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Amber update hits AT&T's Nokia Lumia 820 and Nokia Lumia 920

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Amber update hits AT&T's Nokia Lumia 820 and Nokia Lumia 920
AT&T customers with a Nokia Lumia 920 or Nokia Lumia 820 are going to be dancing the happy dance like Snoopy today. What will bring on such rapture? How about the long awaited Amber update which is finally rolling out to those two handsets on Thursday from AT&T. While the update is coming OTA, the nation's second largest carrier suggests it be downloaded using a Wi-Fi connection. The update started rolling out in August and should also end up on the Nokia Lumia 720, Nokia Lumia 620, Nokia Lumia 520, Nokia Lumia 928, Nokia Lumia 822, Nokia Lumia 521, and the Nokia Lumia 810.

The Amber update brings the glance screen which gives you an always-on clock, notifications and more at a...glance! See how that works out? The Amber update, which is for Nokia Lumia models only, also adds a number of new features to the camera including Action Shot. This lets you track the entire sequence of something in motion and have it come out on one picture.

Accompanying the Amber update is the GDR2 update from Microsoft and this supports the FM radio feature on the platform along with Data Sense. The latter, at one time an exclusive to Verizon, allows users to track their data usage over the course of a month, so that the phone's owner can be warned of overages. Data Sense also shows which applications are consuming the most data over the course of a month.

"AT&T has completed testing the Nokia Lumia 820/920 Windows Phone software update on our network. We expect Microsoft to make the update available beginning 10/10. When the software update is available for you to download, Windows Phone will notify you so you can download it directly over a Wi-Fi connection. We appreciate your patience."-AT&T

Expected to start rolling out next month is the GDR3 update which will allow Windows Phone to support larger screens and quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processors. This update will debut on the 6 inch Nokia Lumia 1520 phablet, expected to be unveiled on October 22nd. Nokia phones will also receive the Bittersweet shimmer update along with GDR3. This will allow Nokia Lumia models to lock in a portrait or landscape orientation, and "X" out apps to close them among other new features.

source: CNET

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posted on 10 Oct 2013, 16:26 1

1. papss (Posts: 3388; Member since: 03 Sep 2012)


Att dropped the ball on this one for sure. Should have never taken so long

posted on 10 Oct 2013, 16:33 4

2. PapaSmurf (Posts: 6621; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Better late than never I suppose.

posted on 10 Oct 2013, 18:13

6. papss (Posts: 3388; Member since: 03 Sep 2012)


I agree...it just stinks because they were the first out of the gates

posted on 10 Oct 2013, 17:08 3

3. AhmadAlsayegh (Posts: 240; Member since: 18 Jul 2011)


Welcome to last year ATT

posted on 10 Oct 2013, 17:46

4. apple4never (Posts: 756; Member since: 08 May 2013)


is it coming to htc phones

posted on 10 Oct 2013, 18:00

5. papss (Posts: 3388; Member since: 03 Sep 2012)


F'ing 1020 just bricked on me. Did a hard reset and damn it if I didn't get the gears of death. Thank god I have my note 3

posted on 10 Oct 2013, 18:44 1

7. ahhxd717 (Posts: 300; Member since: 08 Dec 2011)


How are you liking the Note 3 compared to your WP? Just wondering.

posted on 10 Oct 2013, 19:00 1

8. papss (Posts: 3388; Member since: 03 Sep 2012)


I really miss the aesthetics of wp8 and tried to go back to android with the n4 early this year and hated it. I'm finding with the note 3 that this is something completely different. I've had it a week and have struggled with so many options whether it be the spen or the OS but I'm really starting to enjoy it. The screen is amazing, pictures are just okay ( my 1020 was a lot more clear and detailed). I'm really trying to wrap my head around touch wiz.

posted on 10 Oct 2013, 21:51

9. Bernoulli (Posts: 1396; Member since: 01 Sep 2012)


Did you try doing a hard reset? Also let it die completely, then put it back to charge, should be back to normal

posted on 11 Oct 2013, 05:31

13. papss (Posts: 3388; Member since: 03 Sep 2012)


Yes sir I sure did. Frustrating to say the least. Att is sending me a new one (Not refurbished).

posted on 11 Oct 2013, 11:16

16. Bernoulli (Posts: 1396; Member since: 01 Sep 2012)


Nice man haha hopefully that doesn't happen to mine

posted on 10 Oct 2013, 23:31

10. protozeloz (Posts: 5326; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


Samsung needs to clean touch wiz, it has quite a few anoyances But its still fairly nice, I just find the note 3 way too big, so I think I'll settle with the nexus 5, but honestly android has improved quite a bit during the past months

posted on 10 Oct 2013, 23:32

11. protozeloz (Posts: 5326; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


Man that sucks! Have you checked forums for an easy fix? Or you gonna have to take it to the company?

posted on 11 Oct 2013, 02:02

12. -box- (Posts: 3565; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)


If nothing else, it has a one-year warranty.

posted on 11 Oct 2013, 05:36

14. papss (Posts: 3388; Member since: 03 Sep 2012)


They are replacing it because of the issues. Same thing happened with one of the 920 I had when I did a factory reset.

posted on 11 Oct 2013, 11:04

15. Muzhhur (Posts: 231; Member since: 14 Sep 2012)


I had flash my 920 with the ATT developer FW. works great, then mexican carrier telcel bring the updete a few days later :)

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