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Nokia releases new ad showing off the Lumia Amber software update

Nokia has released a short film to show off some of the new features included in the Amber update which is currently rolling out to customers. Bundled with Windows Phone 8 GDR2 from Microsoft, Nokia has been able to add numerous enhancements and improvements to features and functionality boasted by Lumia hardware.

We've gone into some detail as to what's available in both updates, so be sure to check out our previous coverage. Should you require reminding, Windows Phone 10327 (GDR2) is a minor OS update that brings FM radio, some enhancements to Xbox Music, WAV file playback for voicemail, fixed Other storage, and other minor bug fixes in addition to enabling the new hardware found in the Lumia 1020.

Nokia’s bundled Amber update (highlighted in the above video), which is what is causing the delays for release, allows the new Glance screen, flip to silence, Lumia Color Profile and an improved camera experience, making the combo of an update quite interesting for consumers. So who's getting the Amber update? See below:

Lumia Amber

It's worth noting the Lumia 625, Lumia 925 and Lumia 1020 are not listed because GDR2 and Amber are both pre-loaded. If you're yet to receive the update, head on over to Settings > Phone Update and hit "Check for updates" to see if you're next in line. Nokia has stated they expect to have the update rolled out successfully by the end of September so don't freak out if you've not yet got the notification.

Source: YouTube; thanks, Toxid_Fox, for the tip!

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Nokia releases new ad showing off the Lumia Amber software update

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Who cares. Find a way to increase the battery life of the 920, so it doesn't die after 8 hours and I;ll be impressed.

U.K. = awaiting approval, thought the uk was a big market for windows phone, surely these should be pushed through.

That Camera app is cool & might come in real handy, well done Nokia ... Still I don't regret buying an HTC.

Why does the video above is blank (black box) and can't be seen the video above by touching it? I use Internet Explorer from Lumia 520.

I was going through the Software Update Availbility page for the 1000th time to check about my update and I couldn't help not noticing "Availalable" in India section. Seriously? Does Nokia type these stuff by hand?? and doesn't even care about the typo?

And here we go again. News of a firmware/software update finds its way onto the internet and all the sad Billy-no-mates take to their keyboards to type up the usual boring whining bull shit. Good grief, just get a life already.

Can someone help me? I got the Amber update on my 521 but it won't let me download nokias smart cam... Is it not available? Nokia Lumia 521 on T-mobile

AT&T customers are trashing the ratings of the new Nokia apps because they think they have the latest version so they don't understand the "update required" message.

No 822? It better come out for my 822! My phone is crippled from the other storage bug. Other storage fills 10gbs and apps like Shrink Storage and Storage Cleaner don't work for me. Earlier posts said it was coming out for the 822 but this one doesn't mention it.

Try things like reset and stuff to make sure cache is clear, and that is extreme 10gbs is a lot.

I'm staggered. I'm a long service award Nokia buyer. To waste time and money on an advert like this is a disgrace. I'd understand if this advert was by Microsoft. I could then get my frustration of windows 8 phone ownership and its many shortcomings fully vented. My Lumia 720 via Virgin mobile in the UK may get Amber update by the end September (2013. Though it might be the following September? Lol). An update? It's shocking that the bulk of the update is more about FEATURES THAT SHOULD HAVE BEEN INTEGERAL FROM THE F.....G START! I am flabbergasted and exasperated! I have had Nokia phones for their innovation and post aeroplane crash toughness and sturdy OS performance for the last 13 years. 3 months ownership of my Lumia 720 and I still have sadness of not selling my soul and getting an Iphone or more importantly an android (poorly based OS on the unsurpassed Symbian). I can't wait to see my therapist this week! ARRRRRGGHHHH!

Heard the faint sirens at the end of the video and figured it was an ambulance for to pick up the unhelmeted bike dude who was hit because he didn't have proper lights on his bike.

I wouldn't get too excited about the Amber update. I've had it since end of May and it completely trashed my bluetooth connection in my car. When I raised it with Nokia they asked me if my car was compatible !! Well it had been for the previous year !! Nokia tell me there is no way to fix this and no way to uninstall the Amber update !! That's simply not acceptable. I do not expect to lose functionality when processing an update.  Its a huge shame because I was a massive fan of the Lumia 920 and Windows 8, but frankly I'd rather NOT have the Amber update and have my phone work in the car !! I can live without Amber until Nokia fix the problem and bring out another update.....
 

Got my update this evening!!! Nokia Lumia 920, Vodacom, South Africa. Boy oh boy!!! Waited a long time for this, its brilliant, its well done. Double tap!!

I have a query!!!!!!! I was under the impression that SMart Bluetooth (Bluetooth4.0) is coming for Nokia Lumia 720 (India) Series. Is that not the case???? Can we expect Bluetooth 4.0/ SMart on Lumia 720 (India) series anytime soon?

It's so weird. SmartCam is already available in the store, even for Lumias with non-GDR2 installed, while the update says it will be available on GDR2...

EDIT: As soon as I tried the app, Smart Cam notifies me to update the phone first, before using the app. Shame.

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