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Update: Amber and GDR2 for Verizon Nokia Lumia 822 now available

Update 1PM ET: Seems like Nokia is on the ball as Verizon has thrown the switch for the Lumia 822. Go check for your update now: Settings > Phone Update > Check for update. We can also confirm FM Radio and Group text is included.

If you’re on Verizon and waiting for the Amber firmware and GDR2 OS updates for your Nokia Lumia 822, fear not as it should be headed to your device real soon.

Yesterday, Nokia updated their site from "waiting for approval" to "coming soon" and a tipster named WP8addict in our forums noted that indeed, it has been cleared by Verizon yesterday.

What’s more, it may be here as early as Friday, should his information prove to be accurate:

“Yes, GDR2 is coming.....should be OTA to all the 822's on 23rd Friday. Verizon finally waved the green flag (Oops my bad "RED" flag) for L822 Amber to NOKIA today.”

That’s great news for the 822 as that device doesn’t receive nearly as much attention as it should. But at least you now know you won’t be left out of the Amber-GDR2 fun.

Nokia’s Amber update will enable new features like flip to silence, Glance screen and improvements to the camera while Microsoft’s GDR2 update improves performance, fixes the Other storage issue, Data Sense (select devices) and other tidying up of the OS.

In typical fashion, Verizon should release a full changelog highlighting all the new features in the Lumia 822 when it goes live and we’ll be sure to bring that to you when it happens.

Source: Nokia, Windows Phone Central Forums

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Update: Amber and GDR2 for Verizon Nokia Lumia 822 now available

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One thing that I noticed in the settings that I haven't heard about before is that now you can change your default search engine in IE between Bing and Google. I tried it and it really works. Of course I changed it right back.

Currently downloading the update now. I am shocked that my cousin has an 8X (verizon) and he says that the update still isn't available for him yet.

Mine takes at least 2 days and you I have do volume down + power several times. Eventually it works again. L920

Downloaded and installed last night. I did notice my available space increased from 3.6 GB to 6.2 GB after the update, and it seems a little faster now.

Such a shame AT&T you should be ashamed
 

United States of America
 

Product

Description

Latest version

Lumia Amber update

Lumia 520

AT&T

3043.0000.1324.0002

Waiting for approval

Lumia 521

T-Mobile

3046.0000.1328.202x

Available

Lumia 620

Aio Wireless

1030.6407.1308.0001

Waiting for approval

Lumia 810

T-Mobile

3043.0000.1326.0017

Available

Lumia 820

AT&T

1232.5962.1314.0001

Waiting for approval

Lumia 822

Verizon

3045.0000.1328.1031

Available

Lumia 920

AT&T

1232.5962.1314.0001

Waiting for approval

Lumia 928

Verizon

3045.0000.1328.2046

Available

 

I just noticed an update for my Lumia 822 is available while I'm at work. I've read this could take hours and I'm actually on the T-Mobile network so I'll wait until tonight to install this. Keep your fingers crossed. These never seem to go easy for me.

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