Nokia has announced that it has started pushing out the GDR2 + Lumia Amber update and has also revealed a rollout schedule for devices.
Nokia's Lumia Amber software update has already been leaked for a few handsets, which was an early way to get the update. Getting the early update manually, however, also completely erased your smartphone in the process. The company has officially announced it has started rolling out the GDR2 + Lumia Amber software update.
"Nokia Lumia smartphones running Windows Phone 8 are about to get a whole lot smarter. The new Nokia Lumia Amber software update is starting to roll out and will deliver a wide range of new and improved features and apps, like Nokia Glance Screen with the standby clock and an even better imaging experience for Nokia Lumia owners.
Lumia Amber builds upon the latest update for Windows Phone 8 from Microsoft. In itself, this provides a number of significant additions: a new FM radio player and improvements to Xbox music and the Internet Explorer browser," according to Nokia's Conversations blog.
The company has also revealed a release schedule by device. The update will begin with the Lumia 920 and Lumia 820 in selected countries and also includes the Lumia 521, Lumia 810, and Lumia 928 in the U.S. The company expects that it will update the Lumia 520, 620, 720, and 820 before the end of September. I have a T-Mobile 521 and was able to manually pull the update by going into the Settings app and tapping the Phone Update button.
Nokia has provided instructions in three steps and created a video on how to go about updating your Lumia.
Step 1. To view and install the updates, just tap the notification message and follow the instructions shown on your phone. You can install the update immediately, or postpone it for a more convenient time.
Step 2. The update takes around 15-30 minutes and you are not able to use your phone during the installation process. Don't worry if your phone restarts several times during the process, that's completely normal.
Step 3. Update success! Now you can use your phone and enjoy the new features and enhanced experience.
It's also recommended that you use a Wi-Fi network when downloading and installing the update. Check out the video below.