BY | December 18, 2012

There were certain problems affecting its impressive camera. But thankfully Nokia Lumia 920 Windows Phone 8 camera issue gets firmware update

Those of you who have followed the Lumia 920’s trajectory since its launch know that its camera has been universally hailed as the best on a mobile phone. However, fan euphoria aside users did find some niggling issues with things like white balance, image saturation and a general slight blurriness. It was a bit of a tragedy that the Lumia 920 which could capture images which were far and away the least blurry with your shaking hands, actually slipped a bit against other cameras when your hands were still.

It wasn’t a big issue mind you. The slight difference was noticeable only if you were paying really close attention or comparing it with images from other cameras. It was, nonetheless, an issue. While Nokia didn’t actually confirm any of the issues, some recent activity indicates that a fix for the said problems are indeed in the works.

For those who have not been keeping up with the news, Microsoft has recently released an update for the Windows Phone 8 – and 7.8 – platform which brings numerous improvements and at least three new features. The Nokia update is coming hard on the heels of this update.

Engadget is reporting that the update which will have the number PR 1.1, will be hitting US shores sometime in December, which means pretty soon. The tech site got hold of identical set of pictures one of which were taken with a Lumia with PR 1.0 (the original software) and another with PR 1.1 which is the updated software.

And what can we say, the difference is there, apparent in that tiny little bit of extra sharpness. The white balance problem has not gone away however. But this is not the end of the news. The update also brings other stability and performance fixes for the LTE, browsing and such like.

So here is the thing: if you are a current Nokia Lumia 920 owner it is time for you to hold it up in your hand and do a little twirly dance. Between the update that Microsoft is pushing out – and we hear that it has a ‘reply with SMS’ feature on the call receiving screen, plus keep Wi-Fi on and of course its main function is to fix the random reboot problem – and the one Nokia is pushing out, the Lumia 920 will become a really painless device to use.

All that is needed now is for someone to speed up the app load time. Microsoft, you listening?

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