Nokia Lumia 920 receives GDR2 and Amber software updates

Nokia Lumia 920Nokia Lumia 920 users around the world are reporting that they are now receiving the eagerly awaited GDR2 (Microsoft) and Amber (Nokia) updates on their devices. The first reports of the update availability is coming in from users in Denmark, India, Sweden, Spain and Australia, and other regions are expected to receive the latest version of Windows Phone on their devices shortly.

The GDR2  (10327/8) update from Microsoft will bring new features like FM radio, call and SMS filters, improvements for Xbox Music and Internet Explorer, Data Sense, a resolution to the Other storage issue and more.

Lumia 920 receives GDR2 and AmberThe Call and SMS filter lets you to add numbers to your blacklist for incoming calls and SMS. Meanwhile the Data Sense feature allows users to monitor your data usage on your carrier to make sure you dont overuse your data allowance.

The Amber component of the update comes from Nokia and adds new Nokia based features like Smart Cam, double-tap to wake, flip to silence and many more improvements.

The update is generally pushed out in waves over-the-air (OTA) and you should receive a notification once it is available in your region for your device. If you have set updates to be downloaded automatically you should receive a notification once the update is ready to be installed on your device.

You can also manually check for the update availability by heading to Settings > Phone Update > Check for Updates.

Make sure your battery is fully charged and that you are connected to a Wi-Fi connection before initiating the update, which should take around 10 - 20 minutes to complete. Once the update is completed the phone should restart one last time before it is ready for use.

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