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    blowdart

    Why yes you can get GDR3 RIGHT NOW

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    magicalclick

    I know, I am thinking getting it today. It has close app button.

    Leaving WM on 5/2018 if no apps, no dedicated billboards where I drive, no Store name.
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    Ian2

    Installed this afternoon - no issues yet - great to see the dev love from Microsoft again ... Big Smile

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    blowdart

    , Ian2 wrote

    installed this afternoon

    Stop living in the future Big Smile

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    Ian2

    Damn, speaking of which I think I am missing the new Gadget Show ...

     

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    PeterF

    With GDR2 the background service which updates the tile of my app is suddenly stopping without reason after a while until you do a hard reset (re-installing doesn't fix it) Perplexed Glad to see that the live tile finally works again in GDR3 without needing a hard reset Smiley now get this version out ASAP!

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    cheong

    Updated. So far so good. Smiley

     

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    cbae

    Wow! You really butchered the word "program".

    The rotation lock feature (i.e. autorotation toggle) is nice, but it would have been nice to have the toggle button appear in the media controls dropdown right next to the sound/vibrate toggle button.

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    cheong

    @cheong: It seems the power consumption further goes down despite I've run the update on battery.

    Normally the phone should shutdown by the time I went home, but today it still has 14% left.

    Will observe a few days to see if it's just "outlyer".

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    MasterPi

    , magicalclick wrote

    I know, I am thinking getting it today. It has close app button.

    I kind of wish you could drag the screenshot of the app down to close it, in addition to having that button.

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    Bas

    What's the point of closing apps like that? Don't they just tombstone and cease to take up RAM/CPU cycles anyway?

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    MasterPi

    @Bas: It has nothing to do with conserving power. It's UX and expectation - it's harder to actually discern the state of an app that's been open and suspended for such a long time (if I hit the back button, I don't know what will happen). I'd rather just restart the app so I can rebuild my own memory.

    Also, apps that use GPS seem to drain battery when they're not actively doing anything. Right now, I make it a point to close out of Drive by repeatedly hitting back the moment I'm done using it. Being able to just close it helps.

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    magicalclick

    @Bas: I don't know why, but the Sims Freeplay appears to keep draining my battery after I hit home button or turn off the screen. And sometimes my phone is hot for no reason. It is easier to close the apps before I restart the phone.

    Leaving WM on 5/2018 if no apps, no dedicated billboards where I drive, no Store name.
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    blowdart

    , cbae wrote

    Wow! You really butchered the word "program".

    No. Americans did Tongue Out

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    cheong

    One day pass, it does seems to be improvement on battery time.

    On the other hand, I found that when playing certain online game, occasionally I'll experience 10-20 seconds "freeze". Don't know the reason but it's very disturbing.

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