It’s been a while since Microsoft announced the Lumia Denim update, but it’s yet to roll out for several Windows Phone handsets until now. The company said it will be a quick roll out, and for some regions such as the UK, it said it would complete the roll out by Christmas, but we all know that never happened.
Previously, the software giant started rolling out the update in China for a number of handsets, but it seems the company is expanding it to other countries as well. Microsoft updated the software update page, listing Lumia Denim as the software for several unlocked devices, as well as a few carriers as well. For instance, and quite surprising, Verizon in the US has started rolling out the Windows Phone 8.1 with Lumia Denim for the Lumia 822 and Lumia 928.
Several European countries are also getting the Lumia Denim update on the country variants, such as the Lumia 620, 635, 720 and several more, as well as through several carriers across the region. It’s not just Europe, but almost all the regions globally. You can head over to the Microsoft software update page given below, and see if your device is getting the update. If your device is listed, you can manually check for the update or wait for the OTA to arrive which can take a few days since the update process is gradual.
As for Windows Phone 8.1 with Lumia Denim, it brings several notable improvements to many devices, especially when it comes to camera capabilities. The most notable one being the availability of the digital personal assistant Cortana, which is now available in the UK and China in “beta” and as “alpha” in Australia, Canada India, France, Italy, Germany and Spain.
It also brings support for Live Folders which give users the ability to group applications into folders on the Start Screen. Other notable features include glance screen (for supported handsets), improved Internet Explorer and much more.