Microsoft announces Lumia Denim update

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Microsoft along with Nokia Lumia 730/735 and Lumia 835 has unveiled Lumia Denim update. It will succeed Lumia Cyan update and is set for release in last quarter of 2014.

Lumia Denim update includes updated Cortana which can be now launched from anywhere in phone by saying “Hey Cortana”. It’s just like Google Now “Ok Google” hot-word and Microsoft seems to take note from competition.

Another big feature is 4k recording at 24fps on select smartphones and quicker camera launch. Now users can select flash on or off pics even after taking pics as camera app has been updated to include rich capture mode which takes both pics and store’s them for user to select the best option. Users can also extract frames from 4k video.

Lumia Denim update will be available for Lumia 930, Lumia 1530 and Lumia Icon by end of year and rest of Lumia series will be updated sans some of camera features. Lumia 835 announced today already comes with Lumia Denim update and enhanced camera.

Full List of Updated Features of Lumia Denim:

  • Lumia Camera – Replacing Nokia Camera, Lumia Camera is faster and more intuitive than before to make the best camera experience, even better.
  • Speed – Pocket to capture speeds are superfast, and it only takes milliseconds going from shot to shot.
  • Moment Capture – A long press of the camera button starts 4K-quality video recording at 24 FPS. With each frame at 8.3 megapixels, you can save individual frames as high quality still images.
  • Rich Capture – Auto HDR and Dynamic Flash are now welcomed into the already-impressive feature set. Shoot first and adjust the camera settings later for that perfect photo.
  • Improved image processing algorithms – Updated to give you clearer photos, even in lowlight.
  • “Hey Cortana” Voice Activation – Gone are the days of pressing the microphone button to wake-up Cortana. Simply say “Hey Cortana” while the phone is idle and Cortana will activate.This is possible thanks to theSensorCore technology.
  • Glance Screen – Compatible Lumia devices can now show more at a glance with Bing Weather, or Bing Health & Fitness data, in addition to time and date, notifications and application data.

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