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I have a Lumia 521:

 

- Battery life is better

- Data Sense is awesome 

- Radio is nice

 

 

What I want Microsoft would improve: 

 

- Allow users to remove app purchase history

- When a user pins a website to start, show the fav icon, not a screenshot of the website. (you can do this with a 3rd party app, I want it native)

- Option to clear app history without a 3rd party app. (like the music app)

- Other things I can't think of right now

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Since 521 and 520 share the same "insides" and 520 can't run glance due to a hardware limitation, that unfortunately applies to 521 as well.

 

Yes, but I didn't know that the camera was also not coming.

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There's a rumor out, well, yesterday, that GDR3 could bring with it a notification center, something backported from 8.1.   So far GDR2 is working great on my 8X.  Hard to say about battery though, It might have gotten better but I can't really tell.

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Only now am I starting to feel left out as a Lumia 800 owner.

 

Do I get a new phone tomorrow, or more than halve the price of my contract?

If it's any consolation, I also feel left out as a Lumia 920 (at&t) owner.

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If it's any consolation, I also feel left out as a Lumia 920 (at&t) owner.

 

And AT&T is getting the 925 now as well, lol.

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I don't know what they did to the battery life with the update, but my battery life now is incredible. Before I was coming home from work with about 20% left. Yesterday I was listening to Spotify and pandora all day and came home with 85% left! Didn't charge my phone last night which is a first, trying to see how far I can stretch this out

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My phone's status just changed from "waiting" to "coming soon" on Nokia's website. Hopefully it gets here quickly.

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My phone's status just changed from "waiting" to "coming soon" on Nokia's website. Hopefully it gets here quickly.

 

Who are you with?

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Who are you with?

 

Unbranded HK version.

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me vodafone, 1308.0007, status: coming soon.

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Unbranded HK version.

 

Lucky.  AT&T is taking forever.

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Lucky.  AT&T is taking forever.

 

well it is toward the end of the deadline Nokia gave. you should get yours soon probably. then again wherever a carrier is involved deadlines probably mean squat.

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India's 520's status changed from Waiting For Approval to Coming Soon. Hopefully, it is just around the corner!  :D

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AT&T might jump from GDR2 up to GDR3 probably,  it's a longer wait but in the end you do get everything.

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I just upgraded my fiance's Lumia 920 to Amber. All I can say is that it is very fast and battery life become from very good to unbelievable.

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I just upgraded my fiance's Lumia 920 to Amber. All I can say is that it is very fast and battery life become from very good to unbelievable.

 

I'm not sure I'm seeing significantly better battery life but the new glance screen and double-tap to wake features are really useful.

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Seems my HTC 8x updated to GDR2 yesterday (version 8.0.10327.77). Only thing I've noticed so far is that when opening apps it sometimes lags slightly now (the animation "stutters"). :(

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India's 520's status changed from Waiting For Approval to Coming Soon. Hopefully, it is just around the corner!  :D

 

The update has been released for all Lumia's in India. You should check for update.

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I'm not sure I'm seeing significantly better battery life but the new glance screen and double-tap to wake features are really useful.

 

Both those features suck a lot of battery especially double tap to wake. 

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I'm at the mercy of VZW releasing the update for my 822 :(

 

Verizon released the 822 update last month. 

 

Settings - Phone Update

 

To get the Glance and other features you might need to use a tool like SysApp Pusher and get all the App listed under System like 'display' etc.

(Some of the system Apps weren't available when the 822 launched, so they don't download automatically.)

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Both those features suck a lot of battery especially double tap to wake. 

 

With Glance using the 'peek' setting the battery usage is not noticeable. 

('Peek' turns on when it detects light changes, like pulling out of a pocket or wave your hand in front of light sensor at the top of the phone.)

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Where is the status page for this again?  I'm still waiting for ATT on my 920 :(

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Verizon released the 822 update last month. 

 

Settings - Phone Update

 

To get the Glance and other features you might need to use a tool like SysApp Pusher and get all the App listed under System like 'display' etc.

(Some of the system Apps weren't available when the 822 launched, so they don't download automatically.)

Thanks, I updated my 822 the day when it was released :D

 

Phone is a little bit more snappier and the battery seems to be lasting longer than pre-GRD2.

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Running a Lumia 928 and i can sadly say that I do not notice much of any difference since the amber GDR2 update on this phone. still running like a champ.

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