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

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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Why the delays?
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Mon 14th Oct 2013 14:07 UTC
Bill Shooter of Bul
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2006-07-14

I thought one of the reasons why Microsoft had such restrictions on the hardware was to ensure that these updates could be universally applied at the same time like the iphone.

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RE: Why the delays?
by Thom_Holwerda on Mon 14th Oct 2013 14:17 in reply to "Why the delays?"
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

Because carriers.

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RE[2]: Why the delays?
by darknexus on Mon 14th Oct 2013 14:25 in reply to "RE: Why the delays?"
darknexus Member since:
2008-07-15

Because carriers.

Yet more proof, if we needed it, that carriers should never be permitted to fiddle with our phones' software. Whatever else Apple's gotten wrong, they did at least get that one part right. Microsoft should start closing their software to carrier modification. It would, at least, be one point for Windows Phone if it had guaranteed update roll-outs.

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RE[2]: Why the delays?
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Mon 14th Oct 2013 15:19 in reply to "RE: Why the delays?"
Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

How does Apple do it?

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