Nokia Lumia 920 with Amber update shown on videoAlex Wagner - Editorial Director of News and Content
Nokia's Lumia Amber software update is slated to begin rolling out to the Finnish firm's Windows Phone 8 sometime this summer, bringing with it new features like Glance Screen's always-on clock and the ability to double-tap the phone's display to wake it from standby. After getting an early peek at the Lumia Amber update running on the Lumia 925, which will launch with Amber preinstalled, today we get to see the update in action once again. This time, though, the software has been loaded onto a Lumia 920.
A brief video demonstrating the Lumia Amber update on the Nokia Lumia 920 has been uploaded by UnleashThePhones. The version of Amber that's shown in the clip is said to be an early build, and so only a handful of the update's features are included. The features that are demoed in the video include the aforementioned Glance Screen and double-tap to wake as well as Data Sense, some new wallpapers and Nokia's Smart Camera app.
Along with the goodies that are shown off in this video, the Lumia Amber update will bring with it flip-to-silence functionality, CalDAV and CardDAV support and FM radio, the last of which is actually a feature that's part of the broader Windows Phone 8 GDR2 update. Overall the Amber update looks like it ought to make Nokia's existing Lumia handsets quite a bit better and possibly even stop those owners from drooling over newer models like the Lumia 925 and EOS (or at least reduce the amount of drool that comes out of their mouths). There's no word yet on exactly when in the summer that the update will begin making its way to consumers, but hey, at least we've got leaks like these to keep us occupied until then.