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September 16, 2014

Lumia Cyan to Denim: the feature-bursting upgrade path

The Lumia Cyan Update delivered new experiences and enhancements to countless Lumia smartphones…

The Lumia Cyan Update delivered new experiences and enhancements to countless Lumia smartphones, it’s now time for Lumia Denim to bring your Lumia even more.

For those already making the most of that extra column of Live Tiles and the new Start screen backgrounds for increased customisation, you’re probably also loving the Action Center to check out all your app notifications, while responding to any text messages using the super-speedy Word Flow.

And of course, let’s not forget about Cortana, your digital personal assistant – which began life in the US and is about to begin rolling out to more people with Denim.

The Lumia Cyan Update has received extremely positive feedback from across the globe.

From a Lumia 625 user in the Russian Federation:

“8.1 update the best that I’ve seen in my life. Thank you very much for this progress.”

From a Lumia 925 user in the UK:

“The phone is well built, good to hold and full of great features since the 8.1 update. Love it.”

From a Lumia 520 user in India:

“Windows 8.1 update changed by phone completely…. better visuals and much better performance!!! Thank U Nokia & Microsoft!!”

As we announced during the #MoreLumia press conference in Berlin on Sept 4th, the upcoming Lumia Denim Update will start rolling out during Q4 2014.

The Lumia Denim Update will include the latest improvements from Windows Phone 8.1 Update 1, plus some unique Lumia experiences to select Lumia smartphones, such as:

  • “Hey Cortana” – an always-on app where you can activate Cortana by simply saying “Hey Cortana” on your Lumia 930 and Lumia 1520.
  • Lumia Camera – the best camera experience gets even better with faster speeds, improved quality and even easier ways to shoot and share – featuring Moment Capture for 4K-quality videos, Rich Capture for auto HDR and Dynamic Flash, and faster camera loading and shot-to-shot times on the Lumia 930, Lumia 1520 and Icon, plus the same great features with FullHD quality on the Lumia 830.
  • And more.

To get your hands on the Lumia Denim Update and enjoy the many improvements, you must first update to Lumia Cyan.

For those who haven’t yet updated, or are unsure what software version you have on your phone, you can check the availability at the support pages, or check out our ‘How to update to Lumia Cyan smoothly‘ post that also describes what you need to do if you’ve installed the Developer Preview update.

Your phone should automatically notify you when an update is available, but you can also check this manually by tapping Settings > Phone Update.