Lumia Black Rolling Out For AT&T Lumia 1020. “Once You Go Black…”



Lumia 1020 Lumia Black UpdateWhile we were all expecting to receive the Lumia Black update early next year, it seems that Lumia 1020 users are getting an early taste of it as the the update is being pushed from AT&T. Of course, the new Lumia 1520 and 525 already come with this software pre-installed, but this is the first example of a pre-Nokia World Lumia getting the Black treatment.

The update comes with the following features (according to the support page):

  • Daily delighters: lock the screen rotation, close apps easily in the app switcher, use custom ringtones for messaging and mail, among other things
  • Update to Nokia Camera that combines Nokia Smart Camera and Nokia Pro Camera. Available from the Store app.
  • Get the latest version of Nokia Glance Screen – see quick status notifications, for example, about calendar and messaging events on the lock screen.
  • Bluetooth 4.0 LE – preserve energy while staying connected via Bluetooth
  • Get enriched camera performance, enhanced battery monitoring, and other stability and usability improvements

It seems that the update includes Microsoft’s Update 3 as well, for those who didn’t jump on the preview version. As for the other features, they’re all what we expected to get from Lumia Black, including the long-awaited Glance Screen update with support for notifications, and an update to Nokia Camera that should include new RAW support to save photos in lossless DNG format.

Nokia Camera RAW SupportI myself don’t own a Lumia 1020 so I can’t compare the user experience or offer any hands-on experience with the update, but our good friend Lenny B. (@LennyBons4) has received the update and should offer up a post later today highlighting the update’s new features. As for the rest of us Lumia owners, I haven’t heard word on when we would receive the update, but we shouldn’t have too much longer to wait!

To update go to Settings -> phone update. It is only available to download via WiFi, so make sure you have a strong connection before proceeding. It may take up to 15-30 minutes, and be sure to backup your device.

Source: Nokia Support