AT&T has officially rolled out Microsoft's Lumia Denim software update for Lumia 1020 users in the US.
According to Microsoft's official Lumia Denim support web portal, the software update is currently active for AT&T-driven Lumia 1020 users in North America.
Hence, Lumia 1020 owners having subscribed to AT&T's wireless network services in the US can check for the update. Do let us know know if you have received the update in our comments section below.
The Lumia Denim update will be available to owners of the device via over-the-air (OTA) mechanism, but users can manually search and install it as well.
To manually check for the Lumia Denim update, AT&T-driven Lumia 1020 users need to navigate to Settings > Software update > Search for updates.
New enhancements brought along by Lumia Denim
- Cortana – Microsoft's personal digital assistant (PDA) is certainly the most expected feature with the Lumia Denim update. The digital assistant had earlier reached Windows Phone 8.1 users in the US, and to users of a few other countries like India, Australia and Canada with the Lumia Cyan update. Cortana brings along features such as improved natural language, car kit integration via Bluetooth for contacts, snooze reminders and calendar improvements.
- Live folders –With this feature, users can create new folders by just dragging and dropping Live Tiles on top of each other, similar to how folders are created in Apple's iOS platform. Each folder can be renamed by tapping on the text field above the open folder.
- Apps corner –A customised Start screen, where only specific apps or games are accessible can be created. This could be particularly useful for employers who have issued Windows Phones to employees.
- SMS merge and forwarding – This feature allows users to select individual text messages to either delete them out of a messaging thread, or to copy and paste them into a new message in order to forward them.
- Snooze Times – Snooze Time within the alarm application can be customised.
- Consumer VPN –Privacy and security is ensured when using data while connected to public Wi-Fi hotspots or even with a home Wi-Fi.
- Mobile Web Site improvements in IE – Users should notice comparatively faster download speeds and improved browsing experience within Microsoft's Internet Explorer (IE) web browser.
- Store Live Tile (US only) – The Store Live Tile displays featured apps and games that are the most popular in the store, and also sorts games by user relevance.
Latest roll-out status of Lumia Denim in the US and UK
- Lumia 635 (Sprint), Lumia 822 (Verizon), Lumia 925 (T-Mobile, Verizon), Lumia 928 (Verizon), Lumia Icon (Verizon), Lumia 1020 (country variant), Lumia 1020 (AT&T), Lumia 1520 (AT&T).
- United Kingdom: Lumia 435 (EE), Lumia 520 (country variant, EE, O2, Vodafone), Lumia 530 (country variant, 3UK, EE, O2, Tesco Mobile, Vodafone), Lumia 535 (country variant, 3UK, Tesco Mobile, O2, Vodafone), Lumia 620 (country variant, O2, 3UK, Virgin, Vodafone), Lumia 625 (country variant, EE, O2, Virgin, Vodafone), Lumia 630 (country variant, EE,O2, Vodafone, Tesco Mobile), Lumia 635 (country variant, 3UK, EE, O2, Tesco Mobile, Vodafone), Lumia 720 (country variant, O2), Lumia 735 (country variant, EE, O2, Vodafone), Lumia 820 (country variant, EE, O2, Vodafone) Lumia 830 (country variant, EE, Vodafone), Lumia 920 ( country variant, EE, O2, Vodafone), Lumia 925 (country variant, EE,O2, Vodafone), Lumia 930 (country variant, Vodafone, EE, O2), Lumia 1020 (country variant, EE, O2, Vodafone), Lumia 1320 (country variant), Lumia 1520 (country variant, O2, Vodafone).