Nokia will start rolling out GDR2-based Amber updates for its existing Lumia smartphones in late August/early September. According to Taiwanese website ePrice, Lumia 920 will be the first to get the latest bells and whistles, which will not only include Microsoft’s update to the Windows Phone 8 platform, but also some of Nokia’s own software, including the much better camera app (which comes included with the Lumia 925). Platform wise, users should expect such features as FM Radio support, Flip to Silence, Data Sense (for compressing and monitoring data usage), Xbox Music and more.
As I’m writing this, we’re still not sure which devices will be able to “handle” the update, but we hope that all (or at least most of the) newer Nokia smartphones will make the cut, including the Lumia 820, 720, 620 and 520. Then again, we wouldn’t be surprised if the entry-level models were left behind as they may not have the horse-power to deliver the smooth user experience.
There you have it folks. We could be a week away from the initial rollout of the Amber update. Or if you hate waiting, you can always take the “unofficial route,” though it can kill your warranty. Don’t say we haven’t warned you…
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