Week in Review: August 5th

Welcome to the Week in Review, where we recap the top stories of the past week.

Nokia Amber update leaked for 920, 820

  • Flashing the unreleased update will wipe your data
  • Average users should just wait for the official OTA update

Claimed list of GDR3 features released

  • Orientation lock, Driver Mode
  • 3 medium-sized tiles in a row (1080p only?)
  • 1080p support
  • 80% chance of closing apps via multitasking

New suite of Bing apps released

  • Bing News, Finance, Sports, and Weather
  • Free, very few advertisements

Amber update also brings stereo recording to 920

  • 920 used to only record mono audio when taking videos
  • Amber update enables stereo recording, using the 3 HAAC microphones on the 920

Nokia getting call/SMS blocking with Amber update

  • WP8 Nokia devices will finally be able to block calls and SMS messages
  • Samsung users have already had call blocking for awhile now!

Microsoft announces Windows Phone App Studio

  • Create apps via web interface with no coding required
  • Also, anyone can dev unlock their phone to install up to 2 apps

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