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WP Update 3: Have you installed it?

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Poll: WP Update 3: If you have a WP.

Have you updated? (If you have a WP)

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If you have upgraded, how many issues have you run into? (Describe Below)

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If you updated to Update 3, which device did you update?

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#16 sjgore

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  • OS: Windows 8.1 Pro
  • Phone: Nokia Lumia 1020

Posted 15 October 2013 - 08:39

No problems on my Lumia 1020, all Nokia apps still intact after updating.

 

Now we just need Bittersweet Shimmer from Nokia for the new Glance notifications.




#17 articuno1au

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Posted 15 October 2013 - 09:35

I'd love to know who and what was broken in the above poll.

 

Mine went absolutely seamlessly once I got the SDK installed..



#18 George P

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Posted 15 October 2013 - 10:29

So far the changes are minor, there was talk about them pushing more things into GDR3 from 8.1 but so far we haven't seen anything we didn't already expect.   It's labeled as a preview so I think it's pretty much final and only waiting for OEMs and carriers to finish on their end, I don't expect to see other features added before it goes final.

 

That said, now that this program has started up, we should also see a preview of 8.1 to, now that should be interesting.



#19 OP +ians18

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  • Phone: Microsoft Nokia Lumia 521

Posted 15 October 2013 - 12:32

poll is broken. no option for "not updated" in second 2 questions.

Poll Fixed



#20 +beanboy89

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  • Location: Pennsylvania, USA
  • OS: Windows 8.1 Pro
  • Phone: Nokia Lumia 520

Posted 15 October 2013 - 14:56

Didn't update my Lumia 520. Waiting for the final release of GDR3.

#21 Lord Method Man

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Posted 16 October 2013 - 14:56

Not available for my old WP7 device :(



#22 AR556

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Posted 16 October 2013 - 15:31

Installed on my 920. No problems except last night I noticed that the proximity sensor failed to turn the screen off when placing phone to my ear. Reboot fixed that.



#23 Ironman273

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Posted 16 October 2013 - 15:39

Updated on my 920.  My Live Tiles are actually live now!  I had a problem where they wouldn't update (weather, news, etc.)but now it seems to work fine.



#24 Undead Steve

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  • OS: Windows 8.1
  • Phone: Nokia Lumia 920

Posted 17 October 2013 - 03:35

Just updated on my Lumia 920 - Was a little reluctant at first but got bored  :rofl:

 

Update went without a hitch - took about 30 minutes over my work's slow as crap WiFi. All apps still work great, no bugs for me! The update isn't anything major but quite a few niceties in there that when all taken together make for a well improved experience.  

 

 

EDIT: So actually looking at my phone again, it seems for me battery life has been greatly increased. Now some of this may be GDR2 as well since I only had that for a few days before updating to 3 - but I have been using my phone moderately today and my last charge was about 10 hours ago - I still have 92%  :D



#25 nitins60

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Posted 17 October 2013 - 04:14

The update is worth getting.

 

1. Close app from Multi-tasking. My most favorite feature. I wish they could close the app by swiping it up or down [plus close button] :)

2. Turn off Screen rotation.

3. Driver Mode, not much useful for me :D



#26 Yusuf M.

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  • Phone: Nexus 5 (Android 4.4.2)

Posted 17 October 2013 - 05:45

Not available for my old WP7 device :(

That's because it's an update for WP8, not WP7.

 

I haven't installed it and I don't plan to either. I'm fine with waiting for my carrier to release the update when it's ready. I have GDR2 installed on my HTC 8S and I'm happy with the improvements they made so far. It's nice to finally have FM radio on my phone. I haven't had that feature since 2010.



#27 Kosh

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Posted 17 October 2013 - 05:47

I ran into some Bluetooth issues with the update. (Lumia 925)

Before, XBox Music and Spotify showed the music title on my car stereo.

Now they don't. :(

Also Spotify sometimes refuses to resume a song when connected via bluetooth.

Sometimes my In-Car Media Controls (at the steering wheel) don't work.

Today my car tried to connect for about 10 minutes to my Lumia although they were already connected and the music was playing.

 

Before the update all of those things worked flawlessly.

Of course I deleted the devices in my car and lumia bluetooth and repaired them, but that didn't help either.

 

Everything else runs fine so far.



#28 evacc44

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Posted 17 October 2013 - 06:13

I have a Samsung ATIV S Neo and tried both methods (installing the app and cert and also using the SDK developer unlock method). My device still says no update available.



#29 nitins60

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Posted 17 October 2013 - 07:02

I have a Samsung ATIV S Neo and tried both methods (installing the app and cert and also using the SDK developer unlock method). My device still says no update available.

Make sure you are having latest GDR2 version running as mentioned.



#30 Thewindows8user

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  • Phone: NOKIA Lumia 720, Samsung Omnia W

Posted 17 October 2013 - 07:15

Hey you forgot to list Lumia 720!

No problem as yet, but I feel the phone has become slightly faster. The slight stutter is gone, and the experience is smoother.

I found a small change though. When entering the URL in IE, the keyboard appears and the refresh button placed there is now gone while entering the URL, which I felt previously was a waste of space. Now it appears only when you are not typing.





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