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More Windows Phone May Have Received Denim Than Thought

21 Dec

Tonight I reset my Lumia 920 for the power button was not locking/unlocking the phone, apparently a common problem. After finishing the process, there was a notification saying welcome to denim and see more. That’s a little bit surprising seeing that the Lumia Denim update is not supposed to out for most Lumia devices, let alone for Lumia 920, and for my carrier specific version would be a moonshot. So I went into “extras+info” to check, it was indeed showing Lumia Denim. (Two screenshots merged here.)

Extras and Infos with Denim on 920

I remember that in a previous version of extras+info there was a bug that the app incorrectly reported Denim, but seeing that I had just checked for all updates, it had to be the latest version, and therefore the bug should not be there. I checked the OS version in the about section,

about from Lumia 920

I found that the OS version does not match the supposed OS version from the “Availability in Latin America” (my 920’s original carrier is Mexico’s Movistar) page, where Lumia 920 shows as Cyan,

OS Version of Cyan Update

But it matches the OS version number associated with Denim.

OS version of Lumia Denim

That makes me pretty confident that it is indeed now in Denim. I don’t exactly know how or when my phone could have updated to Denim. I did not see any prompt to download update, but there was the “gear” screen during reset.

So if you are desperate for Denim, you might try resetting your if it yields any result. For clarity’s sake, my Lumia 920 was receiving developer preview updates, and was on Cyan before reset.

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Lumia 920 Battery Life

8 Jun

This is bit of a selective disclosure, but remains worth noting that Lumia 920 can get absolutely amazing battery life. It should be noted that this is a European build running on AT&T’s network, so instead of LTE, it is maxing out on HSPA+, which could alleviate some load. I cannot provide specific measurements, but my judgment it was average usage.

Random rant about recent Windows Phone issues

29 Sep

This is a rant. Rant about many things, several random things that are bugging me.

Dear Microsoft,
I like it you guys are trying the whole secrecy thing, it gives an aura of coolness and mystery. But please realize that the world is not the same as 10years ago. There are two other major platforms and developers are going to have to choose. So it does not help when they don’t get info from you. Secrecy would have worked if you had very few products and/or had a set release cycle. Secrecy works for Apple because their product portfolio is not as vast, and also they are expected to release those products in a one year circle, so developers kind of know what to expect and when to expect. But with many products in the Microsoft family and completely unknown cycle, they are left completely in the dark.

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