Amber update announced for Nokia Lumia smartphones, to bring fancy camera features and FM Radio


So, the Nokia Lumia 925 just got announced officially – a slimmer, lighter successor to the Lumia 920 relying heavily on its advanced camera features to stand out. Complementing the smartphone's 8.7MP camera with Carl Zeiss optics and optical image stabilization is the new Nokia Smart Camera application, which adds awesome features, effects, and shooting modes. These include a Best Shot feature that picks the best of 10 consecutive frames, Action Shot superimposing different frames on top of each other, and Motion Blur shot to add dynamic look to the picture.

The good news for everyone who currently owns a Lumia is that the Nokia Smart Camera app will not be a Nokia Lumia 925 exclusive. All of the Lumia smartphones running Windows Phone 8 will get the application this summer as part of the so-called Lumia Amber update. The new software will enable the FM radio feature for all these WP8 Lumia handsets. 
 
The Lumia Amber update by Nokia is expected to roll out in July. Details as to what other features the new software will bring are scarce, but it won't be surprising if additional goodies are included in the pack.

source: Nokia

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21 Comments

1. PermanentHiatus

Posts: 267; Member since: Jun 22, 2012

FM radio is dead. Guess they didn't get the memo.

5. hipnotika

Posts: 353; Member since: Mar 06, 2013

fm radio never dead...

6. dexter_jdr

Posts: 1163; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

we still use fm radio. guess again. we use it to stream phone's music to car radio. and listen to radio stations.

13. znellu

Posts: 82; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

Why do people like you comment like dumb. A few weeks back there was a poll conducted to know about people's preference regarding the usage of FM radio. Many were complaining that WP doesn't have FM functionality. Now here's a person who comments as if he's a new-born that he doesn't know what's happening around :D For your info, companies think that people don't use FM radio nowadays (maybe it's true in US but not in all the countries) and that's why it was disabled in the Lumia devices. But actually there was a demand for it and Nokia is enabling it.

14. giosoliman

Posts: 6; Member since: Jan 04, 2013

Yes its dead.. Dead to those who dont have it anymore in their smartphones.. Im still lucky to have one haha.

2. kaliil10

Posts: 146; Member since: May 16, 2012

Galaxy killer

8. hipnotika

Posts: 353; Member since: Mar 06, 2013

galaxy also killed by htc one :))))))))))

12. UniversityOfPI

Posts: 3; Member since: May 14, 2013

depends on the galaxy... S4 vs L925 or L928 is a tough call I'd have the S4 edge a victory with IR and removable storage

3. SIGPRO

Posts: 2813; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

Because your iphone does not have it!

4. tusshharish

Posts: 342; Member since: Oct 23, 2012

in above picture where is nokia lumia 928???????

7. dexter_jdr

Posts: 1163; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

the silvery phone.

9. valapsp

Posts: 565; Member since: Aug 12, 2011

I thought FM radio needed a hardware chip.

10. SIGPRO

Posts: 2813; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

Yes true but it was already built in, but WP did not allow it till now!

16. valapsp

Posts: 565; Member since: Aug 12, 2011

I was just kidding buddy.

11. UniversityOfPI

Posts: 3; Member since: May 14, 2013

Will this come with the 928 too or will we have to wait?

15. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

RTFA: all WP8 Lumias. Though Verizon is crummy on updates so the 928 will probably get it around Christmas

18. UniversityOfPI

Posts: 3; Member since: May 14, 2013

I said come *with* as in ship with as opposed to having to wait until july/q3/q4 even though it comes out in 2 days some details have still alluded people

20. clevername

Posts: 1436; Member since: Jul 11, 2008

verizon is bad with updates, but with wp, updates either come from the manufacturer or microsoft. its not android, so it`ll be timely. and thats not a shot at android., just a note that android updates are slower ecause they go through several hands. im not badmouthing.

17. KoensSocialLife unregistered

Some website say that the lumia 620 do not support FM radio. But you say nothing of that on your website. My question is now: Do the Lumia 620 support FM Radio? Yes or No?

19. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

No, but after this update it'll support FM also.

21. KoensSocialLife unregistered

My local Nokia say now it don't support FM Radio after update :(

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