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Lumia Black Update for Windows Phone 8 Lumias Announced, Arriving Early 2014

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Nokia today also unveiled the next major update for their Windows Phone 8 based Lumia devices – Lumia Black.

Based on top of the recently announced Windows Phone 8 Update 3, Lumia Black will arrive on the existing Windows Phone 8 Lumia devices sometime in early 2014. Although Nokia has not revealed much about what Lumia Black will include, here is what all we know about it for now:

  • Updated Glance Screen with Notifications
  • Nokia Storyteller App
  • Nokia Beamer App
  • Pedometer support for the Glance screen

Along with these Nokia exclusive features, Lumia Black will also include the Windows Phone 8 Update 3 additions like :

  • Ability to close apps from the multitasking view
  • Ability to set custom tones for IMs, emails, voicemails, reminders as well as notifications
  • Ability to set custom message tones for contacts
  • Rotation Lock Settings
  • A new Driving Mode experience

Screenshot Courtesy – The Verge

  • Prabhjot Singh Chandhar

    actually, I guess after these updates we might need a better multi-tasking support, and a file manager from nokia. The file manager might come in handy as many files in the phone are lost and are impossible to locate sometimes… :(