Amber update brings Bluetooth 4.0 to Nokia Lumia 520, 620, 720 and improves Nokia Lumia 920 camera
At a recent event in Hong Kong, Nokia not only mentioned that Bluetooth 4.0 would be coming to select devices with the Amber update, but also stated that the latter update will improve the 'sharpness' of pictures taken with the Nokia Lumia 920 as well as improve the 'temperature' of colors, speed up focusing time, and keep pictures in the gallery sharp even while zooming in. The update will also bring improved battery life to that model. What is unknown is whether the Nokia Lumia 92x models will also be receiving Bluetooth 4.0 with the Amber update.
Check out the slideshow below to see how the Amber update will improve pictures taken with the Nokia Lumia 920.
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Amber update for Nokia Lumia models
source: blogJack (translated) via WMPoweruser
1. raunak (Posts: 458; Member since: 12 Oct 2011)
So there are no hardware differences b/w Bluetooth 3 and 4?
14. akki20892 (Posts: 1675; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)
no it is differences between hardware, nokia already had put Bluetooth 4.0 in their lumia so only thing they have to push update to support bluetooth 4.0
2. KINGJUAN27 (Posts: 155; Member since: 02 Jul 2012)
I'm more excited for the announcement of the new Lumia X25 range. PA, any news when they are coming? Especially the 725 and 825?
3. vaibhavseth (Posts: 1; Member since: 07 Jul 2013)
6th image in the slideshow above is bogus. The focus is in different planes. It isn't a valid comparison.
4. mafiaprinc3 (Posts: 242; Member since: 07 May 2012)
true,the first image in #6 focus is on the panasonic phone,the second focus is on the doll itself
6. haseebzahid (Posts: 1720; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)
well how does they do that that nice feature if not bug
9. DontHateOnS60 (Posts: 722; Member since: 20 Apr 2009)
The individual who took the photos must have screwed up there and someone else leaked the test images, including that one. That's in all likelihood what happened.
16. haseebzahid (Posts: 1720; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)
i guess they talking about color tone u missed their point :\
19. raunak (Posts: 458; Member since: 12 Oct 2011)
The point of that image is to let the phone decide where to focus and not adjust it by touching the screen. Amber 920 did the right thing.
23. Archan_Pe (Posts: 74; Member since: 08 Apr 2012)
I think the the 6th images is exactly what Lumia owners want. The problem with the lumia 920 camera is that if you get really close to the thing you're trying to "focus" at and even though you tried tapping the place where you want to focus it exactly, it often blurs up that part where you wanted it to focus and instead it would look like the outer area was focused.
I think what they are trying to fix here is that the 920 can now properly focus the way you want it. Not like what I'm experiencing now.
5. UrbanPhantom (Posts: 909; Member since: 30 Oct 2012)
One thing that has never changed about Nokia is their excellent customer service! Also, I don`t think there`s any question the Amber update will upgrade the 920 to Bluetooth 4.0 standard, and owners of that model and several others will also get FM radio added. The real holdup has been Microsoft itself, but at least things are moving forward in a positive direction now...
Nice job NOKIA :o)
7. Credo (Posts: 558; Member since: 19 Apr 2012)
Wow i really hope that it will be true that the battery will last longer, i love how long my Lumia 920 lasts on one charge, really great work Nokia!
8. toondewachter (Posts: 50; Member since: 24 Jan 2012)
What I wonder is whether the old lumias will also get an update soon as the exchange support for Google is about to vanish. Wp7.8 users also need caldav support. If they don't provide that, then all the promises about customer support from Nokia or Microsoft are worthless.
12. UrbanPhantom (Posts: 909; Member since: 30 Oct 2012)
Hey, I have a commodore Vic-20 that needs support too! Then again, maybe people who are hanging onto ancient technology shouldn`t expect too much...
13. icyrock1 (Posts: 239; Member since: 25 Mar 2013)
Except that the Lumia 900 is only a year old... Not exactly 'ancient'.
15. UrbanPhantom (Posts: 909; Member since: 30 Oct 2012)
A year is a long time in the world of tech; people who buy last generation technology should not expect to reap all of the rewards afforded to those willing to pay to be on the cutting edge. The 900 has a lower res display, and a few other things that prevent it from taking advantage of features designed for WP8 devices. It`s the same as with any other computer related hardware: if you don`t want to keep up, that`s your own problem...
25. icyrock1 (Posts: 239; Member since: 25 Mar 2013)
So you're saying it's perfectly justified for manufacturers to just drop support for the device that was last year's flagship? Seriously? Isn't that like, the single biggest complaint used against low end android devices (extremely low support if any at all)?
10. snowgator (Posts: 3015; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)
Top end support. Nokia is rebuilding it's brand the right way.
22. applesauce (banned) (Posts: 165; Member since: 26 Aug 2012)
I would bet that even with the improvements, PA would probably still find something wrong with it compared to others.
17. FlushGordon (unregistered)
Another camera related Nokia article (triple yawn)...then farts
I applaud HTC for trying and failing (Ultrapixel) because they went out of their comfort zone
Nokia should do the same
18. UrbanPhantom (Posts: 909; Member since: 30 Oct 2012)
FlushBordom, I told you this before: just because you don't know the difference between shutter speed, aperature width, and focal length doesn't mean the rest of us are as *uneducated* as yourself...
Also, I hope you didn't invest in Sammy. Stock dropped waaaaaaay down ;o)
20. FlushGordon (unregistered)
What makes you think you're better than me?
21. tashreef (Posts: 474; Member since: 24 Nov 2012)
Read your first comment, you'll get the answer