Microsoft prove that it’s all in your jeans – Lumia Denim arrives

If you’re got a Lumia handset then you’ll probably already be familiar with the Lumia Cyan Update. However, coming in Q4 on the 930 you’ll be getting another update – Lumia Denim. The update will be rolling out with the Lumia 830, Lumia 730 Dual SIM and Lumia 735. Other Lumia Windows Phone 8 smartphone will see it appearing in Q4.

Microsoft prove that its all in your jeans   Lumia Denim arrives

Sorry, Microsoft didn’t give us a picture of Lumia Denim, so we had to use this.


Now, parts of this update depend on your device. If you have a Lumia 930, Lumia Icon, Lumia 1520 (plus the shiny new Lumia 830), then you’ll get the new Nokia Camera features that we mentioned in our earlier article. For others, you’ll be getting..

Cortana – The most personal digital assistant on the market will now be available in the UK and China as a Beta. India, Canada and Australia will have access to Cortana as a public Alpha. For US residents, Cortana now includes an improved natural language, car kit integration via Bluetooth for contacts, snooze reminders and calendar improvements.

Live folders – If you prefer to keep your apps or games organised, you can now put them into folders. Simply press, hold and drag an app over another to create a new folder on the Start screen. Each folder can be renamed by tapping on the text field above the open folder.

Apps Corner – Create a customised Start screen, where only specific apps or games are accessible. This could be particularly useful in the workplace if you’re issuing Windows Phones to employees.

SMS merge and forwarding – Select individual text messages to either delete them out of a messaging thread, or to copy and past them into a new message in order to forward them.

Snooze Times – It’s now possible to customise the snooze time within the Alarm app.

Consumer VPN – Maintain privacy and security when using data while connected to public Wi-Fi hotspots or even with your home Wi-Fi.

Mobile Web Site improvements in IE – Connect and browse even faster with improved downloading speeds on mobile websites.

Store Live Tile (US only) – The Store Live Tile displays featured apps and games that are the most popular in the Store, or most relevant for you.

You can get full details on the changes and improvements in this Nokia post. It’s certainly good to see the continual improvements hitting all Windows Phone handsets, but strange to see that the Nokia Lumia 1020 isn’t listed as getting the Nokia Camera elements of this update.

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