Nokia begins rollout of Lumia Black software update

Nokia begins rollout of Lumia Black software update

Nokia has already started rolling out the new Lumia Black software update for select Windows Phone 8 Lumia smartphones.

The Lumia Black update brings new features, improvements in imaging, new apps and app updates from Microsoft and Nokia to make the Lumia smartphone experience even better.

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Below are the main features brought by the new update:

App Folder. This brand new feature makes your Lumia experience even more fluid by giving you an option to further personalize and organize your Start screen. With App folders you can group similar apps and settings into one folder, a tile, on your Start screen.

Nokia Glance screen 2.0. Helps you keep track of information in real time, making all your most important notifications including: phone, messages, email, outlook, calendar, or any apps that use notifications such as Twitter, Facebook, Whatsapp, or games; always visible at a glance on your screen. It saves time and energy.

Bluetooth LE. Will now be enabled across the full Windows Phone 8 Lumia range forcompatible gadgets like the Adidas MiCoach accessories.

Nokia Refocus. The amazing Nokia Refocus comes to all Windows Phone 8 Lumia smartphones with 1GB of RAM and upwards.


Nokia Beamer. Sharing what’s on your phone is easier than ever with Nokia Beamer. You can now beam documents, presentations, anything you like, to any HTML5-enabled screen by simply scanning a QR code on the screen. It’s coming to all of the phones with 1GB RAM upwards.

Nokia Storyteller. The app arranges your photos for you, by date and by place, making it easier to tell the stories behind your pictures, and give extra context through the close integration of interactive maps.

Nokia Camera. Combines Nokia Pro Camera and Smart Camera to simplify the photo-taking experience, and ensure you get the perfect shot every time. The app has been available for Lumia PureView smartphones since last year, but it’s now coming to the rest of the WP8 Lumia range. The latest Nokia Camera update also brings raw DNG support for Lumia 1020 owners.

Latest generation of imaging algorithms. The Lumia Black update further improves the image quality, especially in Lumia 1020. Among others, the improvements include a new oversampling algorithm, making your images more natural looking with reduced noise, while ensuring your photos remain wonderfully sharp.

Other features include safe driving mode, customised ringtones, the ability to close apps within the in multitasking view, and lock the screen rotation.

The Lumia Black update is now being made available for the Lumia 1020 and Lumia 925. Other models in the range (Lumia 920, Lumia 820, Lumia 720, Lumia 625, Lumia 620, Lumia 520) following in the coming weeks.

To check for the update on your Lumia smartphone go to Settings -> Phone update.


This article was written by Louie Diangson, Managing Editor of YugaTech. You can follow him at @John_Louie.

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28 Responses

  1. 123 says:

    Another stupid article. copy paste na naman. Same na same nitong article na to

    • ahoy says:

      mahilig ka ba sa ampalaya na apdo flavor?

    • 123 says:

      ahoy, I dont know you. Maybe you are the one posted this article hiding in that nickname. But the bottom line is, this article is 90% copy-pasted from other site. That’s the truth. And to answer your question, No, i dont eat ampalaya. Anymore childish question?

    • Tanga says:

      123, If you read carefully, both articles from here and the link you posted are copied from the original source indicated. Who would want to modify the feature list that has been written by Nokia themselves? DUMB.

    • Mas Tanga says:


      The point, I believe, is why bother posting an article when it already exists? And the same one, too? It’s a waste. They’re just posting for posting’s sake AND to garner more page hits. At least add something NEW: insight, analysis, whatever, so that it’s not a copy-paste.

    • wew says:

      @Mas Tanga bitter ka dre?antanga lng ng logic mo edi ibig sabihin pagnaunveil ang iPhone 6 for ex. at isang hindi kilala sa buong mundo na site ang unang nagpublish ng article about dun edi hindi na pwede magpost ang ibang sites?edi panu kakalat sa ibat ibang lugar na naunveil na ung bagong iphone?xempre pangunahing dahilan kaya nagpopost ng article ay para maispread ung info tsktsk

    • 456 says:

      @123, bakit nasayang ba pera mo kasi copy pasted yung article? Ikaw ba nagpapasweldo ng mga writers dito? Nakacontribute ka na ba financially sa site na to? Bakannga ni hindi ka nagclick ng mga ads man lang nila para makatulong ka sa mga author. Try mo kayang magdonate ng pera dito so you can encourage them to re-write all articles or paswelduhin mo nalang.

  2. Mas Tanga says:


    The point, I believe, is why bother posting an article when it already exists? And the same one, too? It’s a waste. They’re just posting for posting’s sake AND to garner more page hits. At least add something NEW: insight, analysis, whatever, so that it’s not a copy-paste.

    • PinakaTanga says:

      Maybe because most readers want to see articles compiled in one site maybe? Malay mo dito lang sila nagbabasa. :v

    • Eh tanga ka talaga says:

      Eh tanga ka nga pala talaga eh… by your logic, dapat ipalabas ang isang commercial ng sabon sa isang channel lang.

      Information Dissemination, google it, baka may matutunan ka pa.

  3. churvachenes says:

    same logic behind “why bother sharing an article in FB if kung na post na ng friend mo?”.. maybe dahil Hindi lahat ng friends mo is friends with the one who posted the article?
    And besides, i dont know where to set my level techie-ness but i love to get updated with the latest gadgets and ka-ek-ekan.. but not to the extent na i will check the nokia, samsung, sony sites everyday.. so this site re-posting stuff from all those sites are exactly the point why People visit it dba? Makes sense?

  4. gary says:

    bakit wala update sa Lumia 900?

  5. shalala says:

    kung walang magandang sasabihin, wag na mag comment.

    information ang hanap ng tao hindi yung kung saan galing yung totoong source ng info.

    Kung may mali/misleading naman ung info, pwede naman tumingin sa ibang sites for clarification.

    Hello! net is so vast kaya ang duplication di maiiwasan. Husga kayo ng husga, kayo nalang kaya gumawa ng article…

    Kung kayo man yung totoong author ng mga info na sinasabi nyong posts dito na kopya lang sa ibang sites, aba, problema nyo na yun!

  6. poppy says:

    Plagiarism at its finest… Ganito na ba ang yugatech ngayon…

    • padre says:

      nakasulat naman yung source.

      Plagiarism is the “wrongful appropriation” and “purloining and publication” of another author’s “language, thoughts, ideas, or expressions,” and the representation of them as one’s own original work.

    • poppy says:

      Ayon sa .

      copying so many words or ideas from a source that it makes up the majority of your work, whether you give credit or not

      So this is plagiarism… Sana na lang, nag-quote yung author ng article nito… Gesh…

  7. 925 says:

    my 925 is still not prompted for the black update.
    by countries ba ang update?

  8. jerome says:

    ..any new features for this phone?????

  9. paul says:

    sana mag android na din kau NOKIA.. nhuhuli na po kau hehehehe

    • wew says:

      hahaha so pag nakawindows huli sa uso?hahaha

    • wow says:

      oo huli na sa uso un halos lahat nka android na kau nlng nd

    • wew says:

      HAHAHAHA nakkatawa kayo mas nauna lng na nagboom ang android at mas marami ang nagooffer ng android kasi walang bayad di tulad ng windows…tska di lahat ng tao nagreresearch kung anung phone ang bibilhin kaya ang resulta pupunta sa mall tas bili na agad.

  10. jherwynne says:

    Just got my Lumia 620 updated.

  11. Jacob Dalziel says:

    very useful

  12. Isaac Ruthven says:

    very interesting

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