Nokia has announced the availability of new software updates for AT&T’s Lumia 920 and Lumia 820, as well as for Rogers’ Lumia 920.
Among the novelties included in the updates, Nokia mentions: improvements in Messaging, more efficient and reliable start-up sequence, more efficient and reliable Bluetooth connectivity, improvements in imaging performance and battery management, plus other platform updates and enhancements.
According to Nokia, similar updates will be available to the Lumia 920 and Lumia 820 in other markets (meaning globally), starting February 2013. The company didn’t say if Verizon’s Lumia 822 and T-Mobile’s Lumia 810 would get these updates. Also, there’s no word if the newer Lumia 620 (Nokia’s cheapest WP8 devices, which should debut next month) will have the above-mentioned enhancements at launch.
You can manually check if your Lumia is ready to be updated by going to Settings -> Phone Update -> Check For Updates.
AT&T is currently selling the Lumia 920 for $99.99 on contract, and the Lumia 820 for $49.99. In Canada, Rogers is offering the Lumia 920 for $49.99 (new 3-yr contract agreement required).
In case you haven’t found out yet, the Lumia 920 is targeted at users who want a high-end smartphone, among its highlights being the 8.7MP PureView camera, the 4.5 inch PureMotion HD+ display, and 32GB of internal memory. The Lumia 820 is a mid-end handset, offering a 4.3 inch WVGA display, an 8MP (non-PureView) camera, and 8GB of internal memory.
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