Neowin News Feed for: Gdr2 Neowin News Feed for: Gdr2 en-us Neowin Ignition News (Managing Editor) (Neowin Developers) 5 Windows Phone 8.1 Update 2 heads to Lumia 830 in India as 930, 1320 and 1520 get updated too <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Microsoft is now rolling out the latest non-preview version of its mobile OS to the Lumia 830 in India, while Lumias 930, 1320 and 1520 are all getting new firmware updates there too. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Andy Weir) Thu, 16 Jul 2015 13:58:01 +0000 Microsoft brings MKV video playback to Windows Phone 8.1 with Update 2 <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>After adding support for MKV video playback to Windows 10 last year, Microsoft has now brought the same feature to Windows Phone 8.1 Update 2 - but that means it won&#039;t be available for everyone. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Andy Weir) Tue, 21 Apr 2015 09:48:01 +0000 Here's how to get Windows Phone 8.1 Update 2 on some Lumias <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Update 2, or GDR2 as it&#039;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. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Vlad Dudau) Mon, 13 Apr 2015 08:06:01 +0000 7 Days: A week of fabulous flagships, (more) low-end Lumias, hardcore Xbox-ing and a sad panda <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>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&#039;s top tech news. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Andy Weir) Sat, 07 Mar 2015 19:40:01 +0000 Hands on with Microsoft's new Lumia 640 and Lumia 640 XL <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>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. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Andy Weir) Mon, 02 Mar 2015 10:23:21 +0000 7 Days: A week of low-cost Lumias, Android malware, Lenovo's Superfish and Sony's 'snake oil' <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>From Microsoft&#039;s Rooms and Intel&#039;s Skylake, to Indian Denim, Windows 10 patches, HTTP/2, privacy intrusions and Sony&#039;s wonky smartglasses, we look back at highlights from this week&#039;s top tech news. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Andy Weir) Sun, 22 Feb 2015 03:18:01 +0000 Microsoft developer site confirms Windows Phone 8.1 GDR2 ('Update 2') <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Development continues on Windows 10 for phones, but it seems another update is on the way to Microsoft&#039;s mobile OS, as its Dev Center site now includes references to &#039;Windows Phone 8.1 GDR2&#039;. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Andy Weir) Mon, 16 Feb 2015 08:22:01 +0000 Windows Phone likely to receive Update 2 soon; build 14203 pops up <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>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. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Vlad Dudau) Thu, 13 Nov 2014 10:08:01 +0000 GDR2 and Amber updates rolling out for Lumia's 820 and 920 today on AT&T [Update] <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/64839313lumia920_logo.jpg" alt="" /></div>An insider at AT&amp;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&amp;T have yet to make an official statement. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Steven Parker) Thu, 10 Oct 2013 08:01:22 +0000 HTC 8X receiving new update to fix post-GDR2 lag and freezing issues <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/925802403htc8xlogo.jpg" alt="" /></div>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. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Michael Allison) Thu, 22 Aug 2013 20:07:29 +0000 Telstra: GDR2 and Amber coming to Lumia 920 tomorrow <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/64839313lumia920_logo.jpg" alt="" /></div>There&#039;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. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Vlad Dudau) Thu, 15 Aug 2013 09:50:01 +0000 A vision of how Windows Phone 8.1 could look <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/65362722windows-phone-8.1-icon-green.png" alt="" /></div>Windows Phone 8.1 may still be months away, but we&#039;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. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Andy Weir) Fri, 09 Aug 2013 08:20:26 +0000 PSA: Calendar and Contact Sync stop working tomorrow for new Google accounts on pre-GDR2 Windows Phones <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/1862465609nokia-lumia-820.png" alt="" /></div>Starting tomorrow Google will completely drop support for EAS leaving many Windows Phone users out in the cold. If you haven&#039;t received the GDR2 update you won&#039;t be able to sync Gcal and Contacts. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Vlad Dudau) Wed, 31 Jul 2013 09:44:15 +0000 Joe Belfiore: Windows Phone 8 GDR2 fixes storage bug; pushing Yahoo for better Flickr app <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/998559195htc8s_logo.jpg" alt="" /></div>In new Twitter posts today, Microsoft&#039;s Windows Phone leader Joe Belfiore says the &quot;other storage&quot; bug in WP8 has been fixed in the GDR2 update, and also says he wants an improved Flickr app. <a href="">Read more...</a> (John Callaham) Sat, 27 Jul 2013 21:48:44 +0000 Some HTC devices getting bricked after GDR2 update <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/2084612559htc8xlogo2.jpg" alt="" /></div>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. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Vlad Dudau) Mon, 22 Jul 2013 08:46:52 +0000 Unlocked HTC 8X getting Windows Phone GDR2 right now <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/925802403htc8xlogo.jpg" alt="" /></div>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&#039;t be long until all devices receive the update. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Vlad Dudau) Fri, 19 Jul 2013 09:42:52 +0000 Windows Phone GDR2 update finding its way onto some Samsung ATIV devices <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/152792393windows-phone-update-3.png" alt="" /></div>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. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Vlad Dudau) Wed, 17 Jul 2013 08:33:05 +0000 Microsoft shares details on next Windows Phone 8 update <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/302483785windows-phone-update-2.png" alt="" /></div>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. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Andy Weir) Thu, 11 Jul 2013 20:25:00 +0000 Windows Phone GDR 2 looks set for a July release, according to one carrier <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/1774967718windows-phone-icons-orange.png" alt="" /></div>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 href="">Read more...</a> (Brad Sams) Mon, 17 Jun 2013 14:40:20 +0000 Windows Phone 8 notifications center and UI changes appear in leaked screenshots <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/1345086457windows-phone-logo-2.png" alt="" /></div>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. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Andy Weir) Sat, 08 Jun 2013 13:13:37 +0000 Windows Phone update to improve camera app, podcast support and more <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/448550276phoneupdatelogo.jpg" alt="" /></div>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 href="">Read more...</a> (Vlad Dudau) Tue, 14 May 2013 18:05:26 +0000 Rumor: Nokia to unveil 'Catwalk' at London May 14th event <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/93529747nokialumialogo.jpg" alt="" /></div>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. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Vlad Dudau) Thu, 09 May 2013 08:50:11 +0000 Windows Phone 8 update soon to be tested by carriers <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/64839313lumia920_logo.jpg" alt="" /></div>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&#039;s smartphone operating system. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Anthony Tosie) Mon, 06 May 2013 12:37:31 +0000 Windows Phone 8 update to bring FM radio and other improvements <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/1107441186nokiawp8.jpg" alt="" /></div>Sources have claimed that the next Windows Phone 8 update will bring FM radio support, while Nokia plans to introduce a &#039;flip-to-silence&#039; feature, and a screen double-tap action to wake the device. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Andy Weir) Tue, 26 Mar 2013 12:52:39 +0000