Nokia Black Update For Lumia 325 Available on AT&T—Expected Features Include Beamer and Glance Screen

nokia lumia 625 vs samsung galaxy note 3 vs iphone phabletNokia has almost gained back its lost reputation with the Nokia Lumia 920 and Lumia 925. Here is some more news from the 925 stable that could please fans.  The latest buzz is that AT&T has rolled out the Lumia Black update for the Lumia 925 finally. This means a whole lot for Lumia users and Nokia enthusiasts.

Nokia had initiated the Lumia Black update roll out around the world only last week.

In case you happen to own a Lumia 925 with AT&T , it too would be upgraded with the Windows Phone 8 GDR3. Take a look into what this could have in store for the Lumia 925 owners-

  • Bluetooth LE
  • Driving mode to limit notification arrivals
  • Nokia Beamer
  • Glance screen 2.0
  • Screen orientation lock

There is also an awesome Nokia Camera application, which lets you club the power of Smart Camera and Nokia Pro Camera for customizing ringtones and enhance storage on the device.

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Metal Body of Nokia Lumia 925 Raises Concerns, Would It Be Able To Beat HTC and Samsung

Slated to release sometime in early June, Nokia Lumia 925 has already raised a few concerns. Certain reports indicate that Nokia is rolling out its upcoming device with an aluminum body. Now the plot thickens around the Finnish firm as the 925 is going to be the first in Lumia series with a metal body. This reason has compelled consumers to feel that the 925 will suffer from issues regarding antenna and reception performance.

However, to clear the air regarding this issue, Nokia released a statement on Thursday, May 23 via its official blog saying, “This [the phone’s metal exterior] looks gorgeous, and adds robustness to the phone. But what’s worth noting is that it does not impact on the strength of the signal you’ll be able to receive on the phone.”

Nokia states that the aluminum ring that the Lumia 925 is made of, in fact acts as an element of the devices’ antenna.

The firm’s blog post states that the Nokia Lumia 925 will have three antennas, the main one being at the base of the device and two others close to the top. There are also stripes on the device to keep the metal ring around the phone separated from the antennas to make sure there’s no problem with the performance.

Continuing its stance, Nokia writes, “Nokia-specific technology incorporated within the antenna solution maximi[z]es its use of radio bands – whether you’re on GSM, WCDMA or LTE networks. It will also adjust the ‘balance of power’ between the antennas according to how you’re holding your phone.”

The blog post ends by Nokia saying that unless users deliberately try to disrupt the antenna performance of the Lumia 925 by holding both hands over every edge of the phone, the metal handset will work just as well as a polycarbonate one. “So relax,” Nokia says, “and enjoy Nokia Lumia 925 and its sleek design, any way you like.”

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