Finnish handset maker Nokia has issued an update of its music service for its Lumia range of devices. The update sought to update the preinstalled Nokia Music app on Lumia devices.
Nokia has recently announced the Lumia 710 and 800 handsets for its customers in India. The Lumia series of smartphones is Nokia’s first venture in to the Windows Phone domain and marks the beginning of a whole new ecosystem.
The new update adds to the personalisation features of the app and improves Nokia’s Gig Finder functionality as well. The Nokia Gig Finder, which in currently not available for Indian consumers allows users to catch the best live music and compare prices and tickets before they sell out and also share events with friends on Facebook. The Gig Finder learns a user’s music tastes to provide information on the best of events happening near them.
Along with that the Mix Radio on your Nokia Lumia device will now allow to create personalised radio stations. Users can enter up to three artist names and the application would produce a completely new playlist with songs similar to the style of the artists chosen. The technology used to create these new stations has indexed 20,000 different artists, so there’s a good chance it’ll know the type of music a user is looking for. Up to five of these personal radio stations can be saved in the app.
The app can also work out what you want for itself. It can analyse the metadata attached to the music files on the device and work out your favourite genres — automatically creating a playlist of tunes you’re likely to like.
Nokia is expected to make available these Lumia devices to the users next month. Customers will get this update as and when they purchase and activate their devices.