April 3, 2014 1:00 pm

Supercharge your Lumia with Windows Phone 8.1. For free!

The latest Windows Phone features aren’t just available for our newly launched smartphones; they’ll be available to all Nokia Lumia devices running WP8 – such as the Nokia Lumia 1020, Lumia 1520 and Icon 

The Windows Phone 8.1 software update will inject more entertainment, productivity, and functionality into your already superior smartphone, no matter which Lumia you’re using.

1020-camera-focus

Zoom into the details

If you’re a keen photographer, amateur or otherwise, the Nokia Lumia 1020 is the perfect smartphone of choice. Featuring a 41MP PureView camera with ZEISS optics, it’s already earned its stripes as a DSLR alternative.

However, a number of imaging enhancements built into Windows Phone 8.1 will boost its prowess even further.

When you’ve taken a photo, an enhanced Creative Studio is at hand to help you with any post-edits. A new high-resolution reframing feature means you can zoom into more details and reposition the image until you find the perfect angle.

The exceptional zooming capabilities of the Lumia 1020 mean that you’re able to see things in a photo you didn’t realise were there before you took the shot.

Also the new integrated camera roll with lightning-fast full-megapixel zoom helps you find new stories to tell.

1520-with-8.1-screenBring your Start screen alive

Windows Phone 8.1 also brings more to your Start screen then ever before by adding a third column of Live Tiles. The 4.5 inch HD screen real estate on the Nokia Lumia 1020 is already vast, so just imagine the potential now.

It means that you can fit more of your favourite apps, games, web bookmarks or people right onto one screen.

Additionally, you can set the Start screen background to display an image of your choice, rather than just black or white. These photos can also be seen through system tiles, making your Start screen look really cool, personal and alive!

Big-screen magic

Two exclusive features for Nokia Lumia 1520 and Lumia Icon are the Dolby Surround Sound Capturing functionality and Miracast technology.

Dolby Surround Sound Capturing is precisely what it sounds like it is. With Windows Phone 8.1, Nokia Lumia 1520 and Lumia Icon owners can record distortion-free audio quality when filming videos.

Combined with Nokia Rich Recording, these technologies mean that you’re able to playback in real 5.1 Dolby Digital Plus format.

Miracast technology allows the Nokia Lumia 1520 and Icon to project any content wirelessly from to Miracast-enabled large screens.

Starting its rollout this summer, you can expect to see Windows Phone 8.1 arrive on your Lumia smartphone in the form of an over-the-air update.

More details can be found on our Windows Phone 8.1 post.