Android 5.0 Lollipop and iOS 8 may have been stealing the limelight recently, but there is another major platform update on the way. Microsoft has been preparing the latest update for its Lumia smartphones and revealed on Twitter today that, “roll out soon following testing and operator approvals.”
Of course, the Microsoft updates for its own devices are not the same as a Windows Phone patch, so if you are rocking another WP smartphone then this won?t be for you. The bump is known as Lumia Denim and comes with a number of new changes to enhance the overall Windows Phone 8.1 experience. While Microsoft is saying the update is imminent, I would think that you may still be waiting at least a few weeks until carriers get hold of it and release it.
Hey Cortana ? the ability to activate cortana without touching your handset. Only for Sensorcore devices. Camera speed improvements, which much improved start up and shot to shot times. Moment Capture ? The ability to take 8.3 megapixel stills from 4K video at 24fps. This is a kind of replacement for burst mode. Burst shots now shoot between 3 and 12 images in the time it takes the human eye to blink. More camera features like Dynamic flash, auto HDR, and improved imaging algorithms. Support for Bing Weather, fitness data, or notifications on the Glance screen. Some features are part of the Windows Phone 8.1 Update 2, such as SMS forwarding, variable snooze times, Live Folders and VPN improvements.