AT&T's Nokia Lumia 920 and 820 are getting the Lumia Black update today
The Lumia Black update includes the latest Windows Phone 8 GDR3 build, bringing lots of new features, like the ability to create folders on the start screen, Nokia Glance 2.0, enhanced notifications, Bluetooth 4.0 LE support, and so on. The update brought camera improvements to the newer Lumia 1020 and 925 earlier this month, so the camera capabilities of the 920 and 820 might also be enhanced.
As always, you can manually check for updates on your WP handset by going to Settings -> Phone update -> Check for update.
In case you didn’t know, AT&T is currently offering the Lumia 920 for free on contract, or for $299.99 without any agreement. The Lumia 820 is no longer available to purchase - at least not from AT&T’s website.
source: Nokia Care US via WPCentral
1. Penny (Posts: 1249; Member since: 04 Feb 2011)
Just a slight note, folders can be created on the home screen prior to the GDR3 update. As long as you have GDR2, you can download Nokia's App Folder app and it works the same.
2. hurrycanger (Posts: 1265; Member since: 01 Dec 2013)
I'm craving for the Black Update on my Lumia 521. Hope it comes soon.
3. E.S.1 (Posts: 294; Member since: 14 Sep 2013)
Windows phones are attractive to me... Just the damn tiles. I can't get over it...
4. Liveitup (Posts: 1511; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)
WP is the most attractive of all the platforms its the reason why everyone else went flat UI. As a WP user im telling you give Live Tiles a chance, you'll wonder how you ever used a smartphone without them.
5. Penny (Posts: 1249; Member since: 04 Feb 2011)
As a Windows Phone user, I kinda agree. And it's not just limited to the flat UI, it's also just the pleasant appearance in my opinion. After using WP8 for a while, I can't help but think how clunky the icon/application drawer setup is with Android phones. It just seems unappealing and not that useful, to be honest.
6. ajishkoshy (Posts: 5; Member since: 30 Oct 2013)
I have been using a Lumia 800 for nearly two years now. The UI is very smooth and fluid and I have hardly ever faced a crash or a freeze. The best thing about WP is its ability to run well even on modest hardware. However, there are still a lot of problems. Bluetooth share is still a problem for me with with WP 7.8. Hopefully it is better on later versions. But the single most irritating thing to my mind is the file transfer from a PC. Zune is just a pain to use and to think that I could transfer files by drag and drop on the MotoSLVR I used back in 2006. And I would dearly like a better battery. Unless they pull up their socks and get rid of the Zune interface, I will be left with no option but to shift to Android, however much I might dislike it.
7. Penny (Posts: 1249; Member since: 04 Feb 2011)
FYI, they stopped using Zune to sync with Windows Phone 7.8. Windows Phone 8 does not use Zune to sync. I'm actually not sure what Windows Phone 8 uses to sync on Windows 7 and below computers, but on my Windows 8 computers, it uses an app called "Windows Phone" that is automatically downloaded from the store when you plug in your phone. It is very easy to use and does not try to be an all encompassing media player like Zune.
9. ajishkoshy (Posts: 5; Member since: 30 Oct 2013)
Hey...thanks for the information. Maybe there is still hope for Windows Phone.