Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 9th Aug 2013 16:22 UTC

While Microsoft's latest Windows Phone 8 update is slowly rolling out to existing handsets, the company is prepping new changes that will be made available by the end of the year. Sources familiar with Microsoft's Windows Phone plans have revealed to The Verge that the software maker is currently testing a General Distribution 3 (GDR3) update. The update is designed for new hardware initially, and will provide a rotation lock feature, UI changes to Live Tiles, and a driving mode option that's designed for in-car use.

Apple and Google are surely shaking in their boots.

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The concept of feature parity is one that windows phone should try to avoid in my view. They are trying to make a new interface that behaves in its own way. Mimicking everyone else will simply make it another tree in the forest..

I would rather then tried to innovate their way into mindshare than simply tick off the android/iphone featurelist

Yes! Winp should never have included a camera, speakers and a mediaplayer. They should innovate and bring something new.

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