More than two months after Microsoft announced the GDR 2 replacement for windows phone eight, the software replacement seems to be ultimately rolling out to HTC 8X and Samsung Ativ S smartphones. More than a few online experiences, including one by way of WP significant and comments on online forums with the aid of several users, have validated the development. Customers who personal an HTC 8X telephone can test for the availability of the replacement in the course of the ‘telephone update’ possibility in the cellphone’s Settings menu.
The update will also be downloaded over the air or via home windows cellphone personal computer tool. It is worth pointing out that the update has not hit Nokia’s phones as the company is predicted to roll out its personal Amber update that also brings some additional functionality in August. Alternatively, the replacement is anticipated to succeed in other Non-Nokia phones later this month. The replacement brings options like FM radio and provides CalDAV and CardDav reinforce, which extend support for Gmail and other Google services and products.
It prompts FM radio in handsets that characteristic able hardware. It can be interesting to note that home windows telephone 7.x supported FM radio, whereas windows telephone eight didn’t have this selection except this update. Nokia’s new lineup of smartphones (barring the Lumia 620) activity FM hardware on the way to turn out to be practical after the update.
The HTC 8X also options an FM tuner that will get activated after the replacement. As we stated earlier, the update brings enhancement for the protocols CalDAV (for Calendars) and CardDAV (for Contacts), which, when combined with IMAP (for electronic mail, already in home windows telephone eight) will have the ability to absolutely replace the Microsoft change ActiveSync protocol, to synchronize email, contacts, and calendar with Google and other services and products that make stronger these protocols.
The replacement’s rollout was once expected as Google had earlier announced that it would stop strengthen its Google Sync provider for new users beginning the thirtieth January 2013, later extending the date to 31st July. this may’ve intended windows cellphone customers won’t have been able to set up their Google account on the OS beyond this ‘sundown date’.
The update also brings some changes to Xbox songs, making it easier to choose, obtain, and pin tunes in Xbox tune and improve the accuracy of track knowledge and other metadata. It’ll also prolong the info feel function of home windows cellphone 8 to extra telecom operators.
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