Microsoft Releases First Lumia 950/950XL Firmware Update

Ivan Jenic By: Ivan Jenic
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Microsoft presented its new flagship Windows 10 Mobile phones, Lumia 950 and Lumia 950XL, a couple of months ago. And now, the first firmware update for these premium devices has been released. The update is available only for these phones, and it changes the build number to 01078.00027.15506.020xx.

In case you’re not sure about the difference between a firmware and a Windows 10 Mobile update, let’s clarify things to you. Firmware update, in this case, is only available for these two phones, and it brings system changes only to them. While the Windows 10 Mobile update is available for all devices running this operating system, and it brings the same system changes to every device.

Lumia 950 and 950XL Firmware Update Features

Here’s what the first firmware update for Lumia 950 and 950XL brings to the table:

  • Stability and performance improvements.
  • Improvements for SD memory card support.
  • Improvements for automatic display brightness settings.
  • Fix for a camera problem that was causing noisy images in low-light conditions for some users.
  • Fix for a 4K video problem that was causing stripes to show up while playing back recorded videos for some users.

Microsoft released Windows 10 Mobile along with these two devices, and the full version of the system is only available on them, while all other Windows 10-compatible devices are still running the Preview of Windows 10 Mobile. And even though Windows 10 Mobile is available for owners of Lumia 950/950XL handsets, we still don’t know when the full version will arrive to everyone else.

The firmware update is reported to start rolling out in Europe, and it will eventually come to all other regions where these phones are available. But we have to note you that it might arrive a little later for some users, because of carrier approvals. We thought that Microsoft surpassed the issue with mobile carriers, but it looks like that still isn’t the case actually.

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