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Nokia Rolling out Amber Updates for Lumia Phones

Nokia has started the roll out of the new Amber update for all Lumia phones. The Amber update was announced back in May and it will deliver a wide range of new and improved features and apps, like Nokia Glance Screen with the standby clock and an even better imaging experience for Nokia Lumia owners.

Lumia Amber builds upon the latest update for Windows Phone 8 from Microsoft and brings in FM radio, better Internet Explorer and Xbox music.

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New features in Amber Update:

1. Smart Camera App:

This app debuted with the new Lumia 925 and with Amber update it will be available to all Lumia phones. It comes with quite a lot of features, but not all features are available in Lumia 720, Lumia 620 and Lumia 520. You can also trim video using the new trimmer software and also upload to YouTube directly from the app.

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2. Nokia Glance Screen

Nokia Glance Screen brings a clock to your screen when the phone is inactive, along with indicators to show the battery level when running on a low battery or the phone is charging, and whether your phone is set to ‘silent’. Nokia Glance screen will be available for all WP8 Lumia devices except the Nokia Lumia 520 and Lumia 625, which have a smaller display memory.

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3. Flip to silence and double-tap to unlock

Using this feature, you can simply silence an incoming call by flipping it and also double tap the screen to wake up instead of having to use the power button.

4. Storage Check:

We have covered this issue with Windows Phone on the other storage taking too much storage space. With the Storage Check app, you can clear this storage.

The Amber update will start the roll out from today and will complete by September end for all Lumia phones.

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Nirmal is a big fan of Windows phone ever since it was released. He started off with Nokia Lumia 800 and then got the Lumia 920. Presently he owns the Lumia 730 and Lumia 930.
  • Naveen

    Thanks. I am updating my Lumia 920 at present. I don’t understand why it shows “Migrating your data” after the restart. Is something changed on file system part of the OS? I would ask them to fix the “dedicated volume control for music app” issue first. But looks like its not fixed in this update :(

    • Nirmal

      There are quite a lot of new features and this is built on top of updates from MSFT including the FM Radio, changes to IE and Xbox music. So thats the reason it says migrating data.

  • I tried to update my Nokia Lumia 820…but it shows your phone is up to date….there are no updates showing… Plz help me over it…

    • Nirmal

      As of now there is no force update methods, you will have to wait for the update. Keep checking it.