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Lumia 950, 950 XL Firmware Update: What Will The Upgrade Include?

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A Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL firmware update has been pushed by Microsoft to selected handsets in the US and Europe. According to several users, the software rollout already began earlier this week.

The changelog for the firmware update includes improvements in Wi-Fi connectivity, MS Power User said. ?These address problems such as random Wi-Fi connection drops and Wi-Fi scans occasionally not returning any results.

The update also includes the return of the ?double tap to wake? feature. There are also upgrades in Bluetooth connectivity and overall stability and reliability.

Camera enhancements include improved video and photo quality, as well as enhanced auto-focus. Users are also expected to no longer encounter skipping frames when capturing slow motion clips. ?

Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL users can also enjoy audio improvements that will reportedly make scrambled voice calls a thing of the past. There are also cellular connectivity upgrades that address occasional network loss.

To see if your handset is included in the firmware update, simply go to Settings > Update & security > Phone update > Check for updates.


Prior to the firmware update, Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL were recently given huge discounts in different e-commerce sites. One was a limited-time promo in Canada that offered a free Lumia 950 worth $749 when you purchase a Lumia 950 XL for $849. A similar offer was also made in the US, wherein the Lumia 950 XL can be bought for $649 along with a free Lumia 950 phone worth $549.

The discounted offers led excited techies to think that Microsoft wants to sell as many Lumia units as possible to make way for the release of the highly anticipated Microsoft Surface Phone.

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However, tech insiders also pointed out that the price drops were needed in order to pull up Lumia?s poor sales. This was revealed in Microsoft?s third quarter of 2016 fiscal earnings report, which stated that only 2.3 million Lumia units were sold. The sales record is a huge 73 percent drop versus the same quarter last year.

Keep following TheBitBag for news about Lumia 950, Lumia 950 XL, and its firmware updates.


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