Nokia Amber update coming  in late August, early September

13 August, 2013 | Comments (71) | Post your comment

We know everything about the Nokia Amber update, except for the launch date. We had heard August from Nokia Spain's Twitter, but those social networking accounts are often unreliable. Now Nokia PR at the Lumia 925 launch in Taiwan says late August, early September is the target.

That's good news, but unfortunately there's some bad news too – apparently, Nokia will prioritize the Lumia 920 update, which potentially means lower profile devices will have to wait. That wouldn’t be ideal, considering the humble Lumia 520 has exploded in popularity.

The Nokia Amber release for Windows Phone 8 handsets is a superset of the GDR2 update from Microsoft and will be available for the whole WP8 Lumia range with some small omissions (no FM radio for the Lumia 620, which doesn’t have the hardware for it). Note that the Lumia 925 and 1020 have Amber installed out of box.

You can read the full changelog, but the highlights are the Smart Camera app, Glance screen and updates to the HERE suit. There will be call and blocking too.

If you can't wait, you can try out the leaked Amber ROM for the Lumia 920 and 820.

Source (in Taiwanese) | Via




Nokia Amber update coming  in late August, early September - reader comments

  • nitish

if lumia 520 will get amber update????

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  • 2013-08-31 12:50
  • vGH1
  • Anonymous

Double tap to wake up will be enabled after amber update???

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  • 2013-08-15 16:33
  • U@f4
  • Cyber.Angel

"Windows Phone is successor of Windows Mobile. It is not NEW it's older than android. UI changes can't make it a new os" False! Windows Phone 7 has CE Kernel Windows Phone 8 has NT Kernel After 7.8 update the UI is almost the same, ...

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  • 2013-08-15 06:05
  • pdi0