We brought you the exclusive report that Microsoft is skipping GDR2 in favor of Windows 10 for Phones and while preview users will directly go to Windows 10 for Phones, the normal users may see only watered down version of Windows Phone 8.1 GDR2. Now ITHome.com China has got hold of some leaked screenshots of GDR2 and their sources also confirm that Microsoft may not push GDR2 anymore (at least to preview users).

GDR2 was supposed to be out in October but it was later scraped it seems and some of its tipped changes like “Mobile Data Toggle” and Cortana for more arrived with GDR1 version 8.10.14219.314. From the leaked screenshots it looks like Windows Phone 8.1 GDR2 was / is indeed the transitory update from Windows Phone 8.1 to Windows 10 for Phones. Let us have a look at the changes captured in screenshots

The arrow at the bottom of tiles is without circle and all applications is written before it.

20150212_160235_407Settings were redesigned (as we had reported)20150212_155933_105Privacy settings20150212_160002_438App permissions can be individually managed

20150212_160124_449You can change the name of the phone on the phone itself.20150212_160406_417Seems the Windows Phone 8.1 GDR2 version started from 8.10.15XXX as can be seen in the screenshot below. But what’s Lumia 965. Is it a upcoming Lumia device with WVGA resolution?20150212_155901_259Source