It seems that Microsoft is currently rolling out the Lumia Denim Update, as owner of Lumia devices in China, India and Europe report that their device is getting an update. So finally Microsoft is rolling out the official Update, it took some time but now it is here. Unfortunately there is no sign yet that Microsoft is also tolling out the update in the US. For now it seems that Microsoft is serving the Low End device first, this means if you own a Lumia 520, 530, 625 or 1320 the chances are good that you are receiving an update in the upcoming hours. Do not forget to check for new updates, you can do this by going to ‘Settings’ and there you have to search for ‘Phone Update’, once you have found it just click on ‘Check for Updates’.
However it seems that they are not making the update available for the same devices in all countries as for example in Germany the Update is also available for the Lumia 620, 830, 925 and the 1020. You can have a look at your country and for which devices the update is already available by visiting the Microsoft Support Website. There are all countries and all devices listed so just search for yours and you will know if it is already available or not.
In case you forgot what the Lumia Denim Update brings for your Windows Phone, I have listed all the features one more time below, for a detailed look at the Lumia Denim Update, you can have also a look at the Conversations Blog by Microsoft.
- Lumia Camera
Replacing Nokia Camera, Lumia Camera is faster and more intuitive than before to make the best camera experience, even better.
Pocket to capture speeds are superfast, and it only takes milliseconds going from shot to shot.
- Moment Capture
A long press of the camera button starts 4K-quality* video recording at 24 FPS. With each frame at 8.3 megapixels, you can save individual frames as high quality still images.
- Rich Capture
Auto HDR and Dynamic Flash are now welcomed into the already-impressive feature set. Shoot first and adjust the camera settings later for that perfect photo.
- Improved image processing algorithms
Updated to give you clearer photos, even in lowlight.
- “Hey Cortana” Voice Activation**
Gone are the days of pressing the microphone button to wake-up Cortana. Simply say “Hey Cortana” while the phone is idle and Cortana will activate. This is possible thanks to the SensorCore technology.
- Glance Screen
Compatible Lumia devices can now show more at a glance with Bing Weather, or Bing Health & Fitness data, in addition to time and date, notifications and application data.
*Due to hardware differences, Lumia 830 shoots Moment Capture in Full HD, not 4K, and with reduced 2-megapixel per frame quality.
** Available on the Lumia 930, Lumia Icon, and Lumia 1520.