Amber update now available for Rogers Nokia Lumia 920

Daniel Bader

August 22, 2013 2:40 pm

As predicted last week, the Amber update, also known as GDR2, is now available for the Rogers Lumia 920.

We’ve received word that the update is being pushed to devices now, and should be available as an over-the-air download.

The update “significantly improves algorithms that offer better noise reduction, colour reproduction, exposure control and autofocus,” and provides official support for Pro Cam and Smart Cam, two new apps that make photo taking better across the Lumia line.

The Amber update also brings FM radio support, Glance Screen, flip-to-silence, and double-tap to unlock.

SourceNokia

(Thanks Kevin!)

  • Rick City

    Any word on Rogers (or anyone else in Canada, for that matter) getting the Lumia 1020?

    • Sanjay Kumar

      May be in end of third quarter or in fourth.
      But I doubt it. Since every Nokia phones which come to Canada is through a carrier or carriers.
      So you have to request your carrier for it.

    • hunkyleepickle

      Word from the Microsoft pop up store employees is,October or November. Its amazing to me that Rogers, proclaiming to be the WP exclusive partner, skipped the 925/8 completely, and have dragged their feet terribly on the 1020.

    • saqrkh

      To be fair the Lumia 925 and 928 are essentially the same as the Lumia 920; same specs, slight differences in camera, screen, etc. Given that Windows Phone isn’t exactly a huge hit in the market I am not surprised that Rogers is keeping it normal (a high-end L920 and low-end L520).

      That said, I am surprised that Bell hasn’t picked up the 925, it’d be a great way to retain their existing WP user base.

    • Mike366

      but they are lighter and thinner

    • robinottawa

      Isn’t 928 only for a US carrier. 925 is thinner (no wireless charging pad built in) and has extra lens but otherwise same. Market too small for Rogers to carry 2?

    • Cormang

      Bell Mobility has said they won’t deal with Nokia. It’s a shame.

    • robinottawa

      Wait, what? Why?

  • gwydionjhr

    Data Sense too!

  • saqrkh

    I just got it: It has the following.

    1. DataSense
    2. Call/SMS blocking
    3. Can now use Nokia ProCam, SmartCam, etc.

    • Mike366

      check music+audio. You can now enjoy FM with headphone

    • Cormang

      Flip to silence, glance screen, double tap to wake, new sounds, updated bluetooth, better camera, data sense, call/sms blocking, new camera apps. They call this a “minor update” but yet it has more features than some of the iOS updates I received over the years :)

    • saqrkh

      Has anyone updated their apps on WP to work with Bluetooth LE? Does anyone have a Fitbit Flex, and post-Amber/GDR2, is it working well?

  • Toron James

    Checking right now.