Posts tagged with: GDR3
  • by | September 26, 2013 4:28 AM

    Nokia's own Glance Screen -- the setting which allows you to display the time and battery information on your Lumia device in several different modes, introduced with the Lumia 925, available to all with the Amber update -- will apparently be further tweaked in the upcoming Bittersweet shimmer software refresh. One of the main complaints with Glance Screen was (and still is) the fact that it will not display notifications; hence, you'll need to unlock your phone anyways, in case you want to check on anything else but battery and the time. The Bittersweet shimmer package, which will most ...

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  • by | September 23, 2013 5:56 AM

    Over the weekend we've seen a leaked press render allegedly depicting the Nokia Lumia 929, which is expected, as per the report, to land on Verizon's network soon. Today we're taking a look at what is claimed to be the back of said device, in its black color flavor. Aside from the Verizon and 4G LTE logos printed on the bottom, there's nothing really interesting, aside from the 20MP call-out for the camera. It completes the Nokia, PureView, and Zeiss branding, and it seems to confirm previous rumors of the phone's imaging capabilities -- which seem to match those on another rumored device, ...

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  • by | September 22, 2013 5:28 AM

    Yes, folks, no weekend goes by without a new leak, and Nokia seems to be the target lately. What we see above is reportedly the Nokia Lumia 929, which, according to the leak, will arrive in both white and black on Verizon's line-up this year. In case you need a reminder, we've already seen a Verizon-branded Lumia device from China, and, at that time, we thought it was a Lumia 1520, or a variant of some sort. So, the image above might, or might not, be depicting the same device as the one below, from China. In any case, we're looking at a phone with GDR3, since there are more Live Tiles on ...

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  • by | September 19, 2013 9:00 PM

    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about HP's introduction of a couple of new Android tablets running on Tegra 4 hardware. Microsoft is next as Steve Ballmer discusses the reality of Windows Phone 8, the Surface, and other flops, even though we also have some hot leaks of Windows Phone 8.1 as well. Google is next as the company has now made their Quickoffice service free for all Android and iOS customers. Then we talk about the Moto X going affordable on Republic Wireless, which also makes the plan for it affordable. We end today's show talking about the Nexus 5, Android 4.4 KitKat ...

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  • by | September 19, 2013 1:35 AM

    GDR3, the update to arrive after GDR2, as well as Windows Phone 8.1, have been subject to a lot of rumors, leaks, and speculation, over the past couple of weeks. Today we're getting Windows Phone 8.1 leaks, new information, from a Twitter leakster that claims knowledge of things to come. The image above claims to depict the upcoming status bar of Windows Phone, with slightly rearranged icons, as well as the addition of new ones. There will be two sets of icons, grouped, depending on whether they're connectivity or system-related. Two things worth noting here: the roaming icon will ...

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  • by | September 16, 2013 9:00 PM

    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Google's recent update to their Android Device Manager, and what enhancements are included. Then we talk about Nokia's phablet project, the rumored Lumia 1520, and then we talk about Windows Phone GDR3 running on a Lumia 920. We later go through the first leaked screenshots of Windows Phone 8.1, and some of the things we could expect. Later we move the spotlight to the HTC One Max, and some good and bad rumors. We end today's show talking about some possible release dates for the iPad 5 and iPad mini 2. All this and more after the break. ...

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  • by | September 16, 2013 3:14 AM

    Last week we've seen a leaked image that was allegedly showing off the upcoming Notification Center on Windows Phone. There's a Live Tile and an asterisk on the top right. In the image above, the asterisk is replaced with either a down arrow or a checkmark, which could lead to speculations that this is another sighting of the upcoming feature. The device pictured is claimed to be a Lumia 920 and, as you can see, it is running a version of Windows Phone which allows for an extra row of tiles, much like in the leaked renders and images of the Lumia 1520. If this turns out to be legit, the ...

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  • by | August 23, 2013 9:00 PM

    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about AT&T's launch of the Moto X, the HTC One mini and even the LG Optimus G Pro. We later talk about the Moto X specifically, when to expect it on other carriers, and how much it'll cost you to get the wooden back. Then we talk about Apple's acquisition of Embark, and what this means to maps on iOS. Windows Phone is next as we discover that GDR3 will most likely bring Notifications, and we also discover Nokia's Bittersweet Shimmer, which is not funny. We end today's show talking about Steve Ballmer's confirmation that he'll retire from ...

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  • by | August 23, 2013 4:44 PM

    Later this year, we're expecting Microsoft to release the Windows Phone 8 GDR3 update, delivering support for quad-core chips, 1080p screens, and bringing us that notification center we just looked at. Just as Lumia phones received special Amber software updates from Nokia alongside the arrival of GDR2, a new leak seems to suggest a similar plan may be in motion for GDR3, this time going by the name "Bittersweet Shimmer." At least, that seems like the most likely explanation for the above screenshot, leaked by a tipster who's been providing info about GDR3. Bittersweet Shimmer may sound ...

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  • by | August 22, 2013 11:53 PM

    With all the phablet and higher-resolution rumors surrounding the near-future of Windows Phone 8 and OEMs, the buzz is, again, at its best, concerning Microsoft's mobile platform. According to some recent reports, GDR3 (GDR2 is being rolled out as we speak), is under testing at Nokia India. We take that, as well as other details in the report, with a grain of salt. The mysterious "notification center", which should have been in Windows Phone 8 if Microsoft had more time to test it, was reportedly pushed back to the "Blue"-codenamed update. Today's report claims that the notification center ...

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  • by | August 19, 2013 11:53 AM

    Is it finally time for Windows Phone to branch out into phablet territory? We've been hearing rumors of larger and larger devices, like a 5.2-inch Lumia 825, and seen hardware leaks that sure seemed to point to even bigger handsets (above). Today we get a new report on one of those models, with sources claiming that a 6-inch Nokia phablet is in testing as codename Bandit. Bandit would run WP8 GDR3 and have a full HD 1080p display. Supposedly, the phone's polycarbonate body is both light and thin, though with a small camera bulge to make room for the main 20-megapixel shooter. This testing ...

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  • by | August 14, 2013 11:46 AM

    Back in early July, before the Lumia 1020 was even official, we ran across some rumors attempting to identify what's next for Nokia, naming a handful of model numbers and screen sizes, but declining to go into detail on any other hardware specifics. Today one of those devices, the Lumia 825, returns to our attention, starring in some new rumors that paint the phone as a budget-priced phablet. While the 825 may arrive with a big 5.2-inch 720p display, the bigger deal could be the Snapdragon 400 SoC it's suggested to have, being one of the first quad-core Windows Phone handsets once the GDR3 ...

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  • by | July 2, 2013 10:53 AM

    One of the upcoming changes we've talked about more than once for Windows Phone 8 is bringing support for high resolution 1080p displays to the platform. Supposedly, this would show up later this year as part of the anticipated GDR3 update, also ushering-in the era of quad-core SoCs for Windows Phone. As we wait to catch wind of the first hardware that will take advantage of all this new support, some early evidence has arrived to confirm the coming 1080p support. This comes in the form of support files for Microsoft's Visual Studio 2013, which in addition to support existing WVGA, WXGA, ...

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  • by | June 21, 2013 5:11 PM

    HTC sure seems happy with the way its One turned out – and we don't blame the company. We've already seen evidence showing it copying the One's design for the upcoming One Mini, and it seems likely that the One Max will follow suit. We've also seen HTC willing to offer the One running various software packages, like it's doing with the Google Edition of the smartphone. All of that adds up to putting us in a place where the following idea, though definitely a bit unusual, doesn't sound completely impossible: that HTC could release a Windows Phone 8 handset that's essentially another ...

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  • by | June 18, 2013 8:41 AM

    So far, Windows Phone has done an admirable job at avoiding temptations to get caught up in the hardware spec rat race, as so many Android OEMs do. WP hardware may not have the highest-end components around, but darn it – it gets the job done. Still, while the platform may not be racing to adopt the bleeding edge, it does need to modernize itself from time to time – just look at the addition of 720p support last year. We've already heard rumors that 1080p could be in the platform's future, along with support for new SoCs to help drive all those pixels. The latter's where our interest ...

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