Nokia Lumia 928 for Verizon receives GDR2 and Amber software updates

Nokia Lumia 928The Nokia Lumia 928 for Verizon is reportedly receiving the GDR2 (Microsoft) and Amber (Nokia) updates, alongside the global Nokia Lumia 920 which also started receiving the updates today. The update brings the new camera functions, FM radio support, Glance settings and the Other storage fix to the Verizon flagship Lumia. The update is also rumored to enable group messaging, something that has irritated Verizon customers for some time now.

The update can be set to automatically download in the background and you should receive a notification once it is available for 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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The full change-log of the GDR2 + Amber update for the Lumia 928 follows:

Key Device Enhancements:
  • Silence your phone easier with Flip to Silence audio feature
  • Make assisted calls more easily while roaming in select international destinations
  • Select, download and pin music easier with the Xbox Music Experience
  • Access song and album information more accurately with the Xbox Music Experience
  • Enjoy better web browsing with improved HTML 5 compatibility in Internet Explorer
  • Connect with greater stability when using Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) apps like Lync and Skype

Newly Supported Capabilities:
  • Group Text; Note: This feature is off by default, but users can configure via the Messaging application by selecting Settings, Group Text, and changing the toggle to On.
  • IMAP for email, CardDAV for contacts and CalDAV for calendar when setting up aGmail account
  • Easily change advanced settings like shutter speed and light exposure on Nokia Pro Camera (Nokia Pro Camera available for download from the Windows Phone Store)
  • Updated Display+Touch Setting; Adjust the color profile of your display; Check the time more easily even when the phone is in idle mode with Glance Screen
  • View how your phone’s memory is being used and clear temporary files with StorageCheck
  • Updated audio settings, letting you silence the phone’s ringer just by turning the phone face down
  • Improved texting performance and Bluetooth connectivity

[NOTE] Lumia 928 hardware doesn't support FM radio.


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