Double tap to wake firmware update rolling out to Lumia 950’s on O2 in the UK

Jack Wilkinson

The firmware update for Microsoft’s Lumia 950 and 950 XL devices that offers double tap to wake support alongside several fixes for reported issues, has been gradually rolling out across different regions, carriers and devices. The process has been slow and cumbersome for many, however, more people are beginning to receive the much-anticipated update.

We’re now hearing word from several Lumia 950 owners on the O2 network in the United Kingdom that the firmware update is now being pushed over-the-air to their devices (version 01078.00053.16236.35xxx, which can be found in Advanced Info). The update brings the following improvements:

  • Wi-Fi connectivity improvements, including fixes for Wi-Fi connection dropping randomly and Wi-Fi scan occasionally not returning any results.
  • Support for double tap to wake enabled.
  • Bluetooth connectivity improvements.
  • Stability and reliability improvements.
  • Camera improvements, including improved image and video quality, improved Auto-focus and fix for a problem that was causing slow motion capture to skip frames for some users.
  • Cellular connectivity improvements, including fix for a problem that caused occasional network loss for some users.
  • Audio quality improvements, including fix for a problem that caused voice call audio to get scrambled for some users.

As a reminder, several devices on the EE network have also received the update in the past few weeks.

Unfortunately, there’s been no reports of the 950’s big brother, the Lumia 950 XL, receiving the update.