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

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.

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

Related phones

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)
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)



1. papss unregistered

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

2. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Better late than never I suppose.

6. papss unregistered

I just stinks because they were the first out of the gates

3. AhmadAlsayegh

Posts: 326; Member since: Jul 18, 2011

Welcome to last year ATT

4. apple4never

Posts: 1064; Member since: May 08, 2013

is it coming to htc phones

5. papss unregistered

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

7. ahhxd717

Posts: 332; Member since: Dec 08, 2011

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

8. papss unregistered

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.

10. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 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

11. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

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

12. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

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

14. papss unregistered

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

15. Muzhhur

Posts: 261; Member since: Sep 14, 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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