App Store Updates
Although the camera has been the focal point on recent Lumia smartphones with the introduction of a 41-megapixel camera on the Lumia 1020, some of the most popular applications for photos and videos have yet to be available on the Lumia phones, until Tuesday. Now, Instagram and Vine will both be supported by Windows 8.1 within a matter of weeks. In addition, the Nokia Camera app preloaded on the smartphone gave the camera several more capabilities, including reframing, refocus and removing objects. The app also is available for older Lumia smartphones. A lack of app availability, when compared to the Apple and Google Play app stores, continues to be a thorn in the side of Windows devices even though the store is growing.