Verizon HTC 8X now getting the GDR3 update


Verizon has started pushing out the Update 3/ GDR3 update for their HTC 8X Windows Phone 8 handset.

The update brings the phone up to build 3030.0.34201.605 and according to their change log brings the following benefits:

  • Make assisted calls more easily while roaming in select international destinations
  • Select, download and pin music with the Xbox Music Experience
  • Access song and album information more accurately with the Xbox Music Experience
  • Enjoy better web browsing with improved HTML 5 compatibility in Internet Explorer
  • Connect with greater stability when using Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) apps like Lync and Skype
  • FM Radio – The latest software allows you to select, listen to and save your favorite radio stations (requires headset as antenna)
  • Group Text – Note: This feature is off by default, but users can configure via the Messaging application by selecting Settings, Group Text, and changing the toggle to On
  • IMAP for email, CardDAV for contacts and CalDAV for calendar when setting up a Gmail account

HTC 8X owners on Verizon will be notified via a pop-up notification when the update is available, or can check for updates by going to Settings > Phone Update > Check for Updates on their handset.


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