An update is rolling out to your Lumia Icon, but its not WP8.1

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We have some good news from Verizon Lumia Icon owners, but its not the great news they have all been waiting for.

Verizon is pushing out a firmware update for the Nokia Lumia Icon, which brings many improvements, fully documented in a PDF from the company. It is however not the WP8.1 update we are all waiting for.

The main improvement is to WIFI connectivity,  which suggests to us that the issue some NL 930 owners have complained of, of WIFI connections dropping, is also due for a fix.

The update also brings roaming enhancements when traveling internationally.

See the other new features after the break.

 

KEY EHANCEMENTS:
• Improvements to Wi-Fi Connectivity to ensure a more consistent experience
• Roaming enhancements when traveling internationally

NOKIA MUSIC:
• Nokia Music is now Nokia MixRadio
• Completely refreshed app with new look to make it
even easier to use
• Downloading offline mixes has been enhanced
• Play Me is a personalized mix inspired by your unique
music profile
• Thumbs up / Thumbs down to help refine your music profile
• Share mixes with your friends on Facebook, Twitter
or by email and SMS

NOKIA BEAMER
• Quality settings to optimize speed and frame-rate
• Share easier with direct links to maps and camera viewfinder

NOKIA SETTINGS
• UI change to display app charging state of app connected
accessories when it is connected with a charger

APP SOCIAL
• App Highlights is now App Social
• New UI and functionality
– Use social networks to discover apps and share apps
• Conversations – comment on apps

HERE MAPS
• Organize favorites in Collections
• Sort places according to name and distance
• New Map Mode Page and User Notification for new map availability

CINEMAGRAPH
• Now auto-plays in Storyteller
• Can be exported as local GIFs
** May be preloaded for new users or downloaded from the Windows Phone Store for existing customers.

STORYTELLER**
• Full experience available out-of-the-box

NOKIA CAMERA**
• Nokia Camera app now preloaded
– Nokia Pro Camera and Nokia Smart Capture Mode
are now integrated into Nokia Camera
• Capture Pictures, Smart Burst Sequences and Videos
• Auto Mode optimized for fast point-and-shoot
• Direct Access to Sport/Night Modes
• Cleaner dashboard offering more controls
• Now offers Manual settings for more creative control
• Reframing/Edit – stores originals so you can
edit again and again

HERE DRIVE
• Directions List (turn-by-turn directions list)
• Provides route overview before or during use
• Real-Time Traffic Enhancements
• Traffic conditions on route
• Traffic Aware ETA offers more precise arrival times
• Find My Car – store your vehicle location,
or share it via email or SMS

Thanks Bruce for the tip.

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