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Owning Nokia Lumia 920 Since It’s Launched? Share Your Experience!

Nokia Lumia 920

The Nokia Lumia 920 released at the begining of November this year. That’s more than a year ago. The telephone was heralded because the flagship phone to showcase Home windows Phone 8, which released plus the Lumia 920. It’s an incredible phone and laid the building blocks for products such as the Lumia 925, Lumia 928 and Lumia 1020. Let’s discuss the Lumia 920 and find out how it’s supporting.

The device        

The Lumia 920 would be a pretty groundbreaking device. Not only for Home windows Phone or Nokia, as well as the smartphone space in general. It had been a smartphone that actually assisted elevate mobile photography. Sure, the apple iphone 4 assisted mobile photography gain a bit more credibility, but that’s mostly due to what application designers had the ability related to individuals photos.

The Lumia 920 made most of us think seriously about mobile photography. It was not scared of low-light situations. Actually, it had been just the opposite. The Lumia 920 carried out excellent (but still does) when there aren’t lots of photons around because of the optical-image stabilization found within the camera module. You’ll also locate an 8.7 Mega pixel BSI sensor with f/2. Carl Zeiss optics.

Outdoors of photography the Lumia 920 had another impressive specs for any smartphone. It had been among the first mobile phones to embrace wireless charging using its support for that Qi standard. I was also large fans from the NFC support, Super Sensitive Touch, display and make quality. At that time it had been certainly the top of Nokia engineering.

Since launch

A great deal has happened because the Lumia 920 released. Surprisingly, I wasn’t yet with Home windows Phone Central when Home windows Phone 8 or even the Lumia 920 were launched. Actually, it had been at Build 2012 at Microsoft where I met Daniel. The relaxation, as the saying goes, is history.

A great deal has happened with Home windows Phone because the Lumia 920 released.

First was Update 1, also called either GDR1 or Portico which was a small update that arrived December 2012. It gave us more effective Bluetooth connections as well as an choice for Wi-Fi to remain on even if the screen was off. Next was Update 2 (GDR2) that addressed another storage bug, introduced Radio back, Driving Mode was introduced, bug fixes for Xbox 360 Music, and much more. Update 3 was the newest change for Home windows Phone and introduced 1080p support, an additional column of Live tiles, Snapdragon 800 support, rotation lock and much more.

We’ve also seen numerous Home windows Phone mobile phone models launched. Most were buddies towards the Lumia 920 and never direct substitutes. You've seen eleven new Home windows Phone mobile phone models from Nokia and 6 using their company OEMs because the launch from the Lumia 920.

Applications! 2013 was the greatest year ever for that Home windows Phone Store. A lot of top quality applications from both indie designers and enormous posting houses found Home windows Phone. We acquired Instagram, Mint.com, Electronically Imported, Wells Fargo, and much more. The application situation in your Lumia 920 is way better today of computer was when you initially selected up.

Lumia 920 Camera

Lengthy story short. A great deal has happened because the Lumia 920 was launched. So you want to know your Lumia 920 is supporting? Still snappy? Still loving it? Upgraded to another thing? Tell us below within the comments the way the Lumia 920 has treated you since launch. 

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Cinemagraph Update of Nokia Bringing GIF Export

Chris Burns

Likely to update for that application known as Cinemagraph available now that enables the consumer to export the press produced through the application with the camera from the mobile phone it's on. Using the original discharge of Cinemagraph, customers could share their moving-image masterpieces using the ecosystem produced for that application itself. With this particular release, the application is opened up up to and including a lot more free system.

This update towards the Nokia-made application also leads to another upgrades, one of these dedicated to performance enhancements. This application moved quick from the beginning, but because it is with every release, this update leads to a noticable difference within the code from beginning to end. Below you will find the SAVE screen before update hit.


NOTE: You may have that, per our overview of Nokia Lumia 920, there have been methods for getting these Presen files out should you really set proper effort into it, but this is actually the very first time Nokia provides the saving with the application itself, upright.

Another bit increase in this release - Cinemagraph 4. - is location data, given a bump for much better integration with Nokia Storyteller. So even while Nokia provides the lengthy-looked forward to method to keep your media from their network, they provide up an excellent incentive to remain. If you would like your Presen files to have their location data, if you wish to create a map famous your masterpieces, you will still wish to stick inside Storyteller - or with Nokia Reminiscences, should you please.

Another bit that may help you stay inside Storyteller is always that should you safe a Presen from Cinemagraph, the only method to share it as being a Presen would be to send it for your PC with Bluetooth or perhaps a USB cable. Delivering a Presen saved from Cinemagraph with an email results for the reason that file being re-saved like a Digital. Make using the transport!

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Review on Mugen Power Battery Case of Nokia Lumia 920

Mugen Power Battery Case for Lumia 920 review

A few months back I reviewed the Brando Power Jacket case for the Nokia Lumia 920. A case with a built-in battery, it could potentially double the battery life of the Lumia 920 – a dream for gamers. But the Brando case didn’t perform all that well as a charger, limiting its usefulness.

Enter Mugen Power, makers of many external batteries and cases. At long last, Mugen now offers an extended battery case for the Nokia’s original flagship Windows Phone 8 handset. The Mugen Power Battery Case for Lumia 920 comes in black or white, as well as two different battery capacities: 3000 mAh and 4700 mAh. The 4700mAh model offers 2.35x extra power on top of the 920’s built in battery. I’ve spent the last few weeks using that version as my case in order to bring you this detailed review.

Mighty Mugen Power Ranges

Mugen Power Battery Case for Lumia 920 review

The Lumia 920’s built in, non-replaceable battery holds 2000 mAh of power. The Mugen Battery Case comes in both 3000 mAh and 4700 mAh sizes. The price difference between the two is only ten dollars, making the choice between models come down mostly to size and weight. The larger capacity case is a few millimeters thicker than the smaller one, and presumably heavier too.

Even the 3000 mAh case will provide more power than the Brando Power Jacket, which has a capacity of 2200 mAh. At 3000 mAh, you’re looking at 150 percent extra power on top of the 920’s internal battery – more than doubling the available power, in other words. The 4700 mAh case I’ve been using exceeds the phone’s standard battery by 235 percent, basically tripling the power it has to work with.

How well does one of these cases extend the 920’s battery life in practical terms? An unenhanced Lumia 920 will likely get 2-3 hours of playtime from a graphically intensive game. After that, you’d better plug in or you’re going to miss some calls.

With Mugen’s 4700 mAh case, I played Temple Run 2 for five hours (yar, a tad boring) without fully draining the case. The phone itself showed some battery drain; these cases can’t eliminate the fact that 920s sometimes use power faster than they can charge. But the case certainly helps!

Retraction action

Mugen Power Battery Case for Lumia 920 review

The Mugen Battery Case connects to the Lumia 920 in a most unusual way. Unlike the Brando Power Jacket, this case doesn’t cover the bottom of the 920 where the phone’s micro-USB port calls its home. The bottom of the phone remains largely exposed while inside the case. The bottom-left side of the case houses a retractable micro-USB plug that provides power to the phone.

A hole at the bottom of the case holds the plug snugly when not in use. Pull the plug out of the hole and you’ll find a thin, coiled wire about three centimeters in length. The wire is built into both the micro-USB plug and the inside of the case itself. It allows just more than enough room to connect the case to the phone’s power jack.

After plugging the Mugen Battery Case’s male connector into the power jack, the case automatically starts charging the phone. No pressing a button to switch to charging mode here; connecting the case while it holds a charge is just like plugging in a charger. No getting into situations where the case is charging itself but not the phone (both can charge simultaneously), unlike the Brando Power Jacket which often stopped charging the phone.

Mugen Power Battery Case for Lumia 920 review

However, the retractable plug betrays some significant design flaws. The cord itself is quite thin and can’t be replaced if it breaks on either end. Cut or tug too hard on it and your hundred dollar case drops to a value of zero. The charging plug itself is too fragile as well. It sticks out from the phone, completely unguarded. If the plug is bumped too hard or the phone gets dropped and lands on it, and the plug will bend or break.

That fragility of charging plug and cable means you probably won’t want to leave the case charging your phone all the time, as nice as the constant power supply is. When you’re walking around with the phone in-hand or in-pocket, you’ll probably feel a lot safer with the plug retracted inside of the case. Not a tradeoff we should have to make. At least Mugen Power offers a one year warranty, but those don’t usually cover damage from dropping and other accidents.

Big is beautiful

Mugen Power Battery Case for Lumia 920 review

Power connector issues aside, the Mugen Battery Case is mostly a good case. It adds a significant depth to the phone and a noticeable amount of weight. The extra size doesn’t make the phone too hard to pocket or anything, though it’s certainly hard to miss when looking at the phone.

The extra weight could be a concern for some users, but not this guy. As a gamer, I’m used to holding controllers that weigh just as much as a 920 with the 4700 mAh case on. I find it perfectly comfortable; it doesn’t fatigue me a bit.

The Battery Case has cut-outs for all of the buttons along the right-side of the phone: volume, power, and camera. A little behind the volume buttons, you’ll find the micro-USB port used to charge the case itself. A tiny red light next to the port indicates the case is charging. The phone and case can charge simultaneously, by the way.

On the rear of the case, a conical cutout allows the camera and flash to work unimpeded. Four LEDs and a button occupy the bottom rear of the case, just below the Mugen Power logo. Pressing the button will light up the LEDs and indicate the case’s remaining charge. I like that the lights only come on when checked instead of wasting power on them all the time.

Not the full wraparound

Mugen Power Battery Case for Lumia 920 review

If the Mugen Battery Case has one more flaw, it’s how much of the phone it actually covers. The case does not cover the top or bottom of the phone, although it does extend about a millimeter beyond the phone’s borders. This provides some minimal protection to those sides of the phone, but not much. More egregiously, the case does not cover the front of the phone and the screen at all. The 920’s most fragile side - the one that most needs protection – is the only side that gets none.

Overall Impression

The lack of protection to the front of the phone belies the Mugen Power Battery Case’s strange design ethic. The number one reason anybody buys a vase is to protect their phone. This case offers more protection than no case at all, but not to the all-important screen. I dropped my phone and got several new scratches that wouldn’t have happened had I kept using the Brando Power Jacket. The fragility of this case’s charging cable and plug is also worrying, especially given the high cost of the case.

On the other hand, the Mugen Power Battery Case for Nokia Lumia 920 is one hell of an external battery in either power capacity. I absolutely adore how much extra playtime and usage I get from my 920 with this thing attached. When I’m not gaming, I can go an extra day or two without plugging into a wall. And when I do game, I can play for as long as I want without being tethered to a charger.

For me, the benefits of the case’s voluminous power supply just outweigh the protection I give up from other cases. But I might feel differently if my Lumia 920 was at the beginning of its life instead of the tail end. If you’re looking to extend your 920’s day-to-day gaming life and you don’t have trouble keeping your phones free of bruises, give Mugen Power’s solution a look.

  • Mugen Power Battery Case for Nokia Lumia 920 – 3000 mAh – $89.99 – Amazon Store Link (Black 3000 mAh only, Prime eligible)
  • Mugen Power Battery Case for Nokia Lumia 920 – 4700 mAh – $99.50 – Mugen Power Store Link (all varieties)
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Lumia 920 & 820 Getting Lumia Black Update – India & Italy among the First

Lumia Black Lumia 920

Last we Nokia shared the Lumia Black update had begun the entire process of moving to various mobile phone models around the world. The Nokia Lumia 925 and Lumia 1020 were the very first products to get it, along with other products obtaining the update within the coming days. A support page was setup enabling you to look into the status from the rollout upon your country and company. We’re to not get tips that various unlocked (and locked) Lumia 820’s and 920’s are actually getting Lumia Black.

Lumia Black, as you need to know right now, is really a firmware update for Nokia mobile phone models. It brings additional features towards the mix like Nokia Glance Screen 2. and support for Bluetooth LE. It is also needed to operate newer and more effective and up-to-date Nokia applications like Refocus, Beamer, Storyteller and Camera.

The guidelines we’re receiving claim that Lumia 920’s which are unlocked in India are some of the places obtaining the update. In Italia, customers will also be apparently finding the Lumia Black firmware update on their own Lumia 820 and Lumia 920 products. If put forth the Nokia Support page you will see that a few of these regions continue to be listed as “coming soon”, meaning page is most likely just a little behind the bend. If you notice your company and region listed as not far off, you may be getting that update today.

Abby just checked his Lumia 920 and truly does possess the Lumia Black update open to him in India, his Lumia 920 is unlocked.

Possess a Lumia 820 or Lumia 920? You might like to get into your phone configurations and scroll lower towards the “phone update” section and appearance for those who have an update waiting. If you discover Lumia Black, make sure to list your phone, company, and country below within the comments. Remember to look at Nokia’s software update page to determine the status in your situation.

Best of luck and thanks for visiting Lumia Black.

Just tips everybody!

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Nokia Lumia 920 Jailbroken, But There Are More Questions Than Answers

File this under unrealistic, however the venerable Lumia 920 has allegedly been jailbroken. That’s the claim from hacker poandsou and Silen Tech, who've published a relevant video allegedly showing a Lumia 920 using the jailbreak enabled. For proprietors from the Lumia 920, or potentially every other Home windows Phone 8 device, jailbreaking could bring a brand new avenue of development and personalization, if this should claim end up being viable for that average user.

We ought to caution that none of these tips have been individually verified, so at this time around we're taking them in their word. Even when it is a fact, you will find lots of particulars that should be completed before substandard anything.

Alleged jailbroken Lumia 920 with three-column layout

The claim

‘Jailbreaking’ is really a term with lots of meanings, though it’s most commonly connected using the apple iphone. To jailbreak a Home windows Phone means that certain could install non-approved software to the device via a third-party “store”. Ideally, it might also mean you could operate a registry editor and modify low-level OS configurations that just OEMs connect too.

That's the claim by poandsou and Silen Tech, though regrettably you will find no particulars how it has allegedly been accomplished. For example, if this sounds like some software change (via USB along with a PC program), it would mean that anyone having a Lumia 920 and a while on their own hands could make this happen task. However, if the requires hardware e.g. a JTAG ‘riffbox’, this could considerably impair the common ability of standard customers to impart this hack.

A relevant video proven below, along with a photo happen to be published to allegedly show this hack continues to be accomplished. Within the video, we have seen an individual walking through the entire process of unleashing the unit, although it is presented in Chinese. Within the photo from the jailbroken Lumia 920, we are able to view it running with three posts of tiles, an element that may be enabled or disabled using a registry alternation in Home windows Phone 8 Update 3 (it’s disabled in products which are 5-inches or more compact because of produced small tiles).

Obviously, photos may be easily photoshopped simply by placing a screenshot from the Lumia 1520 onto a Lumia 920 (see our image below)

Potential uses

What exactly good would a jailbroken phone be? The masterminds behind this effort want to produce a Cydia-like store for Home windows Phone. Cydia is definitely an unofficial store for iOS that enables customers to set up non-Apple approved software that may customize the OS look, feel and performance. While piracy is an issue, that's not the aim of they behind this supposed hack, and actually they'll attempt to prevent it whenever possible.

Another benefits is always to allow Lumia 920 proprietors to change and modify their OS in a deep level, altering Bluetooth stacks, changing phone behavior not to mention, enabling such things as three posts of tiles. This kind of exploit was already accomplished around the Samsung ATIV S, so a number of this really is achievable.

Consider the particulars of the jailbreak haven't yet been detailed a large amount of this remains hypothetical.

Photoshopped Lumia 920 with three column support

Do people want jailbroken Home windows Phones?

While jailbreaking seems like an enjoyable factor to complete on mobile phones, the truth is it's and try to is a niche subculture. Honestly, many people buy phones with no aim of dedicating significant time for you to enhance them. Hacking and ‘modding’ is well-liked by Android, but it isn't really relevant to individuals purchasing Home windows Phones.

You've seen some jailbreaks and unleashing of Home windows Phone previously, namely the Chevron WP7 project years back (see our ‘homebrew’ coverage). But even if Microsoft aided using the project, of course half-heartedly, the city never really rallied round the idea, and rather appeared quite happy with departing things be.

If Silen Tech and poandsoul deliver about this project, that they have guaranteed to do this when completed, it remains seen if Home windows Phone customers will build relationships this endeavor or allow the subterranean. From consider your experience, we’re betting around the latter. For the time being, it is simply lots of smoke, but no fire.

Exactly what do you folks think? Breakthrough, bogus or trivial?

Source: Silenstd via: WPCentral Forums, XDA Forums

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