Nokia Black update rolling out for Lumia 520

29 January, 2014 | Comments (185) | Post your comment

Nokia tested the 512MB RAM waters for the Black update with the Lumia 625 and now it's rolling out the software for the most popular Windows Phone device out there, the Lumia 520.

Nokia Black builds on top of Windows Phone GDR3 and brings various improvements. From GDR3, it gets Bluetooth 4.0 LE support and the ability to close apps from the app switcher menu, there's a rotation lock too.

From the Nokia goodies, there's a new drive mode and Nokia Storyteller. The Lumia 520 already has the Nokia Camera app. Since the device only has 512MB RAM, it will miss out on Nokia Refocus and Nokia Beamer (this is why it's so important that the Lumia 525 has 1GB RAM). Glance Screen will not be available either.

Anyway, you can check if the Nokia Black update is available for your Lumia 520 for your region and carrier by going into Settings > Phone update or check this list. The update is still listed as Pending review for many carriers.

Update: MyNokiaBlog reports that the Lumia 520 and 720 are getting double tap to wake with the Black update, even though it wasn't available with Amber.

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Nokia Black update rolling out for Lumia 520 - reader comments

  • sheiya

will there be another update?

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  • 2014-08-10 09:25
  • tetJ
  • Seychelles user

oh !!! double tap/ knock to wake is an awesome feature one the lumia 520

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  • 2014-06-14 12:23
  • fuNB
  • Seychelles user

Hey just updated lumia 520 to black quiet cool considering i updated to amber just 4 days ago .... black runs smooth app "killer" switcher , runs ok n the lumia 520 DOES support NOKIA REFOCUS

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  • 2014-06-14 12:20
  • fuNB