Nokia Lumia 1020 has got a new Lumia Black firmware and Windows Phone Update 3 (GDR3) OS patch on the AT&T network. Microsoft’s GDR3 brings with it a number of features while Nokia’s Lumia Black update adds the RAW camera support. This new update was on the cards for a while now but we did not expect to come so soon.
If you are excited about the update but haven’t received it yet, do not panic, it will find its way on your handset soon enough. In the meantime you can sit back and be happy reading about the update details.
Here’s what you can look forward to in Lumia Black firmware:
- Storage management is improved
- Custom ringtone support for text messages and email
- Option to automatically disable incoming calls and text messages in Driving Mode
- Option to close apps that you do not want running from the app switching interface
- You can now lock the screen in any orientation i.e. portrait or landscape
- Wi-Fi can now be connected when setting up the OS for the first time (earlier the connection could be made only after the set-up was complete which delayed the downloading of contacts or apps)
The new firmware has Bluetooth 4.0 LE support, enhanced battery monitoring, better camera quality with noise reduction and white balance. It also comes with RAW camera support (DNG). The Lumia Black update brings two new colour options for the Glance Screen; green and blue. The enhancements are likely to make the camera centric Lumia 1020 with its 41 MP sensor even more exciting and attractive.
The RAW camera support allows the user to take photos in JPG (5 MP) and DNG 38MP (4:3) or 34MP (16:9) and transfer them to your PC for editing.
With the update you can now also bypass the lockscreen PIN and go straight to the camera app to shoot pictures. For viewing your pictures you will still require to use your PIN so that should be OK.
Check the Nokia support page for Changelog details. You can also manually check for the update from the smartphone’s Settings menu.