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We are all anticipating the GDR2 update eagerly and all of a sudden Windows Phone Redit account posts unconfirmed news that GDR3 is on the way. Microsoft and Nokia are actively updating their firmware and supporting software to bring the best mobile experience to the windows phone platform. gradually and at a steady pace the windows phone platform is gaining popularity among mobile users and the features that are available and rumoured to be upcoming gives us all a sigh of relief that Microsoft and Nokia are on the right track.
So here’s what’s coming in GDR3:
- Orientation Lock
- Driver Mode, will turn on automatically when you connect it via Bluetooth. Can reject phone calls / sms and send auto reply back
- Ability to have 3 medium sized tiles in a row
- 1080p / new SoCs, which we knew for quite some time now
Other features that are currently being tested and are likely to be pushed to GDR3:
- Ability to actually close the apps via multi tasking
- Silent NFC (meaning no more constant confirmations for pairing something)
Many people welcome the New Year by sending SMS messages to friends and loved ones. On Windows Phone we have the option of sending group messages, and many of us may be tempted to send the same message to a group of friends when the clock strikes 12.
LandofTechnology however warns that if you try and send a SMS message more than 160 characters long to multiple people you may run into SMS error 225, which is short for Service Denied.
The reason is that Windows Phone automatically convert group SMS messages to MMS messages, and it seems making them more than 160 characters can trigger this network fault (likely an anti-spam measure).
Their advice is simply to keep your message less than 160 characters and spend more time partying and less time on your phone.
Read more at LandofTechnology here.