WP GDR3 Goes Official With 1080p, Snapdragon 800 Support

By 08:43 Sat, 17 Jul 2021 Comments

Microsoft has finally announced the much anticipated GDR3 update for its Windows Phone smartphone 8 platform. Its rollout will start over the coming weeks but will hold "several months" to complete. We're yet to find out specifics about device update eligibility but we're guessing Nokia's higher-discontinue Lumia range and HTC's 8X and 8S seem certain.

We saw quite a few leaks prior to the official announcement and it seems sources were mostly correct.

GDR3 brings support for larger displays (5 and 6-inch) with a maximum resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. The quad-core Snapdragon 800 is also now given the green light for debuting on Windows Phone.

Now every horizontal line on the start classy screen supports 6 Live Tiles and not four. You can finally close apps in the task switcher interface by hitting the small X on each app's thumb.

There's a also recent Driving Mode, which gets everything out of the way except your navigation instructions.

Custom ringtones are now available for instant messages, emails, voicemails and reminders. There's a classy screen orientation lock feature (finally), improved accessibility for disabled users - classy screen reader, calendar, calls, texts, emails and low battery can be spoken out loud.

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