Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 14th Oct 2013 13:31 UTC

The roll-out of the previous update - GDR2 - isn't even complete (thank you, carriers), and Microsoft is already pushing out the next one, GDR3. This update for Windows Phone 8 is the last one before 8.1 comes out next year, and brings with it a number of small improvements, such a close button in the multitasking view, a driving mode, support for newer hardware and 1080p displays, a rotation lock, and more.

There's no telling as of yet when Windows Phone 8 users will be getting the update, but non-branded phones will most likely get it first. On top of that, if you're a Windows Phone developer, you can get the update straight away.

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RE[3]: Why the delays?
by Nelson on Mon 14th Oct 2013 14:43 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Why the delays?"
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Carriers don't modify the software, they test the software on their networks. GDR2 was completed in June for example and some devices are just getting it now.

This is what the update program addresses (which is free btw, you can have an app studio registered device which costs nothing).

I have to wonder what kind of mind bending leverage Apple has which got such a concession from carriers.

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