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[4]: Why the delays?
by dukes on Mon 14th Oct 2013 18:34 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Why the delays?"
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The carries were too stupid to accept Apple's conditions of full control, because they never thought iPhone would become what it is nowadays.

With those contracts in place it is hard to shy away from them.

I don't think that was the case at all. There were plenty phones in history that a carrier could think that it wouldn't be a hit.

The more likely scenario about Apple and carriers is that there is an exchange of money taking place. This is how the business world works.

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