Microsoft finally lifted the curtain from its latest operating system, Windows Phone 8 Update 3, also known as the GDR3 update we’ve seen from the past few weeks. The update has been seen several times in the past, running on the purported Nokia Lumia 1520.
The update aims to focus on three goals: “Enable incredible new Windows Phone devices, enhance the platform with new capabilities for current users and partners and improve overall quality.”
The update brings a number of much-awaited features such as the support for quad-core processors and 1080p displays, which means that the Windows Phone device can take the larger form factor and come in 5-6-inch displays.
Windows Phone 8 Update 3 comes with many new features and improvements. Of the most prominent is a Driving mode that limits the amount of notifications while driving. Other features include custom ringtones, more live tiles, screen orientation lock, improved internet sharing, improved multitasking and an enhanced storage management allowing users to see which apps and other media files are using which amount of storage.
There’s no exact date mentioned about the launch of the update but we’re expecting that it’ll roll out for all eligible devices in the coming months. It also depends on the phone models and carriers as well.
Microsoft also announced the Windows Phone Preview for Developers, that gives early access to developers to make sure their apps are working properly on the latest operating system. The requirements for the Developers Preview program can be found at the source link below.
This could be a hint towards the launch of the purported Nokia Lumia 1520, which is expected to see the daylight on October 22nd at a press event in Abu Dhabi along with six other devices. I guess we’ll find out.