Microsoft Lumia Denim: Update to start seeding to Lumia Icon soon, latest rollout status in Europe, US and India
Lumia Denim brings along Microsoft's PDA Cortana, to Lumia users.Microsoft

The much awaited Microsoft Lumia Denim software update is finally showing signs of being released in the United States of America.

Announcing a potential launch timeline, Microsoft's Corporate Vice-President Joe Belfiore, via Twitter, has stated that the Lumia Denim update will be pushed out (to Lumia Icon users) during early 2015.

Joe Belfiore also hints that the early 2015 timeline could see Lumia Denim rolling out to Lumia Icon smartphone users most probably in February this year, and less likely during March 2015.

Belfiore also states that Verizon and Microsoft are co-ordinating to get Lumia Denim released for Lumia Icon users in US.

Hence, Lumia Icon smartphone owners are advised to check their smartphones for the OTA Lumia Denim software update.

As of now, Verizon-driven Lumia 822 and Lumia 928 smartphones have started receiving Lumia Denim, in the US.

Current Lumia Denim availability in other countries:

Europe:

  • United Kingdom: Lumia 520 (country variant, EE, O2, Vodafone), Lumia 535 (country variant), Lumia 620 (country variant, 02, Vodafone), Lumia 625 (country variant, EE, 02, Vodafone), Lumia 635 (EE), Lumia 720 (country variant, 02), Lumia 830 (Vodafone), Lumia 930 (Vodafone), Lumia 1320 (country variant), Lumia 1520 (Vodafone).
  • Netherlands: Lumia 520 (country variant, Vodafone), Lumia 620 (country variant), Lumia 625 (country variant), Lumia 635 (country variant), Lumia 830 (country variant, Vodafone), Lumia 930 (country variant, T-Mobile, Vodafone), Lumia 1320 (country variant).
  • Germany: Lumia 520 (country variant, 02, Vodafone), Lumia 535 (country variant), Lumia 620 (country variant, T-Mobile, Vodafone), Lumia 625 (country variant, O2, T-Mobile, Vodafone), Lumia 635 (Vodafone), Lumia 720 (country variant, 02, Vodafone), Lumia 830 (T-Mobile, Vodafone), Lumia 925 (O2), Lumia 930 (T-Mobile, 02, Vodafone), Lumia 1020 (02), Lumia 1320 (country variant, O2, Vodafone), Lumia 1520 (Vodafone).
  • Ireland: Lumia 520 (Vodafone), Lumia 620 (country variant, Vodafone), Lumia 625 (country variant, Vodafone), Lumia 635 (Vodafone), Lumia 830 (Vodafone), Lumia 930 (Vodafone), Lumia 1320 (country variant), Lumia 1520 (Vodafone).

India:

  • Lumia 520 (country variant), Lumia 535 (country variant)

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.

Key enhancements brought along by Lumia Denim update:

  • Windows Phone 8.1 Update 1
  • Multiple camera-related updates
  • Live folders
  • Cortana
  • Apps corner
  • SMS merge and forwarding
  • Snooze Times
  • Consumer VPN
  • Mobile Web Site improvements in IE