Samsung releases updates for numerous Windows Phone apps


Samsung has released a number of updates for its Samsung Windows Phones. These solutions are listed on the Samsung Zone and can be accessed only by those with a Samsung Windows Phone 8 device. So what's been bumped to a new release? ATIV Beam, Photo Editor, Live Wallpaper and MiniDiary join Additional call settings on the update list.

Here's what we're looking at (with latest version numbers):

A changelog has only been provided for MiniDiary. Samsung has added landscape support on some input pages, as well as moving "new" and "search" buttons to the app bar on the main page.

To check whether or not you can update (or to download the apps for the first time) head on over to the store using the links above or QR codes below. Join in the app updates discussion over on our forum.

QR: ATIV Beam     QR: Photo Editor

QR: Additional Call Settings

QR: Live Wallpaper     QR: Mini Diary



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rodneyej says:

Maybe they were just mad at Nokia....

gsquared says:

After todays news they will probably be the last.

Zeeshan360 says:

Google bought Motorola, doesn't mean other OEMs stopped providing updates

sasukeluffy says:

Because android has over 10x the market share what WP has..

Josh Harman says:

Yeah but, Nokia already had about 10x the WP market that Samsung has.
I'm not really sure what is behind people's thinking here. What harm will this do to Samsung?
Nokia has been the teachers pet since the beginning. I don't see how this has any bearing on Samsung's relationship with WP.

rockstarzzz says:

Now teachers pet is teacher herself. Difference.

rodneyej says:

Yeah, but it's not like the market share increased over night... Nobody knows the ramifications, if any, yet....

Josh Harman says:

But what is the difference?
I've yet to hear a rational reason (or any reason) for Samsung abandoning WP after this news.

el-ojo says:

They've been talking about launching their OS for quite some time..Tinzen I think it's called. So, they essentially don't want any more competition than they have now. Helping WP grow hinders their plan to be a 3rd os option.

Josh Harman says:

That has been their plan for some time and I don't see what that has to do with the Nokia acquisition.

rodneyej says:

I haven't heard one either.. Its just people's fear of the unknown that's making them think the worst... I have to admit that I am slightly "panicking" myself... But, I'm sure a year from now we would have all adjusted, and will be exited for what's going on with WP... The only problem I'm having is that once WP get's settled into something good it always seems to start back into this transitioning phase.. So, for us fans, not the average consumer, we are always left "wondering" about the future of WP... I hope this ends that once and for all because WP needs a good, and long, run of a plan that works... And, In know way am I saying that we are starting from the beginning because I realize that everything from NoDo, too Nokia hit the doe, have just been baby steps... So, I guess this acquisition is the end of the baby steps.. This was a granddaddy step❕

Josh Harman says:

I just read a CNET article titled "Microsoft can kiss other phone vendors goodbye"... and no where in the article did it offer a reason behind such a claim. Except that Microsoft themselves may one day stop licensing WP out.

rodneyej says:

It's going to take some time for everyone to STFU❕❕

jfreiman says:

Could this be the last update Samsung apps receive? :-o

RedSamurai says:

Not the last, probably one of the last...

xilo78 says:

I certainly hope not...I just got the ativ s neo 'N' loving it

Yes, because for some reason Samsung is dead.

89caps says:

Too late Samsung. Microsoft already married Nokia. You can stop pretending to try.

carlosrdd says:

+1020 they should just marry android.

Josh Harman says:

Doesn't mean they can't get some action on the side.

Josh Harman says:

They need to update App Folder.
It's too slow and could use some color options.
Either way, my Nokia appreciates your folders.

MyNL822 says:

Haha me too, only if the HTC app didn't just show a blank tile I would be all set on my Nokia Lumia 822.

Josh Harman says:

I'm on a 822 as well.
What HTC app are you using?

neo158 says:

I hope your Nokia doesn't get an update for App Folders, you shouldn't be using it in the first place!!!!!

Josh Harman says:

but it's such a nice addition to my start screen.

RedSamurai says:

Jealous much? :)

ambroShuS says:

anyone care to ponder on what the nokia and microsoft merger will mean for Sprint customers hoping to score a Lumia?

AndrewNZ says:

Because that's totally relivant to the story.... 

ambroShuS says:

I asked if anyone cared to ponder...you know, hinting that it may not be "relivant" to said post, so comment if you'd like...
sorry for not making a "relivant" post in your opinion

mrmdj31675 says:

Perhaps Microsoft will now take over negotiations with all the non participating CDMA carriers (which is everyone except Verizon).

ambroShuS says:

I wonder how much more market share that would provide the platform especially with the lower end devices, I mean I would assume that it could only help

rockstarzzz says:

You won't ever know what Nokia Lumia was.

89caps says:

That's sad, but so true.

J Papi says:

Sad but true!

ambroShuS says:

and after the news that was posted today you are absolutely right, smh

rodneyej says:

Ballmer said it should help smooth carrier relations, or something like that...

mrmdj31675 says:

Nokia currently has a nonexsistant relationship on the CDMA side of the US carrier community (except for Verizon), and negotiations with Sprint and several regional carriers have been very nasty (Sprint, US Cellular, C Spire and Open Mobile are the most known).  Hopefully, Microsoft can ease the negotiations from this moment and move forward.

ambroShuS says:

Hopefully so, the low end Lumia devices should be able to make a big mark on many of those smaller carriers

Josh Harman says:

On Twitter today, Sprint said they have no plans on offering a Nokia device.

dalydose says:

The point is that Lumias will now be Microsoft devices.

mrmdj31675 says:

That will be the same for all CDMA carriers outside of Verizon.  Nokia's negotiation team is stuck in refusing to use only Qualcomm made radios, and only offering devices after Verizon carries them for six months, meaning Sprint and the CDMA community would get devices after one year of being introduced on AT&T.
I do not blame the non participating carriers on the CDMA side for strongly refuse to be "bullied" by a company which needs to rebuild the bridges they burned years ago with the used of pirated CDMA radios.

ambroShuS says:

now I can only wonder if this will turn in to a Microsoft problem, hopefully a change of guard will ease some of the strife

GP07 says:

I bet that Microsoft changes the licensing deal for WP so that other OEMs get it free like with android or for very cheap compared to before. This way they're not left out with this Nokia deal.

rodneyej says:

Free❔,, I don't know about that,, but at much lower rates❔That's a possibility, and would be a a smart move...............

topleya says:

Why is the Ativ Beam app not available for a Samsung Ativ S unlocked with GDR2?

neo158 says:

Thats what I'd like to know. It now works after the GDR2 update but can't be updated after the GDR2 update.

ruddevil says:

I want my GDR2, Samsung!

neo158 says:

Maybe we should all just keep the comments relevant to the article instead of commenting on anything else but the article.

saaamuu says:

why can i still not download ativ beam with GDR2!?

Yuri Morales says:

And At&t lumia 920?? WHEN???

Dukester93 says:

Hey so I have the Samsung Ativ S, I live in Canada, and have the newest firmware, does anyone know why I cannot download Ativ Beam for my phone,?