On Nokia’s official blog, it has reminded it customers that it will be rolling out new software to the Lumia 710, Lumia 800, and Lumia 900. This is despite Microsoft’s announcement that Windows Phone 8 will not be rolling out to current Windows Phone devices.
Nokia says, “Brand new, compelling updates are in the pipeline.” This means that you should expect updates to Nokia’s Smart Group Shot, more camera enhancements, and the Cinemagraph app to be added.
It seems creating gifs with smartphones is becoming popular. The Cinemagraph app is currently available for the iPhone. Soon it will be available for Nokia’s current Lumia range. Lumia handsets will also be getting an app that allows them to make ringtones and a feature that allows file transfer from one phone to another via Bluetooth.
Compared to the features Windows Phone 8 has to offer, these new additions to software may seem minor. However, Nokia’s commitment to support its current Lumia range, regardless of how minor it may be, is commendable.
Microsoft made it clear that current Windows Phone handsets will not be updated to Windows Phone 8, which is making customers question why they got their hands on these phones in the first place. Nokia, however, is reminding its customers that their phones will be getting Windows Phone 8’s redesigned homescreen. It says, “Existing Lumia owners have plenty to look forward to and are definitely not being left behind.”
Bummed your current Nokia Lumia handset will not be updated to Microsoft’s Windows Phone 8, or are you happy to get new features such as Bluetooth file transfer, the Cinemagraph gif-maker app, and a few more enhancements? Let us know through a comment.