The GDR3 update is the latest Windows Phone 8 update that brings a number of improvements and enhancements. This update has already been rolled out for a few WP8 devices, and now Samsung’s flagship device is finally receiving it. That’s right, Samsung ATIV S, which is the only flagship Windows Phone 8 device from the Korean manufacturer, is now receiving the WP8 GDR3 update.
The biggest improvement that GDR3 brings is support for 1080p displays and faster processors such as the quadcore Qualcomm Snapdragon 800. Users won’t be able to make use of this support unless they buy a Windows Phone device that actually has those things, Nokia has a new device out that has a 1080p display. Apart from that, the GDR3 update brings features such as a new driving mode, option to use Wi-Fi for setting up a device, ability to close apps from the multitasking screen as well as the ability to lock orientation of the display to portrait or landscape mode. The update also lets users select custom ringtones for a wide variety of items such as instant messages and calls or texts from certain contacts. Windows Phone 8 GDR3 for Samsung ATIV S is being rolled out in phases, so it might take a while before the update becomes available in your particular region.
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