Nokia Lumia Black update starts international distrubition

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Nokia’s offered its users plenty of reasons to look forward to its new Lumia Black software update. Indeed, the problem hasn’t been a lack of features, but simply getting your hands on the software; the Lumia 1520 runs Black out of the box, and we saw AT&T start delivering Black to Lumia 1020 owners in the States, but what of international users, not to mention those who have all these other Lumia models? The New Year passed without an answer, but today we finally see Nokia start opening the tap, as Lumia Black updates start coming to Lumia 925 and 1020 phones across the globe.

Don’t freak out; just because Nokia is getting started with those two devices doesn’t mean that it’s forgotten about the rest, and promises that updates for additional models will start becoming available “in the coming weeks.” A quick perusal through Nokia’s update availability page confirms “coming soon” status for Black updates for the 625, 820, and 920, with others pegged as “waiting for approval.”

What’s look to forward to? Plenty, especially if you’re a 1020 owner. You’ve got RAW photo support to start playing around with, as well as a new lower-noise oversampling algorithm. But even other Lumia models will be able to enjoy the new Nokia Camera app, support for Storyteller, Refocus, and more.

You can check on Nokia’s update status page here (ignore the Amber bit and just click on your region) to see where things stand for your phone.

Source: Nokia

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