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WPDang reports that GDR 2 will bring a new way, which is actually the old way, for Microsoft to push out updates to users.
Before GDR 2 Microsoft would push out an OS update, which would slowly wind its way to users, and then the OEM would also send out their own fixes. WPDang reports that because sometimes the OEM fixes depended on components of the OS being updated, users may find they are unable to install OEM fixes until the OS fix finally arrives on their device. Examples of these include Nokia’s Other Storage fix, which needed the 1308 update to reach devices first.
Now, from GDR 2, Microsoft will be sending the OS update to OEMs, who will then customize them and then push out a single package to users, in Nokia’s case their Amber update.
If this sounds familiar it should, as this used to be the traditional way updates worked in the Windows Mobile era. In some ways this is a step back, as it adds another layer between Microsoft and the end users, and it suggests users of devices abandoned by OEMs my find updates very slow in coming.
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The recently leaked high quality pictures of the aluminium Nokia Windows Phone has caused many to suggest the phone is a lot bigger than it appears, based on the seemingly small size of the buttons and features such as the micro-USB port.
Placing the Nokia Lumia 920 virtually next to the leaked handset, one can see that the NL 920 needs to be shrunk down considerably or the other handset made much larger for the camera and power buttons to be the same size.
Probably more convincingly, if the bottom of the two devices are placed next to each other, to make the hole for the microUSB slot to be the same size, again the leaked handset needs to be much bigger.
If we put actual measurements to the difference, the new handset would be around 77 mm wide and 153 mm tall, which is around the same dimensions as the original 5.3 inch Samsung Galaxy Note (147 x 83 mm). It would be around 7 mm thick excluding the hump and 10 mm including it.
|Nokia phablet (153 x 77 x 7 mm)||NL 920 (130.3 x 70.8 x 10.7 mm)|
The Nokia Lumia phablet is a pretty well sourced rumour, with even the Financial Times saying:
(Nokia is working on a phablet) The device that can work as a phone and a tablet – known as a “phablet” – similar in size but with more advanced specifications to Samsung’s popular Galaxy Note.
Other mentions of the phablet, apparently aimed at Q4 2013, can be found here and here. The device is rumoured to have a 1080P screen with an extra row of icons and will run the GDR 3 build of Windows Phone 8, as seen in this other leaked picture to from this post here.
Presumably this handset will also feature support for the latest quadcore processors, although there is rumours that Nokia was having battery issues with this.
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