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Galaxy S3 Meets its Match Nokia Lumia 920 – GDR2 Next Windows Phone 8 Update

Windows Phone Challenge video series “Meet Your Match challenge” inpired by Smoked by Windows Phone, which pits Windows Phone 8 against other well-known smartphones, is back on the big screen–this time Samsung Galaxy S III is put against Nokia Lumia 920 Windows Phone 8.

“From now through March 28, look for new content playing at top theater chains nationwide, as part of NCM Media Network’s FirstLook preshow entertainment segment–you know, the fun stuff that plays just before they tell you to turn off your phone,” Microsoft wrote.

In this latest challenge, Ben puts $100 on the line that his Nokia Lumia 920 Windows Phone is faster at finding the stuff you really care about than the Galaxy S3 Android smartphone.

See who wins:

In other Windows Phone news, if you’re an existing Windows Phone 8 user: All the upcoming GDRs and the Windows Phone Blue update itself should work just fine on your phone, according to Windows Phone Senior Marketing Manager Greg Sullivan.

According to a report, “Windows Phone 8 users should have nothing to fear from the coming upgrades,” reports PCMag quoting Sullivan.

So what exactly is a GDR?

“GDR stands for “General Distribution Release.” It means a product update distributed commercially. It’s a naming convention that various teams at Microsoft have used for years.

“Portico,” which was the Windows Phone update that Microsoft, handset makers and carriers have been distributing over the past couple of months, is considered the “GDR1” update to the Windows Phone 8 OS, according to sources (who has been in-the-know about Microsoft’s OS plans) reports ZDNet.

“GDR2 is the next Windows Phone 8 update. If the leaks about the HTC Tiara are correct, that OS release should be done in the next couple of months so that it can be preloaded on new Windows Phones coming this spring/summer,” adds MJFoley.

In this video, Microsoft who’s is creticized ever since the new Windows 8 came out, checks people’s reactions as they experience Windows 8 for the first time:

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