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    With the flood gates opening regarding the release of GDR2 bundled with Nokia’s Amber Update, everyone is dying to know when their Lumia 720 will receive the magical update message. Also, some of you may not know what is included and how it will make your phone better. This guide should provide everything you need!

    Has my update been released?
    Nokia has a great page for helping its customers discover if their carrier has released the update yet or not:
    Software update for Nokia Lumia with Windows Phone 8 - Nokia

    To check for your phone, click on the region you belong to on the left side of the webpage. This will bring up a list phones/carriers organized by country.

    Go to the settings and then check to see if you have an update available, (Settings -> Phone update -> Check for updates). If the update is available, you'll have to be on a WiFi connection to download any system updates over 20MB in size (and GDR2 is definitely over 20MB!)

    What is included in GDR2?

    Fixes Low Res “Me” Tile Pictures - For more details, Click Here

    FM Radio - Back from the dead! It is now included on WP8 phones. You can find it in your Music & Video Hub.

    Data Sense - It is now available for more phones. For more details, Click Here.

    Change Default Camera Lens/App - Name says it all!

    CardDAV and CalDAV Support - Now sync your calender and contacts from services that use these standards!

    HTML5 Improvements - Now view HTML5 sites better in IE! Pages should load faster and with less errors!

    Lynx and Skype Stability Improvements

    What is included in Amber?

    Block Calls & Text Messages - While the API for this feature will be on all phones, Nokia has implemented block calls and text messages based on a blacklist or from numbers that have been withheld. For more details, Click Here.

    Video Trimmer - A Nokia app that allows for quick editing and sharing of video. For more details, Click Here.

    Double Tap To Wake - Now you can double tap your phone to turn it on! No more finding the power button in the dark.
    Caution: This feature uses more battery power.

    Glance - This feature allows you to view the clock whenever you take your phone out of your pocket or when you wave your hand over the sensor. For detailed information, Click Here.

    Nokia Pro Cam - Want the fantastic app the 1020 uses to take pictures? You got it if you have the 920, 925 or 928! For details, Click Here. There's also a good chance it will be released later for other devices if other Nokia apps are anything to go by.

    Do you have some new information to share? Post it here! Does this show your phone not having the update yet, but you just verified receiving it? Post it here!
    Last edited by Muessig; 08-16-2013 at 10:05 AM.
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    Nice info But when will it be released for L720..?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nikhilarthan View Post
    Nice info But when will it be released for L720..?
    According to news yesterday, the 92x and 820 series will get it first and the other Lumia models will follow soon after. Keep checking for updates from your carrier regularly, but all devices should have the GDR2 update (and Amber) before the end of September.
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    Waiting for approval..What does that mean..??
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nikhilarthan View Post
    Waiting for approval..What does that mean..??
    Waiting for approval means your carrier is still testing the update.
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    Why only for L720 & L520...???What wrong with our devices..???it coming soon for L620&L820
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    There's nothing wrong with your device. In the UK only 1 network on has the update available for 1 model. Fact is it takes time to get the update tested and out for all the different models on the different networks. Patience.
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    L720 never only 512 RAM
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    Since the lumia 720 has software issues like screen freeze while startup on "NOKIA" and random hangs due to apps installed from store, do you think amber will able to fix these issues?
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    @Akshay Sawant: I honestly don't have the problems you mentioned, so in my case there is nothing to be fixed by GDR2, I'm just waiting for the new features.
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    Why waiting for approval for L720...???? And coming soon for L620...???
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    I've just faced a restart once in last 40 days of usage. I think the people who are complaining have got a device which is defected. They should get that replaced. Because it is a awesome phone, i had a quadcore android before this and that used to get sluggish even though it had 1 GB RAM too.
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    I think the Nokia Screen start hang up is a minor problem. best to keep your phone rebooted once in a week. that helps speed it up. kind of deletes the cache too.
    Quote Originally Posted by Akshay Sawant View Post
    Since the lumia 720 has software issues like screen freeze while startup on "NOKIA" and random hangs due to apps installed from store, do you think amber will able to fix these issues?
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    This is my conversation with nokia care


    ARVIND: Hi, my name is ARVIND. Thank you for contacting Nokia Care Chat.
    How may I help you?

    Rakesh Sheoran (14:04:09)
    can u tell me when lumia 720 amber update available

    ARVIND (14:04:42)
    I will be happy to help you with this!

    ARVIND (14:04:46)
    Before this may I ask some details from you?
    Full Name
    City and State name
    Contact Number

    Rakesh Sheoran (14:05:06)
    Rakesh Sheoran

    Rakesh Sheoran (14:05:28)
    Charkhi dadri (haryana) 9729315239

    ARVIND (14:05:44)
    Rakesh, thank you for the information.

    ARVIND (14:06:19)
    Rakesh, as I understand you want to know about launching of Amber update, am I correct?

    Rakesh Sheoran (14:06:31)
    yes

    ARVIND (14:07:15)
    Rakesh, officially Amber update has been rolled out from Nokia and once you will get pop up of update then
    you can update. To make sure you don’t miss out on the latest updates, on the start screen, swipe left, tap
    Settings > phone update, and make sure the Tell me when updates are available for my phone check box is
    ticked.
    Amber update has been al ready launched on late evening of 15.08.2013. According to device RM and
    firmware you will get notification of update.
    I can not commit but may be today or tomorrow you may get this update.
    For more information go through this link- http://www.nokia.com/global/support/...re-update/wp8-
    software-update/

    Rakesh Sheoran (14:07:55)
    thank u

    ARVIND (14:08:06)
    Is there anything else I can help you with today?

    Rakesh Sheoran (14:08:54)
    is there some improvements of internet explorer in this update

    ARVIND (14:11:16)
    That you will come to know after update of this but you will get FM radio and smart camera app,. glance screen,
    bluetooth .

    ARVIND (14:11:32)
    Other features you will come to know after update.

    Rakesh Sheoran (14:11:47)
    ok thank u
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    any latest news in couple of days guys.... i keep checking everyday on my phone for updates.. nothing happening.... :(
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    i guess will get our update on first week of September . but then again it is only a guess. more over nokia has assured that every phone will be updated before October.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rakesh Sheoran View Post
    This is my conversation with nokia care


    ARVIND: Hi, my name is ARVIND. Thank you for contacting Nokia Care Chat.
    How may I help you?

    Rakesh Sheoran (14:04:09)
    can u tell me when lumia 720 amber update available

    ARVIND (14:04:42)
    I will be happy to help you with this!

    ARVIND (14:04:46)
    Before this may I ask some details from you?
    Full Name
    City and State name
    Contact Number

    Rakesh Sheoran (14:05:06)
    Rakesh Sheoran

    Rakesh Sheoran (14:05:28)
    Charkhi dadri (haryana) 9729315239

    ARVIND (14:05:44)
    Rakesh, thank you for the information.

    ARVIND (14:06:19)
    Rakesh, as I understand you want to know about launching of Amber update, am I correct?

    Rakesh Sheoran (14:06:31)
    yes

    ARVIND (14:07:15)
    Rakesh, officially Amber update has been rolled out from Nokia and once you will get pop up of update then
    you can update. To make sure you don’t miss out on the latest updates, on the start screen, swipe left, tap
    Settings > phone update, and make sure the Tell me when updates are available for my phone check box is
    ticked.
    Amber update has been al ready launched on late evening of 15.08.2013. According to device RM and
    firmware you will get notification of update.
    I can not commit but may be today or tomorrow you may get this update.
    For more information go through this link- http://www.nokia.com/global/support/...re-update/wp8-
    software-update/

    Rakesh Sheoran (14:07:55)
    thank u

    ARVIND (14:08:06)
    Is there anything else I can help you with today?

    Rakesh Sheoran (14:08:54)
    is there some improvements of internet explorer in this update

    ARVIND (14:11:16)
    That you will come to know after update of this but you will get FM radio and smart camera app,. glance screen,
    bluetooth .

    ARVIND (14:11:32)
    Other features you will come to know after update.

    Rakesh Sheoran (14:11:47)
    ok thank u
    This guy Arvind said exactly the same things to me 3 days back.
    It simply means he keeps repeating the same thing like a parrot. Looks as if he copy pastes the same thing in every conversation regarding Amber.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Muessig View Post
    Waiting for approval means your carrier is still testing the update.
    Again, to all of you: outside of the USA a lot of people also have UNLOCKED carrier-free devices, which directly get updates by the mf. You know, like the Nexus line on Android.
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    This is what it says on Nokia's Support Page:
    screen-shot-2013-08-22-10.47.48-pm.png
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    I don't see why L720 still needs "approval". All devices in India are UNLOCKED. Why would they need to be tested?
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    Quote Originally Posted by RadioActive199 View Post
    I don't see why L720 still needs "approval". All devices in India are UNLOCKED. Why would they need to be tested?
    It's not only in India. Other countries, like mine, also show "Waiting for approval" for unlocked Lumias.
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    When is amber update going to happen in india. Does the update require me to flush all the apps i ve bought ??
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nikhilarthan View Post
    Nice info But when will it be released for L720..?

    Date of release please
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    No one has an exact date of release. Just keep checking your phone between now and the end of next month.
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    Nokia threatens to quit India: Report

    Nokia threatens to quit India: Report - The Times of India
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