Next Windows Phone update said to get rotation lock, text syncing with PCs
10th Aug 2013 | 00:13
General Distribution 3 update expected by year's end
However, that feature is said to be working its way into the next Windows Phone update, known as General Distribution 3 or GDR3.
It will be known as "autorotate screen," according to sources familiar with Microsoft's Windows Phone plans who talked to The Verge.
Despite the unique moniker, this basic feature won't be any different from every other phone that has the ability to disable automatic screen rotation.
It is, however, said to preceded the birth of something new. Autorotate screen is being prepped for larger 5- and 6-inch Windows Phones to be on the market "soon," according to the report.
Text from a Windows Phone or PC
Another convenience that Microsoft has been suggested to be working on is syncing text messages between Windows Phones, PCs and the web.
There's a chance that Microsoft's text syncing software won't be ready for Windows Phone 8 GDR3, as the feature is still being finalized, according to The Verge.
Bu other GDR3 features expected to make it in time for its GDR3's release this year include slightly altered Live Tiles and a driving mode for in-car use.