Microsoft’s GDR2 update managed to make its way to a limited number of devices and brought minor changes to the software. The major changes were expected with the GDR3 update which was expected to hit the devices by the end of this year. The sources close to The Verge mentioned that he update will bring some much awaited features with high-end hardware support being one of the most important one.
The Verge reports that the General Distribution 3 (GDR3) update is under testing that is expected to make its way to the devices by the end of this year. However, the Redmond giant is expected to finalize the update by mid-September.
The update is expected to bring much needed features including the support for better hardware, mainly the quad-core processors and 1080p display. Currently, there is not even a single Windows Phone device that is powered by a quad-core processor even the Lumia devices feature dual-core processors. It may include the ability to synchronize text messages to your computer, however, the feature is still in testing and may not be available with the GDR3 update. Other features revealed to The Verge include auto-rotation lock, UI changes and few bug improvements.
The update is expected to hit new devices first before it makes their way to the new devices by the end of this year.
Source: The Verge