you posted this on 10/22 and on 10/23 GDR3 was released on Sprint for the Sprint HTC 8XT.
    Time flies.
    Strangis likes this.
    10-23-2013 06:48 AM
  20. tungha's Avatar
    It's true for Lumia Black, Nokia can roll it out whenever they want, the GDR3 will be coming out soon in the coming weeks. I myself don't even care about the Black update, although i'm using a 920
    10-23-2013 06:51 AM
  21. denzilla's Avatar
    Congratulations, you just won montsa007's "Made me laugh award"

    You are entitled to a complimentary,
    -Thank you on your post
    -Like on your post
    -Free plastic bag containing some leaves and dried flowers (Just pick any plastic bag from your home & pick the leaves & flowers from your neighborhood)

    Meh, your post is funny, let me like it anyway ;).

    As I always say, a way out is to flash on unbranded ROM :D
    I can't tell if you're making fun of me or agreeing with me...

    Already running gdr3 on my 920, so not in a hurry.
    10-23-2013 06:54 AM
  22. Gaurav Paul's Avatar
    Considering that Nokia took took over 2 months to release the Amber Update for all Lumia Device (15th Aug-22Oct) I really don't think Black will be rolled out very fast. Or maybe Nokia proves us wrong and decides to roll it out early which i doubt.
    10-23-2013 06:59 AM
  23. Gaurav Paul's Avatar
    I can't tell if you're making fun of me or agreeing with me...

    Already running gdr3 on my 920, so not in a hurry.
    Happens.. Its ok
    10-23-2013 07:01 AM
  24. P40L0's Avatar
    GDR3 Preview is Final GDR3 got early.

    Final builds numbers matches: Microsoft publishes Update 3 changelog on Windows Phone site | Windows Phone Central

    Nokia Black will come later, and can be added to GDR3 for people who already has it without any problem.
    GDR3 Preview is NOT a Beta. Period.

    Hopefully the Dev program will keep releasing Final WP builds earlier, bypassing any restriction or operator, and will add the possibility to enter Beta programs too, but separately.

    Not this time anyway... ;)
    10-23-2013 07:39 AM
  25. WinFan1's Avatar
    i have a question if someone would be so obliged to answer, since we used that developer thing to update wouldnt it be safe to assume we could do that with every OS update?
    10-23-2013 08:11 AM
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