Lumia Denim update starts rolling out to select models in Europe

Lumia Denim Europe

Earlier today, the Windows Phone 8.1 Update 1 with Lumia Denim started rolling out to several devices in China. We also heard the update was making its rounds in other regions. Now it looks like the latest version of Windows Phone is being pushed out to Lumia handsets in Europe.

The , , , , , , and the are some of the handsets currently being updated to Lumia Denim. The list of devices and availability will continue to grow in the coming days and you can check here updated information regarding the update availability.

The update will be sent out in stages, so you may not receive it immediately. You can manually check for the update availability by Settings > Phone update > Check for updates on your device.

Here's all you need to know about Windows Phone 8.1 Update 1
Here's all you need to know about Lumia Denim

The update will bring several new features and improvements to the Windows Phone platform, along with some exclusive enhancements for Lumia devices. Among the new features is one that allows you to activate virtual personal assistant Cortana by saying, "Hey Cortana." This feature requires a phone powered by a quad-core Snapdragon 800 or higher CPU.

Lumia smartphones will also benefit from the updated Lumia Camera pp, which helps the camera boot up faster than before. It also allows you to snap a series of pictures with just a fraction of a second between shots. Additionally select models will allow you to perform Moment Captures, where you can record video in 4K and capture HD photos from the video.

The update also allows you to add either Bing Weather or Bing Health and Fitness data to the Glance screen. You also get the ability to create folders using your live tiles and further customize your personal experience on Windows Phone.

The following video from Microsoft will give you a brief tour through some of the new featuring of Lumia Denim, and will give you an overview on how to get the update on your supported Lumia device as soon as it's available.

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