Nokia on an updating roll, bumps PhotoBeamer, Smart Shoot and Cinemagraph


Nokia is spending the morning getting more updates out for Windows Phone consumers and the company doesn't appear to be halting as we've just got word that PhotoBeamer, Smart Shoot and Cinemagraph have all been bumped to new versions. So what's new in the latest releases? 


Unfortunately, as per usual, Nokia has failed to supply change logs for the new releases. We've had a play around with version 3.0.5, which is a sizeable jump from the last release, and have found the app to be notably more responsive. What's interesting with this release is the ability to add effects to the recorded footage, including silver, sepia or black and white.

We've previously touched on support on the way for Windows Phone 7.8 hardware, but this doesn't appear to be included. If you've noticed anything new in the latest version of Cinemagraph, be sure to hit us up in the comments. You can download Cinemagraph from the Nokia Collection on the Windows Phone Store.

QR: Cinemagraph


Smart Shoot

Smart Shoot

Smart Shoot is an interesting app for Lumia Windows Phones. Version is also a slight mystery (notice a trend here?) with no change log and while we've had a good play around with the app, we haven't come across any new features or functionality. Again, should you be an avid user and notice anything new, be sure to shout at us in the comments.

You can download Smart Shoot from the Nokia Collection on the Windows Phone Store.

QR: Smart Shoot




Would you be at all surprised if we were to suggest we're not entirely sure what's new in the latest update for PhotoBeamer? Version is a minor jump from 1.1 we covered back in January so we'll assume that we're looking at minor improvements and bug fixes.

You can download PhotoBeamer from the Nokia Collection on the Windows Phone Store (WP7.x version - hasn't been updated).

QR: PhotoBeamer

Thanks, WPUser111, for the heads up!


Reader comments

Nokia on an updating roll, bumps PhotoBeamer, Smart Shoot and Cinemagraph


This again?! Nokia have ruined how many of updates now? They always do this, change build number and leave, they probably laugh too, and people are gonna start talking about it, but do you know how long it took me to wait for update, do you even care bro?!?! 

You have the choice of not installing an update if the change log is not provided. ;)
Just kidding. I agree with you that MSFT should mandate that updates have "meaningful" changelogs.

Performance enhancements, bug fixes, any number of under the hood changes... You don't have to update the app if you don't want to

Off topic. We all thought Nokia was gonna unveil Foursquare in London on the 14th. But we got the update yesterday. Wonder what apps Nokia will announce, if any.

We still have:
a update to end the beta status of the Here Drive+;
a major update to WhatsApp;
a update to Temple Run 1, so this can run in 512mb devices and WP7 too;
Real Racing 3;
Temple Run 2;
Jetpack Joiride;
Angry Birds Rio;
Bad Piggies;
Annnnnnndddddddd.... Insta... whait for it... GRAM!!!
Am I missing something??


Wouldn't most, if not all (except Here Drive maybe), of these be generic apps, being able to run on any WP8 device? Doesn't make sense Nokia taking stage to announce them?? Having said that, I'd be thrilled to see these be announced. :)

I just hope Nokia finalle releases LIVESIGHT wich they showed last time when Lumia 920 was announced, that piece of technology is such an killer

We've previously touched on support on the way for Windows Phone 7.8 hardware

What do you mean? The 7.x version has been out for a while. I believe you guys reported on it. :)

Stop complaining people, at least you get updates...
Worst part about going HTC for windows phone...havent had an update in months

Haha, oops. Well looking at them now I see that you probably have to be a bit wasted in order to really appreciate the genius of this. It's very mucky and dark this one, and the others were worse so I deleted them. :p
But Cinemagraph is real magic. Hoping for gif export soon. Maybe then I would use it more.

Good idea - build a Kids corner with that crap for drunken fun with the phone - in that case you can let it go around while drunk without having the problem of data exposed that you dont want people to see and all the fun with the apps - the party/drunk corner

I im only complaining that if you were not going to tell me anything then don't waste your time making me scroll thru nothingness'

No update for smart shoot for me and say photobeamer isn't available for my device... Even though i already have it. Anyone else?

Now I see 2 photobeamers, but the one for my phone still doesn't say update. Guess I have to wait.

It seems to me that with the Lumia 928 coming out that Nokia may be updating all of their apps to work with the new hardware. Just my thought though.

Yep I too updated mine manually but strangely nokia beta labs doesn't seem to indicate that it has been updated. When I checked now it is still showing the 26-02-13 as the latest.