The release of the Windows Phone 8 GDR2 OS alongside with the Nokia’s Amber firmware update has been long awaited by AT&T customers. While the carrier confirmed that both will be rolled out today, October 10th, for the Lumia 920 and 820, it will be best to keep everyone’s high hopes in check.
The Nokia website still has the “Waiting for approval” label for the AT&T Lumia 820 and Lumia 920, but a community manager at the AT&T Forums assured owners of the handsets that the company has completed the process and ready to release the updates.
“AT&T has completed testing the Nokia Lumia 820/920 Windows Phone software update on our network. We expect Microsoft to make the update available beginning 10/10. When the software update is available for you to download, Windows Phone will notify you so you can download it directly over a Wi-Fi connection. We appreciate your patience” posted a particular ATTDmitriyCM on the forum on October 9.
The GDR2 and Amber updates will unlock the Pro Camera app, enable double-tapping feature to wake up the device, and inject the Glance feature with a lock-screen clock for the said Nokia Lumia handsets. The enhancements will also include a flip-to-silence feature that will put incoming calls in mute. The Microsoft update will also enable support for FM radio, Gmail CalDAV and CardDAV.
The GDR2 will also address issues with Xbox Music and fixes bugs and architecture problems relating to Other Storage.
AT&T had issues testing the GDR2 but the company was among the first to roll out GDR1 in 2012. The operating system was distributed by other carriers two months ago. With the GDR3 coming soon, AT&T fans can just hope that there will be no more big testing issues so they can get the latest firmware update without any delay.