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    WP8 GDR3 Developer Preview by Microsoft

    As developers we can now gain early access to the next WP8 update (GDR3). It will come without the additional services Nokia intends to roll out alongside GDR3.

    For more info see here: http://blogs.windows.com/windows_pho...evelopers.aspx

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    Re: WP8 GDR3 Developer Preview by Microsoft

    You beat me to it by a few minutes ;-)

    Press Coverage
    http://www.theverge.com/2013/10/14/4...s-release-date
    http://www.wpcentral.com/microsoft-o...-8-gdr3-update
    http://winsupersite.com/windows-phon...date-3-preview

    Updated emulator images will follow. Please note: there are no new APIs.
    Last edited by theothernt; 2013-10-14 at 16:33. Reason: Fixed the copy-pasted broken links

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    Re: WP8 GDR3 Developer Preview by Microsoft

    A surprising yet very welcome move from Microsoft.

    Looks like I will have some fun later today trying to update one of my dev devices

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    Re: WP8 GDR3 Developer Preview by Microsoft

    The most interesting part in my eyes ist this:

    - The background audio memory cap increases from 20 MB to 25 MB for phones with 1 GB of memory or more, and this should be all goodness for everyone.

    - There is an Internet Explorer and WebBrowser control viewport behavior change, which affects all resolutions on the phone; it’s something you should check out in your app.

    - A 1080p resolution is being introduced to support devices with a 1080p display, and should have no impact on you unless you want to provide higher-resolution assets.
    Especially the first two might be rather problematic. The first one means that more memory can now be used but you can't specifically target GDR3 devices (to my knowldege), so actually using the additional memory will lead to crashed on devices with a lower version. The viewport change might need adaptations on HTML pages targeting WP.

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    Re: WP8 GDR3 Developer Preview by Microsoft

    Quote Originally Posted by SB Dev View Post
    The first one means that more memory can now be used but you can't specifically target GDR3 devices (to my knowldege), so actually using the additional memory will lead to crashed on devices with a lower version.
    The extra available memory will be only for devices with 1GB of RAM or more. And i'm assuming that this will be automatically dealt by the OS.

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    Re: WP8 GDR3 Developer Preview by Microsoft

    http://wmpoweruser.com/windows-phone...oad-procedure/

    gooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

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    Re: WP8 GDR3 Developer Preview by Microsoft

    Glad to see this. It is great to be able to test compatibility before the update is widely released...

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    Re: WP8 GDR3 Developer Preview by Microsoft

    Great news for developer community, maybe this is a change in direction and we might get new updates even sooner in the future
    Btw, GDR3 works like a charm on my Lumia 1020.

    I just wish this wasn't an exception, but more of a new rule.

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