This morning we reported on a list of unofficial (and incomplete) changes coming in the double punch GDR3/Bittersweet shimmer update later this year. One of those new features, noted over the weekend by leakster Nawzil, were optional color choices for Nokia’s ever-evolving Glance screen.
Tonight on the Chinese social-network Sina Weibo, a low resolution (but clear as day) photo has leaked showing what Glance looks like in green. We have to admit, it certainly looks sharp. In the lower part of the display you can also see a pending notification, something which has been confirmed multiple times now.
Nokia’s upcoming firmware update, dubbed ‘Bittersweet shimmer’, will bring even more enhancements to current Lumia devices. The Glance screen will get notification support, give users the ability to choose from up to 20 color options and it can have Glance disable when plugged in to AC (currently, it always stays on).
Bittersweet shimmer is expected to launch along Microsoft’s GDR3 OS update with Nokia’s new hardware in November. Those devices will be announced in Abu Dhabi and include the Lumia 929 for Verizon, the Lumia 1520 for AT&T and possibly the Lumia 1320 (thought to be a global variant of the 929). Current Windows Phone 8 Lumias are expected to start receiving the updates later in the year.
Source: poandsoul (Weibo); Thanks, hengxiang32401, for the tip!