AT&T Nokia Lumia 920 GDR2 Amber update available in "the coming weeks"

AT&T Nokia 920 owners still haven't officially received the Lumia Amber update, but the carrier promised "the GDR2/Amber update will be available in the coming weeks."

Nokia started releasing its Lumia Amber update back in August and the company said that its smartphones would receive the update before the end of September. All of the major carriers in the U.S. have already released the new software for their respective Lumia devices. There's one Lumia that has yet to receive the update, and that's last year's AT&T flagship Windows Phone, the Lumia 920.

If you're a Lumia 920 owner, the latest news from AT&T, as a response in a forum thread, is that they are "nearing the final stages of testing and expect the GDR2/Amber update to be available in the coming weeks."

The new software adds several new features to Windows Phone 8, including bug fixes and some new software and enhancements created by Nokia. The Finnish company has bundled Microsoft's update and its software into the Lumia Amber update. Microsoft has highlighted the major new features of GDR2:

Xbox Music - This new feature will make it easier for users to select, download, and pin music. Xbox Music also brings more accurate metadata (such as song and album information), as well as many other performance improvements.

FM radio - Allows users to listen to FM radio straight from the Music+Videos hub. (Not available for all phones.)

Data Sense - This feature aims to help users monitor their phone's data usage. Users will be able to set a limit based on their data plan, or just keep track of which apps use the most data. (Not all mobile operators offer Data Sense.)

Skype - Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) apps like Lync and Skype now boast enhanced stability and performance.

Internet ExplorerAccording to Microsoft, the web browsing experience is now "better than ever" with improved HTML 5 compatibility.

Camera - With the new GDR2 update, users will be able to set their favorite Lens so it opens automatically when they press the camera button. (Not available for all phones.)

For its part, Nokia added some new features it has created. Users will get an always-on clock. Your smartphone will display the time on your Lumia's display even while it's asleep. Users won't ever have to press the power button to turn on the smartphone, as a new feature allows users to simply double-tap the display to wake the handset. The company has also added a new camera application that brings more advanced settings and features.

While AT&T Nokia Lumia 920 owners have had a pretty long wait, it looks like it will finally be over in the coming weeks.

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