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GDR2 and Amber updates have started embarking on their Nokia Lumia 920 world tour

We are getting reports from the Windows Phone Central faithful around the world that their Nokia Lumia 920s are starting to receive the eagerly-awaited Amber and GDR2 updates from Nokia and Microsoft. So far, we have heard from readers in Denmark and India who have received the Amber firmware update on their Lumia 920s. There is also word that Microsoft's GDR2 update has made its way to Sweden and Spain. Lumia 920s in Australia began seeing GDR2 earlier today, and we expect that others are en route as well.

Microsoft's GDR2 OS update promises to add new additions like FM radio, call and SMS filters, improvements for Xbox Music and Internet Explorer, Data Sense, and more. As for Nokia's Amber firmware update, it will bring new Nokia-based features, like Smart Cam and much more.

Here's what you can expect to see

If you haven't received your update notification, don't worry. These updates get pushed out in waves to make the process more efficient. Just keep and eye out for a message like the one above.

The countries listed above are just the ones we have gotten reports on. If you've gotten your updates elsewhere in the world, please let us know in the Comments section below.

Thanks to flyingbathtub, Sarang, Erik, and everyone else for the heads up!

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GDR2 and Amber updates have started embarking on their Nokia Lumia 920 world tour

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This will be the test of whether theyre finally activating 4G on factory unlocked Lumia 920s.... They'd better do...

Both O2 and Vodafone launch 4G in the next 2 weeks, and it shouldn't have been deactivated anyway. I have no idea what you mean by your comment on unlocked or not, but not everyone buys a phone attached to a plan- if I was on EE and bought a factory unlocked Lumia 920 (people have), I still wouldn't be able to access 4G. Its a pointless and unnecessary limitation given the hardware is exactly the same, and it needs to be fixed.

If you have a factory unlocked lumia 920, you only need a USIM and a data plan, to connect to any LTE network compatible in the bands of the 920 in the world... Now, if you have a carrier locked lumia 920, that's another thing...

I don't believe that to be the case. UK unlocked 920s do not have the option in network settings to set 4g as the maximum connection speed, only 3g. Locked versions do. As yet I haven't seen any evidence that a 4g sim does anything magical to change that, if I do then Ill be happy as soon as I get it working...

One would imagine its sim dependent that enables the 4g radio I guess, the true acid test would be really upgrading to a 4g  / LTE tariff and not changing sims or updating to GDR2. If you get 4g / LTE connectivity then It would most likely be on the carrier side.

You would think that, but people have apparently used EE 4G SIMs and not been able to get 4g, so I think its a combination..... Right now I'm planning to just get a 4g plan, and if it doesn't activate 4g on the phone I'll flash a firmware that does...

I'm from Malaysia and I'm using Maxis Mobile, Maxis just launches 4G LTE and 4G LTE no need to be upgrade or anything, the signal will automatically changes to 4G when your 920 detected a 4G signal, meaning 4G is from carrier, and like us in Malaysia, not everywhere are upgrated to 4G LTE yet so in some part of the country it will still change back to 3G+, so if my 920 signal changes to 3G+, I immediately knows that particular part of our country has not upgrated to 4G LTE yet and there nothing to do with firmware and now I'm still on WP 8.0 not 8.1 Amber.....

Is this your first time dealing with updates from the "premier partner" for Windows Phone? You will probably be waiting for a while...

Well said. one would think a premier partner would get it first.. but AT&T is a special partner.

no, they are a "dreadful partner"
they are only concerned with having a phone "first" and supporting their phones last.

They are the worst possible kind of partner you could have.

There is NOTHING Nokia "can do better" to fix this kind of behavior.

They're updating the 820 too? Where did you hear that? I have an 820 (unlocked, unbranded) and am not getting this in the UK yet and the article doesn't mention the 820.

What bout nokia l720 ?? I live in India nd I talked to one of the coustomer care today he said u ll get the update today evening. I wonder he dint know that update will release for l920 only.

Oh crap! "coming soon" on the Lumia 820!! Not even "waiting approval"??! How long does that mean?? Another month to even create the update or what??

We're 2, but my carrier is TIM =p, I've flashed with the french rom (amber), works flawless, but I'll flash it again with brazilian's version =p

just checked on AT&T and I got an update!
 
hmm it just said "update downloaded but couldn't be opened" so i'm trying again

The same thing has happened to me and I have tried repeatedly to update it but all I get is the same message. I took out my memory card and tried a soft reset!

Not mention to me :(
Nokia Pro Camera, Video Trim & Video Upload apps are also available now for all Lumia with Amber update.

UAE................Manual Check..............................L920.........................Downloading....................................

No clue, I would also like to know what is quickest, coming soon or awaiting approval. I'm thinking awaiting approval is quickest because the work is done, they are just waiting for it to go through

Anyone know how it works for those of us who have a Rogers-branded phone, but recently unlocked it and moved to Wind? Do we get it with the rest of the Rogers people, or left behind at the back of the pack?

So excited now the Nokia update is being installed now on my 920. Nokia did say that the 920 will be getting the priority first.

Nothing in UK on gb-cv unit. However I seem to have 1232.5957.1308.0004 already when phone arrived.

That's the firmware listed on Nokia site which we already have. Don't expect ms update anytime soon. Even on a GB-CV model.

I don't think that Proximus nor Base nor Mobistar are controlling the update .... Still waiting here, got my 920 from Germany :)

What about Brazil?
I bought my l920 in U.S it's unlocked and i'm using in Brazil. Do I have to wait the update for Brazil or U.S.?

Is it branded to any US carrier? Check "About". If it's branded (it's likely to be), you'll have to wait for the update to be released in that US carrier.

Lumia 920 US is RM-820 that didn't support 2.5-2.6Ghz (brazilian 4G standard).
The correct model for you is RM-821 but if you search for Amber firmware will find 059R4H6 version.
Maybe this version solve this frequency issue... Maybe!

NL920 THAILAND UNLOCKED - Downloading update now!!!!!
Btw I'm using the phone in Sri Lanka which means downloads are unaffected by what country you using ur phone in! Also I am using the phone with the region set to US!

My brother got the update on his Lumia 920. I am still waiting for it on my Lumia 620. Any news as to when it'll come in India?

I just tweeted at AT&T. I think all of us need to just start tweeting at them to blow there feed up!

CANT HOLD US WP USERS DOWN!!!!

Downloading update in India.
Downloading faster than I expected. Wow.
Can't wait to see new features.
Happy Independence day Indians.. :-)

Yes. Both features are there in India.
You will find Datasense on your start screen itself after update.

I am looking at the Swiss table on the Nokia website (my phone is branded Swisscom, which pisses me off because I thought my phone was unbranded when I bought it and I don't see why having a branded phone if I paid the full price and am not on contract!!!). All models other than the 820 and 920 say "waiting approval" while the 820 and 920 say "coming soon". So, if we hold true that 820 and 920 have priority status, then I would say that coming soon should be quicker than waiting approval...

When I had a Moto Atrix, coming soon for the android update was an 18 month wait that truned into we changed our mind and not going to happen.
 

Waiting for updating my 520 in Spain, but tomorrow my wife gets 920 with Vodafone and update is available!!!!
 

Hey! I'm sorry for the delayed response, was travelling to the northern regions (Naran onwards) thus didn't check much online. I guess I may have received the update because my location is set to United States!
Just go into your settings, change your location to US, restart, and then check for updates. See if that helps. You can easily switch back to Pakistan later on, though I pretty much keep it on US or UK as those marketplaces have all the apps on 'em.

Hey! I'm sorry for the delayed response, was travelling to the northern regions (Naran onwards) thus didn't check much online. I guess I may have received the update because my location is set to United States!
Just go into your settings, change your location to US, restart, and then check for updates. See if that helps. You can easily switch back to Pakistan later on, though I pretty much keep it on US or UK as those marketplaces have all the apps on 'em.

Nokia 920 installing update as i type.. I own a unlocked lumia 920 from india running Tmobile... woot woot..! good luck fellas..!

Really ? It is still not available nor in NSU or pushed OTA. How did you get that ? Could you please confirm the product code and FW number ?

How is it possible that the update is already available in Denmark and Ireland (just to examples), but not in Germany? That's just ridiculous. Nokia has its priorities slightly wrong IMO. I'll buy my next phone in Monaco or the Vatican because apparently the smallest countries get all the updates first.

Not what I read above. But then why the delay on the CV versions as no telco needs to check that os. but then that would explain why I never got an update before on lumia 800.

"But then why the delay on the CV versions as no telco needs to check that os"
Well, that's what I want to know from Nokia

Soooo, my 920, unlocked, bought in Austria, being used in Bosnia and Herzegovina, should be getting it fairly quickly, right ?

I thought these updates were not going to be dependent on the carriers, ala iPhone updates? Did I hear that wrong when they were promoting WP8 last year?

YES
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JUST GOT THE UPDATE
SMART CAM
PRO CAM
VIDEO TRIMMER
DATA SENSE
GLANCE
ETC
HERE I COME!!!!!!!!!!

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