Verizon announce a firmware update for the Lumia Icon with a host of improvements


On their support site Verizon has announced a new firmware update for the Nokia Lumia Icon.

The update brings the firmware to version 1028.3566. 1417.0047 and offers Improvements to WIFI connectivity and Roaming enhancements when traveling internationally.

The software also brings a host of other advantages however, including:

• 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

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

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

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

• Now auto-plays in Storyteller
• Can be exported as local GIFs

• Full experience available out-of-the-box

• 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

• 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

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

The update can be installed either by waiting for the OTA prompt, or by checking for updates manually under Settings > Phone Update > Check for Updates.

See the announcement at Verizon here.

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