Nokia releasing Lumia 920 update this month to fix camera softness

Daniel Bader

December 17, 2012 8:56am

Nokia’s Lumia 920 has a lot of things going for it, but it was surprising — and disappointing — to discover that its highly-touted image-stabilized camera produces fuzzy, soft photos when shooting in daylight.

The Finnish company has heard our laments and plans to release a small update to fix the issue, in addition to a few other problems such as random restarts, in an OTA patch this month. According to sources, Nokia has already been widely testing the update, and Engadget has received a sample of images comparing a device running shipping software with one running the newer PR1.1 .

The update will also bring a few enhancements we told you about in last week’s 8X update: LTE optimizations, decline-with-SMS additions and more. Some of these improvements will be for the entire ecosystem; others will be Nokia-specific, and we’ll see them roll into newer devices when they’re released.

No word on exactly when Canadians will start seeing the update, but Nokia’s U.S. Twitter account promised it by the end of the month.

Source: Twitter
Via: Engadget

  • andy c

    finally got a chance to play with a working 920 at Eaton Centre. It is a big phone when compared to the 8X but not horrible like some make it out to be.

  • EZ

    Maybe it’s because I have larger hands than short people, but I actually like the heft of the 920 vs. the 8X/8S. It feels solid… and quite smooth too. I really don’t get all the hoopla around the weight. I tried the iPhone5 and it feels like a cracker.

  • EvanKr

    Hey, Nokia, how about updating your customers that bought the 900 first.

  • glonq

    If the main selling point (and only redeeming feature) of your smartphone is the camera, maybe you shouldn’t ship it with a buggy camera.

  • Rob

    At least they fixed it instead of saying we were holding it wrong.