Video shows features of Lumia Denim update, including training for "Hey Cortana" voice activation

Video shows features of Lumia Denim update, including training for
A new video shows some of the benefits of the Lumia Denim update on a Nokia Lumia 930. The video begins by showing you how to "train" personal assistant Cortana to respond to the "Hey Cortana" phrase that will activate the personal assistant on certain Lumia models, following the update. To "train" Cortana to respond to the sound of your voice, you are asked to repeat the phrase five times. This way, the personal assistant won't respond to other people in the background, trying to mess with you and your phone.

Other features include the ability to have your phone check for updates at a scheduled time. This will allow you to automatically update your handset while you are sleeping. Turning to the camera, the video shows off the Rich Capture feature. As we've pointed out before, Rich Capture will be available for the Nokia Lumia 930, Nokia Lumia Icon and Nokia Lumia 1520. This is just a fancy term used by Microsoft for its HDR feature. Rich Capture takes multiple images when you snap the shutter, each at different exposures. By melding the pictures together, you get a more realistic looking photograph.

As we see in the video, Lumia Denim also brings Lumia Moments, which turns video you've taken into individual photographs. Keep in mind that certain Lumia models are not able to run some of the new Lumia Denim features. Regardless, the firmware update should bring some new capabilities to your Nokia Lumia handset, regardless of which one you're sporting.



source: OneTechStop via MyNokiaBlog, WMPoweruser

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Lumia 930
  • Display 5.0" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 20 MP / 1.2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 800, Quad-core, 2200 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB
  • Battery 2420 mAh(15.5h 3G talk time)

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20 Comments

1. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3148; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

So "yo bitch!" won't work?

4. Alan01

Posts: 624; Member since: Mar 21, 2012

Not unless you're Aaron Paul! Alan F.

6. shaineql

Posts: 522; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

My phone understands "Ok Google" so good it sometimes scares me xD.

2. theguy2345

Posts: 1216; Member since: Jun 24, 2014

My phone already has the feature when you can schedule a time for it to update, but it doesn't have denim or the hey Cortana feature. It's an m8, it should get the hey Cortana.

3. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3148; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

Denim is a Lumia update so you won't get that. Update 1 is where you're at and will probably receive incremental patches until Windows 10.

5. sprockkets

Posts: 1612; Member since: Jan 16, 2012

Update 1 to 8.1 supposedly is what Denim is all about. If they get that it should work. Too bad it isn't like android and a simple update to Google search gave everyone the ability to do system wide voice activation.

10. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3148; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

Update 1 was Cyan. Denim is closely related to GDR2 but it's only for Nokia (Lumia) devices as it contains firmware.

11. theguy2345

Posts: 1216; Member since: Jun 24, 2014

I know it doesn't get denim, but why do I have update scheduling but not hey cortana? this proves they are the same update, but I have one but not the other. It is just confusing

12. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3148; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

Hey Cortana is a Lumia feature, not a Windows Phone feature. The M8 has the requisite hardware, but it's not due to get it.

13. theguy2345

Posts: 1216; Member since: Jun 24, 2014

What bullcrap. Now that MS owns Nokia, all the Lumia features should come to all the windows phones if it allows

14. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3148; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

No different than Android OEMs. Does Samsung share its proprietary features with the other OEMs? HTC never let anybody else use their wonderful Sense keyboard did they?

15. theguy2345

Posts: 1216; Member since: Jun 24, 2014

No, it is not the same as Android OEMs. They don't supply the OS, and google doesn't give features to certain phones and not others. That is why it is bullcrap, and always will be. All phones with WP should be at least on par software wise, if the hardware allows. If it were HTC and Samsung, it would be much different, because they are different OEMs but get the OS from the same place

16. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3148; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

Yes it is the same thing. The Moto X has features not found on other Androids and Google is (was) the parent company of Motorola at the time. Last time I checked, we're talking about the M8 so your last two sentences back up my point. Hey Cortana is not a baked-in feature to WP just like Sense TV.

17. theguy2345

Posts: 1216; Member since: Jun 24, 2014

Then what is it then, a separate app? Because I doubt that.

18. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3148; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

It's a feature in Lumia firmware. HTC and Samsung have their own firmware which is why the Dev Preview is wonky on the Samsungs and IE11 with the HTC.

7. cripton805

Posts: 1485; Member since: Mar 18, 2012

Better late than never.

9. noler

Posts: 326; Member since: Aug 19, 2013

Better troll than not troll.

8. Liveitup

Posts: 1798; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

Nice.

19. leonmbj

Posts: 45; Member since: Jun 05, 2014

going back to WP only if all this voice stuff become avaliabe to Portuguese

20. RoshaanAsghar

Posts: 1; Member since: Sep 15, 2015

thanks for the information and the activation guide.

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