Nokia Amber Update Now Headed to Lumia Smartphones

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Lumia Amber UpdateOn Thursday, Nokia announced that its Amber update is finally ready for release, as the company plans on issuing the update to Lumia handset owners worldwide in the coming days and weeks.

The software update is fairly substantial, providing an array of new and improved apps and features including the Nokia Glance Screen, which offers a standby clock without needing to press any buttons, and enhanced imaging capabilities on par with the recently released Lumia 1020. Unfortunately, Glance Screen functionality won’t be available on the Lumia 520 and Lumia 625 due to the devices’ limited display memory.  

Users will also have access to a new FM radio player, along with the Nokia Smart Camera app (first offered on the Lumia 925). There will also be improvements to Xbox Music and the Internet Explorer Web browser. Additional gesture features like flip to silence and double-tap to unlock will also be added in the update, along with a fix to ease the install of future Here Maps updates.

Nokia has begun rolling out the upgrades, with plans of first offering the upgrade to Lumia 920 and Lumia 820 consumers in select countries, along with Lumia 521, Lumia 810, and Lumia 928 owners in the US. Customers with a Lumia 520, Lumia 620, Lumia 720, Lumia 820, or a Lumia 920 will likely have to wait until the end of September to receive the update.

Sources: Nokia Conversations via Engadget

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