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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RE: Odd
by Adurbe on Fri 9th Aug 2013 18:27 UTC in reply to "Odd"
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did you decide to completely miss windows phone 8 (ME) because it was unstable and slow and stick with windows phone 7 (Win98) until windows phone 9 came out (XP)??

That's what happened with ME, WinPhone 8 is simply not following that analogy..

I guess you are trying to imply its a failure. 3% market share may not seem much, but its fairly consistent in a CROWDED market worth an estimated US$150.3 billion by 2014. 3% of a number like that sounds quite successful to me!

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RE[2]: Odd
by ricegf on Sat 10th Aug 2013 11:04 in reply to "RE: Odd"
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None of the above. Me was a minor update, 7 was a major upgrade. My point is that WinPho 8 needs a major upgrade, not tweaks. Sorry I was too subtle there.

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RE[3]: Odd
by Nelson on Sat 10th Aug 2013 11:32 in reply to "RE[2]: Odd"
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7 was a minor update which did little more than change the bad perception Vista had.

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