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I have read about a windows phone 8 update which enables FM radio. It was released by microsoft in july. Anybody knows how long it will take for koodo to deploy this one ?

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Our Windows guru around here is Ivan and I'm sure he will be able to answer your question (although even he does not have a crystal ball, lol). What phone is it, Maxime? Is it the Lumia 520?
Yes you are right it is Lumia 520 🙂
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I can't give you a exact date, but a good place to check for when the update will come is the Nokia update page linked below since GDR2 is linked to the AMber update for Lumias. The update still shows as waiting for approval so it may be a bit still. http://www.nokia.com/global/support/software-update/wp8-software-update/availability-in-north-america/
Thanks, I will check that out. I can't find the option to mark this subject as "answered".. still a noob I guess !
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Maxime Gervais wrote:

Thanks, I will check that out. I can't find the option to mark this subject as "answered".. still...

An employee will mark it as answered. I am running the Amber/GDR2 update on my Lumia 810 and it is fantastic, though no FM radio for me (hardware doesn't support it). You will have FM radio support on your 520 but will not get the Glance Screen or double-tap to unlock. You will get the Smart Camera capability. Keep in mind that once the update hits, you won't see some of the new features until you perform app updates AFTER the OS update.
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Maxime Gervais wrote:

Thanks, I will check that out. I can't find the option to mark this subject as "answered".. still...

Are you sure about no double-tap on the 520? I know Glance Screen will not b/c the 520's don't have the same amount of screen memory. It was my understanding that DT would. The other big update in Amber is Bluetooth 4.0. This should hopefully improve the bluetooth experience and reliability.
Maxime Gervais wrote:

Thanks, I will check that out. I can't find the option to mark this subject as "answered".. still...

1. Make sure your PC is plugged in and connected to the Internet using a non-metered connection. Don’t disconnect, unplug, or turn off your PC while the update is being installed.
2. Swipe in from the right edge of the screen, tap Settings, and then tap Change PC settings. 
(If you're using a mouse, point to the lower-right corner of the screen, move the mouse pointer up, click Settings, and then click Change PC settings.)
3. Tap or click Update and recovery, and then tap or click Windows Update.
4. Tap or click Check now.
5. If updates are found, tap or click View details.
6. In the list of updates, select the update containing KB 2919355, and then tap or click Install.
7. If you're prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, enter the password or provide confirmation.
8. After the installation is complete, restart your PC and sign in.

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Look like Rogers 920 users are the only Lumia's in Canada to get Amber thus far. Check out the URL that Boolanger posted above. Anxiously awaiting the update.
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The update status for Amber has now changed to "coming soon" from "waiting for approval".

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