Microsoft's Windows Phone 8 Update 3 Official Changelog Released

By Vivek

    Microsoft's Windows Phone GDR 3 Update has been on the rumors for a long time. However, the company had given an early access for developers and had also confirmed some of the changes included back then. Featuring OS version 8.0.10501.127 or 8.0.10512.142 the update was told by the company to be available in the coming weeks. Now Microsoft has posted the official changelog of the Windows Phone 8 Update 3.

    Microsoft's Windows Phone 8 Update 3 Official Changelog Released

     

    Take a look at the changes that the new update would bring in the Windows Phone devices:

    Accessibility

    We've made several improvements for customers who are visually impaired.

    Storage

    Now you can easily free up storage space on your phone and manage temporary files. New categories show what's taking up space.

    Driving Mode

    Feeling distracted behind the wheel? Driving Mode allows you to minimize incoming calls and text messages to help you focus on the road.

    Screen

    Reading emails in bed? You can lock your screen orientation so it doesn't shift when you move your phone around.

    Wi-Fi

    Start preserving cellular data on your phone right out of the box-you can now connect to Wi-Fi during set up.

    Internet sharing

    Now you can use your phone's cellular data connection from your Microsoft Windows 8.1 devices by pairing them over Bluetooth. 

    Bluetooth

    Several fixes were made to address known issues, and improvements were made to connection quality for Bluetooth accessories.

    Ringtones

    Do more with ringtones now. Assign ringtones for text messages, so you'll know who's texting you without even looking. Use your custom ringtones for more things-text messages, instant messages, emails, voicemail, and reminders. 

    App switcher

    Don't look back. Now you can use the App switcher to quickly close apps when you're finished with them.

    Those who own a Nokia smartphone powered by Windows Phone are also eligible for additional improvements via "Nokia Black" update.

     

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