Nokia announced last year that they would roll out the Lumia Black update (released with Lumia 1520) to other Lumia owners at the beginning of the year 2014 and right on schedule.
The Lumia Black update has begun rolling out and you can check for availability in your region for your phone HERE
The Lumia Black update brings a lot to the table and greatly improves the Windows Phone experience, though it is no where near what the Windows Phone 8.1 update coming later this spring.
The most notable features/apps brought onto the WP platform are
- The ability to now see your notifications on your Glance screen and changing the color of the font
- The App folder that allows you to group frequently used apps and settings into one tile for quick access; Though, personally I wish when you tapped on the tile it would bring up a pop-up much like the android version, instead it takes you inside the app to select your desired app or setting. But it's a step forward...
|app folder named "games" I created|
- Another innovative app available with the update is the Nokia Beamer app which allows you to share your phone screen with any PC (via browser) or any phone, it's pretty neat.
- With the update, Lumia devices will be able to download the Nokia Refocus app, that allows you to refocus already taken photo shots.
Here is a demo video by Nokia highlighting the new features and apps available with the Nokia Lumia Black update...
You can read more about the Lumia Black update HERE