At IFA 2014, Microsoft announced a modified variant of Windows Phone 8.1 exclusively for Lumia Devices, called “Lumia Denim”. It adds several features not found on Windows Phone 8.1.
While Windows Phone 8.1 introduces Cortana, the voice Assistant, in Lumia Denim it is taken one step ahead with the addition of always-on functionality, similar to the “Ok Google” feature in the Moto X.
This means that you can say “Hey Cortana” to get it to start listening, anywhere, anytime.
There is a new App called Lumia Camera, which takes shots faster and also has improved low-light Capturing Abilities. It also allows you to shoot 4K Video at 24fps, and allows you to pick a single frame (Of 8.3 MP Resolution) from the Video as a Picture.
It also has Dynamic Flash. The new App can take from 3 to upto 12 Pictures in the time it takes the Human Eye to blink.
The Lumia Camera App is only available on the Lumia 930, the Lumia Icon and the Lumia 1520.
VPN Support is built in, and mobile Browsing also has been improved. Other than these, there are similar little changes and additions throughout the OS.
The Denim Update will ship with the Lumia 730, 830 and 735, and will be pushed to other Lumia Devices after testing.
What do you think of Microsoft’s Decision to keep Lumia Denim Features Exclusive?