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Amber now live for the Lumia 920 on EE UK

Phone update

Nokia promised the world would get Amber by the end of September. There’s only a little over a week left in the month for them to keep that promise. AT&T customers still don’t have it on their Lumia 920s, but folks in the UK on EE/Orange should be smiling right now. Reports are pouring in on a little update becoming available.

Details after the break.

Navigate to the Nokia support page for the Amber rollout and indeed you will see the Lumia 920 on EE are getting it. We’ve been receiving reports for the past hour that users are seeing an update available and sure enough, it’s listed as available on the support page. This is on target with their promise a few weeks ago

What can you look forward to with GDR2/Amber? Lots of great things like improvements to Xbox Music, glance screen, Nokia Pro Cam, and more.

On EE with the Lumia 920? Go update and tell us what you think. And sorry to all the AT&T customers without it on their Lumia 920’s yet.

Thanks everyone for the tip!

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Looks like ATT will be last after all.

saket87 says:

I agree. I believe they need to drop the premier partner thing

damo579 says:

They say they are premier partners because they get the phones first. To be honest its like this on Android also it takes time to get updates if you don't have a nexus. This was types on my att Lumia 920 with gdr1......

DalekSnare says:

I think AT&T's French has gotten rusty. "Premier" means "first". I think what AT&T meant to say was that they are the "plus d'un mois en retard" partner.

I'm pretty sure we are gonna get skipped on the GDR2 and they will give it to us with GDR3....damn at&t :/

damo579 says:

It would have been announced on here by Daniel or Sam so,it won't be skipped. Its taking longer than the other carriers to update that's all.

@damo579 It won't be announced on here until they've heard from at&t themselves. Seems like you're a little butt hurt, eh?

damo579 says:

I'm not butt hurt. My point is if it was not being released don't you think it would have been reported on here. This is the best WP news site around you know.

It WILL be reported if they hear officially from at&t. Obviously they haven't heard such news yet since it's still anybody's guess as to when we will see the update in at&t.

zdentonz says:

They don't gotta say shit to wpcentral bro. You butt hurt

damo579 says:

You're right they don't but if it did happen they would report it. That's my point.

Biwy2 says:

Yup. Still waiting.

aschettler says:

Remember the 1308 update debacle? And the fact that 1314 still kinda sucks because they rushed to fix the damage 1308 caused? Yeah, I'd much rather they fully test it out and eliminate all of the bugs.

he_shark says:

Given how little marketshare WP has in the States it amazes me how vocal people are about the lack of updates on AT&T. I'm sure the market share must be higher!

Sunofabob says:

I'm so upset. I bought my wife the 925 and I love the new features.

walter1832 says:

Mendozzzzaaaaaaaaaaaa!!!!

BCH says:

For just a moment, I celebrated.....

kevin sledge says:

Ha me too my eyes lit up but alas it was false hope.

raul_junior says:

Same lol like my hear paused for a sec

In Limbo says:

Yeah. I audibly expressed the word F*** when I realized I'd been bamboozled . . .

TKhaldi says:

Man, they're still rolling out Amber?

Corkers100 says:

Yep. EE (Orange) get exclusive L920 for 6 months, hardly promote it, offer things like swappables to tempt you to change provider. Then they don't support updates (last network in uk to send it out), don't support swappable apps, and put your bill up 5 months into 24 month contract. Love the phone, not EE.

Kellzea says:

Its live on t-mobile uk. Also an EE network.

Is there any way to download an update without WiFi? I have unlimited data and no WiFi until Sunday :(

chadwick611 says:

So how many days in this month

Corkers100 says:

About the same as last year I believe. Unless of course its a leap year, in which case the number of days remains the same. Hope this helps...

Sir Switch says:

"The update couldn't be downloaded. (801881d0)" Any ideas people?

ryansstuff says:

Keep trying!  mine working

OMG55 says:

Check your WiFi connection

Sir Switch says:

Working now, cheers!

EraserX8 says:

Amber now live for the Lumia 920(yessssssss) on EE and Orange UK(nooooooo)

he_shark says:

Hard to find someone talking about the update here and not moaning about AT&T.

Too early to say anything definitive, but battery life seems much improved. I went to bed at 12, phone was at 99%. Woke up at 7:30, and my battery was at... 99%! This is with Glance on, Double Tap to Wake on. And no, it was not plugged in. How is this even possible? Anyone else seen battery life improvements?

CalumSK says:

Working on my 820 :D

ryansstuff says:

YEY :D   Im happy now downloading now :)

Bailey199719 says:

"unable to check for updates"

Long Syntax says:

So, ten more days left. Who am I kidding, they won't hit the deadline.

Jack Larson1 says:

Nope. Att will update with gdr2 on September 30 at 11:59:59 pm. xD
this is my GUESS, and I hope I'm right bec I don't want to wait any longer.

sqlchicken says:

Obligatory yelling at AT&T

walter1832 says:

Obligatory agreeing with hating AT&T

mop#WP says:

Obligatory AT&T apologist "just wait; aren't you glad they're testing so well?"
(Just kidding.  AT&T sucks.)

regi7 says:

By the time AT&T releases GDR2, GDR3 will be rolling out foe everyone else.

Jack Richins says:

To add insult to injury, AT&T may have delayed it intentionally to avoid customer service issues overlapping with iOS 7 launch. They probably can't handle releasing to patches at the same time and delayed the one they have control over.

spaulagain says:

Except GDR2 has been ready for weeks. They should at least communicate to their customers why there is a delay because this is just getting out of hand.

dznk says:

This is probably what annoys me the most, not telling customers the true story. I'm not in the US, I'm in the UK but it's been a similar situation with EE. For weeks on end people have been asking EE about the update, but you never get a straight answer. If it's going to be delayed for X days or weeks, or there is a specific problem that's delaying things, then tell us. But fobbing off customers and never giving you a straight answer really gets to me.

Guitarpik says:

More people need to get on twitter and bitch at att. I go through there everyday retweeting what I see which isn't much.

cwc2311 says:

I have it on my 920, but that's because I gave up waiting and just got the developer ROM off of XDA instead.

xRiceyx says:

About time! Thought it would never happen!

xRiceyx says:

Wish I hadn't bothered now. Bricked my phone. Just my bloody luck!

RetroMan71 says:

How come the 620 in uk didn't get an article.. It feels so unloved!!!

AT&T?.
 
Hahahahaha! what about LATAM?

lippidp says:

I am sick of all these articles about Lumias and GDR2. Please make more articles about the LG Quantum. Jk girlfriend. Jk.

danielm298 says:

Still waiting n Atlanta Ga, ATT..smh, really????? Come on man!!!!!

jlynnm350z says:

Fall down 7 times, stand up 8.. . .att

raul_junior says:

Wait is at&t actually the last carrier in the world that hasn't released it or are they just not mentioning others??

Z51Corvete says:

No Nigeria its last oh no they got last week
 

mighty_stag says:

Barely touched my "other" storage issue U_U started 2.2 gb, now 2.1. Maybe time will tell...

Jack Larson1 says:

This ought to help. I've used it so it isn't a scam.

Check out "Shrink Storage" for Windows Phone http://www.windowsphone.com/s?appid=44672108-f3f8-47df-bd19-3fe94e6c744a

uopjo6 says:

I think 2GB other storage is the norm for most smartphones. Its a must. The problem are the ones with over 4GB....esp on a 8GB phone.

Mark Richey says:

Yes. I  think around 2Gb is fairly normal. My non-GRD2 920 hovers between 2-2.5Gb all the time. These files are not just unnecessary files. The problem was far more serious for many users with phones completely filling with Other space files.

Roach26 says:

This is what ATT told me when I tweeted them on Monday: @IamOrane Sorry, no date yet given. Working to make sure release works without flaws. Follow @ATT for updates. ^DavidO

Darren Walsh says:

Att will release it on September 31st !

thirdday2002 says:

In my most annoying Luke Skywalker voice, "Nooooooooooooo!"

addz77 says:

Mines reached Perparing to Install at 100% and now wont do anything. Ideas?

MikeSo says:

Wait? Might take a while.

KKRLessey says:

Yay baby! How does it take for the other storage to go down? Mine is 16GB.

willboyce says:

Well bugger me gently. EE finally did it. There as quick as there 4g. Any slower and they will be going back in time

Warren Dance says:

Sorry to be that guy but they're* and their*..

willboyce says:

IM textin on phone . People know what i mean. It must be nice to be perfect but. Congrats

swizzlerz says:

Yup on ee unlocked from expansys.ca downloading now

adrian1338 says:

At lest with Data sense

NokFromApp says:

ATT just started selling the 925. 920 GDR2 is possibly a deliberate delay so as to not impact 925 sales. Not that that makes me happy. I bought the 920 on day one

sooner5207 says:

Finally caved and just upgraded to 1020, loving my Amber OS!

Z51Corvete says:

KHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAN!

Vodafone released it a while ago....

jahjah135 says:

Is att really going to ever update our 920's with amber/gdr2? I'm still recovering from my original Samsung focus 7.5 update debacle....hence my anxiety!

moc426 says:

I imagine when Microsoft starts releasing the new Nokia phones, those would get the updates directly from Microsoft ... ? Or are the carriers going to continue twisting their arms? Microsoft needs to set their rules, direct updates period.  I flashed my 920 because I didn't want to wait last week, but it is disappointing to see WP hindered like this.

Kellzea says:

Then the carriers simply wont stock the phones and wp will die.

moc426 says:

Is that what happened to apple? When Verizon tried this crap with apple, they went to Cingular. Apple knew they had a good product and insisted on their rules. Verizon sprint and tmobile came begging after.

Kellzea says:

Sigh. You have it the wrong way round mate.

The iphone was exclusive to one carrier per country. Jobs basically bullied whatever carrier he could into the deal. Then, when it sold like hot cakes the carriers were only too eager to get the phone. Even if it meant losing control of the updates. So apple strong armed and bullied until it won.

Do you honestly, honestly think for one second that ms have the power in todays mobile market that apple do? That apple did in 2007? No. No they do not.

Ms need the carriers more than they need ms.

moc426 says:

Verizon was not interested in the iPhone. They were approached and didn't want it. Yes Microsoft can set rules today. Att was no longer iPhone exclusive, I switched to att for the lumias. And that meant me and my family lines. I was with Verizon for more than 10 years. They may not have as much pull as apple did but they sure can make demands and they do behind closed doors. They just didn't push this. Priorities fell else where.

Kellzea says:

They wernt interested because of the updates.

That's why they passed, that's why they would pass on wp if it did it.

moc426 says:

They weren't interested because of the PRICE apple wanted (not because of updates) as well as other terms. For the price they wanted and the fact that blackberry dominated the smart phone business then, they were not interested. Microsoft is paying a price for not releasing the updates direct to the consumer. While I understand many people don't care about updates and many choose not to update, for people like us it is frustrating and it delays further releasing features that WP is still behind on. There is a point they will reach where they will be calling the shots, with iphone no longer exclusive and apple releasing nothing new, and apple sales declining, Microsoft does have a chance to get themselves better positioned. With the innovations of nokia, this is the time.

MethodGT says:

How is it trolling to cite a perfectly good example from another manufacturer?

Kellzea says:

Because its not a good example. Its the only time in history its happened. Its like sighting Husain bolts world record time as a standard for how fast people should run.

msualum says:

Just talked to Randall Stephenson at ATT and the all important GDR2 update will be released Sept 32nd. Now that I know that I can proceed to solve the worlds other major problems.

Sept 32nd....lol.

MrVol84 says:

Seems like everyone will be getting this before att.. :-( 

gareth2627 says:

They have also released it for the Lumia 820 today as well, you might want to update

I think its funny how iOS can get an update on every carrier, all at once but we are all still getting shafted and fragmented. #fuckcarriers

Seraphin247 says:

Yea that's so unfair

Kellzea says:

Funny that the rule only applies to apple isn't it. Its almost as if apple were the ones to make that rule. But as we all know its just google, Samsung, ms, Nokia, lg, htc, Sony, lenovo, hp, dell, huwai, oppo and asus being lazy. Nothing at all to do with the carriers refusing to stock phones they don't control. Not at all. Nope.

LiLCLEMO says:

I love it, I love it :)

Reeves says:

When we get it on ATT, it will be stripped of DataSense, which is my most desired feature. Who knows what they'll block going forward? There's literally NO carrier in the US with a "premium" Windows Phone experience.

Either you get a great selection, but slow updates and features blocked, or you get better update support and crappy device selection.

mrdeezus says:

I have a 920 and 1020 so both get amber>

Christorian says:

ATT last every time

Mike mike mike , you know what day it is , it's at&t hump me day , cause I'm still waiting for my 920 update's

PeterFnet says:

I envision all see of you in your flats downloading this while drinking tea.
I'm jealous of both. Time to warm up a pot.

Conor Brown says:

Yeah i got the update a little while ago for EE/T-mobile. I even tweeted EE earlier today askin if they had a date for release and reply was they didn't know lol, left hand don't know what right hand is doing.

mobilejk says:

Good lord so what is every freakin' carrier's 920 in the world going to get the GDR2 update before ATT customers? WTH?!!!!!! This is getting rediculous. Might as well freakin wait until GDR3 and just download both at once.
O wait ATT won't prob release GDR3 until sometime in 2014....like Christmas 2014!

jkercado says:

F*ck off, AT&T.

+10000000000000000000!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Just so you know, EE is Orange and T-Mobile.

Zenpharaoh says:

Even if at&t has to wait for gdr3, they could've told us long, long ago. Maybe that means we are getting Amber.

mr toes says:

Does anyone have the page saying that they have an update but when you check there is none. Its been like that for about a month now for me. Pretty distressing

cooldudefred says:

I also just got my update in the uk on my unlocked 520. 

kingll says:

Installed the update now my phone is bricked - it had to happen to someone, why not be me
 

Madprowler says:

Working all mint EE 4G :) lumia 920

MoeHd7920 says:

Come on ATT!!! You did so well getting the Portico update out quickly!! What gives!!??

rikycaldeira says:

Still no amber love for my unlocked&unbranded 920............. Something clearly wrong here, my phone isn't linked to any carriers, it should have been one of the first to be updated >.

Tyetus says:

Eat dicks at&t

useme2useyou says:

Finally EE has caught up! Ok, gotta see what the fuss is all about... :-)

berkeley510 says:

I don't understand why Microsoft/Nokia have to go through the stupid carriers to approve updates to Windows Phone. Why cant they just update it themselves like Apple does, they don't rely on the carriers to approve their updates. 

dandunk says:

Maybe ATT will just push IOS 7 to Lumia. Flipping iPhone update went out on time without a hitch. Why can't carriers and developer's understand there are phones BESIDES Apple and Android.

AT&T claims they are evaluating GDR2 to make sure there are no problems on their network. That is bull, 925 & 1020 already have it.

Mark Richey says:

Really, 8Gajillion iPhone users got their update, but the hundreds of us with AT&T branded phones, whether on their network or not still wait.
 
Just kidding about the numbers. Me, I thought it had more to do with their just releasing top-notch phones like the 1020 and not wanting all those with 920s or others ready to jump to the new phone to suddenly get the software that nearly levels the playing field.
 
However, when the rumor (any truth to this?) that we were waiting for the iPhone crowd to line up first hit, I then became miffed.

uopjo6 says:

ATT victims some in the East still don't have the update, if that makes you feel any better...

mrdeezus says:

Does the 1020 have Amber preinstalled? I thought it had gdr2 but not amber?

lowry says:

920 users on AT&T (which I am till next Nov.) will NEVER see another update to our phones. It is not in the AT&T business plan to give older phone owners more than 1 update ever.  Join AT&T next and get your update with a new phone. Microsoft screwed themselves allowing the carriers to make the rules. They could have been like Apple and just update the phones outside of carrier approvals but no let's screw WP users yet again. I am done with both after this contract expires. 

Thanks for the heads up! Updating now

Mark Richey says:

Crap. I must have a damned bug in my Lumia 920!!! I just tried to set my calendar to remind me on the 32nd to update my phone, and NONE of my 4 calendar apps would let me enter the date.
 
Does anyone else have an issue with the length of September on their Lumias? Can't we just swipe another day from February? They'll never notice.

Miksup says:

Why do you use ATT if it's shiat?

Martinio32 says:

EE and UK all the the time promises :)

eolorvida says:

philippines mustve been lucky, we got it earlier... :)

lonbraj says:

Amber roll out has been pretty shit. Brazilian Lumia 720 uncarried/unbranded here and still waiting.

Bagsy says:

My Virgin Mobile UK Lumia 720 also got amber today.

aldrin noble says:

still dont have the amber update...my phone firmware is still 1232.5957.1308.0004 and i bougth it in hong kong...the firmware 1314 already have the amber update...fuck nokia hong kong
 

mop#WP says:

Yeah, I saw that Hong Kong was one of the few places Amber hasn't been rolled out.  As an AT&T customer, I feel your pain.

ssarma says:

"This is on target with their promise a few weeks ago. " That doesnt sound right! EE promised it in Mid Sep. 19th Sep is not mid september. That's acceptable, but what's not acceptable is their lack in communication and total ignorance towards their WP customers!

TechsUK says:

Got it on EE finally! Cant wait to test the camera stuff out. Glance is cool

<3 my Lumia 520 after Amber Update, got that today morning, PAKISTAN.

About bloody time EE you crap network! Now how long will we have to wait for Bittersweet?

fredie12 says:

at LEAST 2 months longer than everyone else! because we all know EE stands for "Everything Evenlater" lol
bittersweet should be about mid feburary maybe Evenlater! 

LiLCLEMO says:

The camera is now finally amazing

ChrisUCL says:

Downloaded. It took an hour to install but im really happy with it. Love the glance screen and tap to wake, but surprisingly my battery life has also dramatically improved. Bonus!

aldrin noble says:

from what country are you?
 

raycpl says:

Updated for 920 in Malaysia several weeks ago.... Fantastic!!! I'm waiting for the 720

aldrin noble says:

from what country are u?

uopjo6 says:

So I got the Amber update on a 820 today (not yet with my 920).

I can confirm this did NOTHING to the other storage. It is still at 4GB. Still cannot afford to install any games. 0. All media in SD card. It's still a dumbphone and the only option is to do a hard reset. 

So much for those "improvments" huh Daniel. 

Bagsy says:

My Virgin Mobile UK Lumia 720 also got amber today.

Bangladesh got the GDR2+Amber update yesterday for Lumia 620, 820 and 920 :)
 
but after updating my 920, I noticed a bit of a jitter (which wasn't there before) when scrolling under both normal and high touch configurations on both the homescreen and the apps list ... it's also noticeable in some apps.

did anyone else face this?

Yep, you're not alone. It's really annoying actually:
http://forums.wpcentral.com/showthread.php?t=213885

I think this should now be known as the 'jitter bug'!

thanks for replying Simon ... it really is annoying ... unhappy this doesn't seem to have a solution right now, but glad I'm not the only one affected

ojo otter says:

I got GDR2 and Amber the other day on my Nokia lumia 520 talkmobile Uk! Yay! (Vodafone)

GunplaGamer says:

If my phone is unlocked with AT&T and I manually update to GDR2 would I loose my unlock?

aditya_sinha says:

I just received additional post Amber updates on my Lumia 920 in India. I am not sure what all has been updated. Updates in progress. Will keep everyone posted.