Lumia Amber update coming in July
Alongside its announcement of the Nokia Lumia 925 yesterday, Nokia has stated that its ‘Amber’ update will bring the 925′s Smart Camera feature to existing Lumia handsets. The Amber update will be rolled out to all Windows Phone 8 devices, but not Windows Phone 7.5 or 7.8 handsets.
The Amber update will also bring FM Radio functionality to all existing WP8 Lumias apart from the Lumia 620, which does not have the required chip. Lumias 820 and 920 will also have ‘double tap to wake’ added to their feature sets. Nokia has said that more features will be confirmed for the Amber update, which is due to begin rolling out in July, closer to its release.
Due to differences in processing power between various Lumia handsets, the Smart Camera features will vary between different devices. It has not yet been confirmed which functions individual handsets will receive.
On the Lumia 925, 920 and 820 Smart Camera takes a burst of ten shots with a 5MP resolution, whereas the 520, 620 and 720 will take seven shots with a 1MP resolution. The shots are then stored on your Lumia until you are ready to apply some visual effects to them, which include: