Today, Amber is a GO! as Nokia has started rolling out the Amber updates for its Lumia WP8 devices.
What's in the Windows Phone GDR2 Update?
- Xbox Music. It's now easier to select, download, and pin music. Plus, music fans will see more accurate metadata (such as song and album information) and many other performance improvements.
- FM radio. Listen to FM radio right from the Music+Videos hub. (Not available for all phones.)
- Data Sense. Stay on top of your phone's data usage with Data Sense. You can set a limit based on your data plan, or just keep track of which apps use the most data. (Not all mobile operators offer Data Sense.)
- Skype. Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) apps like Lync and Skype now feature improved stability and performance.
- Internet Explorer. Your web browsing experience is now better than ever with improved HTML 5 compatibility.
- Camera. Set your favorite Lens so it opens automatically when you press the camera button. (Not available for all phones.)
- Other improvements. Includes many other improvements to Windows Phone.
Of course some of these features are carrier dependent, especially the Data Sense, for obvious reasons, Phone carriers do not want you monitoring your data usage, yea that's right, leave it to them!
Along with the GDR2 update, nokia released their whole OEM specific updates...
Nokia's Amber Update contains...
Improved image processing
Bunch of Nokia exclusive Photography apps: Nokia Smart Cam, Nokia Pro Cam, Nokia Video Trimmer and Nokia Video Upload.
Nokia Glance App; Which allows the N9 like feature that shows you clock and battery indicators in inactive mode.
Double-tap to unlock feature, like on the N9
Flip-to-silence feature: flip the phone when it rings to silence it.
Improvements to Update maps
Right now you can check for availability of the update in your region by visiting Nokia's support page...
It is "available on the Lumia 920 and Lumia 820 in selected countries as well as the Lumia 521, Lumia 810, and Lumia 928 in the US. Exact delivery timings will vary by region, phone and operator, but we expect the update to reach your Lumia 520, Lumia 620, Lumia 720, Lumia 820 or Lumia 920 by the end of September."
You can read more on the rollout from Nokia Conversation...