Some tidbits from our sources about upcoming Windows Phone updates. Windows Phone 8.1 is almost here, at least very soon as “developers preview”. The Windows Phone 8.1 public Roll out may begin sometime in May. Now, we learn about two or may be three more GDR updates post Windows Phone 8.1.
GDR1 will follow Windows Phone 8.1 roll out quickly and will be mostly focused on “Fixes and performance improvements”, though there may be some new features as well. GDR2 will bring many new features along with broader hardware support.
GDR1 is tipped for July, while GDR2 may come out in October. There may be one more GDR, but that doesn’t seem two high on Microsoft’s plans, as next major Windows Phone iteration “Windows Phone 9” or “Windows Phone 8.2” is being planned for a end of 2014 to early 2015 announcement. So, if the GDR3 comes out, there may be a delay in Windows Phone 9 plans.
Actually a Microsoft employee has also claimed 6-8 months update cycle bringing Windows Phone iterations like Windows Phone 8.1 on Reddit. But, per our sources, it still will be 8-10 months than 6-8 months for next major Windows Phone update, which can be termed as Windows Phone 9 or Windows Phone 8.2.