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[6]: Why the delays?
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Mon 14th Oct 2013 22:07 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Why the delays?"
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I understand some of the necessary testing to ensure that the device doesn't screw up their networks, but I would assume that the FTC in the US does most of this. What ever is left for them to actually do, I'd prefer it to be automated and standardized. So with a new version of software, it could be given to a central authority that would just put it in their test lab, press a button and get a report. Done. Over the air to all.

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