Sep 2, 2013

The Windows Phone Amber Update For Nokia Lumia Smartphones

Nokia recently rolled-out the Nokia Lumia Amber update for smartphones running Windows Phone 8. It promised a better and smarter experience for users, but for how far they it went, quite remarkable I would say. It was built base on users comments and feedback's with innovations on the sideline. Microsoft on the other hand also provided numerous significant additions to the software, here are the rundowns.

Improved image processing

The update brings significantly improved algorithms that offer better noise reduction, color reproduction, exposure control and auto-focus to every phone across the Lumia range. On the Lumia 920, controls to adjust the ISO settings of the camera from 800 to 3200 allow for even better low light performance.

Nokia Smart Camera

Debuted on the Nokia Lumia 925, this new camera app is ideal for taking pictures involving people and movement. Users can now get the app from the Store after downloading Lumia Amber update.

The app brings a slew of different options – use Best Shot to find the sharpest image from a series of 10; combine several shots of people in movement into one with Action Shot; heighten the appearance of speed by blurring the background with Motion Focus; create ideal group shots by choosing the best faces from a series with Change Faces, or remove unwanted objects from pictures.

But the app's performance was scaled according to the capabilities of your device. On the Nokia Lumia 720, 620 and 520, the burst mode used for some effects takes seven pictures rather than ten, and these are a lower resolution than on devices with more RAM (one-megapixel rather than five). Still great for social sharing on the Web.

Nokia Camera Pro

The newly announced Nokia Pro Camera was also made available for Lumia 920, Lumia 925, and Lumia 928. With the app, users can edit images fast and transform them creatively to taste.

 Nokia Video Trimmer and Nokia Video Uploader

Nokia Video Trimmer app is one among the new feature of the update that is capable or trimming taken videos easily without fuss.The said video could then be uploaded straight to youTube and the rest of the video hosting site via the Nokia Video Uploader.

Nokia Glance Screen

By public clamor, Nokia finally released the Sleeping Screen for Symbian counter part, the Nokia Glance Screen that brings a clock to the phone's screen during inactive mode, along with indicators to show battery level when running on a low battery or the phone is charging, and whether your phone is set to ‘silent’.

Users can activate the Nokia Glance screen in the display and touch section in Settings by swiping left to ‘glance’. Nokia Glance screen will be available for all WP8 Lumia devices except the Nokia Lumia 520 and Lumia 625, which have a smaller display memory.

Flip to silence and double-tap to unlock

Another two favorite features from Nokia Symbian phones were the Flipping to silence feature and the double tap to unlock gesture. Flipping the phone over is a great and easy way to mute the incoming call. Double tapping the screen on the other hand is something many people prefer to using the unlock key. Both of these features were optional.

Storage Check and faster map updates.

Storage check is an app that will help free up and manage phone memory while the Nokia Maps could now be updated freely without the need the re-install the whole country anew.

The update covers the Lumia 920 and Lumia 820 as well as Lumia 521, Lumia 810, and Lumia 928 in the US, and the global versions of Lumia 520, Lumia 620 and Lumia 720.


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