Nokia rolling out Lumia 920, 820 software update with 'performance enhancements'

Nokia has announced that an update is rolling out to its two flagship devices – the Lumia 920 and 820. According to a post on the Nokia forums, the update includes some performance enhancements and is being rolled out in a phased manner. It should be available for all devices by the middle of March.

According to Nokia: "A Nokia Lumia Windows Phone 8 software update providing performance enhancements for the Nokia Lumia 820 and Nokia Lumia 920 has started rolling out over the air. Delivery will continue in a phased manner over the coming weeks and is expected to be complete by the end of February. You will receive a notification on your phone when the update is available for you to download."

Lumia 920

The Lumia 920 and the 820 are getting performance enhancement updates


The company had recently launched the Lumia 920 and 820 in India. The devices are set to cost Rs 38,199 and Rs 27,559 respectively. Tie-ups with major carriers Vodafone and Airtel too have been announced.

The Press Conference was announced with a cryptic title ‘Are you ready to switch’ that sent ripples of excitement through the Indian social sphere with speculations about what the impending announcement. But the Lumia handsets have officially been launched and are ready for India!

Packed in a polycarbonate body, the Nokia Lumia 920 features a Snapdragon S4 processor as well as a PureView sensor. It also comes with the Blink app, which is the smartphone's Burst mode. The Windows Phone 8 smartphone will feature an LCD display, which is a little better than the HD displays available now.

The Lumia 920 has 32GB inbuilt storage, an 8.7MP primary camera and a 1.2MP front one. The younger sibling Lumia 820 is powered by 1.5GHz Qualcomm S4 dual-core processor. It comes with an 8MP rear camera and a VGA front camera. Both phones support wireless charging.

Here is a quick look at the features of the Lumia 920:

  • 4.5 inch PureMotion HD+ LCD touchscreen with a resolution of 1280 x 768 pixels
  • 3G, EDGE, Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi Direct, NFC
  • Bluetooth v3.1 with A2DP
  • GPS with A-GPS and Nokia Maps Suite
  • 8.7-megapixel camera with 1080p HD video recording, and a 1.2-megapixel front-facing camera with 720p video recording
  • Secondary 1.3MP Camera
  • 32GB internal memory

The Lumia 820 on the other hand sports a 4.3-inch screen ClearBlack OLED display and comes with high brightness mode and Sunlight Readability Enhancements. The display features include - Polarization filter, Light time-out, Ambient light detector, Brightness control, Orientation sensor, Proximity sensor, High Brightness mode, RGB Stripe, Sunlight readability enhancements, Aspect ratio 15:9, Super sensitive touch and Color boosting. The super sensitive touch functionality allows you to use the handset even with gloves on.

Here is a look at the main features of the Lumia 820:

  • 4.3-inch ClearBlack OLED display with a resolution of 800x480 pixels
  • 3G, EDGE/GPRS, Wi-Fi and NFC
  • Bluetooth, USB 2.0
  • GPS with A-GPS and GLONASS support for Nokia Drive, Nokia Transport and other GPS apps
  • 8MP AF camera, Dual-LED flash with 1080p HD video recording, secondary VGA front facing camera
  • 8GB mass memory with microSD memory card for up to 32GB

Published Date: Jan 19, 2013 10:06 AM | Updated Date: Jan 19, 2013 10:06 AM