Microsoft Windows Phone 8 GDR 2 update rolling out to select non-Nokia phones

Windows-Phone-8X-colours.jpg More than two months after Microsoft announced the GDR 2 replace for windows phone eight, the software replace seems to be ultimately rolling out to HTC 8X and Samsung Ativ S smartphones. More than a few on-line experiences including one by way of WP significant and comments on on-line forums with the aid of a number of users have validated the development. Customers who personal an HTC 8X telephone can test for the availability of the replace 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 but hit Nokia’s phones as the company is predicted toroll out its personal Amber update that also brings some additional functionality, in August. Alternatively, the replace is anticipated to succeed in other Non-Nokia phones later this month. The replace 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 replace. As we stated earlier, the update brings enhance 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 synchronise email, contacts, and calendar with Google and other services and products that make stronger these protocols. The replace’s rollout was once expected as Google had earlier announced that it would stop strengthen for its Google Sync provider for new users beginning thirtieth January 2013, later extending the date to 31st July. this may’ve intended windows cellphone customers won’t had been able to setup their Google account on the OS beyond this ‘sundown date’. The update also brings some changes to Xbox song making it easier to make a choice, obtain, and pin tunes in Xbox tune and improves 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.

Author: Sujoy Dhar

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