Microsoft announces global rollout of Lumia Denim update: Check your Windows Phone 8.1 smartphones now
Lumia Denim, with Cortana, will be available globally to all Lumia smartphone owners.Microsoft

Microsoft has announced the global rollout of its much expected Lumia Denim update, and the software upgrade is now seeding to a large number of Lumia smartphones across the world.

If you are a Lumia device user, then check out for the latest phone update related notifications which should appear automatically for your handsets.

You can also check out for the latest software updates manually by navigating to the Settings section within your smartphones.

"First, there was Lumia Amber. Then came Lumia Black and Lumia Cyan. Now Lumia Denim, our newest update, has started rolling out and will soon be available for your Lumia," states the Redmond-based company, in an official blog post.

Prior to the worldwide rollout of Lumia Denim, the update was confined to only specific Lumia models across select countries of the world.

With the latest announcement, Microsoft also seems to be on track to fully deliver Lumia Denim to all Lumia smartphone users throughout the world by the end of Q1 2015.

For countries (notably the United States of America) where software updates are generally dependent on approval from wireless carriers, the Denim update should take a tad longer to reach Lumia users as partner testing and approvals are currently underway, according to Microsoft.

Lumia update tracker

To enable Lumia owners to seamlessly track the current status of the Denim rollout, Microsoft has made public an online tracker using which users can determine the current availability of Lumia Denim for their country.

Also, given below are a list of countries where Lumia Denim is currently seeding. Check these out:

  • United Kingdom: Lumia Denim available for Lumia 520 (Country variant), Lumia 535 (Country variant), Lumia 720 (Country variant) and Lumia 620 (Verizon)
  • Netherlands: Lumia 520 (Vodafone)
  • India: Lumia 520 (Country variant)
  • Germany: Lumia 520 (O2, Vodafone and Country variant), Lumia 535, Lumia 620 (T-Mobile and Vodafone) and Lumia 720 (Vodafone, O2 and Country variant)
  • Greece: Lumia 720 (Country variant and Vodafone), Lumia 1320 (T-Mobile), Lumia 520 (Country variant, Cosmote and Vodafone), Lumia 620 (Country variant and Vodafone) and Lumia 625 (Vodafone).
  • Hungary: Lumia 520 (Country variant, Telenor, T-Mobile and Vodafone), Lumia 535 (Country variant), Lumia 620 (Country variant, Telenor and T-Mobile), Lumia 625 (Vodafone), Lumia 720 (Vodafone), Lumia 735 (T-Mobile and Vodafone) and Lumia 830 (Vodafone)
  • Ireland: Lumia 520 (Vodafone), Lumia 620 (Country variant and Vodafone), Lumia 625 (Country variant and Vodafone) and Lumia 1320 (Country variant)
  • Netherlands: Lumia 520 (Vodafone)
  • Poland: Lumia 520 (T-Mobile), Lumia 625 (T-Mobile) and Lumia 1320 (T-Mobile)
  • Russia: Lumia 535 (Country variant)
  • Spain: Lumia 520 (Country variant, Vodafone, Yoigo), Lumia 535 (Country variant), Lumia 620 (Vodafone, Movistar), Lumia 625 (Vodafone), Lumia 720 (Country variant and Vodafone) and Lumia 1320 (Vodafone)
  • Switzerland: Lumia 520 (Country variant and Swisscom), Lumia 620 (Country variant), Lumia 625 (Swisscom) and Lumia 720 (Swisscom)

Apart from the above geographical locations, Lumia Denim is also live for Lumia 930 smartphone users in multiple countries of the Middle East such as Oman, UAE, Qatar and more, according to a Nokia Power User report.

Lumia 930 users spread out across the Latin American nations of Costa Rica, El Salvador and Columbia should also notice Lumia Denim seeding to their smartphones.

Lumia 1520, Lumia 930 and Lumia 830 users to get updated Lumia Camera

Alongside announcing the wider Lumia Denim rollout, Microsoft also stated that users of devices viz Lumia Icon, Lumia 1520, Lumia 830 and Lumia 930 will be offered an updated Lumia Camera application, with the Lumia Denim update.

Other Lumia users will not be getting the improved Lumia Camera app.

Overall set of enhancements brought along by Lumia Denim

  • Windows Phone 8.1 update 1
  • Cortana
  • 'Hey Cortana' voice command (enabled by SensorCore)
  • Live Folders
  • Glance Screen
  • Improved Internet Explorer web browser
  • Consumer VPN