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Update 2, or GDR2 as it's also known, was unofficially made available to a number of Lumia devices. It brings some UI changes, a new way of viewing Settings and support for new devices.
From Office for Mac and the Snapdragon 820, to Universal Apps, big balloons, Spartan screenshots, ageing selfies, and groovy giveaways, enjoy a look back at highlights from this week's top tech news.
Microsoft announced two new additions to its smartphone range today - the Lumia 640 and 640 XL - and we had some hands-on time with both of them, which included some intriguing OS observations.
From Microsoft's Rooms and Intel's Skylake, to Indian Denim, Windows 10 patches, HTTP/2, privacy intrusions and Sony's wonky smartglasses, we look back at highlights from this week's top tech news.
Development continues on Windows 10 for phones, but it seems another update is on the way to Microsoft's mobile OS, as its Dev Center site now includes references to 'Windows Phone 8.1 GDR2'.
Windows Phone previewers might soon get a new build of the OS to try out as build 14203 has been publicly mentioned by Microsoft as an upcoming update. This is likely the long-rumored Update 2.
An insider at AT&T has claimed that the long awaited GDR2 and Amber updates will be rolled out to customers who own a Lumia 820 or 920 today. Nokia and AT&T have yet to make an official statement.
HTC 8X users had reported their phones being locked up after receiving the Windows Phone General Distribution Release (GDR2) update, an update is being pushed out that appears to resolve the issue.
There's good news for Windows Phone users in Australia. Telstra says that tomorrow it will start pushing out the GDR2 + Amber update for Lumia 920 devices. Hopefully other devices will follow soon.
Windows Phone 8.1 may still be months away, but we've had a go at visualising what it might look like, showcased on the fictional Nokia Lumia 1080 phablet. Check it out and share your thoughts.
Starting tomorrow Google will completely drop support for EAS leaving many Windows Phone users out in the cold. If you haven't received the GDR2 update you won't be able to sync Gcal and Contacts.
In new Twitter posts today, Microsoft's Windows Phone leader Joe Belfiore says the "other storage" bug in WP8 has been fixed in the GDR2 update, and also says he wants an improved Flickr app.
The GDR2 update has only just begun shipping but already some folks are reporting serious issues with updated devices. It seems like some HTC devices are getting bricked because of a specific bug.
HTC 8X devices are receiving the Windows Phone GDR2 update as we speak. While only unlocked/unbranded handsets are receiving it now, we hope it won't be long until all devices receive the update.
While some Windows Phone users are waiting for the next update to the OS to go public, others are already receiving it. Unlocked Samsung ATIV devices in Germany are getting the update right now.
Microsoft has released details of the next update to Windows Phone 8, which will start rolling out to devices over the next few weeks, bringing FM radio, Data Sense and more to supported devices.
If you have been wondering when GDR2 was going to land for Windows Phone users, it looks like July might be the release window that will bring several new features to the Windows Phone platform.
A series of leaked screenshots appear to reveal a new notifications center in Windows Phone 8, along with various UI changes, including the ability to close background tasks on the multitasking pane.
While Nokia is launching brand new devices, users are waiting for updates to the Windows Phone OS. GDR2, which is an update to WP8 is expected to launch this summer and we finally know what it brings.
A rumor is claiming that the Lumia Catwalk, a slimmed down and upgraded version of the Lumia 920 with an aluminium body, could be officially announced at a Nokia event held next week in London.
The next update for Windows Phone 8, GDR2, is expected to begin testing by wireless service providers in a matter of weeks before being released to users of Microsoft's smartphone operating system.
Sources have claimed that the next Windows Phone 8 update will bring FM radio support, while Nokia plans to introduce a 'flip-to-silence' feature, and a screen double-tap action to wake the device.