Nokia Amber update heads out to Lumia handsets

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While Windows Phone 8 users in general have been looking forward to this summer’s GDR2 update, those with Nokia phones have had a little extra icing on their cake, with the promise of Nokia’s Amber software update. While phones like the 925 have been running Amber out of the box, we’ve been waiting for the day when other Lumias could start joining in on the fun. Rumors suggested we’d finally see distribution get underway this month, and sure enough, today Nokia announced the start of its Amber roll-out.

As we’ve mentioned before, Amber introduces features like flip-to-silence, tap-to-unlock, and Glance Screen (except on the 520 and 625). Camera enhancements offer better image processing and introduce the Nokia Smart Camera app – even more exciting than that, the Lumia 920, 925, and 928 get its Pro Camera software – the highly tweakable app with that ring-based UI (above) you might remember from our Lumia 1020 coverage.

Amber distribution will start with the 920, 820, 521, 810, and 928. The roll-out will take several weeks to do its business, but Nokia hopes to hit everyone by the end of September.

Source: Nokia

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