Nokia Lumia 520 & 521 will not get the Amber update for Glance Screen

Nokia has said that Nokia Lumia 520 & Lumia 521 will not get the Lumia Amber update to control the Glance Screen. What is the Nokia Glance feature? Well, those who are totally new to this concept and the word comes across as some kind of news to you, it is a screen that displays an on-screen clock. The feature  turns your phone ‘Off’ when you place it in a pocket and ‘On’ when you remove it out of your pocket, automatically and displays an on-screen clock.

The feature was launched with the Lumia 925 and is likely to be seen in Lumia 1020 along with other Lumia series devices when Nokia’s Amber update rolls out. If you do not find the Nokia Glance Screen on your Lumia with Windows Phone 8, wait for a Nokia Lumia Amber update. The update will be made available to the existing Nokia Lumia range on Windows Phone 8 as an over-the-air update.

Once you have Lumia Amber update, you will receive a notification in Store about Display+touch app update and then you need accept it. You can control the Nokia Glance screen from a pane in the Display+touch section of the Settings menu.

The feature of course consumes power but at the same time is quite unassuming for usage. It is quite ingenious!


Nokia’s Glance screen is not coming to all Lumia handsets. Via an FAQ, Nokia has said that most handsets will get the update with the Nokia Amber update, except the inexpensive Nokia Lumia 520 and 521. The company cites hardware restrictions as the problem for this. Quite disappointing as the two budget devices have done extremely well and are the hottest selling Lumia models.

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The author Hemant Saxena is a post-graduate in technology and has an immense interest in following Microsoft and other technology developments around the world. Quiet by nature, he is an avid Lacrosse player.


  1. digish

    Fails to prove the point right?

  2. Ahmed Salah

    It’s business as always, more features for the high-end devices and blaming not to serve low-end ones on hardware restrictions. HTC said the same about updating my Desire S to Sense 4 and hardly updated it to 3.6; however, xda developers allowed me to have Sense 4 (Full) on it and yet its snappy and fast!

    Screw all manufacturers money suckers!

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