Lumia Denim is the next firmware update for Nokia Lumia devices, coming Q4 2014

Lumia Denim is the next firmware update for Nokia Lumia devices, coming Q4 2014
Microsoft's event is already going strong, and we expect a couple of new Lumia smartphones, but before Redmond unveiled these, it unwrapped Lumia Denim - the next firmware update for Lumia devices. It will arrive on the Lumia 930/Icon and the Lumia 1520, while the newly-unveiled Lumia 830 and Lumia 730 will come with it out of the box.

What does this Lumia Denim firmware consist of? It brings some improvements to Cortana, Microsoft's voice assistant, and allows you to "summon" it by simply saying the "Hey, Cortana!" hotword, similar to the way you'd launch Siri and Google Now. It has apparently taken a page or two from Apple's and Google's books, but that's not all that the Denim update will bring on the table. See, it allows Cortana to keep tabs on your whereabouts and recognize the geographic areas in which you currently are.

Additionally, Lumia Denim will bring some pretty impressive improvements to the camera software in the supported devices. Microsoft claimed that thanks to Denim, the camera does not only start faster, it also snaps individual photos in a quick fashion. What's more, you can now snap a 4K video clip and still images at the same time. If you have missed the moment, however, don't fret - you'll be able to extract photos from an already-recorded 4K video. All thanks to Lumia Denim.

The alpha version of this firmware update will initially arrive as alpha in India and Canada, while its beta version will be tested in the UK and China. When should we expect the Lumia Denim update? Well, it will be available for the Lumia 930/Icon and the Lumia 1520 in Q4 2014. 

It's not too late to tune in to Microsoft's IFA live keynote here.

source: Microsoft



1. DogeShibe

Posts: 1121; Member since: Jan 10, 2014

The pricing is great for the 830...just awesomeness.

11. jael206

Posts: 147; Member since: Jul 18, 2012

How about the 1020? Will this Lumia Denim ever come to the 1020, even after its EOL has been declared a few months back?

2. dlsnhuff

Posts: 111; Member since: Aug 20, 2014

Hmhh ... , really ? A touchless feature ? If that so, i'm waiting so much. Hopely basic command like "repeat" etc is enable and she has more data to response asks. Give a luck to the os. Hopely may give a big influence in the os's market

3. microsoftnokiawin

Posts: 1268; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

started out strong only talked about the camera for the whole thing with like 5 seconds on the charging pad thank you Microsoft maybe next year !

4. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

4k? to which phones and which chips?

5. microsoftnokiawin

Posts: 1268; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

930 and 1520 cause of the quadcore snapdragon 800

6. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2363; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

Wow... Guess Microsoft forgot about the 1020, ill never buy another windows phone ..!.,

7. microsoftnokiawin

Posts: 1268; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

you're still getting the denim update just not 4k video recording due to hardware limitation

13. Damo579

Posts: 266; Member since: May 18, 2013

Us 1020 owners aren't getting most of the features, not even the new Lumia camera features. Such a shame......

15. Gemmol

Posts: 793; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

Its not they forgot its because the 1020 use a older chip, there's only so much you can do with a older chip, this why when I use my upgrade I went with the 1520 because of the size of the screen and most importantly because it use the same chip as galaxy note 3, which meant I will get updates for a long time because the chip is newer, for example with developer preview last month the 1520 and 930 got the quick charge feature that the galaxy note 4 use to rapid charge.........all snapdragon 800 and up get that its like I said Microsoft is helping as much as they can with all the updates but even you know with the only chip in 1020 its life would be cut short

8. haseebzahid

Posts: 1853; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

will this upadte fix the extreme over heating fo Lumia930 and other phones :( i cant hold the phone for long if gaming it goes beyond 45C

12. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

as long as something gets sent out to the Icon soon. i just want to be able to connect my Icon to WPA Enterprise Wi-Fi networks...

14. Damo579

Posts: 266; Member since: May 18, 2013

You should get the Cyan update in the next week or so.

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