Microsoft: Lumia Denim won’t bring any new features to the low-end Lumia Windows Phone 8 devices


Microsoft has already started the Lumia Denim roll out to the devices around the world for selective devices in different regions. Mostly, the low-end Lumia Windows Phones are getting the Lumia firmware whereas, the higher end Lumia 1520 and Lumia 930 are also getting the firmware with awesome camera algorithms and improvements, in some regions.


The Lumia devices like the popular Lumia 520, Lumia 530, Lumia 620, 630, Lumia 720 are getting the Lumia firmware but, the users have been complaining about none new features other than the ones brought by Windows Phone 8.1.1 like the Live App Folders on Start Screen, Apps Corner and multi-select support in messaging app. You will also be able to use Cortana in more regions like India, United Kingdom, Italy, Spain and Germany.

If you are wondering what your Lumia Windows Phone 8.1 device will get after the Denim firmware then, there is nothing new in it unless you are running a Lumia 1520 or Lumia 930/Icon which would get amazing camera features.

Microsoft has mentioned on the official FAQ (frequently asked questions) page that some devices don’t require any new firmware changes to add new features (brought by Windows Phone 8.1.1) instead, just the OS version would be changed on those after the update.

So, if you happen to be running a low-end Lumia Windows Phone like the Lumia 520/525, Lumia 530, Lumia 620/625, Lumia 630, Lumia 720, Lumia 820, Lumia 920, Lumia 1020 or Lumia 1330 then, don’t expect any new features like the improved camera with faster speeds.

For those of you enrolled in the Windows Phone 8.1 Developer Preview Program will also have all the latest OS features whereas, device who aren’t enrolled in the Developer Program will be only get the features live folder, Apps Corner and improvements in messaging apps after installing the update from Microsoft named ‘Denim’.

It is to be noted that your Lumia’s ‘Extra+Info’ page might even show Lumia Denim but, you still won’t notice any Denim features in your Windows Phone like fast camera and more.

For those of you wanting to check about Denim availability for your device may head over to Microsoft update page where the information about firmware availability is available.

If you aren’t getting any new features in the Denim firmware then, don’t worry as Microsoft has promised the Windows 10 for all Windows Phone 8 devices which will bring a whole set of new features to the Lumia and other Windows Phones. Microsoft will be unveiling Windows 10 on phones during the January 21, 2015 event which would also be live streamed by Microsoft.

Are you waiting for Lumia Denim/Windows Phone 8.1.1 update for your phone?

Via: Windows Central

Source: Microsoft


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