Nokia has released the Black update for the Nokia Limia 1020. This new black software update allows shooting pictures in the relatively compression and processing free RAW Digital Negative Format (DNG).
Aside from the RAW upgrade to compliment the 1020′s PureView camera sensor sitting behind a Zeiss lens, Nokia users can now lock the screen rotation, close apps more easily in the app switcher and use custom ringtones for messaging and mail. Users can also update to Nokia Camera, which combines Nokia Smart Camera and Nokia Pro Camera, as well as obtain the latest version of Nokia Glance Screen, which allows for quick status notifications regarding calendar and messaging events on the lock screen.
Nokia, an official Windows Phone partner has also revealed that DNG support is coming for more Lumia devices, as the Lumia Black update rolls out.
Alvarez states, “I’ve used a lot of smartphones, but the Nokia Lumia 1020 is extraordinary. There’s never been anything like it. Until now, I could only get images like this using a professional DSLR camera.”