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Microsoft updates Extras + Info, Display, Device Hub, and Call + SMS Filter with unknown improvements

Extras + Info

Microsoft Mobile (previously the hardware division at Nokia) has released new versions for a number of system apps available for Lumia Windows Phones. Extras + Info and Call + SMS Filter are joined by Display and Device Hub, each receiving a new version with unknown changes due to the lack of up-to-date changelogs.

The Extras + Info store listing (now on version 3.9.2.1) states that more minor improvements have been implemented, but this changelog has been present for some time. Still, we'll put this latest version down to yet more bug fixing taking place. Check out the screenshots below for a before and after look at affected features:

Nokia Extras + Info

We can see the removal of Feedback to Nokia and the addition of SpamFilter. As for Call + SMS Filter, again we're not too sure what has been included in this update. The changelog is for an older release, but we'd imagine the same fits for what's added in the latest version, which is currently on 1.9.2.1. As well as these two system apps, both Device Hub and Display have also been bumped to a new version, again with unknown changes (versions 3.4.2.35 and 3.1.0.56 respectively).

Let us know in the comments should you notice anything we've missed! It's worth noting that we were required to reboot our Lumia 1520 testing these updates for access to Extras + Info to be granted (the menu entry in the settings list didn't respond to taps). This could be a glitch with our device, but be sure to give the Windows Phone a reboot if not all is well.

QR: Extras + Info

QR: Call + SMS Filter

QR: Device Hub

QR: Nokia Display

A big thanks to everyone who tipped us!

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kenzibit says:

They are priming the phones for the yet to come update.

2tomtom says:

Maybe getting ready for Cyan update, which may well be fas....

Mayur says:

lol...Vertical or horizontal? May be angular...;)

IamJonso says:

Not many people will get that Velocity has direction

KMF79 says:

Seems momentum-ier.

TechnoTim says:

Seems improved

Before Nokia First Use Experience
After: LUMIA First User Experience

This.

ratsttam says:

Before: Nokia Spam Filter

After: Spam Filter (it's not new, just renamed!)

nath520 says:

Goodbye nokia

Don't even start LOL

seems faster to reach Lumia Cyan

 

felickz says:

These articles are just seems faster bait

Vishal Attri says:

(off topic ) Can someone help me plzzzzzzzzzz ? M not getting the Device hub update still on my nokia lumia 1320 (India- WP8) it says no update to previous version :( it that update available on 1320 too ?

Compiux says:

Happened to me one. Irestarted the phone and that helped. Maybe it works for you?

Try it ou :)

Vishal Attri says:

Not working still :(

Its become an old joke..!

Ankmeyester says:

That's what she said

Vishal Attri says:

(off topic ) Can someone help me plzzzzzzzzzz ? M not getting the Device hub update still on my nokia lumia 1320 (India- WP8) it says no update to previous version :( it that update available on 1320 too ??

Aswin Smart says:

Well...well.. Get ready for cyan update guys

Aashish13 says:

Yeah bro June 24th the rumoured date for high end devices

reda igbaria says:

In the store screen shots of the display app , it shows that you can can adjust the brightness level, so i think that this update is to make the phone ready for cyan

Aswin Smart says:

Yes buddy.u r right

Rich Edmonds says:

We noted that on the previous update, so our best bet is all these (and subsequent) updates will be prepping for Cyan and/or fixing things along the way. :-) Exciting times ahead!

Rich, the sample pictures for the Lumia Colour Profile is changed. I guess that's the only change in the update.

keremzaglul says:

I guess too.

I did not get the brightness profile option that looks like helps to adjust the level of preset brightnesses.

Does anyone has the same issue?

jomarr says:

Seems unknown tbh

Posted via Windows Phone Central App for Android!

Wael Hasno says:

It's because you're using an Android..

nutnithin says:

new in this version : improved usability, brightness profile for all lumia devices

as stated in the app store

hs k says:

Goddammit. It should be mandatory for App Updates to have Changelogs. Even from Microsoft

topleya says:

Microsoft should at least set the example

BatteryLife says:

Ikr, Microsoft can't expect others devs to follow suit when they can't even do it themselves xP

Its because these updates are meant for wp8 gdr3 for the time being

realwarder says:

Some is removing Nokia branding...

But what is "rate us"?

Wold says:

"Feedback to Nokia" is rebranded as "rate us" - 2.5.0.17 -> 2.5.2.2

My 'device hub' was renamed. Before I updated it was called 'accessories'.

SargeT says:

Anyone got the device hub app disappeared from the list? I can see the app as "installed" but there is no app and I can't remove it! Help, I used to find it useful rather often :(

SargeT says:

Damn found it in settings. Why no one posts in news it has changed its place?

rtojohnny08 says:

I would like to see an update that lets me remove apps that I tried and no longer use from my app list

psychotron says:

That would definitely be useful. I have dozens, if not hundreds, that I never intend to install again.

umangpop777 says:

You can simply press and holt them and click uninstall ;)

amnesiality says:

He was talking about the app downloads history.

sarim_xyz says:

Storage sense does exactly that! You can select multiple apps and uninstall them all at once.

DreamerUP says:

You didnt get it. He was taking about 'my app list' in the store, not in the device.

kinaton says:

And last used option. Along with a fix for space free utility. In build and Nokia's both report different.

b23h says:

yup!   I'd like to see that as well.

vassilis1924 says:

Display changelog states that brightness profiles are now available to all Lumia Devices. I guess even those that have ambient sensor.
EDIT: The sample images inside Display are now different.
What about Devices Hub? How long is that there? I had never seen it before. Only after this update showed up. I'm in Greece. Maybe was it US only and now global?

The Display Hub replaces the Accessories setting.

Still says accessories & no update

kinaton says:

Still says accessories on l920 and call+filter still doesn't match blocked to names in address book.

Tocard says:

My 920 changed to "device hub". Have you rebooted?

Suhasa Su says:

You mean device hub right?

One thing I noted with call+filter is that it now shows in the app list when you swipe to the right. Not sure whether it was there before.
EDIT: Sorry. My bad. It was there when it was waiting to get updated. It's not showing now

vassilis1924 says:

It's not there for me. Lumia 925 region Greece

SRoshan143 says:

Its not there for me too. L620 , L1020 region : India

akks says:

Yes it got removed from the app list. I unknowingly deleted the live tile from my homescreen.. Now how to pin it again, Microsoft!!! Wtf!

TwanWV says:

Go to call+SMS filter in your settings, hit Advanced and flip the second switch, this will bring back the live tile to your start screen

anvesh N says:

We will never know what these improvements are

herbertsnow says:

We shouldn't care.

Deaconclgi says:

I'm just a nobody, trying to tell everybody, about somebody....anybody...

Was it the 24th, for the full update release? Or not official?

palmujukka says:

That's when the official support for WP 8.1 starts. Nothing official has been said about the actual release.

chad08er says:

Nokia's website says Q3 for the 8.1 update rollout.So come on July:)

nitsuk says:

Agree, I think the reason they can't provide solid date is that they will be asked questions RE Cortana which obviously is still cloudy on when is going to go live where.

Yeah, i forgot to say; depends on the phone provider too of course if u want the update 8.1.

AV2RY says:

Verizon The Nightmare. Maybe ill see Cyan on my 928 in 2015 or later))
Amber- was fast
Black- waited ~4months I think
Cyan - 8months ))

Makm says:

So is WP8.1 officially available for everyone now?

palmujukka says:

No, this article isn't even about WP 8.1...

Makm says:

When i got the update i thot this was the Cyan update so i was just wondering if wp8.1 is now available for everyone...but no its still lumia black!

No extras + info only calls to the fw thats deployed thru phone update

Zuka_WPC says:

Side note, if att removes data dense I will be one angry sumbtch

scdkad says:

That would suck. I'll wait for someone else to install the official 8.1 from ATT first!

anon8649069 says:

Okay. Now i am very excited for Cyan update :D

kinaton says:

Spamfilter is still there, just Nokia word removed. And feedback is now rate us.

cannon#WP says:

I was coming to say the same thing

Zuka_WPC says:

^ what she said.

New thing called device hun to connect with ur other devices, new pictures to adjust display. Nothing new found in call+ sms. Sms extras+ info. I guess preparation for cyan update.

I found out what's in the update..its bug fixes....how long they will fix the bug......

Fw update should be there sometime today if they updated extras + info

palmujukka says:

Sorry to ruin your day but Extras + info has received updates in the past without FW updates. So probably no Cyan for today.

Today no... But I think that at least in the 7 days, yes.

Or some other crucial update that maybe has yet to appear on phone updates yet. If you think about ms update xbl some updates dont appear till end of day for some time zones

We Need The update to set our phones to 3G Only/4G Only Mode... this is a basic feature and i dont know why we still dont have this .i cant get proper 3g signal in my area as i cant put it to 3g only mode whereas my s3 get's 3g signal all the time as i put it on 3g only mode..

You think thats bad try not being able to use lte because it wasnt licensed by your countrys fcc equivalent

sarim_xyz says:

I can set my 'Highest Connection Speed' to 2G, 3G or 4G from the drop down menu in cellular+SIM > SIM Settings. Does it not show for you?

Yeah, but don't force it. If don't have 3g, I want to stay no signal...

sagar_23 says:

Honestly, need this.

Some nokia Lumia handsets have access to fieldtest ##3282#

In Display settings, some images were changed in Color Profile.

psychotron says:

Laying the groundwork for Cyan and 8.1 Official???

Anojan Sivam says:

I didn't get the brightness profile !!!!

Makm says:

Me too. Actually we don't need brightness profile if you can set automatic brightness. But the update did say "for all lumia"... :/

Anojan Sivam says:

I don't know y did they say like that !

JONA1970 says:

This option will be available when you get Cyan update

sarim_xyz says:

I noticed the Device Hub for the first time. Was it always there in 8.1DP?

It was accessories earlier.

Soble says:

Aaaaaalso files app!

palmujukka says:

It's Microsoft's file manager app (WP 8.1 only). And I guess it got updated today, can't confirm as I'm on WP 8.0.

Soble says:

Yeah but no update detail

Gatanui says:

No update for me today.

Anojan Sivam says:

Me too got no update

DenniSundaY says:

Device hub is all new for me. It first only was named accessories but is now renamed device hub and has a total revamp. Other apps maybe updated to support cyan / 8.1

Device Hub hooked in to the system settings

Edwardlb20 says:

Replaces accessories

kinaton says:

Not on my phone, updated accessories the other day. Can't Even uninstall.

Devmer11 says:

I have some new feature called device hub now never was there before Lumia 820 att user

Edwardlb20 says:

It is the renamed, revamped version of nokia's old accessories menu

lum5 says:

Using device hub we can find out our recently connected Bluetooth devices by location maps even the car....

ranoej says:

Mine is not updating help

Just reboot ur phone , if you are not still receiving updates then just make a soft reset by holding power button & volume down button together, until phone vibrates & restarts..

Kram Sacul says:

Wish they didn't remove the preset clicks in the color temperature and saturation sliders. There wasn't many but it made it easy to remember which setting it was set at. A slider without clicks or numbers just sucks. There's a reason why the volume controls are 1-10 and 1-30.

primortal says:

Interesting that these "settings" apps don't appear in the download history in the store.

Been same with me since start of 8.1. I don't see history for WP settings update :)

Tocard says:

I found that to be a little annoying when they're several beyond updated at once. Now I actually have to _remember_ which ones were getting updated to go check them later since there's no change log. (My life is so hard...)

Taulant_Ruci says:

at extras+info is removed

feedback to nokia

name nokia is replaced with lumia at first use experienc and at spam filter. are some small changes such as rate us is extra now.

 

Studio384 says:

As shown in the screenshots, the article is wrong, SpamFilter isn't new, it's just renamed to not include the Nokia brand anymore, what's new is "rate us", which is just a replacement ffor "Feedback to Nokia".

Cree Ray says:

Getting ready for cyan

Mark Richey says:

My phone has been flaky since the last update worth frequent locks, random rebooting, heat, and compromised battery. Also the glitch where the glance screen inverts returned. Hopefully some of this will stabilize things a bit.

keifwoki says:

Glance screen going ass up is caused by remote desktop app, I just hold my handset the other way while in the app...

umangpop777 says:

Hey there is no brightness profile available for me in india ( country version)

We'll get that once Cyan arrives :)

Nokia First Use Experience 1.8.0.0 updated to Lumia First User Experience 1.9.0.2.

DreamerUP says:

Still copyrighted by Nokia

NIST says:

Got em! Thanks for the heads up!

expressme007 says:

Call+sms filter is not working on my Lumia 720. Showing
"Something went wrong
That didn't work , thought it's not clear why, try again"

Can anyone help me?

Amos Mwangi says:

Just restart ua phone n it will work flawlessly..

Kristijan87 says:

Try to restart your phone, it cleared the issue for me on my 620...

I had the same problem.
It won't resolve by HARD RESET also..
Then I just DOWNGRADED my mobile WP 8.0 using NOKIA RECOVERY TOOL ( P.C. APP )
And after that , once again I update my mobile to W.P 8.1
And now its working Good...

I don't know what's the problem was ..?
Even I've reported it to M.S...

SO I RECOMMEND YOU TO HARD RESET YOUR PHONE
IF PROBLEM STILL CONTINUES,
THEN DOWNGRADE YOUR WP-8.1 TO WP-8.0

Images in Display>Color Profile seem to have changed/removed/replaced. Just an observation :)

helsten2 says:

Call+SMS filter does not work anymore: "Something sent wrong".
Reboot did not help ...

Edwardlb20 says:

Funny, this update fixed that problem for me

dedracer says:

Cyan is on the way ;)

anuith says:

Now we have to call these apps are Microsoft's. A little unfamiliar to me.

IceDree says:

I hope the upcoming HTC have something similar to Call + SMS Filter ... The carrier been spamming me a lot lately.

deansmilk says:

Ok, so in extras + info I have someting called Contacts initializer. I dont see that in any of the screen shots in this article. Also, in these screen shots there is a Lumia First User Experiance listed, which I dont have. Any thoughts on this?

kinaton says:

None standard app then. As I don't see that.

Soble says:

In display 'adjust color' changed there is no block in bar and sample picture changed

After it is updated, it doesn't show system apps under the downloaded and history segment of the market. However, it is updated without an error.

Ghost48 says:

I still have feedback to Nokia!

Unable to turn on Bluetooth in device hub clear the bug ... I'm using Lumia 520 I'm also restart my mobile still having trouble

Edwardlb20 says:

Same here, Lumia 820

squimjay says:

After these updates, the accessories app (now device hub) no longer has the Clock/Weather/Calendar app to launch via NFC for my DT-910 charging stand.  Or maybe I just can't find the original app in the list.  Now I just have a list of all apps on my phone that I can set to launch (recommended apps for launching are weather apps).

This is a bummer, I guess maybe this will be more useful in the future, right now I miss the unique clock and weather.

RSailer says:

Just noticed the same thing here!

mjason says:

You can download the Nokia Car App as a possible alternative.
I noticed that my CR-201 wireless car charger is no longer listed in the Devices Hub (Accessories).
What's the DT-910 like?

Liver13 says:

I thought I was crazy when i couldn't find it. Very annoying to lose the clock next to my bed at night. Anyone have any good alternatives?

Eric Chew says:

I sure hope they fix it...  The Car app no longer works either.  Though I use Car Dash now anyways, but still the clock app going away pissed me off.  First Glance on my Icon is gone, and now the clock app!  WTF!

expressme007 says:

Call+sms filter still not working after the restart. Do i need reset?

muvig says:

They must add CALL DURATION. One can't not tell how long you have been talking on the phone.

this feature is missing on Windows phone yet all other OS have it.l

Edwardlb20 says:

Funny, I can see how long my calls are... EDIT: The duration is above the contact name in wp8.1

andre_Yoz says:

Actually, after the update of the device hub, I can now "see" my Nokia MD-12 in the list.

I don't get it. Why work on Cyan update when 8.1 is slated for release? I mean when 8.1 is already coming, then why is the Cyan update preceding it? A better thing would have been just work on WP 8.1 and bring it faster!

palmujukka says:

Cyan is the needed firmware to get all WP 8.1 features working, eg. Miracast.

So, rolling out Cyan update would actually change something for us or it would be a background update with no visible changes?

KMF79 says:

You're not understanding the difference between updates for your phone hardware (Cyan) and updates to your phone operating system (8.1). They are two separate but intertwined things. For our OS update to work as intended, there needs to be an accompanying hardware (firmware) update. Make sense?

Edwardlb20 says:

In extras+info there are new titles to some things. In colour profile there are some new photos. Accessories is now device hub. In calls+sms there are slightly new animations.

spyridon says:

It seems that they've just changed the publisher name from Nokia to Microsoft Mobile :)

palmujukka says:

That happened ages ago...

JanZee says:

lumia 630 gets also the update even though in cyan already.

atherosxd says:

Call + sms filter is not working for me. It just something happened and then closes. So the ability to block a spammer is not available for me. Dont know what had caused this

expressme007 says:

From when after you getting that? I had same issue with Lumia 720

Microsoft Hardware sound like an hirroble name, why not Microsoft Lumia sound mutch easier!

Even they got Surface: Tablet from MS , and Lumia: Phone from MS yeah! :)

itzdannyv says:

The brightness profile won't appear on my Lumia 520. :(

sip1995 says:

Same on my Lumia 920.

sdreamer says:

They should just put in their change logs "-Will seem faster. - Will seem better."

Here are the screenshots from Lumia 630 after updates. http://1drv.ms/1oG3YNt

Kram Sacul says:

They really need to bring back the preset notches in the sliders so that if you accidentally hit the color temp or tint sliders you can easily set them back to their default values.

DJCBS says:

Good forbid Microsoft should use their own changelog system...

cybermoose89 says:

Here's hoping Cortana Comes with cyan

roguecroce says:

Everytime there's any sort of update to WP someone writes 'Seems Faster' all I can say is.. 'Its all in your head mate'

Ghyathoo says:

Notification center ,,,in choosing ur quick action...it increased

Sheraz Ahmad says:

Spam filter is there in the ' before' picture too. Except its preceded by the Nokia name

percistratus says:

Only change I've observed is the default pic of a dude reading a mag and a few new pics in the display tuneup

Chef316 says:

It's always nice to get updates on these features...and always so annoying to read the reviews on these features. People whining and complaining about all sorts of stuff...some of which is just them being lazy and not wanting to learn how and where to find things on their phones.

John20212 says:

I am getting really annoyed by this utter lazyness to include a change log. Screw their update if they are not going to disclose what's in it.

 

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