Nokia Announces Upcoming Upgrades for Existing Lumias
Nokia today clarified some of the upcoming updates that they intend to deliver to existing Lumia customers. Read on for details!
Nokia clarified today the updates that they intend to deliver to existing Lumia handsets. Here are the highlights:
Brand new, compelling updates are in the pipeline. Nokia City Lens, launched just last week to make exploring surroundings more intuitive, is already available in the Windows Phone Marketplace for Lumia 710, Lumia 800 and Lumia 900, as is Nokia Counters, to help you keep an eye on your phone usage.
We will also bring Cinemagraph and updates to Smart Group Shot to the existing Lumia devices with some additional surprises to make photo shooting and sharing as easy as possible. Additional new features for all Lumia devices will include:
- A new Start screen look and feel, familiar from Windows Phone 8, giving you a whole new look the moment you unlock your phone
- Ringtone maker app to selected markets to create a personal ringtone
- Contact share app updated to support sharing over Bluetooth in addition to SMS and email
- Bluetooth file transfer to send media files via Bluetooth from your Lumia device to any other phone
The rollout of these updates for the Lumia 610, Lumia 710, Lumia 800 and Lumia 900 smartphones will be phased, and we will share more details closer to the start of delivery.
New and exclusive apps continue to be launched in the Windows Phone Marketplace.
Coming up, there is Zynga’s smash hit games Draw Something and Words with Friends, new apps from Bloomberg, WhatsApp, Groupon and a whole lot more.
It is good to see Nokia being willing to invest time and effort to bring updates to these handsets, which can’t make the jump to Windows Phone 8 due to hardware limitations.