Software giant Microsoft announced the Lumia Denim update that brings numerous new features additions to the Lumia smartphones. The handsets such as Lumia 830, Lumia 730 and Lumia 735 that were launched today at the IFA 2014 tech show in Berlin will come pre-installed with this update. The other smartphones in the Lumia lineup based on Windows Phone 8 platform will receive Lumia Denim as an OTA update. Initially, it will be the Lumia 930, Lumia 1520 and Lumia Icon to receive the OTA update in the Q4, 2014.
When it comes to the feature additions that are brought in by the Lumia Denim, the update will add support to 4K video recording in the Snapdragon 800 based devices and other enhancements besides the bringing improvements to the Lumia Camera. Moreover, it will also include some features from the Windows Phone 8.1 Update 1 such as Apps Corner, Live Folders, Cortana and others.
The Lumia Camera with its fast camera startup and capture speeds will facilitate in clicking numerous snaps with just milliseconds gap between them. The high definition support uses Moment Capture feature that long pressing the camera button within the application will start 4K video recording automatically. Users can select every single frame in the video and save it as an image.
The Lumia Camera will replace the Nokia Camera and it is faster and more intuitive to render a better camera experience. The addition of Dynamic Flash and Auto HDR will make the camera features even more impressive as users can shoot first and then tweak the camera setting to make the photo perfect.
The ‘Hey Cortana’ Voice Activation feature is also a part of the update as we have mentioned before. With this feature users can press the mic button to wake-up Cortana and call out ‘Hey Cortana’ when the handset is idle. This voice activation feature is possible with the SensorCore technology.
Lastly, we will see about the Glance Screen feature that will make the Lumia devices useful by letting users to take a glance at the Bing Health & Fitness data, Bing Weather and other notifications.