T-Mobile Lumia 521 finally receiving “Lumia Black” update


One of the most popular Windows Phone devices in the US is finally getting the latest update from Nokia. “Lumia Black” has begun rolling out to the T-Mobile Lumia 521 today. The 521 is T-Mobile’s version of the massively popular Lumia 520, which has already received Lumia Black. This update is Nokia’s version of GDR3. It adds a few new features to the Lumia 521.

  • 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.

To check for the update you can go to Settings>Phone Update>Check for update. If it’s available it should only take a few minutes to download and install. If it’s not yet available it should be very soon. Is your phone running Lumia Black yet?

Thanks everyone!

  • timmyjoe42

    Does this have any windows or device bug fixes or will those not come until 8.1 is released?