Nokia ‘Lumia Black’ update rolling out now, starting with the Lumia 1020 and 925

Nokia Black

Nokia owners rejoice, today begins the rollout of the “Lumia Black” update.┬áThe Lumia 1020 and 925 should start getting it immediately, and other phones will join in the next few weeks. This update will bring phones up to speed with the newest Lumia phones.┬áThere are several important new features in Black, so let’s take a look at what you’re getting.

  • App Folder: Folders! This brand new feature will make a lot of people very happy. You can now group apps into one live tile for easy access.
  • Glance Screen 2.0: New in 2.0 is the ability to see all of your lockscreen notifications right on the Glance Screen instead of just time and alarm.
  • Bluetooth LE: All Windows Phone 8 Lumia devices will now be Bluetooth Low Energy enabled. This means devices like the Fitbit will be compatible. All we need is the apps.
  • Nokia Focus will now be available to you if your device has 1GB of RAM or more.
  • Nokia Beamer can now share documents, presentations, and photos to any HTML5-enabled screen.
  • Nokia Storyteller is now available to all phones running Lumia Black.
  • Nokia Camera has been available to PureView phones for a while, but now it is available to any Lumia running the Black update. The Black update also improves image quality.

Once again, the update is rolling out now to the Lumia 1020 and 925. In the following weeks it will roll out to the remaining Lumia WP8 devices. To check for the update on your device go to Settings>Phone Update>Check for updates. Let us know if your device is getting updated!


  • Bodarve

    Nothing in Sweden, Lumia 925

  • raytmc

    Yes, for my Lumia 1020 in Malaysia since 9-Jan that day.