A forthcoming Nokia update will allow Lumia 920 users to change their display colors for the first time
Nokia is evidently adding some more customization options for Nokia Lumia 920 users (and possibly their other WP8 Lumias). The evidence comes from the latest update of Nokia’s display + touch app, which allows users to control the SuperSensitive Touch and sunlight readability options.
Now there is a third option called “Lumia color profile”, which will allow you to make your Lumia 920 “Vivid” or “Natural” by using a slider. Likewise you can change the color temperature from “Cool” to “Warm” on a second slider.
This will be the first time on Windows Phone that users were given access to changing more than just brightness on their display and it shows how Nokia is continually offering improved experiences.
But where is it?
The images for the “Lumia Color Profile” come with the Nokia system app updates that were released today. Specifically for display + touch version 188.8.131.52. But users have noticed that this option is not available, even after installation and a soft reset.
That leads us to believe that this feature, much like audio-levelling, will be “unlocked” with the new firmware update that is evidently forthcoming. In the past, certain Windows Phone functions like the Wi-Fi Hotspot feature only became available after a firmware update was installed.
Since this is a fairly major new feature, we’re going to bet that display + touch merely unlocks the UI for the “Lumia Color Profile” but it is the forthcoming firmware that will actually enable this feature.
The only thing we need to know now is when are we getting the 1308 firmware update?
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Just waitinf for it then.. my storage's full n i NEED the firmware
AT&T -- sometime in March
The rest of the world -- Sometime in 2014
As to what Ymcpa is saying, I couldn't agree more with what was said. When I had my HTC Sprint Hero and EVO, I can recall only 2 software updates being done in a 4 year span. The hero being upgraded to froyo, and the evo being upgraded to gingerbread.
Haven't any of you ever really done anything to your monitor or TV settings?
Answer... "When it is ready..."
HTC sucks anyways...
But it is not just that problem but also the camera, Bluetooth problems,etc etc which most of us know about....anyway it just seems everyone gets too excited about nothing that major when real problems seem to to take forever to fix. Nokia doesn't seem to have their priorities right...
+10000000000 for Nokia
However, to be honest, I dont need it. I am totally fine with the current settings...
but i can't lumia color profile at display&touch menu ??
See in the day time, COOL is a great one to pick, but with indoor lights on, WARM will look MUCH more natureal at night, if you want to see something blue, go get a camera and adjust the white balance to your room
then look at the phone - you will see how BLUE it is, this blue light will keep you awake and can mess up your sleep cycle, to prevent this, try using the warm color temp and see how you like that, when you use the phone late at night, I'd be interested to know what everyone here thinks about this, because it seems like an extremely overlooked feature!
adding the capability to choose color for each tile would actually be fulling the Lumia marketing punch "putting colors in your pocket"
Hope to see this in my 8.1 update..