Nokia Lumia Icon update brings improved Wi-Fi connectivity, many more tweaks

Alex Wagner
Editorial Director of News and Content from Omaha, NE
Published: May 16, 2014

Nokia Lumia Icon

Did you celebrate the end of Verizon’s Windows Phone drought earlier this year by picking up a Nokia Lumia Icon? If so, you might wanna hop into your Icon’s Settings menu and hit up Phone Update, because there’s some new software rolling out to your device.

Verizon has announced a new update for the Lumia Icon that bumps the Windows Phone 8 device up to software version 1028.3566.1417.0047. This update packs in quite a few fixes, enhancements and other tweaks, the full list of which is as follows:

KEY ENHANCEMENTS:

  • Improvements to Wi-Fi Connectivity to ensure a more consistent experience 
  • Roaming enhancements when traveling internationally

NOKIA MUSIC:

  • Nokia Music is now Nokia MixRadio 
  • Completely refreshed app with new look to make it even easier to use
  • Downloading offline mixes has been enhanced 
  • Play Me is a personalized mix inspired by your unique music profile 
  • Thumbs up / Thumbs down to help refine your music profile 
  • Share mixes with your friends on Facebook, Twitter or by email and SMS

NOKIA BEAMER

  • Quality settings to optimize speed and frame-rate 
  • Share easier with direct links to maps and camera viewfinder 

NOKIA SETTINGS

  • UI change to display app charging state of app connected accessories when it is connected with a charger

NOKIA CAMERA**

  • Nokia Camera app now preloaded 
    • Nokia Pro Camera and Nokia Smart Capture Mode are now integrated into Nokia Camera
  • Capture Pictures, Smart Burst Sequences and Videos 
  • Auto Mode optimized for fast point-and-shoot 
  • Direct Access to Sport/Night Modes 
  • Cleaner dashboard offering more controls 
  • Now offers Manual settings for more creative control 
  • Reframing/Edit – stores originals so you can edit again and again

HERE MAPS

  • Organize favorites in Collections 
  • Sort places according to name and distance 
  • New Map Mode Page and User Notification for new map availability

CINEMAGRAPH

  • Now auto-plays in Storyteller 
  • Can be exported as local GIFs 

STORYTELLER**

  • Full experience available out-of-the-box 

HERE DRIVE

  • Directions List (turn-by-turn directions list) 
  • Provides route overview before or during use 
  • Real-Time Traffic Enhancements 
  • Traffic conditions on route 
  • Traffic Aware ETA offers more precise arrival times 
  • Find My Car – store your vehicle location, or share it via email or SMS 

APP SOCIAL

  • App Highlights is now App Social 
  • New UI and functionality 
    • Use social networks to discover apps and share apps
  • Conversations – comment on apps

That’s a pretty beefy changelog, no? What’s better is that there are quite a few tweaks in there that ought to improve the experience of using the Lumia Icon day in and day out, especially that enhancement to its Wi-Fi connectivity.

If you’ve got a Lumia Icon by your side and haven’t yet installed this update, grab your device and head into Settings > Phone Update > Check for Updates. Be sure to give me a shout when you get this software up and running!

Via Verizon Wireless (1), (2)

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