Amber update brings Bluetooth 4.0 to Nokia Lumia 520, 620, 720 and improves Nokia Lumia 920 camera

Amber update brings Bluetooth 4.0 to Nokia Lumia 520, 620, 720 and improves Nokia Lumia 920 camera
According to a published report, Nokia will be using the Amber update expected to come next month, to add Bluetooth 4.0 support to certain models. As a result, the Nokia Lumia 520, Nokia Lumia 620 and Nokia Lumia 720 will be able to connect to devices that are compatible with the Bluetooth Low Energy standard such as heart rate monitors and other types of fitness and health devices.

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.


source:  blogJack (translated) via WMPoweruser

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25 Comments

1. raunak

Posts: 507; Member since: Oct 12, 2011

So there are no hardware differences b/w Bluetooth 3 and 4?

14. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 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: 210; Member since: Jul 02, 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: Jul 07, 2013

6th image in the slideshow above is bogus. The focus is in different planes. It isn't a valid comparison.

4. mafiaprinc3

Posts: 585; Member since: May 07, 2012

true,the first image in #6 focus is on the panasonic phone,the second focus is on the doll itself

6. haseebzahid

Posts: 1853; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

well how does they do that that nice feature if not bug

9. DontHateOnS60

Posts: 872; Member since: Apr 20, 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: 1853; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

i guess they talking about color tone u missed their point :\

19. raunak

Posts: 507; Member since: Oct 12, 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: Apr 08, 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.

24. Archan_Pe

Posts: 74; Member since: Apr 08, 2012

image*

5. UrbanPhantom

Posts: 949; Member since: Oct 30, 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: 749; Member since: Apr 19, 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! Greetzz.

8. toondewachter

Posts: 54; Member since: Jan 24, 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: 949; Member since: Oct 30, 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: 307; Member since: Mar 25, 2013

Except that the Lumia 900 is only a year old... Not exactly 'ancient'.

15. UrbanPhantom

Posts: 949; Member since: Oct 30, 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: 307; Member since: Mar 25, 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: 3621; Member since: Jan 19, 2011

Top end support. Nokia is rebuilding it's brand the right way.

11. Edmund

Posts: 656; Member since: Jul 13, 2012

Improvements to the 920's camera, cool

22. applesauce

Posts: 165; Member since: Aug 26, 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: 949; Member since: Oct 30, 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: 476; Member since: Nov 24, 2012

Read your first comment, you'll get the answer

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