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

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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?