AT&T's Nokia Lumia 920 and 820 are getting the Lumia Black update today

AT&T’s Nokia Lumia 920 and Lumia 820 (both released in late 2012) are getting the latest Lumia Black software update starting today, January 30. The news comes from Nokia Care US, so it’s as official as it gets.

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

Related phones

Lumia 920
  • Display 4.5" 768 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 8.7 MP / 1.3 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus, Dual-core, 1500 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB
  • Battery 2000 mAh(10.8h 3G talk time)
Lumia 820
  • Display 4.3" 480 x 800 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 0.3 MP VGA front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus, Dual-core, 1500 MHz
  • Storage 8 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 1650 mAh(8.1h 3G talk time)



1. Penny

Posts: 1870; Member since: Feb 04, 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: 1775; Member since: Dec 01, 2013

I'm craving for the Black Update on my Lumia 521. Hope it comes soon.

3. E.S.1

Posts: 308; Member since: Sep 14, 2013

Windows phones are attractive to me... Just the damn tiles. I can't get over it...

4. Liveitup

Posts: 1798; Member since: Jan 07, 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: 1870; Member since: Feb 04, 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: 6; Member since: Oct 30, 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: 1870; Member since: Feb 04, 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: 6; Member since: Oct 30, 2013

Hey...thanks for the information. Maybe there is still hope for Windows Phone.

8. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

Lol... Wow.

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