Windows Phone 8 update coming this summer
Speaking of updates. As I mentioned earlier, the Lumia 925 comes with the latest update to the Windows Phone 8 operating system that includes a small number of improvements and upgrades. (It’s similar in size to the one we delivered earlier this year, which brought new Wi-Fi and messaging improvements like the ability to text a reply to an incoming call.)
The new update, which is expected to start rolling out to existing Windows Phone 8 phones later this summer, brings back support for FM radio (we heard you!) and makes the Data Sense feature of Windows Phone 8 available for more carriers to offer. The update also makes it easier to select, download, and pin tunes in Xbox Music and improves the accuracy of song info and other metadata—something I know music fans will appreciate. (FM Radio and Data Sense availability depend on your phone model and carrier.)
The update includes hundreds of other small quality improvements. One final one worth highlighting, as we announced earlier, is that the update also ensures Windows Phone continues to work with Google services by adding support for the company’s newest sync protocols—CalDAV and CardDAV.
Maybe I'm jumping the gun but does anyone else feel a little disappointed with WP8 GDR2? By the time it releases in July, WP8 will already be 9 months old. What happened to that notification center which MS said that they couldn't include in WP8 since they ran out of time, I'm thinking 7 months is a lot of time to build a feature.
I have heard a lot of arguments for and against notification center but the thing is that I have more than 50 apps and I can't pin each and every app on the start screen just to see the notifications.
FM Radio? Really MS? This was already there in WP7 which you decided to disable it in WP8
Bringing DataSense to more carriers? What happens to those like me whose phone is not tied to any carrier? Shouldn't I be getting this feature too