We had reported last month that Microsoft was probably going to release the Windows Phone 8 GDR2 update in July. Its actually a minor update that will bring a few improvements and enhancements to the company’s mobile platform. Microsoft has now officially posted the details of GDR2 update online, it says that the update will start rolling out to users shortly. It will be rolled out at different times, depending upon the device, mobile operator and region.
Xbox Music has been improved, making it easier to select, pin and download music. It is also capable of pulling in more accurate metadata such as song and album information. FM radio is back as well. Data Sense lets users track their phone’s data usage, though not all mobile operators will offers this. Various HTML5 updates in Internet Explorer have been made, VoIP services like Lync and Skype get stability improvements. Support for Gmail CardDav / CalDav is also present. Apart from all this, the usual slew of bug fixes and stability improvements are bound to be onboard as well. These features seem quite minor for an update that comes nearly eight months after Windows Phone 8 release, the major Windows Phone “Blue” update is expected in early 2014.RELATED