Microsoft has put up details of it's upcoming update to the windows Phone 8, which is being called as GDR2. The update will bring fixes to Xbox Music, to make song information and other metadata more accurate. The update also brings support for FM radio, Data Sense app - a tool that uses compression to maximize the amount of browsing, HTML5 enhancements to Internet Explorer, improvements to Skype and Lync stability.The new update will also bring support for Gmail CalDAV and CardDAV (Google contact and calendar syncing services). Apart from these changes, various other miscellaneous bug fixes have been implemented.
The GDR 2 update is to be released somewhere around late August.
Microsoft will be releasing a total of three GDR (General Distribution Release) updates.
Previously, there was a leek which suggested that the GDR3 update will bring support for 1080p Full HD screens and new quad-core Snapdragon SoCs. But this update is expected to arrive somewhere around end of third quarter.
Meanwhile, it's pretty evident that the highly expected Windows Phone 8.1 update will arrive only in 2014. Back in June screen shots of the new update surfaced on the internet revamped calendar interface with weekly views, multitasking improvements and number of test applications that start with the letter z.
There has also been a news running for long, which says Microsoft is looking to unify the WP and windows platforms, but there is no evidence to how true this is.