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Where's The GDR2/Amber Update... Any Schedule?

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Where's The GDR2/Amber Update... Any Schedule?

Ok ATT, when is GDR2 going to be released for the Nokia 920 (and all the other phones).

 

-taylor

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I will honestly not say that it is impossible that AT&T could be delaying the release on purpose. I'm sure that they have their reasons if it is in fact that help move NL1020 inventory. Quite frankly, if you were a company with a new flagship phone and were trying to make money, wouldn't you do the same thing? I mean, look at this scenario. You release a new niche NL1020. You want people to buy it as it has a better camera and new software. The wise thing to do as a company is to hold off on updating the NL920 until such a time as sales of the NL1020 slow down. Then you release the update for the NL920 as Nokia begins its phased release of its next big thing...which from what I'm reading on various sites is a phablet.
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Hardware wise, I wouldn't buy that argument either. But on the software side or on the side of DataSense or the FM Radio conflicting with some internal function with their network, I could see that as a possibility don't you think?

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I agree with you. I'm hoping for an awesome Monday for my NL920 as well. There's still time for AT&T to assist Nokia and MS in keeping their word on the update.

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landolambert7 wrote:
I will honestly not say that it is impossible that AT&T could be delaying the release on purpose. I'm sure that they have their reasons if it is in fact that help move NL1020 inventory. Quite frankly, if you were a company with a new flagship phone and were trying to make money, wouldn't you do the same thing? I mean, look at this scenario. You release a new niche NL1020. You want people to buy it as it has a better camera and new software. The wise thing to do as a company is to hold off on updating the NL920 until such a time as sales of the NL1020 slow down. Then you release the update for the NL920 as Nokia begins its phased release of its next big thing...which from what I'm reading on various sites is a phablet.

It is possible if you consider the godawful next program which is very bad for consumers.  Under those circumstances att would want to drive us to a phone change now rather than update.  If that's the case, kiss all updates goodbye. 

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johninsj wrote:

 


True. If you want the latest every year, it will either cost a LOT more (current price model) or a little more (Next)

If I am going to do it anyway, i'd rather do it a little more expensive, vs a LOT more expensive.



the next program is consumer unfriendly.  it moves you into perpetual rental rather than ownership.  more profits for ATT.  less freedom for you. 

 

all i ask is that since i bought the phone, it is mine to update as i see fit and ATT needs to give me the official update for MY phone.

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The possible reasons for the hold up you have given do in no way excuse ATT from their silence in respect to their current customers with legitimate questions about services they were promised. IF I TREATED MY MEMBERS AT THE GOLF COURSE LIKE THIS I WOULD NEVER GET ANOTHER JOB IN THE GOLF BUSINESS

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Professor

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alodar1 wrote:

...yet, there is still the unresolved issue of bricked 920's on reset. 

 

...thinking about the numbers I have heard about, you take a 15% chance of bricking your 920 by doing a Hard Reset. 

 


Are you referring to the hard reset problem that was around with the 1242 (and previous) build?

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Scholar

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Yep, no update this morning.  I went back to my old BB 9700 at least I can do updates on it without ATT's influence!

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Professor

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mark.f.masters wrote:

johninsj wrote:

 


True. If you want the latest every year, it will either cost a LOT more (current price model) or a little more (Next)

If I am going to do it anyway, i'd rather do it a little more expensive, vs a LOT more expensive.



the next program is consumer unfriendly.  it moves you into perpetual rental rather than ownership.  more profits for ATT.  less freedom for you. 

 

all i ask is that since i bought the phone, it is mine to update as i see fit and ATT needs to give me the official update for MY phone.


Did you buy it on contract? If so, then you've also financed it.

 

If you bought an unbranded phone, you would have the update already.

 

Anyway, We're still not getting it today. Status unchanged on the Nokia site, so it's several weeks away.

 

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of courae it is financed.  does that stop the phone from being mine?  no.  just as with a car, if i finanace it, ot os still my car.  ultimately, at the end of the finance period, i keep the phone.  not so with next.  in next, you are forever a renter. 

 

regardless, the phone is mine and i should not be stopped by att from updating.  unless it will negatively impact their network that is. 

 

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Professor

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mark.f.masters wrote:

of courae it is financed.  does that stop the phone from being mine?  no.  just as with a car, if i finanace it, ot os still my car.  ultimately, at the end of the finance period, i keep the phone.  not so with next.  in next, you are forever a renter. 

 

regardless, the phone is mine and i should not be stopped by att from updating.  unless it will negatively impact their network that is. 

 


If your financed phone bricks during the update... is that AT&T's problem or yours? If you agree it's yours then you can already get the update without AT&T.

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Where's GDR2 / GDR3

AT&T,

 

FAILING TO RESPOND TO CUSTOMERS DESIRES MAKES NO SENSE. YOUR HURTING YOUR OWN BUSINESS BY IGNORING US!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

To make matters worse, you're making decision to disable DATA SENSE which is included with GDR2 from NOKIA. Why are you being soooooo STUPID?

 

 

Why do we want GDR2 you ask?

 

Microsoft's GDR2 update in detail

 

FM radio returns to Windows Phone with the GDR2 update. As on Windows Phone 7 devices, the FM radio is accessed via the Music+Videos hub. Do note that FM radio is not available on all phones as it requires a connection between the FM radio chipset and the 3.5mm audio jack so that headset / headphones can act as an aerial. Our feature, FM radio return to Windows Phone 8 in GDR2, has the full run down on this addition

 

Xbox Music receives a number of small updates in GDR2. It is now easier to download, pin, and select music, and meta data is more accurate (i.e. song and album information). It's now also possible to add songs to Kid's Corner from within the Music+Video hub (long press on album). The start up time of the app has been improved and the use of streaming music is more reliable.

Data Sense is now available to more, but not all users (varies by operator and country). Data Sense lets you track the amount of data you are consuming and set usage limits. Our feature, Wider Data Sense availability in Windows Phone 8 GDR2, explains how Data Sense works and what you can use it for.

 

 

The Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) stack has been optimised in GDR2. This means that apps like Lync and Skype should be more stable and have better performance (e.g. Skype calls more reliably trigger a ringing/incoming call event).

 

A number of improvements have been made to Internet Explorer. The most notable is improved media playback reliability. There's no change to the HTML 5 test score for the browser, but there are improvement in performance. These are most noticeable when loading large or complex web pages.

 

Support for the CardDAV and CalDAV protocols for syncing to Google has been added in GDR2. This means that Windows Phone users can continue to connect to and sync with Google's Mail (Gmail), Calendar and Contact services. Our feature, CalDAV and CardDAV (Google) support in Windows Phone 8 GDR2, explains how this works and the back story to Google Sync on Windows Phone.A default camera app can now be set in the camera+photos settings. The default camera will automatically start when you hold down the camera capture key on the side of the device. This is useful in Lumia devices because it lets you choose between the standard Windows Phone Camera app, Nokia Smart Camera, and Nokia Pro Camera (on supported devices).

 

The Me Live Tile now supports high resolution profile pictures. This is most noticeable when using a double wide size Live Tile on devices with higher resolution screens (e.g. HTC 8X, Nokia Lumia 92x). In some cases it may be necessary to update your profile picture in order to see a change.

Me Tile

The OneNote app now has an option to pin a secondary "new note" Live Tile to the start screen. The feature, which was previously available in Windows Phone 7, returns in GDR2, making it easier to add a quick note (i.e. saves a few screen taps).

OneNote

Wider .wav codec support is included in GDR2, making it more likely that you will be able to play back voice mail messages attached to emails. The most notable additions in GDR2 are the support for Ulaw and GSM6.10 codecs. Both of these allow audio to be compressed, which results in smaller file sizes, making them popular in voicemail systems (when compared to an uncompressed format like PCM).

wav support

A fix for the "Other" storage bug is included in GDR2. Previously, the size of "other" storage, as seen in the phone storage module of the Settings app, would grow over time, with no way to recover the used space (short of resetting the phone). It was caused by the OS failing to clean up temporary files in certain situations (when uninstalling an app). Do note that "other" storage will still take some space as it is used for storing email attachments, the web cache and other temporary data. Nokia (storage check) and HTC (customised phone storage) both now include an option to delete temporary files manually.

 

Map data can now be updated in place. This means that only new or changed data will be downloaded when updating map data. For example, we noted that during the last map data update the download size for the United Kingdom was 295.9MB on the Lumia 920 (running Windows Phone 8 GDR1), but only 61MB on the Lumia 925 (running Windows Phone GDR2).

 

Support for Bluetooth SMART (also know as Bluetooth Low Energy) has been added in GDR2 (select devices). Bluetooth Smart is normally used in low power accessories (e.g. activity trackers and smart watches). However, there are currently no Bluetooth SMART accessories that support Windows Phone (almost all such accessories require a companion app of some kind). Updated apps are expected to be released in the next few months, and both

Nokia and HTC are expected to release their own Bluetooth SMART accessories.

 

A number of APIs are fixed in GDR2. For example, there's a fix for ResourceIntensiveTask, an API that allows for allows apps to perform processing even when the main apps is not in the foreground. It is typically used for tasks that need to run infrequently, but need to run for longer periods than provided for by PeriodicTask. The app Podcast Lounge uses this API to enable unattended downloads (i.e. podcast download overnight without having to start the app).

 

WAKE UP AND RESPOND!

 

Robert Rathbun

robert.rathbun@outlook.com

 

P.S. GDR3 will be released NEXT MONTHI!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Professor

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They responded several times.

 

You'll get it. This month. By the end of September.

 

 

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johninsj wrote:

They responded several times.

 

You'll get it. This month. By the end of September.

 


I'm sorry, but I must have missed where AT&T said we will get it by the end of September.  Nokia has stated that all devices "should" get this by the end of September, but the only thing I've heard from AT&T is "We're so hard at work testing it, we don't know when it will be available."  I'm not sure where your certainty comes from.

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