Microsoft has just confirmed that the highly anticipated Lumia Denim update has started rolling out.
The new Windows firmware with enhancements from Windows Phone 8.1 Update has been released for limited devices in select regions. The wider availability of the update for all Lumia Windows Phone 8.1 devices is expected to start in early January, followed by testing and approval from partners.
To get the Lumia Denim update your device should be running on Lumia Cyan.
The Lumia Denim update has been released for users in China and certain European countries. The update is now live for Lumia 520 and Lumia 525 users in India. Microsoft's support page still lists Lumia Cyan as the available firmware version, which means the update has just started rolling out.
According to tips received by Windows Central, the Lumia Denim is now live for Lumia 930 in some European countries such as Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway and Sweden. These coutries have been listed in the Microsoft Mobile support page for the Lumia Denim update.
Lumia 1520 users in Finland should be receiving the Lumia Denim update as the Microsoft support page notes that Finland's Lumia 1520 country variant is eligible for the new Lumia firmware version 02540.00019.14484.37004. Apart from this, the update is live for Lumia 530, Lumia 625 and Lumia 1320.
According to the release note, the Lumia Denim firmware brings unique imaging enhancements apart from Cortana, live folders, SMS merging and several other improvements.
For the owners of the Lumia 830, Lumia 930, Lumia Icon, and Lumia 1520, there are a load of new imaging innovations coming. These include:
A faster and more intuitive Lumia Camera app: The app will deliver images of the highest quality at the fastest speed, allowing you to capture multiple photos with just milliseconds between shots.
Moment Capture: This feature provides the quickest and easiest way to capture memories in high definition. A long press of the camera button automatically starts 4K-quality video recording at 24 frames per second. With each frame at 8.3 megapixels, you can save individual frames as high-quality still images. Due to hardware differences, Lumia 830 shoots Moment Capture in Full HD, not 4K, and with reduced 2-megapixel per frame quality.
Rich Capture: This simplifies picture taking with auto HDR, Dynamic Flash and Dynamic Exposure. Avoid the hassle of adjusting camera settings and focus on capturing the moment: Shoot first, edit and select the perfect shot later.
Latest imaging algorithms: Capture even crisper photos in daylight or low light, with the latest generation of imaging processing algorithms.