Nokia Windows Phone 8 Amber Update Schedule & Features Included

How often you hear about Windows Phone official update? Even a year has more quarter than Nokia coming out with updates to their existing phones. But things will certainly change and at the Lumia 925 Catwalk launch event in London on May 14, Finnish giant hinted about the next Windows Phone Amber update. Update limited to Nokia powered Lumia phones and to those which are on Windows Phone 8 the latest version. Whether HTC 8X, HTC 8S will receive this update is unclear. But since this was a Nokia event, Nokia grabbed the info to make people stay with Lumia phones.


Nokia Lumia Windows Amber Update

Improvements Included

This update is named as Windows Phone GDR2 update. A number of improvements are included in this update. As of now it’s know that it should bring the following improvements & features –

  • It brings FM Radio
  • A number of camera improvements included
  • Double tap to wake (like Nokia N9)
  • Stability improvements
  • Minor bug fixes

Nokia Windows Phone Amber Update

The following is the schedule of Windows Phone Amber update to various Nokia Lumia phones –

Device Name
Windows Amber Update
Release Date
Nokia Lumia 925 CatwalkYesJuly 2013
Nokia Lumia 920YesJuly 2013
Nokia Lumia 820YesJuly 2013
Nokia Lumia 720YesJuly 2013
Nokia Lumia 620YesJuly 2013
Nokia Lumia 520YesJuly 2013

All the Nokia Windows 8 Phone will receive this update but Lumia 620 will not bring the FM Radio feature support because of the hardware issues. Stay update as official update will be coming out within 60 days, atleast that’s what head officials at Nokia says.

Is this update limited to Nokia Windows Phone? What do you think?