Microsoft GDR2 Update for Windows Phone 8 rolling out

Microsoft has posted details of the latest GDR2 update for Windows Phone 8. It is NOT a major update and I suspect most people will not notice any differences after the update.

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Truthfully speaking, I think Microsoft Windows Phone 8 update is too slow and the official apps roll out are too slow too. The only reason why I still cling on Windows Phone 8 is because of Nokia.

In my opinion, Nokia has been fighting the war alone. If not for their innovation on the camera, there is basically nothing to look forward to on Windows Phone 8 (except the stability). If you are a basic user, you might disagree with me. For me, I have always looked forward towards any Windows Phone, from Windows Phone 6 to 6.5 to 7.0. Finally, I decided that Microsoft is just too slow to deliver their promises, and also the apps are rolling out too slow. Enough of my ranting. Back to the update.

This update includes: –

Update 8.0.10327.77 or 8.0.10328.78*

Xbox Music. It’s now easier to select, download, and pin music. Plus, music fans will see more accurate metadata (such as song and album information) and many other performance improvements.

FM radio. Listen to FM radio right from the Music+Videos hub. (Not available for all phones.)

Data Sense. Stay on top of your phone’s data usage with Data Sense. You can set a limit based on your data plan, or just keep track of which apps use the most data. (Not all mobile operators offer Data Sense.)

Skype. Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) apps like Lync and Skype now feature improved stability and performance.

Internet Explorer. Your web browsing experience is now better than ever with improved HTML 5 compatibility.

Camera. Set your favorite Lens so it opens automatically when you press the camera button. (Not available for all phones.)

Other improvements. Includes many other improvements to Windows Phone.

*Your update version number depends on your specific phone model and mobile operator.

Another major update might not even happen this year. So, this might be the only update you will get this year. Hopefully, Microsoft major restructuring recently can change the situation.

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