- 10-13-2013, 07:08 PM #1
Hey I'm rather new to windows phone 8 as I've only had my Lumia 520 since Oct 1st and needless to say I absolutely love it. I've tried going back to playing around with my old android and I can't even bring myself to do it. I had no idea I would love this platform so much. About a week after I had the 520 I got the gdr2 + Amber notification and it only made things well alot better.
My question is will the meager Lumia 520 get gdr3 + bittersweet shimmer sans the stuff this phone doesn't need ?
On a tangent I wonder who in the office chose the name bittersweet shimmer because in my opinion it sounds like a school girl thought it up.
And I've looked it up bit simply do not remember, will gdr3 fix text selection ? Because while not a deal breaker it is kinda annoying.
Thanks in advance for any and all replies
- 10-13-2013, 07:46 PM #5
- 10-13-2013, 07:51 PM #6
Check this out: Microsoft Product Lifecycle Search
It says that Windows Phone 8 will have a 36 month lifecycle. It says that they will continue to make OS updates available, though it is still conditioned on the OEMs to provide it. Considering the Nokia has been good at doing this and that Microsoft will own their cell phone division once that deal is done, I would say there is a 99.9% chance you will get 8.1
10-13-2013, 07:51 PM #7
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Bittersweet Shimmer is a Crayola color. The Windows 8.x updates are all going by basic color code names (8.1 is "Blue"), and it seems Nokia is using more specialized colors to name their more differentiated firmware updates.
As for the update, you will get it. If your carrier doesn't release it, and you don't have a specialized country variant (810, 822, 928, 920T), you should be able to manually flash a global firmware to update your phone. Expect to get at least Windows Phone 8.1 and all the 8.1 GDR updates
- 10-13-2013, 08:15 PM #9
- 10-13-2013, 08:22 PM #10
There isn't very much "for sure" in the mobile world, though I would feel pretty good if I were you!
- 10-14-2013, 07:02 AM #11
- 10-14-2013, 01:37 PM #13
As for text selection I'd like to be able to select individual letters in a word I can't seem to figure it out if it is available. It only stats at beginning of the word or the end of the word nothing in-between
- 10-15-2013, 11:17 AM #15
10-19-2013, 04:37 AM #21
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He meant GDR 3 Sans Bitter sweet shimmer which is available for quite a while now not many improvements but i noticed following
1. we send group messages in messaging app
2. better battery back up
3. Auto rotation lock
4. advanced settings under bluetooth
5.Detailed storage info
- 10-19-2013, 06:09 AM #24I'm still looking forward to a 3DS.
I participate in a forum centered around Microsoft products.
Fortunately, this forum is friendly to us Nintendo fans.
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