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Nokia pushes out minor Display update in preparation of Lumia Cyan

Nokia Display Update

Reports have flooded in from readers detailing a minor update Nokia (now Microsoft Mobile, according to the store) has today rolled out for its Display system app. The update itself is small with the store listing only 'minor usability improvements', but we can see the teams further prepping everything before the Lumia Cyan firmware update goes live.

We loaded version on our Lumia 1020 and Lumia 1520 Windows Phones, both running the Windows Phone 8.1 Developer Preview, but were unable to spot any visible changes. Let us know in the comments should you notice anything new in this latest release.

Check for updates on the Windows Phone Store. Big thanks to everyone who tipped us!

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aitt says:

All these preparations and still have to prepare for ATT to jerk the chicken

kenzibit says:

And they updated the Nokia Play to work on 8.1

dbcontext says:

Actually Nokia Play is very much usable now (finally). Before it used to stall and crash after playing the first video. Now it's smooth as butter with my LG TV.

Can u help me how to connect with LG TV ....i couldn't connect
My email id:-

dbcontext says:

Mine's a 2012 LG smart TV with Wi-FI and DirectTV built-in. Nokia Play-To detected the TV instantly and I just pressed connect on Nokia Play To. That's basically it. Just make sure both TV and mobile are using the same WI-FI network with the same frequency (2.4 or 5Ghz).

But y my nokia lumia 820 dosnt detect....but my othr android phone can detect the tv

dbcontext says:

I'm not an expert, mind you. What model/year of TV ? Do you have Wi-Di enabled etc ?

When you say android phone detects the TV... is it through Youtube app or some other method ?

Sagar Garag says:

I have the same TV too. I own Lumia 720 with WP 8.1 developers preview.
1 Update Nokia playto
2 see to the at your tv n phone are connected to the same network.
3 open Nokia playto, if your network connections are working fine then you'll see your tv listed.
4 tap on tv

If at&t rolls out the official update we might lose data sense... I don't want to lose it

sickleykey says:

Same here. Data Sense is so useful. Whats the reason ATT may want to take it off from the official update?

Money. How can they charge for exceeding your cap if your sensing?

This option was available but at&t removed it in the previous update.

sickleykey says:

Applications similar to Data sense are available on all OS (i definately have seen them on Samsung Galaxy series). Then what would ATT achieve by just limiting windows phone which does not even make up 5% of the smart phone sales in US.

Don't think they can stop those since they don't control the application store. If they allowed Windows Phone to have this built directly into the oS then they would have to allow android to do the same.

sickleykey says:

Perhaps MS should publish it as an application and get around these a**h***s.

(light bulb) hopefully MS is thinking the same thing

pantera236 says:

Correct me if I'm wrong but isn't data sense in the app list now

sickleykey says:

It is, but there is no way to uninstall it. So its part of the OS.

Blacklac says:

So they can quietly have your phone use more data than it should be.

Funny you say that. I used up 4gb in 3 days and I was wtf?!
They looked at my previous usage at gave me $45 credit. I barely used 2 GB this month.

Blacklac says:

Its unfortunate how common that is with ATT, across all devices and platforms. I hope they get caught one day, but I don't know how that would happen.

Data Sense - that's how!

duk3togo says:

Anyone having an issue with Cortana search not letting you tap the links? This happened yesterday all of sudden...

vinuonline says:

I didn't see any difference :|

rodneyej says:

It's an "under the hood" tweek so that you will be able to see a difference when Cyan hits..

the sliders now move freely unlike the limited "block" movements we had before.

ahmedjan87 says:

I was about to say the exact same thing

ReconVirus says:

What sliders? The cart for texting?

thenightsun says:

You said it first!

This is the only difference i notice.

hopmedic says:

Seems faster.
Had to.

b23h says:

no, you didn't need to

hopmedic says:

Yes, I did. I saw my opportunity and I took it. No regrets.

b23h says:

no, I think shame would be most appropriate.

AeroAqua says:

You're holding it wrong..

Much respect for the classics...

No, dude... You didn't.

hopmedic says:

Yes, I did. I saw my opportunity and I took it. I have no regrets.

Kleen Jimi says:

seek opportunity in cliff jumping sans parachute

hopmedic says:

How nice of you.

DSR11 says:

Dammit, you guys beat me to it.

That's what she said!

Makm says:

I didnt understand, what seems "faster"? :/ The 'display' setting doesn't "speed up" anything does it?

It speeds up everything

Makm says:

What? How? I don't think anything is faster in my phone after the update. All the update did was to let us slide the temperature and color controls more accurately, whereas before there was some sections in the sliders which would set some definite values, but now theres no section so that we can put the slider on anywhere freely.

M_Mike says:

Definitely faster.

KM2612 says:

Instead of that....why not work on bringing back WhatsApp??

Because Nokia doesn't make WhatsApp? 

mevalmvm says:

Why would Nokia work on WhatsApp?? You need help!

NickyNOS says:

Sure, there is only one person working in Nokia/Windows Phone and Whatsapp. He has to change his priorities.

ahmedjan87 says:

They used to work on it

mesamit says:

ask to whatsapp developer....that is not something Nokia or Microsoft have to care about...

aitt says:

Get the ban hammer

pallentx says:

Right, because the Microsoft employee who was going to gelp Whatsapp fix their app got pulled off to do this?

And, by the way, not everyone even cares. I'd rather have Flipboard.

azdenn says:

Faceborg assimilated WhatsApp ... Resistance is Futile... 

It is not a Nokia anymore. Look at the publisher.

Rich Edmonds says:

Yep, noted in the first para and separate post coming up ASAP. :-)

And one more thing, Mr. Rich: HERE apps such as HERE Maps, Transit etc... are published by HERE Europe B.V.

Rich Edmonds says:

Yeah we'll cover that in the article too! :-)

asturides says:

Do you guys have any info what will happen to Here apps in upcoming updates or MS's phones? will they still be free for those or will "here europe" charge us for those?

bitz0071 says:

Microsoft mobile oy

TechFreak1 says:

Yup it is now "Microsoft Mobile Oy"

I say "oy" and it makes me feel like I watch a really good powerful kick from a muay thai fighter.

rav4kar says:

Good catch , Caption needs update 'Nokia' -> 'MS Mobile Oy'!

Novron says:

Jeebus, MS has got to do something about their hoard of publishing names... Microsoft Corp, Microsoft Research, Microsoft, etc...

terrokkinit says:

Looking forward to it! And yeah...carriers will delay it for compatibility. But hey...I hate bugs, so make sure it's right first. KitKat is causing crazy issues w/ some phones, I hear...

SamiHanna says:

It's android lol

They say the same about us

I hope it fixes the random brightness changes and flickers...

Conan143 says:

me too i will be more happy if the refresh line in multitasking goes away with this update....

swirl253 says:

So is Nokia working on the Icon for glance and double tap to wake

aitt says:

Microsoft Mobile Oy

bc3tech says:

no, and it won't happen without significant impact to battery life due to the hardware configuration. I grilled them on this at a VIP event during BUILD 2014.

b23h says:

Thank you for that confirmation.

keifwoki says:

An option, with a warning re: Impact on battery life would be nice... While it is on charge, in a car cradle or on your bedside table, battery isn't an issue??

bc3tech says:

Yup this is exactly how I'm using apps like Car Dash - I have it set to disable lock screen and launch when I dock my phone to the DT-910 cradle. Couple it with the new Notification Center and it's pretty much everything you need.

I still don't get it. If glance and double tap to wake are intertwined, then why doesn't the 520 have glance but does have double tap to wake❔

Vishal Attri says:

No diffrence at all :|

Maybe more responsive scroll...

Perfect setup for "seems..."

Does it seem like Glance doesn't show lock screen icons when in quiet hours? If so it's kind of neat, but kind of bothersome at the same time.

Bigsro says:

Does it fix the screen issue (double tap) on the 1520? Bloody hope so

cknorthpole says:

Yeah lets hope it does. Sick of it now

Hola Amigos says:

Are you talking about the 1520 where you try scrolling but it registers as a tap so it opens up the app where you started scrolling?

aitt says:

Yes. It's horrible

Hola Amigos says:

I can't even play Zombie Tsunami on my 1520... I know, it sounds horrible doesn't it? 30 year old man here playing games on his phone... Lol.

Ed Boland says:

Don't feel bad, I'm 45 and playing games on my phone as well! ;)

hack14u says:

Oh god, I thought it was just me, I LOVE my 1520, but this, has to stop.

coolbreeze78 says:

Yep. This needs to be fixed ASAP. It is incredibly annoying.

Nothing noticable here. I have an unlocked Lumia 1020 so hopefull i will get Cyan straight away and not have to wait for carrier release schedule.

rodneyej says:

Still having problems with stability on my 1520... After that last update to the WP8.1DP my phone has been super unstable.. I have to soft reset it ALL THE TIME, and sometimes force soft reset it.. It just becomes unresponsive. Text messages/calls will stop coming in, and people keep saying that they are trying to get ahold of me. After a reset I can receive calls/messages again...
Has anyone else unwilling been switched to Android lately?

mukulagarwal says:

I thin the start screen tiles hav shrink up a little bit...may be i m wrong

Pranjal Rai says:

I also noticed the same. Maybe its paradox.

rodneyej says:

I think you're right!!!!

It's the same. I made a screenshot and compared it with an old one. 

primortal says:

@rodneyej Have you done a hard reset?  It works wonders if you haven't.

(my reply for some reason wound up in the wrong comment)

keifwoki says:

Try hard reset... Something isn't right

Hola Amigos says:

Hmm, must be your phone buddy. My 1520 does freeze but not that often. What usually happens to me is where I turn my phone on and I have to wait a long for the home screen to load. Sometimes I just do a soft reset instead. In other words, I guess I'm experiencing the same problems as you but they are rare.

I did actually have this happen for the first time last night - couldnt call or receive calls. A soft reset fixed it, but it was odd.

lubbalots says:

Why would they shrink it to up?

hack14u says:

1520 smooth as silk except for the tap issue. Have a M8 right next to it and I have powered off the HTC for the last time.

edjr07 says:

Agreed, I have had more stalls and reboots after the last update than I have had combined since I got my 1520.

thinkdan says:

You haven't switched to Android yet, have you?

Sarang68 says:

All I notice is that display which was in between settings has gone to the bottom of the list.

Conan143 says:

It is because any setting that has been recently updated will go to the bottom of the list...

Conan143 says:

U don't have to..anyway u r welcome buddy...

techygeek82 says:

That's normal when those system apps get updated. The 'most recently updated' moves to the bottom of the list.

hack14u says:

Where is this list, I have seen it once but now I can't find it again.

KMF79 says:

The options in Display settings are now a slide bar with full range and not incremental like they were before the update.

sip1995 says:

Now all Nokia's apps are listed as Microsoft mobile OY.

keifwoki says:

Does anybody know when cyan is due to "go live"?

Edwardlb20 says:

I reckon it will when the 930 is publicly released with the final version of 8.1 too.

nitsuk says:

Agree as Windows Phone UK said "Soon" for both 8.1 and Cortana also the Lifecycle Start Date for 8.1 is 24/06/2014 as you can search yourself via

keifwoki says:

Thanks for that fellas ;)

sip1995 says:

Now that all Nokia's apps are listed as Microsoft mobile, are these Nokia exclusives apps gonna be available for all Windows Phone devices ?

b23h says:

That's a good question and I don't know if it has been answered yet.    MM may still want to use those to differentiate their products from the other OEMs.   Is that "fair", god only knows.    But no, I don't know the answer to your question.

brayvefart says:

I think it was called Lumia Colour Profile, now it's just Colour Profile!

iliramove says:

You can now slide rather than having levels when adjusting the color.

There is no change after update.. I didn't get brightness profile in my Lumia 520

dinchy87 says:

Can this maybe be an fix for the Lumia 925 screen flickering and contrast changing on low battery or on charger?! I hope so. Lumia 925 was and is still an high end device but this kinda bugs push me away from buying the lumia 930 or 1520

Conan143 says:

No dude unfortunately i too have 925 and flickr problem still persists...the culprit is this display setting...

when i bought the phone and opened it all worked and there are no flcikering issues like now..but when i updated the display setting from then it starts and never ends the refresh line that comes at random while using multitasking...Although it is not much noticeable but still i want my phone to be perfect...Lets hope nokia oops now Microsoft mobile oy remedies it..



I HATE that flickering. I hope it will stop after this update.

Glance Screen for Lumia 930!

bc3tech says:


also i'm pretty sure glance was controlled by settings app "Glance" - not "display"

It should be possible to make it work.. Lumia 920 can do it too! I won't stop hoping for that until Nokia says so.

keifwoki says:

I'm with you!

bc3tech says:

See my other comment in this article (

Nokia has said so. Multiple times. It's a hardware limitation. I grilled the *hell* out of them at a VIP event during BUILD 2014 on exactly this with the 930 and Icon. Talked to one of the engineers. It won't happen w/o significant impact to battery life, and they don't want that so... won't happen.

DAMN.... -.- well thanks for the info. 

Colour profile in hav a bit different slider.....

bc3tech says:

Yup the slider is now granual instead of 'stepped' - i never used this feature anyway, but do notice that it makes it harder to get back to "normal" state ... :(

KMF79 says:

You're absolutely right. I found out the hard way too. There should be a reset to default/last saved setting for these options.

rnobu says:

My eyes hurt when I see no Nokia sign. 

Salczak says:

Now we can adjust in Color Profile the the levels of color temperature and saturation manually, not by the specific compartments :)

Alphonz says:

Why does every app from Nokia says Microsoft Mobile Oy as their developer.

primortal says:

Um because MS purchase of Nokia's mobile division has been completed hence the name change.

bc3tech says:

Also coming across on my Icon w/ 8.1

ali27677 says:

Every apps by Nokia ... The developer name is renamed to Microsoft mobile OY

ali27677 says:

No Nokia no Microsoft, Windows

dedracer says:

You need to go hospital!

in the display==> adjust , it's changed to sliders not as the last one was certain levels

Edwardlb20 says:

1. 'Lumia Colour Profile' has been changed to just 'Colour Profile'.

2. The sliders within colour profile settings are now smoothly adjustable, not stepped.

It is clear that Nokia is not update any settings with out bug.....please check apps in all the devices before going to update

zaur17 says:

I found that there are no steps in saturation and color temperature

RichardKyaka says:

Also help + tips updated

hope solve unresponsive touch on my lumia 1520... TY for update!

diktea says:

what is "OY"

Kinda like LLC in Finland.

Alphonz says:

Well actually for me Windows doesn't matter. Nokia is the only reason I stick with Microsoft. For me Windows phone is Nokia.

jasqid says:

Thanks for this. Just downloaded into my 928.

bromoid says:

It's not really minor update (from to, and Store lists 'improved usability', not 'minor usability improvements'. 

dbcontext says:

Any idea when Cyan update is due ?

U cant see anything untill the update hits. Non related: Who decided to make Ngram the official Telegram app for WP. It's bad, very bad. Tried it today, deleted it after 1 minute. Migram is better to be official Telegram app.

sban85 says:

its a slider that moves across smoothly? not in increments anymore

sumanr says:

They updated the brightness feature to be customisable.. Sliders for low, medium and high...

glow4cki says:

I dont have Update for this

jmagwp says:

The sliders are now smooth, making it impossible to find absolute neutral. There need to be hard stops for the neutral positions and perhaps a few left and right.

Shinou says:

I noticed one change in this latest update. I'm using Nokia Lumia 620 running Windows Phone 8.1 preview. I can now move the slider freely. Before this latest update, I only got 3 choices. E.g. Color temperature, the slider only can move to either cool or neutral or warm but now it's not .

xuggs says:

I noticed that the first accidental touch on the 1520 seems to have gone. When scrolling any list anywhere would take an unintentional touch but that doesn't seem to happen anymore.

Dexterrino says:

the update is now a free slider on both options. last time it was 7  fractions  for the two.

the bug is still there. my brightness is at auto-low. opening color profile , taping both ends alternately of one of the options (temperature or saturation) will show that the changed option is delayed by 1 tap.


meaning if you start at coolest temp, then tapping suddenly on warmest end, it will still show coolest  preview. then taping back to coolest end will now show the warmest preview.


noticed the bug on 8.0 and 8.1 devprev

Ed Boland says:

Can't wait to see how the Cyan firmware acts on my 1020!

I observed but nothing seems different in Lumia 820

luke_grech1 says:

we want cyan now! my tiles take an insanely huge amount of time to load on my start screen -.- not cool brah

Games Goblin says:

My Dual sim Lumia 630 did not have Brightness profile in the display settings; instead it had the sunlight readbility toggle, which is odd because the 630 does not have a light sensor+high contrast screen mode for the sunlight readability. WPC forum member Ryan ODonnell confirmed that his single sim lumia 630 had the brightness profile in settings (and did not have the sunlight readability)

This Display update has fixed the problem in my phone! I now have Brightness profile and the sunlight readability option has disappeared. So my guess is that Dual sim 630s shipped with the wrong version of display setting and this update has fixed it.

9112Fisher says:

audio also got updated

Andy Saha says:

there is no brightness controller after update on my Nokia Lumia 520..

pattayo_ib says:

Where the h is my Glance Screen info? It appears in green (i choosed green in night mood) But now nothing appeared on glance screen, i need my Glance Screen info back please....

The colour saturation and temperature bars can now be adjusted to any desired level manually now..previously we could only set it to the preset levels

Neelim Shyam says:

Lumia color profile changed to Color Profile only

Flowing sliders under color profile option

When is cyan coming I am waiting for it to come and reset my phone

lumianut says:

Can't click on Cortana search results after the update

ollienightly says:

On 928, adjust screen sliders for white balance and saturation are now stepless.

authentic22 says:

There should b sliders for adjusting brightness too...

Nokia5110 says:

Divide and rule.

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Nothing is straight forward at mmo!? The email has not arrived yet.

I dont know why most of the official updates by Microsoft and Nokia(earlier) don't have remarkable changes... Not even a changelog...!!

lubbalots says:

How does rich know its a prep?

Chrispjcj says:

Can't find this update on windows store. I'm using Lumia 1320 8.1DP BTW. :-(

Arunashok says:

Enthane itineyokke artham