Nokia has declared novel applications coming to its existing Lumia smartphone series, comprising games from Zynga, as a means to pacify users disturbed over news they would not be getting the complete Windows Phone 8 upgrade.
At a press meet, software giant Microsoft brought out the next up-gradation to its Windows Phone mobile OS, bringing a variety of novel traits.
But, the US Company stated that the existing handsets, including Nokia Lumia 800
, will not upgrade from edition 7.5 to Windows Handset 8, but in its place get an interim step named Windows Phone 7.8.
The software update will boast the identical fresh-look, Metro-based Start Screen uncovered for Windows Phone 8, but not all the characteristics of the next-gen operating system.
As a way to calm down irritated owners of its subsisting Windows Phone smartphones, the Finnish giant has declared the introduction of novel applications for the cellular phones, together with a joint venture with games giant Zynga.
In a post on the Nokia Conversations blog, the Finnish firm said that the new apps will start rolling out in a phased approach this week.
They comprise Camera Extras, bringing a variety of improvements to the camera in Lumia smartphones, comprising functions for Panorama shots, a self-timer and enhanced shutter rapidities for action shots.
The most exciting characteristic, though, is the Smart Group Shot that will take effigies of numerous individuals and pick the best faces from a burst of shots.
Others applications consist of Contact Share as a simple method to share contacts through SMS or email, whereas Counters permits Nokia users to check their calls or data utilization and even gear up limits to guarantee they do not get heavy bills.
Play To offers a method for the users of Nokia smartphone to share their pics, video recordings and music to other DLNA-allowed devices on their network, like televisions or Blu-ray players.
Camera Extras, Contact Share and Counters will be obtainable in the Windows handset Marketplace in United States and China today, flourishing to all other nations by the coming month.
Play To will be accessible all over from June 22.
Alongside the novel applications, Nokia has also declared a joint venture with Zynga to bring a variety of the company’s hit games to Lumia phones by autumn 2012.