Nokia Lumia 920 update hands-on: What you need to know

nokia-lumia-920-update-hands-on-01The Nokia Lumia 920 and Nokia Lumia 820 version 1232.5957.1308.00xx firmware update has started to roll out. So much so that we’ve received it on our Windows Phone 8 smartphone. Here we take a look at the Nokia Lumia 920 update and what you need to know.

Nokia Discussions recently posted a message stating that an update would be coming to both the Nokia Lumia 920 and Nokia Lumia 820. This update would be Nokia Lumia 920 version 1232.5957.1308.00xx and would offer a series of updates, such as bug fixes, a number of stability and performance improvements, as well as improved automatic display brightness, a fix for intermittent screen blanking during voice calls.

Nokia Lumia 920 version 1232.5957.1308.00xx changelog:

  • improved automatic display brightness adjustment
  • fix for intermittent screen blanking during a call
  • further performance and stability improvements.

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We’ve received the update on our Nokia Lumia 920 and it took around 10 minutes to download and install. Once it has been installed you will need to reboot your Windows Phone. If you get a notification for the update we’d suggest waiting until a convenient time and to carry it out using WiFi.

If you’ve not has a notification appear then you can always nip into Settings>Phone Update and manually check to see if the update has arrived for your handset.

If you’ve not updated your Nokia Lumia 920 before, it’s a simple process but Nokia has put together this handy video to walk you through it:

Perhaps, the most interesting aspect of the Nokia Lumia 920 firmware version 1232.5957.1308.00xx update has to be the inclusion of Nokia Storage Check, which is a neat little app that Nokia has developed that gives you a better idea of how much space you have left on the internal memory of your phone.

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Nokia Storage Check is tucked away in the Settings page of the Nokia Lumia. It appears at the foot of the page but we’ve found you have to wait a short while, usually coming out of the Settings page, before it appears.

Along with being able to check how much storage is being it used it also allows you to manually delete temporary files that may be using up valuable space. This isn’t as drastic as it sounds, as you merely have to tap the “clear” button and it’s done for you. We found that we could free up over 4.3GB of space this way, which is a great saving on the Nokia Lumia 920.

Got the Nokia Lumia 920 or Nokia Lumia 820 version 1232.5957.1308.00xx update and spotted something new? Let us know in the Comments below.