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Hands On with the Windows Phone 8 GDR3 Preview Update (video)

Windows Phone 8 GDR3 update

The Windows Phone 8 GDR3 Developer Preview is here! We go hands on and check out some of the new things you can expect to see with GDR3 when it launches over the next few weeks to months. The Windows Phone 8 GDR3 Update Preview is available for developers right now, and can be downloaded via the Windows Phone Store.

While the update includes some nifty new features, the ability to have more tiles on the Start Screen is only for 1080p devices and not 720p devices which was rumored just last week. Features that are included are screen lock, multitasking improvements, custom text tones, Driver Mode and improvements to some system functions.

As mentioned above, Windows Phone 8 GDR3 is set to launch in the coming weeks, and will include even more features then what’s already seen in our hands on due to the Nokia Bittersweet Shimmer update not being included. Of course, the Nokia Update is exclusive to Nokia phones.

Check out our hands on video below!

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