Windows Phone 8 GDR2 update hits more and more phones

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One week ago, we saw Microsoft post a new entry on its Windows Phone 8 update history page, describing the platform’s GDR2 update. While it was arriving from the factory on certain new handset, we had yet to witness the update go out to existing phones. Seeing that page change made us wonder if updates were forthcoming, and it seems that notion was right on the money; let’s take a look at what’s happened.

You may have already heard that GDR2 updates were spotted a little earlier this week heading out to the unlocked Samsung Ativ S. That’s no longer sounding like an isolated case, as today we get word that the HTC 8X has also started getting GDR2. Updates have been reported for both unlocked and carrier versions of the 8X, which could be a good sign that we’re about to see the pace of GDR2 distribution really pick up.

All that ATIV S and 8X stuff has been in Europe, though; what about the States? Well, we haven’t heard of any updates going out just yet, but a new leak appears to show T-Mobile at least testing the GDR2 update for the Lumia 810. We know, that could still mean a decent wait before it’s given the approval to go out to subscribers, but it’s progress.

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Source: WPCentral 1, 2

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Stephen Schenck
Stephen has been writing about electronics since 2008, which only serves to frustrate him that he waited so long to combine his love of gadgets and his degree in writing. In his spare time, he collects console and arcade game hardware, is a motorcycle enthusiast, and enjoys trapping blue crabs. Stephen's first mobile device was a 624 MHz Dell Axim X30, which he's convinced is still a viable platform. Stephen longs for a market where phones are sold independently of service, and bandwidth is cheap and plentiful; he's not holding his breath. In the meantime, he devours smartphone news and tries to sort out the juicy bitsRead more about Stephen Schenck!