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Nokia Lumia 1020 update

After pushing Windows Phone 8.1 and Lumia Cyan to its Lumia 520, 925 and 1520, AT&T announced today that another one of its Nokia phones is receiving its bump up to WP8.1.

AT&T is now rolling out an update to the Nokia Lumia 1020 that includes Windows Phone 8.1 as well as Nokia’s Lumia Cyan tweaks. Some of the goodies included with the update include Cortana, Start screen backgrounds, Word Flow keyboard and tweaks to Internet Explorer.

To install this update, you should first grab your AT&T-branded Lumia 1020 and make sure that it’s at least 50 percent charged. Then head into Settings > Phone update and check to see if WP8.1 is waiting for you. Let us know once the update makes its way to your neck of the woods!

UPDATE: AT&T has posted the official changelog for the Lumia 1020’s update. The update weighs in at a hefty 450MB and includes the following tweaks:

  • Cortana: your voice-activated digital assistant
  • Customizable Start Screen
    • Configure Live Tiles in three different sizes - enables personalization of Start screen by the user
    • Transparent Live Tiles - allows user to set a background image that can be seen through clear Live Tiles
  • Camera: the 41MP PureView camera is enhanced by:
    • Improved Nokia Creative Studio for enhancing images
    • Nokia Storyteller for organizing images by date, location and activity
  • One Windows: Windows Phone is now unified with the Windows PC and tablet experiences and includes:
    • OneDrive (formerly SkyDrive)
    • Offers 15GB of free cloud storage
    • Appears as an app on the Start Screen (formerly buried in Settings menu on WP 8)
  • Skype
    • Phone dialer button to convert voice calls to video calls
    • Appears as an app on the Start Screen
  • Bing: Search, identify songs with Bing Music and track local happenings with Local Scout
  • Office: View, edit and share Word, Excel and Power Point documents, then store them in OneDrive to be retrieved on any Windows platform when they are linked by the user's Microsoft account.
  • Xbox: Windows Phone is the only phone with Xbox built in, providing entertainment options wherever you go:
    • Xbox Live: stay connected to gaming achievements and multiplayer action
    • Xbox Music/Video: with a Microsoft account, you can share music and video content across all your screens - phone, tablet and PC.
  • Efficiency: Windows Phone is optimized to help the user do more:
  • Action Center: Quick access to settings and notifications by swiping down from top of screen
  • Word Flow Keyboard: touch type or glide finger over the keyboard for fast and intuitive typing
  • Battery Saver: optimizes battery life on an app-by-app basis
  • Data Sense: Allows user to track data usage by type (cellular/Wi-Fi)
  • Storage Sense: shift files/apps from phone memory to SD card
  • Wi-Fi Sense: Set to default Off on AT&T devices; allows auto-connection to Wi-Fi networks
  • Internet Explorer 11: introduces private browsing and Reading Mode
  • Custom Volume Settings: adjust volume individually for phone, ringers, alerts, etc.
  • Device Search: easily find e-mails/SMS/files by name
  • Accessibility Improvements for the Visually Impaired
  • Office Remote: display content on larger monitor via USB cable or Miracast technology

Via AT&T


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