March 26, 2013 1:11pm
The Nokia Lumia 920 is a best-in-breed phone running an OS that still needs a lot of love. Slowly but surely, Microsoft is informing Nokia’s decisions and vice versa, and the two companies are creating a hardware and software ecosystem that can rival any big name in smartphones today.
Since the Lumia 920 sports wireless charging, its motto has been all about convenience: easily laid down next to your bed; no issues when using the screen with gloves on; excellent photos in low light situations; top-shelf first-party apps that do more with less. The Lumia 920 is a great smartphone, and Nokia is set, with Microsoft’s help, to make it better.
To that end, Microsoft is developing a second General Distribution Release (GDR2) that will come out in the next few months, enabling latent FM radio support. Nokia will also be furthering the “convenience” factor of its handset by allowing two-tap-turn-on for the Lumia 920. Like the BlackBerry Z10, which supports turning on the screen by swiping from the bottom, as well as Nokia’s own discontinued N9 handset, the ability to switch on the screen by tapping twice will likely eat a little battery (the screen has to be constantly aware of external touches) but the tradeoff will be wonderful.
The Verge is reporting that Nokia will bring along a flip-to-silence option and a new colour and gamma control app.
Source: The Verge