Yesterday, Microsoft announced the availability of Update 3 for Windows Phone 8. It is cheery news for windows Phone 8 users, many of who only recently got Update 2.
- Support for 1080p display for new devices
- Support for the Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 quad-core processor
- Improved Internet Sharing via Hotspot
- Close apps by tapping on the X on top right in multitasking view
- Screen orientation/rotation lock option
- Better storage management: New storage settings make it easier to free up space on your phone, manage temporary files, as well as see what’s taking up space
- Custom ringtones for everything
- Wi-Fi access out of the box: You can now connect to Wi-Fi during phone set up, so you can start conserving mobile internet from the word go. Yay!
- Improved Bluetooth
- New accessibility features for blind and visually impaired users
- New Driving Mode limits notifications on the lock screen — including texts, calls, and quick status alerts — until you’re safely parked
What Should Have Been In There
I would have loved to see the following features in this update:
- File Manager/Explorer
- Ability to attach all kinds of files from the Email app. Right now, only pictures can be attached from there
- Improved social sharing via 3rd party apps
- Improved notifications. Or perhaps it is in there? Users know how WP notifications just mess up at times.
Still, Update 3 is a commendable effort. Now, the question is, Which Windows Phone 8 devices are getting Update 3?
Source: Windows Phone Blog
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