Tweet from Nokia Spain says to expect Amber update in August

Tweet from Nokia Spain says to expect Amber update in August
A tweet from Nokia Spain reveals that the Amber update for Windows Phone 8 models is coming in August. This bundles the GDR2 update coming from Microsoft with a second one. The bottom line is that the Amber update will unlock the FM tuner, bring Datasense to the handsets, and improve the Music Hub to make it easier to select and download a tune from Xbox music. There also will be improvements made to the camera along with the addition of Symbian-like features. This is already installed out of the box for those with the Nokia Lumia 925. That model is expected to be launched July 17th via T-Mobile.

Nokia has a media event scheduled for July 11th during which the Nokia EOS is expected to be revealed, although we could hear more about the Amber update at that time. Later on this year, Microsoft will release the GDR 3 update which will allow the platform to support resolution of 1080 x 1920 on the display, and will also allow new Windows Phone 8 models to be powered by quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processors.

source: @NokiaSpain, Plaffo (translated) via DailyMobile

Related phones

Lumia 925
  • Display 4.5" 768 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 8.7 MP / 1.2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus, Dual-core, 1500 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB
  • Battery 2000 mAh(12.8h 3G talk time)



1. papss unregistered

Glad that the updates are coming.. This is a much needed one but think the GDR3 update will be bigger

10. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

will announce in september and release in october. hopefully nokia world will set in september and hope nokia will announce EOS V2 1080p and quad core, plus Lytro Lens.

2. rms.max

Posts: 95; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

good good

3. ryq24

Posts: 875; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

Is lumia 620 included in the update? Will I be able to play temple run once it is upgraded? Or do I have to replace my nokia coz their games are boring.

4. hemedans

Posts: 755; Member since: Jun 01, 2013

seems like you dont own that phone, 620 can play temple run

7. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

The tweet said the entire WP8 range, so, yes, presumably.

5. Credo

Posts: 749; Member since: Apr 19, 2012

I want the update right now, always with those slow update's, it's available for the Lumia 925 so it will be not that hard to make it for the 920.... Greetzz.

6. Alexander_K

Posts: 19; Member since: Feb 18, 2013

The Amber update comes pre-installed on the Lumia 925. It requires some time to get the software compatible and tested for the other WP8 Lumias so that there are no bugs once it is released. I'm just as impatient as you are, believe me :)

8. Credo

Posts: 749; Member since: Apr 19, 2012

Hah, i just can't wait, that's my problem xd Greetzz.

11. rms.max

Posts: 95; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

credo, what happened to your profile picture ! Real ? :p lol

9. snowgator

Posts: 3621; Member since: Jan 19, 2011

Even if you do not like WP, it is hard not to respect what Nokia is doing. Amazing support from this company.

13. kach22

Posts: 153; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

Respect for Nokia!!? Tell it to the lumia 900 owners.

14. SonyXperiaNexus

Posts: 374; Member since: Oct 01, 2012

you should blame microsoft for that, nokia still updated their symbian phones after killing symbian. and i dont think this sort of thing will happen with wp8. wp7 was flawed from the core, it needed to be remade anyway. trust me, it wont happen with wp8

12. kach22

Posts: 153; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

Another big blow for lumia 900/800 owners. It's pathetic.

15. JackB

Posts: 1; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

Hi!! What do you intend for the new camera symbian-like features? thank u!

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