Verizon Lumia 822 now receiving Black software update

It’s just after 1PM ET, so the flood gates are open for the Lumia Black firmware and Update 3 OS update. We just confirmed that the Nokia Lumia 822, a Verizon exclusive, is now getting that update.

To check, head into your phone’s Settings and select Phone Update > Check for Updates. Users should be on Wi-Fi to do the update, as it contains an OS and firmware update.

Verizon was kind enough to even highlight some new features in a PDF detailing the update:

Lumia 822 – Software Version 3051.40000.1352.0042

  • Driving mode turns off all device notifications with the option of setting text and phone calls to “on” while connected to a handsfree Bluetooth accessory
  • Windows Phone now supports new accessibility features to assist people by reading information that’s on their screen including text and controls for phone calls, messaging, email, contacts and more
  • Bing applications are now supported (includes Bing Finance, News, Sports and Weather) - Apps come pre-loaded for new users
  • Multitasking capabilities have been enhanced
  • Lock screen to portrait or landscape layout with Screen Orientation Lock
  • OS 10517
  • Lumia Black

In addition, Glance support with notifications should be present as well, making the 822 an even better, albeit underrated, Windows Phone.

There are a few more Lumia Black updates now available, so please stay tuned.

Read here for more on Update 3 and the Lumia Black updates. Need help? Head to our Lumia 822 support forums!

Daniel Rubino

Daniel Rubino is the Editor-in-chief of Windows Central. He is also the head reviewer, podcast co-host, and analyst. He has been covering Microsoft since 2007, when this site was called WMExperts (and later Windows Phone Central). His interests include Windows, laptops, next-gen computing, and watches. He has been reviewing laptops since 2015 and is particularly fond of 2-in-1 convertibles, ARM processors, new form factors, and thin-and-light PCs. Before all this tech stuff, he worked on a Ph.D. in linguistics, watched people sleep (for medical purposes!), and ran the projectors at movie theaters because it was fun.