1. Subserved_Meteor's Avatar
    Reading about all the news about GDR2 and GDR3 left me wondering, what ever happened to the "names" our updates used to have?
    I remember back on wp7 my first update was NoDo, then came Mango, Tango, Apollo etc...it was even reported here on WPCentral that all updates end in "-o".

    I actually found this a nice little feature...but it seems we're going more the iOS kind of way with naming the updates now with numbers instead of nifty names.

    It isn't a bad thing...I was just wondering what ever happened to the names? :)
    08-21-2013 11:53 PM
  2. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    Wasn't GDR2 called Amber?
    08-21-2013 11:57 PM
  3. dalydose's Avatar
    Wasn't GDR2 called Amber?
    no. Microsoft's update is called GDR2. The Nokia specific additions are called Amber.
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    08-21-2013 11:59 PM
  4. gothfebrio's Avatar
    Its like this
    MS RTM -> GDR1(Portico) -> GDR2
    NK PR1.0 -> PR1.1 -> PR1.1.5 -> PR2.0(Amber) -> not sure the improved amber is PRwhat.

    maybe if MS give a name to their update, nokia wont? Haha. Just to avoid confusion i guess.
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    08-22-2013 02:10 AM
  5. Ali Babba's Avatar
    GDR2 sort of is a name, just an acronym. Also, WP 8.1 does have a name - WP Blue. Perhaps they are saving the "names" for major releases..?
    08-22-2013 11:08 AM
  6. Subserved_Meteor's Avatar
    GDR2 sort of is a name, just an acronym. Also, WP 8.1 does have a name - WP Blue. Perhaps they are saving the "names" for major releases..?
    hmm...yeah, I was playing with that thought too...that they could be saving the names for the bigger updates. Although, as I recall, NoDo wasn't a major update though, was it?
    08-22-2013 12:49 PM
  7. phing77's Avatar
    Well we only miss one update. GDR1 is Portico i'm i right? despite GDR2 and GDR3 we still have Blue coming up.
    08-22-2013 12:55 PM
  8. jfa1's Avatar
    08-22-2013 09:17 PM
  9. TechAbstract's Avatar
    Just call it "General Distribution Release 2". That's a name for you lol
    08-22-2013 09:20 PM
  10. fatclue_98's Avatar
    Ted Nugent hasn't responded to MS's request to use "Wango Tango".
    08-22-2013 09:25 PM
  11. ttsoldier's Avatar
    You're right. It's not a bad thing. They could name the update " . "

    Hell, I don't care. Once it does what it has to do :)
    08-22-2013 09:31 PM
  12. a5cent's Avatar
    Also, WP 8.1 does have a name - WP Blue.
    Strictly speaking, that isn't true. Blue is the name of the project as used internally at Microsoft. Blue is not the name of the product/update. On the internet it has just come to mean the same thing, but it isn't what Microsoft calls it.
    Last edited by a5cent; 08-23-2013 at 10:57 PM.
    08-22-2013 09:33 PM

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