Nokia Lumia 920 Amber Update Release Date Scheduled for Today

AT&T confirmed this week that the Nokia Lumia 920 Amber update release date is scheduled for today.

The software will also roll out for the Lumia 820 at the same time. The carrier informed its customers about the updates through its Community Forums yesterday.

Amber should add a bunch of new camera tools and double-tap to unlock features to the current software. Many of these functions can already be found on the latest Nokia Lumia Windows devices.

The Nokia Lumia 920 launched on AT&T on Nov. 9, 2012 and was Nokia's first Windows 8 Phone in the U.S. market. The device was first unveiled by the company in September 2012.

The Lumia 920 is the successor to the somewhat popular Lumia 800, which ran the previous Windows operating system. The two Nokia handsets share close to identical appearances.

Nokia hopes to capitalize off Microsoft's latest operating system and make itself a valid competitor to Apple and Samsung.

The Lumia 920 features a brightly colored plastic body and a spring mounted 8.7-megapixel camera. It also comes with new software called City Lens that displays the names of restaurants and shops when users point the camera in their direction. Other features on the handset include Windows Phone 8, and a 4.5-inch screen.

The Nokia Lumia 820 was also released in Nov. 2012 and runs Windows 8 OS. It features a 4.3-inch OLED display with scratch resistant glass, 1.5GHz dual-core processor, and an 8-megapixel camera. It also comes with LTE connectivity, a microSD card slot, and a wireless-charging option.

It is also currently available through AT&T and has a unique feature with its swappable rear shells which allow users to customize the look of their phone and lets them add functionality such as Wireless charging.