Nokia Lumia 900 Update Corrects Purple Screen, Delivers Other Fixes

Just over a month ago, Nokia announced that hope was in sight for owners of the Lumia 900 who had been complaining about purple-tinged screens, visible when they turned their phones’ brightness down low. While news of an update that would resolve this issue was great, the company didn’t have any ETA on when such a release might be ready to go. Today Nokia announces that the update is indeed ready for prime time, and will be first be hitting 900 owners on AT&T in the States.

That problem with the purple tint to the display is probably the most noticeable issue this update addresses, but it’s not alone. Nokia also mentions that the phone’s proximity sensor should now show increased sensitivity, and there are a whole bunch of even more minor tweaks and fixes that it’s added to the mix.

Beyond those, Nokia teases at what we’ll see in a forthcoming Lumia 900 update, mentioning “surprises in the near future”.

From the sound of things, international users won’t get this exact update, but will see its fixes bundled-in to a future release for the phone; that’s not great news, but as long as it gets here relatively quickly, we can live with it.

Source: Nokia

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