Rumor: Major PR2.0 firmware update coming to Nokia Lumias in July

Word on the streets is that Nokia is preparing a major update to their Lumia range of Windows Phones, set for release in July and possibly accompanying a new version of Windows Phone. The update will be known as PR2.0 (PR means "press release"), which represents a major step up from the firmware already included on the Lumias; the current version is PR1.1.5, bumped up from PR1.1 and PR1.0.

The only reason we're hearing about a July release for PR2.0 is thanks to 3 Italy's Twitter account, which responded to a user wondering when the next Lumia update would occur. As they used known terminology to describe the update, it seems like they have a good idea of Nokia's plans for updating their devices.

What will be included in this update? WPCentral reports that two previously unseen features will be added to Windows Phones: double tap to awake, and an always on-screen clock. The former feature will allow you to simply double tap on the display to turn on the phone, as opposed to pressing the physical power button, while the latter, when enabled, would always show the clock on the screen of the Lumia (presumably draining battery to keep the display on).

These are just two of the features rumored for the PR2.0 firmware update, and it's likely that Nokia will also bundle the next update to Windows Phone 8 (GDR2) alongside it, as July seems like a likely time for the update to surface (it follows BUILD 2013 after all). It's not entirely known what else the update will bring, aside from things such as FM radio support, but expect to hear more as we approach BUILD.

Source: @tre_it via: WPCentral

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Haha, PR is not Press Release. Like RM, RX, RH this is a question that comes up every once in a while over the years on various Nokia communities online.

The general consensus is that PR stands for 'Product Release'. Some would argue that it is 'Production Release' or 'Platform Release', but definitely not Press Release.

If you allow me, and I must say i don't have a 920, my experience with my N9 may help some of you... 2 months ago, my N9 started to freeze, the touchscreen was not reacting to touch (I lost several calls because of that), sometimes when i was typing a SMS the phone started to input return after return and i ended with a lot of blank lines, etc, etc... So I went to a Nokia Carecenter... They said "ah that may be a problem of a bad installation of firmware, we will do a new one and the problem should be solved"... one hour later, i returned to get my phone and they told me: "your phone is dead... at the end of the installation it gave an error and died!"... One week later, they gave me a "new" N9... next day, I was surprised by the same behavior!! You can imagine how ****ed off I was... but then I made some discoveries... and now, without intervention from Nokia, the phone is working again perfectly! More, i can, if i want, repeat the problem and go to Nokia again to get another new phone! loll
So what was the problem?? If I leave a game in memory instead of closing the game, after a while, the phone starts to have an erratic behavior!! So, before you ditch your phones, check for incompatibilities of your installed apps! One final note, the game is Angry Birds

Except on WP an app shouldnt be able to bring down the system.
Altho Whatsapp has been able to do that. And the app itself crashes regulary too, only fix is restarting the whole Phone -.-.

Shadowzz said,
Except on WP an app shouldnt be able to bring down the system.
Altho Whatsapp has been able to do that. And the app itself crashes regulary too, only fix is restarting the whole Phone -.-.
And yet it does!

I had one random reboot on my 920 back in November. It was a known issue and patched in the first firmware update. I have yet to get another random reboot, nor do I actually read about it anymore.

There's always a chance you get a phone that's faulty somehow.
It's all electronics, and easily broken.
My first 710 didn't work properly with GPS, my location was all over the place. I returned it, and the second phone worked just perfectly. Still does..

It's just like that sometimes, I didn't start to foam around the mouth and pointed my anger towards MS or Nokia. That's what 15 year old trolls do on the web.....

I'm still completely happy with my Nokia WP8. Never had any of the problems people report. The worst thing is probably the camera UI, it is a bit more awkward to focus on some things correctly and it sometimes won't actually snap the picture for 5-10 seconds.

My bigger annoyance with the camera is their apparent lack of appreciation for their own features.

Really annoying when 'auto' consistently decides flash is a great idea when the phone can take a better picture of the scene without it ;D

People complaining about random reboots, dropping calls etc. This kind of stuff happens also on android and iphone.

Oguz said,
People complaining about random reboots, dropping calls etc. This kind of stuff happens also on android and iphone.

Um no.

MVD said,

Um no.

Um yes. I had the random reboots happen on my Droid Incredible every few days so I wiped it after a week and it still did it.

I wonder when I will be getting the updates OTA for my L820 here in India. They are releasing timely updates for L620 and L920..but not the L820. The L820 I have now was manufactured in March 2013 and it is just 1232.5951.1249.10xx.

Wow, people here really cannot accept that people's opinions/experiences may differ from their own. If you never had a problem with your 920, great and I am happy for you. But there are those who have different experiences with theirs. I like my Galaxy Nexus and its a great phone. However, I know some who would not agree with me. I do not call them trolls.

Anyway, waiting to see what all is included in this update.

techbeck said,
Wow, people here really cannot accept that people's opinions/experiences may differ from their own. If you never had a problem with your 920, great and I am happy for you. But there are those who have different experiences with theirs. I like my Galaxy Nexus and its a great phone. However, I know some who would not agree with me. I do not call them trolls.

Anyway, waiting to see what all is included in this update.

Not agree and trolling are different...

You don't know the difference clearly. You think I'm trolling, yet I've had one since the day Telstra Business had it available. It's even the one they were sent to put on display.

Nashy said,
You don't know the difference clearly. You think I'm trolling, yet I've had one since the day Telstra Business had it available. It's even the one they were sent to put on display.

BS.

ingramator said,

Not agree and trolling are different...

Would help if you knew what a troll was. People saying they dislike the 920 and are getting rid of it, while stating reasons, is not trolling. Even if people are trolling, its against the rules to tell them they are trolls. Bottom line, dont be so sensitive toward something you like and respect others opinions/likes. If people cannot do that...then they should refrain from replying. Its that simple

Cant wait for this PR2.0 update.
A few functions from the older Nokia's (symbian) are making a comeback, simple things i missed like the standby clock I doubt it will be a massive drain. It didnt drain the old Nokia's drastically much faster then with no clock display.

No issues with the Phone itself or the OS, just the store lacks a few capable apps IMO, but i have a desktop and mainly use the Phone for text/voice/email/music/photos and being immortal. (we all drop it on occasion) and the 920 in this area kicks absolute ass.

Edited by ShadowMajestic, Apr 18 2013, 2:24am :

I'd be interested in hearing why people don't like this phone. I find this phone so much better than both the iPhone 4S and Droid Incredible I have owned in the past.

briangw said,
I'd be interested in hearing why people don't like this phone. I find this phone so much better than both the iPhone 4S and Droid Incredible I have owned in the past.

Probably trolls that never owned it in the first place...

M_Lyons10 said,

Probably trolls that never owned it in the first place...

Not everyone has the same experience. Otherwise, we would all be walking around with iPhones.

I have a red one.

IMEI: 354620050087516

Purchased from the Telstra Business Centre in Geebung, Brisbane, Australia.

I don't like the phone anymore. I think it's crap.

- Random Reboots
- Random Freezes
- Random SMS failures
- Keyboard is useless for one hand use
- Battery just randomly decides that it wants to show low charge when it's just been charged all night.
- Randomly the toast or whatever the ****weak notifications are called will not go away, will jump around when changing volume, and will show 4G in areas over 1000KM from a 4G network.
- Lack of features and I have to wait till July for a major update. MS clearly don't give a ****. There should be heaps of updates by now.
- Music players are crap. No playlists, no way to continue playing the same song after it has been closed, no search etc.
- YouTube and Facebook apps are ****ing **** (Don't care who is to blame, they are part of this phone)
- Lack of customisation beyond the colours MS allows is boring and crap.
- App Support sucks, and I'm not surprised with how crap the uptake on this **** is.

MS had a chance to make this a real player, instead the didn't give a **** in their increasingly typical arrogant nature.

This is all of course my opinion, and a lot of the issues are shared with many other users of the device. I don't care if people don't agree with it, my opinion is what matters when it comes to the technology I have in my pocket, this thing is useless.

M_Lyons10 said,

Probably trolls that never owned it in the first place...

I do have one and I have sudden reboots; do you own one as well?

Fritzly said,

I do have one and I have sudden reboots; do you own one as well?

I've had mine from work for over three months. Two firmware updates, no freezes, random reboots, etc.

Re: Nashy's comments: I'll give you some of those based on your experiences, but I'll point out too that even iPhone doesn't come out with speedy updates.

- SMS works fine on mine; not sure what you mean by SMS failures.
- Keyboard works great for one or two-handed. It's even bigger than the iPhone 4S.
- I agree re: the battery. Doesn't make sense when things are closed and whatnot, but I find the battery better than my iPhone ever was.
- The Music player works fine. Want to keep it on the same track, don't close the app and instead use the Windows button.
- Agree re: FB. It is better on the iOS
- Customization is still far better than non-jailbroken iPhones
- I could care less about the Apps. They will come. All the ones I had for the iPhone, I never used. But I am missing a Citrix Receiver and Teamviewer app which are supposedly coming.
- Love the fact that Office is one here and OneNote is great for syncing tasks between my work PC and Phone.
- Love the Live tiles that I have. Weather is great for a glance, ESPN is good with the favorite teams and I love the changing photos. Just aesthetically pleasing.

I was eager to give up my work iPhone for this and although I knew what I was getting into, I wouldn't give it back. It works and it works well for me.

Nashy said,
I have a red one.

IMEI: 354620050087516

Purchased from the Telstra Business Centre in Geebung, Brisbane, Australia.

I don't like the phone anymore. I think it's crap.

- Random Reboots
- Random Freezes
- Random SMS failures
- Keyboard is useless for one hand use
- Battery just randomly decides that it wants to show low charge when it's just been charged all night.
- Randomly the toast or whatever the ****weak notifications are called will not go away, will jump around when changing volume, and will show 4G in areas over 1000KM from a 4G network.
- Lack of features and I have to wait till July for a major update. MS clearly don't give a ****. There should be heaps of updates by now.
- Music players are crap. No playlists, no way to continue playing the same song after it has been closed, no search etc.
- YouTube and Facebook apps are ****ing **** (Don't care who is to blame, they are part of this phone)
- Lack of customisation beyond the colours MS allows is boring and crap.
- App Support sucks, and I'm not surprised with how crap the uptake on this **** is.

MS had a chance to make this a real player, instead the didn't give a **** in their increasingly typical arrogant nature.

This is all of course my opinion, and a lot of the issues are shared with many other users of the device. I don't care if people don't agree with it, my opinion is what matters when it comes to the technology I have in my pocket, this thing is useless.

I have my Lumia 920 on a Telstra business plan as well and have not experienced a single one of those problems... The SMS holding is Telstra not the phone, the keyboard is better then any other device (an opinion shared by many), sure Facebook app may be better on iOS but thats because they are being tools and not developing for WP- can't really help that but hopefully things will change soon. All the other things are opinions which I honestly can't even tell if your are just trolling or owned the device.

I'll take a picture of me holding the device with this comment later tonight if you want. I'm looking at it as we speak.

Well, on my WP 7.8 device i can create playlists and the player does resume from where i left off... I would be surprised if WP 8 dosen't have this. Are you sure you have gone through the music player properly or are you just predisposed at this point to hate it because of some the other problems you have faced!!!

Great to hear from an honest Australian.

Unfortunately many people accuse Australians of being descended from criminals. This is shocking and bordering on racism. Australians were NOT descended from criminals. They're descended from the slow criminals who got caught.

Nashy said,
I have a red one.

IMEI: 354620050087516

Purchased from the Telstra Business Centre in Geebung, Brisbane, Australia.

I don't like the phone anymore. I think it's crap.

- Random Reboots
- Random Freezes
- Random SMS failures
- Keyboard is useless for one hand use
- Battery just randomly decides that it wants to show low charge when it's just been charged all night.
- Randomly the toast or whatever the ****weak notifications are called will not go away, will jump around when changing volume, and will show 4G in areas over 1000KM from a 4G network.
- Lack of features and I have to wait till July for a major update. MS clearly don't give a ****. There should be heaps of updates by now.
- Music players are crap. No playlists, no way to continue playing the same song after it has been closed, no search etc.
- YouTube and Facebook apps are ****ing **** (Don't care who is to blame, they are part of this phone)
- Lack of customisation beyond the colours MS allows is boring and crap.
- App Support sucks, and I'm not surprised with how crap the uptake on this **** is.

MS had a chance to make this a real player, instead the didn't give a **** in their increasingly typical arrogant nature.

This is all of course my opinion, and a lot of the issues are shared with many other users of the device. I don't care if people don't agree with it, my opinion is what matters when it comes to the technology I have in my pocket, this thing is useless.

you seriously need some perspective, and professional help......
Didn't it come to mind to return it? Or get a replacement. There's always a dud somewhere, and you probably got one.

The majority of those issues seem carrier related or pointless (Complaining about a music player...the defaults are always crap, Spotify <3)

YouTube, as always, is better in the browser, nothing new there it's the same on the other platforms.

Keyboard - The Keyboard itself is fine, but I don't find the auto-correct aggressive enough for my liking. I can get 60wpm on both that and an iPhone with the main difference being that I have to pay a bit more attention to what I'm doing on the 920. 1 Handed Keyboard...well if you will buy a 4.5" phone when you don't have giant hands, no better if you use one on android ^^ (That said I manage fine)

Don't quite get why you're having issues with toast notifications, just swipe them to the side...gone.

Haven't seen a battery issue like that, although I tend to find mine drains pretty fast (But then...that's my fault, I do kinda just leave everything turned on, 4G slurps power like a beast)

Vodafone has done so much to fix the problem. It simply can't be there end anymore. Not to mention it happens on two other carriers I've used with the phone in the past couple of months.

I could type fine on one hand with my S3 and One X.

The notification area was buggered. There was no swiping, pushing the volume rocker sent the hole thing into a shaking frenzy, the phone stated 4G while 4G was off, in an area approx. 1000km from the nearest 4G.

It most certainly did. This device is number 3 for me. The previous black and then white one I was given were also faulty.

I know it's hard for people to believe, but I am no fanboy. I loved my iPhone, I can't wait for a new larger screened one to be made one day. I will go back to Android after this phone. I actually quite like Windows Phone 8, my gripe is simply that it's not ready IMO, and certainly not ready for use as my main phone.

Will I buy another Windows Phone device in the future? Absolutely.

I have genuine reasons as to why I don't like the device, I have stated those respectfully, and have replied to anyone who feel the need to question my personal preference, call me a troll, or state I have some form of mental disorder, in a way that in no way bags out the operating system as a whole, does not talk about how much better another product is, and does not talk about how manufacturer A is better than B.

I think it's awesome that people love the phone. I loved it once too, and I get the love. However, clearly the way I use it does not suit my needs. And that's really it, no other user can make that decision for me.

Wow...what the hell did they do to the phones they sent to your area Oo, Sounds like they were testing EMP's on the same ship, while also accidentally leaving uncovered uranium by the boxes....

spenser.d said,
Not sure why everyone is selling. I haven't had any problems with mine and I look forward to more updates.

Me neither. I've had my 8x since launch, and I love it.

j2006
Trolls, that's why Probably those trolls Samsung paid off to comment in competitor articles and forums.

Exactly, it's all over the news. Companies like Samsung and LG are known to have shills who are continuously posting disinformation on the internet.

spenser.d said,
Not sure why everyone is selling. I haven't had any problems with mine and I look forward to more updates.

Check out the many forums - you'll find there is a decent number of people who have crashes and freezes that are associated with hardware but Nokia in denial about the whole thing. As noted above I had to go to hell and back just to get a refund so I'm guessing that some found it easier to off load it than deal with Nokia's 'customer care' representatives.

Mr Nom Nom's said,

Check out the many forums - you'll find there is a decent number of people who have crashes and freezes that are associated with hardware but Nokia in denial about the whole thing. As noted above I had to go to hell and back just to get a refund so I'm guessing that some found it easier to off load it than deal with Nokia's 'customer care' representatives.

What many forums? Stop spreading FUD, you never left your iPhone and are pretty much classed as in the apple fanboy class so anyone reading his crap, don't. Its ok to be a little envious that we carry the best smartphone and that your line is stale and not cool anymore, every darn person has one. Us over at the Lumia camp will continue to enjoy innovation and constant updates from the most dedicated OEM, Nokia.

Thanks bye.

Lprd2007 said,

Exactly, it's all over the news. Companies like Samsung and LG are known to have shills who are continuously posting disinformation on the internet.

You've gotta see some of them at Gsmarena. They're almost funny over there.

Crashes and freezes...Never had a freeze, had one or two crashes, about 20 seconds later I'd rebooted and was fine (Note: Only in the first month or two, updates have it working fine and dandy now)

Had to take my ****ty iPhone to the store every time that bloody broke, useless.

Too late for me. I'm ditching my 920 today. The best phone I've owned, very quickly became the worst and most horrible annoying phone I've ever owned. I hate it. And it's made me hate Microsoft.

Why do you hate it? I haven't had any more problems then I did with my iphone 4s. IT does the 2 things well that I want out of my phone. reading text while I am driving without having to press anything, and an awesome camera.

Nashy said,
Too late for me. I'm ditching my 920 today. The best phone I've owned, very quickly became the worst and most horrible annoying phone I've ever owned. I hate it. And it's made me hate Microsoft.

Yeah, a lot of people are in that boat. Love, gradually turning to frustration over 1-3 months.

Please explain your reasons for hating the L920. I haven't received a moment of grief with it. Please give YOUR reasons instead of pointing to a review.

chAos972 said,

Yeah, a lot of people are in that boat. Love, gradually turning to frustration over 1-3 months.


Oh that's just ridiculous.

Nashy said,
Too late for me. I'm ditching my 920 today. The best phone I've owned, very quickly became the worst and most horrible annoying phone I've ever owned. I hate it. And it's made me hate Microsoft.

Had mine since January. Still the best smartphone I've had to date. What's your reason?

Should have trusted a fellow Aussie.

It lacks basic features. It's music players suck. It reboots randomly. It won't send messages. It drops calls. It is just a horrible phone. I hate it

Nashy said,
Too late for me. I'm ditching my 920 today. The best phone I've owned, very quickly became the worst and most horrible annoying phone I've ever owned. I hate it. And it's made me hate Microsoft.

Love the trolls on here that post crap like this without giving any actual reason. The Lumia 920 is an excellent phone that puts a high standard to smartphones these days.

j2006 said,

Love the trolls on here that post crap like this without giving any actual reason. The Lumia 920 is an excellent phone that puts a high standard to smartphones these days.

He posted a reason. You just didnt read everything. And not everyone has the same experience. Just because one doesnt have any problems, doesnt mean someone else may not.

Nashy said,
Should have trusted a fellow Aussie.

It lacks basic features. It's music players suck. It reboots randomly. It won't send messages. It drops calls. It is just a horrible phone. I hate it


BS. I never had such issues with my 920 (which is by far the best smartphone I've ever had). You are just a paid shill, that's all.

kryten said,
Please explain your reasons for hating the L920. I haven't received a moment of grief with it. Please give YOUR reasons instead of pointing to a review.

Apologies for hijacking this conversation but for me I returned by Lumia because of constant freezing and Nokia's refusal to take responsibility and provide me with a complete replacement when I raised the issue. Long story short I received a refund and went back to the iPhone. End of the day the iPhone might not be the greatest when it comes to hardware or features but like McDonalds it delivers a consistent experience - never outstanding awesome but never bad. For me it is less about 100s of features and high specifications on a product sheet but more about regular updates for the underlying operating system and delivering on features (be they a smaller set) rather than going for the scatter gun approach that many handset vendors seem to go for.

Nashy said,
Should have trusted a fellow Aussie.

It lacks basic features. It's music players suck. It reboots randomly. It won't send messages. It drops calls. It is just a horrible phone. I hate it

The jig is up. Samsung admitted to paying trolls to post this utter crap. I'm sure other companies are doing the same thing. So who hired you?

Lprd2007 said,

BS. I never had such issues with my 920 (which is by far the best smartphone I've ever had). You are just a paid shill, that's all.

Actually the random reboot is a quite common issue; you might want to check Nokia newsgroups before insulting people.

BTW: Has anyone else noticed that several of these trolls, posting from different accounts, all make exactly the same few basic spelling mistakes? Could it be the spellchecker on Android phones is rubbish? Or maybe....

The phone itself is fine, it's Win Phone 8 that is appalling. As a web developer I still can't get over how awful the browser is and how the main OS UI gets easily cluttered, has extremely limited configuration (even worse than Apple) etc. If MS can't get their **** together, Windows 7 might end up as the last Windows I bought from them.

I'm surprised by your comments on that one, I find IE10 to be very responsive for a mobile browser, most of the cross-browser sites I've developed work quite nicely on it.

Is there any particular area you feel it falls down on? I'd like to know what I need to code around.

Fritzly said,

Actually the random reboot is a quite common issue; you might want to check Nokia newsgroups before insulting people.

I've got three Lumia 920's in my house and all three purchased from very different locations. One is from Europe, second from Middle East and third one from South Asia. None of them have reboot issue, neither the call drop or sms problem. This is evidence enough for me to quite safely conclude all complaints against Lumia 920 as BS. Me and my wife had Iphone 4s previously and almost 4 months into using 920's we have hardly missed anything else about the iPhones except certain apps which are gradually showing up on WP8 as well.

Nashy said,
Too late for me. I'm ditching my 920 today. The best phone I've owned, very quickly became the worst and most horrible annoying phone I've ever owned. I hate it. And it's made me hate Microsoft.

Simple, you had a defective one. Why didn't you return it and get another right away?

eddman said,

Simple, you had a defective one. Why didn't you return it and get another right away?


Exactly! I mean, seriously. Whenever I get defective devices, I return them. But it's more likely that this people are just paid shills from Samsung.

I've had one or two problems but tbh, I've had some many less in comparison to my iPhone when I had that, and compared to my android tablet, that I'm really not bothered.

Slow updates and fixes can be frustrating but that's mostly carriers being slow as all hell to push these things out, I got my phone onto the wifi-fix (wifi while locked) a good 2-3 months through care suite/navifirm before my phone let me know there was an official version of it to change to -_-

I'll look forward to receiving this update July 2014 when EE get off their arses and push it out....

LaXu said,
I still can't get over how awful the browser is
This confuses me. I recently had to update a desktop based web app to work on phones / tablets and once I'd removed the reliance on double-clicking IE10 just worked flawlessly. Safari on the iPad on the other hand took me a couple of weeks of patching and it still isn't right. It can't handle iFrames properly, it can't handle HTTP digest logins properly, it crashes all the time and every now and again it stops sending web requests to the web server (whether initiated by javascript, user clicking or even typing into the address bar and trying to go to a different web site) until you do the menu button-morse-code bit and kill Safari and restart it. And these are on top of the random layout bugs, where it doesn't follow the standards and is different to every other web browser I can find (often including DESKTOP SAFARI). iOS Safari, without doubt the worst browser it's ever been my misfortune to support (and I used to support IE5.5 and IE6!!).

I've had three units. If 3 of them are this useless, I have already made the decision. Sorry, but do you blame me?

Some people here are deadset mental. It's amazing, I didn't know WP8 and Nokia fanboys were actually a thing.

I don't like the ****ing phone, and that makes me a Samsung lover? I hated my Galaxy S3.

Nashy said,
Should have trusted a fellow Aussie.

It lacks basic features. It's music players suck. It reboots randomly. It won't send messages. It drops calls. It is just a horrible phone. I hate it

Sounds like my iphone.. except it also crashes on sms messages

Lprd2007 said,

BS. I never had such issues with my 920 (which is by far the best smartphone I've ever had). You are just a paid shill, that's all.

And Speaking of paid shills. What an idiotic statement, Why would someone be paid to say they don't like a phone on a dead platform? Microsoft is killing it fast enough by themselves