DerreLeaks: Next Lumia Update to be Cherry Blossom Pink?
The Lumia Black update is still rolling out to devices, but there was already some talk earlier this week that suggesting the name of Nokia’s next update to their Lumia line following the release of Windows Phone 8.1. Mentioned very much in passing in a video from Nokia Russia was ‘Nokia Blue‘, a name that would coincide with the Windows Phone ‘Blue’ codename. I admit, I have a hard time believing that Nokia would go through with that for two reason, the first being that both updates would be called Blue, which seems a bit too redundant to me. The second reason is that going back to Symbian, Nokia’s updates were always in alphabetical order (Anna, Belle, Carla, Donna…) and we have no reason not to believe they were going that route again with the release of Amber followed by the current Black update. Naming the next update Blue would just mess that up. And now adding to my skepticism is a screenshot taken from the extras+info system app of an unknown Lumia device (630?), showing what appears to be the name for Nokia’s next Lumia software update: Cherry Blossom Pink.
The name makes sense to me, since it a) isn’t Blue, and b) continues with Nokia’s alphabetical color scheme. The screenshot is one of many that were posted on Chinese blog site Sina Weibo, showing off start screen backgrounds, the notification center, and more. I don’t read Chinese so I can’t tell if there’s anything else new shown in these screenshots. What also remains a mystery is what the next Lumia software update is set to bring to the table. Before, we’ve gotten Bluetooth enhancements, camera improvements, and other goodies that were exclusive to Nokia devices. I guess we’ll just have to wait until Wednesday’s event, where Nokia is set to announce more Lumia goodies after Microsoft unveils Windows Phone 8.1.
Also, best to take this with a grain of salt. Previously it was believed that the Lumia Black update would instead be referred to as Bittersweet Shimmer. Who knows, maybe ‘Blue’ is the new Black!