Nokia's City Lens Augmented Reality App Exits Beta
Nokia City Lens, an augmented reality application for Lumia Windows Phones, has graduated from beta and is available as a 1.1 release. City Lens lens uses a Lumia smartphone's camera, compass, and accelerometer to overlay web-based data about local points of interest on a live view of their surroundings. It can, for example, point out hotels, shops, public transportation, and restaurants. The app also lets Lumia owners share places easily with friends via SMS and other tools. The app can be downloaded directly from the Windows Phone Store on Nokia Lumia devices. Previously, the app was only available via Nokia Beta Labs.
Microsoft Makes Branding Change Official
Microsoft today indicated its branding transition from Nokia Lumia to Microsoft Lumia is progressing as planned. Microsoft has slowly been rebranding apps, services, and web sites from Nokia to Microsoft.
Nokia Camera App Updated with New Features
Microsoft has released a new version of the Nokia Camera application for its Lumia-branded smartphones. The revised app carries over several features previously seen in the beta version, including continuous autofocus for faster focusing.
Lumia 735 Tempts the Vain with High-Quality Selfie Cam
Nokia today revealed the Lumia 735, a device that features advanced self-imaging tools. The 735 has a 5-megapixel camera with a wide-angle lens and dedicated "Lumia Selfie" app.
Cricket to Sell Lumia 530 for $50 Starting Oct. 3
Cricket Wireless today announced it has added the Nokia Lumia 530 to its lineup of low-cost smartphones. The 530 is Nokia's entry-level smartphone, which includes a 4-inch display, 5-megapixel camera, quad-core processor, and Windows Phone 8.1 with Cortana.
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