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Windows Phone 8 GDR3 and Nokia Bittersweet shimmer

smilez787
I've Been Here Awhile

GDR3 due in November to late December World Wide

 

Features in GDR3 + Bittersweet shimmer that are now confirmed include:

  • Custom sounds for text, voice mail, e-mail, and reminders
  • Restore over Wi-Fi when you reset your phone
  • Huge amount of work on Bluetooth with various vehicles and devices
  • Driving Mode
  • Screen rotation lock
  • 'X' to close out apps in multitasking
  • Icon for multitasking apps
  • General performance improvements
  • 1080P Display support (for new devices)
  • Support for new Qualcomm chipsets

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Re: Windows Phone 8 GDR3 and Nokia Bittersweet shimmer

francisp15
I've Been Here Awhile

With my Lumia 1020 on the way, this makes me even happier with my upcoming purchase!

Re: Windows Phone 8 GDR3 and Nokia Bittersweet shimmer

apocacrux
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The Nokia update is now called Lumia Black and will also include Glance Backgrounds, and allow for notifications on your Glance screen among other imporvements for the camera and under the hood fixes.

Re: Windows Phone 8 GDR3 and Nokia Bittersweet shimmer

Meathooks
I've Been Around

Ok, AT&T now released this today for Lumia 1020 users, any idea when will Rogers make this update available for 1020 users too?

Re: Windows Phone 8 GDR3 and Nokia Bittersweet shimmer

Meowmix
I'm a Trusted Advisor
Hello Meathooks

It can be a matter of days or weeks. It all depends on when Rogers gets it / tests it / adds its own bloat ware / test it and then release it.

No definit answer here.

Re: Windows Phone 8 GDR3 and Nokia Bittersweet shimmer

rradersma
I Plan to Stick Around
Any word on this release? Telus has it out already. Rogers is dropping the ball.

Re: Windows Phone 8 GDR3 and Nokia Bittersweet shimmer

Meowmix
I'm a Trusted Advisor
Hello rradersma


Yea Rogers seems to be dropping the ball here. There isn't any word yet sadly

Re: Windows Phone 8 GDR3 and Nokia Bittersweet shimmer

alex_perry
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There is no ball-dropping, so to speak. Telus does not have GDR3/Black as per their site. It does however state January. Only AT&T in the US has GDR3. It was an exclusive rollout.

 

Although Rogers doesn't seem to have any information on their site regarding firmware updates, Nokia has a support page as well as a discussion board where in the past Nokia has published a spreadsheet with dates for different carrier releases.

 

Rogers isn't pulling a fast on on anyone here, . anyone or delaying this release. Or at least every other carrier around the world is doing the same . their customers.

 

As an aside, think of this. If this were AT&T and we had the update, AT&T doesn't have data sense enabled. Not only no server-side data compression, but no data counter. NO DATA COUNTER. 

 

Re: Windows Phone 8 GDR3 and Nokia Bittersweet shimmer

Meowmix
I'm a Trusted Advisor
Hello alex_perry

Its Nokia Canada & the carriers. They both make the decision on when the update gets released. Remember when a update goes to the carriers, the carriers will first have to test it, make sure it all works. If it does not, they will send the update back to the manufacture & they have to re fix it basically.

Its both Nokia Canada & Rogers to blame.

Re: Windows Phone 8 GDR3 and Nokia Bittersweet shimmer

alex_perry
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Thats silly. Then you can also blame dozens of other carriers around the world. There's no blame to be placed, per se. I mean, compared to Apple, Apple releases firmware updates world-wide to every (compatible) Iphone at the same time. Microsoft does not. So, if you take issue to the way that Microsoft handles their way of releasing updates, fair enough. But jumping up on a soapbox proclaiming that Rogers and Nokia are . us? Not quite. 

Re: Windows Phone 8 GDR3 and Nokia Bittersweet shimmer

Meowmix
I'm a Trusted Advisor

Hello alex_perry

Listen, we all have different opinions on how things are. I think & still put the blame towards Nokia Canada & the carreirs I do not really care what other carriers around the world do as i do not live in those countries / cities. I live in Canada & use Rogers. NOW Nokia Canada could have released a message to us saying the update is delayed OR will be released sometime soon. No they did not do that which results in a waiting game.  They can easily do that. Its not that hard. In my understanding & how i know the business here, they are doing this to make people wait for the 1520 Lumia. They did this with the 900 & 920 lumia

Telus is waiitng for the update from Nokia still as what their page says. SO i put the blame on Nokia Canada for the update being late / not giving any word. Like i said, Nokia Canada & the carriers are responsible for the updates. They are all to blame, not just one person.

We both have 2 different opinions so lets not clash here.

Re: Windows Phone 8 GDR3 and Nokia Bittersweet shimmer

Allot of frustration in regards to GDR3. I will add myself to that list as well.

 

Rogers/Nokia are not the best at "communicating"..... and what is their business about ? I think some communication from them, would help, even if it's to tell us it's May, just tell us something.

 

However, I am in the software business and understand the complexity of putting out software releases. Accountig for the different devices, network stuff,  and everyone wanting to be the first, etc, I do not envy them. Easy for me to sit back, who just wants the next software release on my phone, and . . I do know one thing, and that is, when it comes the rollout better be smooth and glitch free, as we've been waiting a long time. Long tim,e I hope equates to a smooth and glitch free upgrade.

 

Anyway, I was on the Nokia discussion forum and found a post which said the following:

 

GDR3 release is expected to start in late January and complete within Q1 2014 - that means by March 31st. Carrier-branded handsets may have to wait longer.

 

GDR3 will be available for all WP8 handsets.   Posted from 93tid today.

 

Hope this helps shed some light. I don't know who 93tid is, however he posts allot on the Nokia support foum so I am assuming he/she knows what they are talking about.

 

 

Re: Windows Phone 8 GDR3 and Nokia Bittersweet shimmer

alex_perry
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Seems as though we're not screwed guys.

 

http://conversations.nokia.com/2014/01/09/lumia-black-update/

 

http://www.nokia.com/global/support/software-update/wp8-software-update/availability-in-north-americ...

 

My phone is downloading the update now. Global rollout was today, and Rogers released it. So, everyone owes Rogers an apology here. Me, from my high horse can say Thanks Rogers!

Re: Windows Phone 8 GDR3 and Nokia Bittersweet shimmer

rradersma
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Awesome! Downloading now too. Perfect timing - just as everyone was starting to get antsy about it 😛

Re: Windows Phone 8 GDR3 and Nokia Bittersweet shimmer

I have two lumia's, a 920 (locked to rogers) and a 925 unlocked.

 

The unlocked 925  is processing the update as I type.

 

However, the locked 920 has not recognized there is an update yet. I've tried 5 times now to have it check for updates and it comes back saying my phone is up-to-date. Maybe, rogers has not released the update for the 920 yet.

 

I am just going to be patient and see if it recognizes the update is there on it's own.

Re: Windows Phone 8 GDR3 and Nokia Bittersweet shimmer

rradersma
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If you look at the link alex_perry posted 2 posts up from yours you'll see that Nokia is still waiting for Rogers' approval to push Black to the 920. Keep an eye there to stay updated.

Re: Windows Phone 8 GDR3 and Nokia Bittersweet shimmer

Great, thanks for the link. Misunderstood the post.

 

I did find out why my 925 got the update from the link. It's a singaporecountry variant and they've released the update already.

 

Thanks again.

Re: Windows Phone 8 GDR3 and Nokia Bittersweet shimmer

Glen_B
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I've been watching that Nokia link for a while now and it hasn't changed much.   If you have the new Nokia 1020 you're good to go with Black.   For anything else, it been staying waiting for approval for a long time. This is not unique to Rogers as it's the same with TELUS.   Nokia and the media said January 2014 and we are just past half way through January.   I'll keep waiting with my 920 but I sure better not have to welcome Feburary without my Black update.   Not that there is a thing I can do about it.

 

 

Re: Windows Phone 8 GDR3 and Nokia Bittersweet shimmer

BrendanC
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Ya I've been checking the Nokia page as well hoping for a status update....nothing yet.

 

Hopefully it won't take much longer. 

 

I had a 900 before I got the 920 and I must say, Rogers has been pretty darn good at bringing us all of the updates.  Not always as quickly as we might like but I'm sure it's only a matter of time.

 

Would be nice if we actually got some sort of update from Rogers/Nokia though just so we have an idea as to when we can expect the latest!

Re: Windows Phone 8 GDR3 and Nokia Bittersweet shimmer

Notris
I've Been Here Awhile

When is the Lumia Black update for the Nokia 920 Windows 8 phone going to be made available on the Rogers network?

Re: Windows Phone 8 GDR3 and Nokia Bittersweet shimmer

Meowmix
I'm a Trusted Advisor
Hello Notris

It could be in a few weeks. There is no wording yet,
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