| | 08-15-2013, 06:28 PM #1
The Amber/GDR2 update rolled out today to the Nokia Lumia 928. I snatched it up and now I'm wondering how to fully take advantage of it as far as changing settings and download new apps. Here is what I did, and some lingering questions. Let me know if I'm missing something:
The coolest change are the
A. Settings > Display + Touch > Touch > check Double tap to wake up phone (allows you to tap the screen twice to turn on the display. very cool. I wish they had double tap to sleep too)
B. Settings > Display + Touch > Glance > Peek (turns on a small clock on the lock screen when you pull it out of your pocket or hover your hand over it without having to turn on the display)
C. Settings > Audio > enhancements > Flip to silence > on (edited to add)
2. Group Messaging (edited to add)
Settings > Applications > messaging > Group Text > On
3. New Apps
Nokia also launched several new apps:
A. Nokia Pro Cam: A new camera interface with easy to adjust settings. My plan is to have it replace the standard camera. To do this you can first remove the camera Live Tile from the start screen, then go to Settings > Applications > photos+camera > Pressing the camera button opens > Nokia Pro Cam). Anyone else doing this? There is no reason to use the standard camera interface anymore, right?
Note: If you change the default camera button from the default camera to Nokia Pro Cam, I noticed that pressing the camera button from sleep mode to awake always made me input my 4-digit password, whereas previously the default camera app did not make me do this. Unfortunately, there doesn't seem to be a way around this, even if you go back into the Settings > Applications > photos+camera and check or uncheck "Prevent accidental camera launch when phone is locked". Furthermore, even if you leave the default camera tied to the camera shutter button and awake from sleep without inputting a password, you still cannot access Nokia Pro Cam (or other lenses) via the lenses button without inputting a password. So, it seems that for quick pictures, the only option is the default camera (which, luckily, is a good camera).
B. Nokia Smart Cam: This is like an improved version of their Smart Shoot app. I believe this can do everything Smart Shoot could do, plus more. Is there any reason to keep Smart Shoot or should it be uninstalled?
C. Nokia Video Trimmer: Easily allows you to trim the videos you take and then save them and share them via Facebook, Email, tap+send, etc.
D. Nokia Video Upload: This one I believe lets you upload videos to YouTube, but I don't know because I don't use YouTube so I haven't downloaded this app, but I've heard it doesn't allow you to share to Vimeo. I would just share my videos the 'old-fashioned' way by going to Photos > Camera Roll > choosing a video > tapping the ... settings > Share > Facebook, etc., or by doing it via Nokia Video Trimmer
Are there any other new settings or apps that I overlooked or did I misinterpret anything above (such as replacing the standard camera with Nokia Pro Shot or replacing Smart Shoot with Smart Cam)?