Microsoft has announced the availability of Visual Studio 2013 Update 3 Release Candidate, and confirms that work has already begun on Update 4, with further details coming in the next few weeks.
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Microsoft has released a preview version of Visual Studio 2013 Update 3, featuring mostly improvements and bug fixes for the company's software development tool.
Nokia's Lumia Black update - which includes Windows Phone 8 Update 3 - is now starting to roll out to the Lumia 625, although some features will not be compatible with the device's lower-end hardware.
Microsoft has released new Windows Phone 8 "Update 2" and "Update 3" emulators this week for app developers, including adding support to test apps in 1080p resolution.
Nokia will start pushing out its customized version of Update 3 for Windows Phone 8 better known as "Lumia Black" in China starting next week; More countries are expected to follow in coming months.
Nokia has announced through their Conversations blog, an update to their Camera app and a new Nokia Beamer app which allows users to stream their smartphone screens to any screen around the globe
Microsoft has posted an update to its official Windows Phone 8 history web page with the full changelog for "Update" of its mobile OS that was announced earlier this month.
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Microsoft's Xbox Video digital media platform remains absent in the company's latest update to Windows Phone 8, despite earlier indications that the service would come before the end of the year.
As promised, Microsoft has released the first preview version of the 'Update 3' features for Windows Phone 8 for app developers to check out in the Windows Phone Store.
Microsoft's Windows Phone leader Joe Belfiore stated that the lack of key apps made for the OS is still the biggest issue for Microsoft and that it needs to be made more attractive for developers.
Microsoft has announced details of "Update 3" for Windows Phone 8, bringing 1080p and quad-core CPU support, plus screen-rotation lock, a new Driving Mode and the ability to close apps after use.