Posts tagged with: Lumia 920

Nokia's Lumia 920 is its higher-end of the company's two Windows Phone 8 launch devices. It runs a 1.5GHz dual-core S4, has a 4.5-inch HD display, and 32GB of internal flash. The 920 marks the arrival of Nokia's PureView tech on a Windows Phone handset, using optical image stabilization and sporting impressive low-light performance. The handset supports LTE 4G, and can be charged wirelessly.

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    Even though the rumors point to Nokia announcing a lot of devices at MWC, we can't lie to you about the fact that many of us were kind of worried about it. All the recent rumors point to the company launching low-to-mid range phones at the event, and most of these targeted at emerging markets, and not the United States. The good thing is we're still less than two weeks from the event, and more rumors start to give us some air. Tipster Nextleaks has just landed on some information that claims we'll also see a Lumia 930 at the event, as the company's next flagship successor to the Lumia 920, ...

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    Over the weekend the Lumia Black update started hitting unlocked Lumia 1020 devices across the world; the update was first pushed out to American variants of the phone, after its introduction on the Lumia 1520 phablet, with which it shipped out of the box. We're seeing and hearing several reports that unlocked Nokia Lumia 920 phones are also getting the Lumia Black package, which consists of Windows Phone 8 GDR3, with Nokia's own Black suite on top of it. Among the things included, worthy of mentioning are: the ability to group apps into folders (requires AppFolder app), Bluetooth LE, new ...

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    Windows Phone has been growing by leaps and bounds over the past few years, and for all the ways we've seen the platform mature, it still hasn't really picked up a vibrant underground dev community. While we've seen the availability of some custom ROMs, the platform's lacked an easily accessible, iOS-like jailbreak – or, at least not since Microsoft got to the ChevronWP7 guys. That may all soon be changing, as we see what sure appears to be a new jailbreak being demonstrated on the Lumia 920. The news comes from a Chinese group calling itself Poandsoul, which posted the video below to ...

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    In the weeks that led up to the formal launch of Windows Phone 8 GDR3, we thought we had a pretty good handle on what to expect. We knew that a denser start screen was coming in order to address the arrival of high-res phablets like the 1080p Lumia 1520, but leaks of the update running on existing hardware sure seemed to suggest that the same third column of Live Tiles would be available as an option on smaller screens. Suffice it to say, that didn't actually happen, and eventually we got confirmation from Joe Belfiore himself that the extra column was dependent on both having a large ...

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    Bluetooth LE was rumored, back in summer, to come to Lumia Windows Phones as part of the Amber software update. If you have a Lumia 520, 620, 625, or 720, and it is running Amber, you are already able to benefit from the Low Energy protocols. According to a Nokia FAQ page, "with Lumia Black software update, Bluetooth LE will be enabled across the full WP8 Lumia range." That's exciting if you are using accessories paired to your phone, like heart-rate monitors, and alike. As a reminder, Bluetooth LE enables users, according to the FAQ page mentioned above, to use such accessories for a long ...

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    It's not Lytro-like light-field camera, but it's as close as it gets, on your regular smartphone, given it is powered by Windows Phone, and it's a Lumia made by Nokia. The Refocus app from Nokia is now available and it allows you to basically snap a picture now, without worrying about focus, and focus on objects later, again and again. In order to get the best results, you should aim to capture "scenes with a great contrast in the depth of field, like macro shots". The way this works is simple: Nokia Refocus captures two-to-eight independent images of the scene, each at five megapixels, ...

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    It happens to the most of us: shoot that perfect picture, say goodbye to the moment, and when you revisit the image you just snapped, oh snap, it's out of focus. Nokia seems to have a solution ready with the Refocus feature we've been hearing about since Abu Dhabi. Sami Niemi, Nokia’s director of Capture & Relive software product management, explains: “Nokia Refocus captures different images over the entire focus range. What this means is that you don’t have to worry about getting your shot in focus before you take a photo. You just capture your image first and then play with ...

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    Some of you might have already noticed that a certain Nokia Camera application will be installed instead of the Nokia Pro Camera on your Lumia 1020 phones. The new app combines the Pro Camera and Smart Camera separate applications into a single one, and, also brings some improvements like the ability to choose quickly between three presets: Auto, Sports, and Night. The app can be downloaded from the Store for Nokia Lumia 1020 and Lumia 925 phones, and, will come pre-installed on the brand new Lumia 1520. With the roll-out of the Nokia Lumia Black update -- formerly known as Bittersweet ...

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    If you're on AT&T and you're rocking a Nokia Lumia 920, or 820, chances are you've been waiting for quite some time to get your hands on the Amber package for your phone. Good news: you don't have to wait anymore, if the forum post above turns out to be true. October 10, which is today, is when Microsoft should flip the switch on the refresh. As we've learned from the Community Manager, AT&T has finalized the testing of the refresh, and you should be notified of its existence, on your phone, starting today. The Amber package is what comes out of the box on more recent Lumia phones, ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Microsoft's confirmation that we will get Surface tablets in different form-factors, along with a closer date to LTE variants of the Surface 2. Then we talk about the Amber GDR2 update for the AT&T Nokia Lumia 920, which is quite delayed. We continue with the first leaked photos of the Google Nexus 5, and we like what we see. Then we cover some rumors of the iWatch being the first device with a curved display. We end today's show talking about the AT&T launch of the Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy Gear, along with the ridiculous confirmation ...

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    If you have a Lumia 920, chances are you've already received your Amber update alongside Windows Phone 8 GDR2. That is if you have an unlocked device. How about those on AT&T? Users are still eagerly waiting for the software refresh, but, it is reassuring to know, it's on its way! According to this AT&T forum post, the Amber package should arrive within the coming weeks. ...at least that's the information shared by the Community Manager. To quote him on that: "We are nearing the final stages of testing and expect the GDR2/Amber update to be available in the coming weeks." We're not ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Google's recent update to their Android Device Manager, and what enhancements are included. Then we talk about Nokia's phablet project, the rumored Lumia 1520, and then we talk about Windows Phone GDR3 running on a Lumia 920. We later go through the first leaked screenshots of Windows Phone 8.1, and some of the things we could expect. Later we move the spotlight to the HTC One Max, and some good and bad rumors. We end today's show talking about some possible release dates for the iPad 5 and iPad mini 2. All this and more after the break. ...

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    Last week we've seen a leaked image that was allegedly showing off the upcoming Notification Center on Windows Phone. There's a Live Tile and an asterisk on the top right. In the image above, the asterisk is replaced with either a down arrow or a checkmark, which could lead to speculations that this is another sighting of the upcoming feature. The device pictured is claimed to be a Lumia 920 and, as you can see, it is running a version of Windows Phone which allows for an extra row of tiles, much like in the leaked renders and images of the Lumia 1520. If this turns out to be legit, the ...

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    If you live in Australia and have a Nokia Lumia 920 on Telstra, you should watch out for the GDR2 update to hit your devices soon. It should happen, according to the support blog post snapped below, on August 16. "The Lumia 920 GDR2 update will go live from tomorrow morning (16 August). It was approved by Telstra on 5 August", says the text. The GDR2 update should bring several OS improvements and additions to the table, like FM radio, Data Sense, Internet Explorer improvements, call and SMS filters, and more. And, since your device is a Nokia Lumia, it will get the Amber package that ...

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    It is here, and it is awesome. That's a little spoiler about our forthcoming Nokia Lumia 1020 review, which we haven't had quite enough time to write just yet. But that doesn't mean you should be deprived of Nokia Lumia 1020 hotness on this bright and beautiful pre-launch Wednesday, now does it? That's the spirit! What follows is an in-depth comparison video documenting the similarities and differences between Nokia's 2012 and 2013 flagship Windows Phones. We'll talk housing humps, design disparities, and just how big the gulf really is between 8.7 and 41 megapixels, and we'll let you ...

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    The Nokia Lumia 1020 is the most advanced camera phone ever to see the light of day. It's a stunning upgrade to the Lumia 920 and a fitting sequel to the 808 PureView, one whose potential has been met with fairly universal praise from the Pocketnow team, and from most others in the blogosphere. When it launches on Friday, I'll be in line at the AT&T store to claim my very own unit, just as I was for its predecessor. But, as you may recall from the video documenting my launch day Lumia 920 purchase, I was put off back then by a few oversights on AT&T's part - and also by some lapses ...

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    The 41-megapixel sensor, Zeiss lens, and the overall hardware construction of the imaging system is just part of the picture snapping capabilities on the new Nokia Lumia 1020. A huge part is played by the Nokia Pro camera, bundled out of the box with the Lumia 1020, just like the Nokia Smart Cam comes with the Lumia 925. Allowing you to manually tweak most of the settings to achieve the best looking stills, the Nokia Pro Camera app will also arrive to other Lumia phones later this year. Official wording from Nokia mentions the Lumia 920, Lumia 925, and Lumia 928, as phones that will get ...

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    In this video we're going to make a quick comparison between the new Nokia Lumia 1020 and Nokia's previous flagship; the Lumia 920. The Lumia 1020 actually feels lighter and thinner.  Both have very similar shapes, though the Lumia 1020 has a larger circular protrusion for the amazing 41 megapixel camera.  The 920 has an LCD screen while the new 1020 has an OLED HD+ screen.  Unfortunately, our 920 was having a bad day so we couldn't show you the screen differences, but we'll try to remedy that as soon as possible.  The 920 also has wireless charging built in which adds to the thickness ...

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    It's not every day you schedule a podcast the day before one of the biggest Windows Phone announcements in the platform's history - but given our plans to host a special-edition Pocketnow Live event covering Nokia's NYC event tomorrow, we thought it best to get the Weekly out of the way ahead of time. That doesn't mean we don't talk Nokia - indeed, we've got Chief News Editor Stephen Schenck on the air with us this week to discuss what it's been like to follow the story of the EOS/1020/909, probably one of the most widely-leaked devices in smartphone history. We also follow the leaky ...

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    As you've probably heard, we've got some Nokia news to look forward to this week. If the rumors and leaks are to be believed, the company is gearing up to drop quite a smartphone on the world come Thursday - and whether it's called the EOS, 909, 1020, or something else, it's a safe bet its name won't be the big story. Taking center stage will most likely be its super-sized camera module, which at an assumed 41MP seems guaranteed to blow the pants off every other device out there not called an 808 PureView - including Nokia's current Windows Phone flagship, the Lumia 920. But the Lumia 920 ...

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    Ahh vacation. A chance to unwind. Recharge the batteries. Travel across the country seeing great things and meeting great people. I once heard that a vacation pays for itself before you even get on the plane. And it's so true. It's just one of those times that everything becomes so easy, laid back, and overall just awesome. Vacation technology is here to make things even more awesome...and more complicated. Here's a few things I learned about travel vs. mobile technology vs. Disney World. Navigation When traveling outside one's comfort zone, one can be a little more comfortable knowing ...

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    The Nokia Lumia 925 which we reviewed is running the Lumia Amber update version of Nokia's own goodies on top of Windows Phone. The Finns have promised that the Lumia Amber update will be available to the Lumia family of devices running Windows Phone later this year. According to a recent Nokia Spain tweet, you should be on the lookout for the Lumia Amber update this August. It will bring the same user experience found on the Lumia 925 to other Nokia Windows Phones, with the addition of Nokia Smart Camera (to capture interesting photos and apply effects) as well as the Nokia Glance screen ...

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    We've been talking about Microsoft's plans for the next big Windows Phone 8 update, GDR2, for months now. Some of the picture of how the update would arrive has been clear: for instance, we know that Nokia models will start getting their "Amber" updates next month, and that's going to be tied-in to the release of GDR2. But with how inconsistent Windows Phone update distribution has become, that's hardly confirmation that other OEMs would be working on the same schedule. While still incomplete, we can now put together a slightly more encompassing picture of update availability, thanks to ...

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    Not sure if you remember, but we've talked about Instagram around these parts before. We've gave you a guided tour of the photo-sharing app when it first came to Android last Spring, and the relative merit of the app has been disputed more times on the Pocketnow Weekly podcast than is probably necessary. But regardless of your personal feelings about the social photography title (looking at you here Taylor Martin), you'd have a hard time arguing that it's not a significant force in mobile. Instagram currently boasts 100 million active users posting 40 million photos per day - photos that ...

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    Here's something to think about this weekend. A Reddit user claims to have purchased a Lumia 920 on eBay with a version of Windows Phone never seen before. There are also a couple of alleged screenshots among which a Windows Phone Notification Center and apparently a new Calendar interface. Microsoft’s Thomas Fennel said the company "ran out of time" when speaking at the Build conference last year, referring to a Notification Center. The screenshot above claims to be just that. The alleged Lumia 920 is running Windows Phone build 12084.WPMAIN(wpbldlab).20130509-1407 from May 9. It also ...

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