I need to know if Cortana will be among the new Lumia 520 updates that will be rolling out soon. I understand that it has a quad core processor and it is capable of working with most of the new apps and updates that Microsoft is releasing. I also need to know about the other updates that i should expect. Also, is there a better Windows Phone alternative to the Lumia 520 that goes about the same price?
As you know, the new Lumia 520 updates that will be rolling out soon.From latest updates it gets Bluetooth 4.0 LE support .There is a rotation lock too and it also available in black color.But Microsoft bring a better alternative for Lumia 520 and that is Lumia 535.it has 5.0 inches IPS LCD display and a better resolution.It has better protection of corning gorilla glass 3.It has a processor of quad-core 1.2 GHz cortex-A7 and also a better GPU of Adreno 302.It has little bit high price.But as an alternative of Lumia 520 windows phone you should go with Lumia 535.
The Microsoft Lumia 520 is a 3G Smartphone operating on 2G and 3G network bands using GSM and HSPA technologies. It was unveiled on February 2013 and released on April 2013 measuring 119.9 x 64 x 9.9 millimeters and weighing 124 grams. It uses micro-SIM card and has IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen display with 16M colors at 480 x 800 pixels screen resolution.
It supports multi-touch protected with scratch-resistant glass. It runs on Microsoft Windows Phone 8 upgradeable to Microsoft Windows Phone 8.1 powered by Qualcomm MSM8227 chipset, 1.0 GHz Dual-Core processor, and Adreno 305 GPU. It supports microSD expandable up to 64 GB. It runs on 512 MB RAM with 8 GB internal storage. The primary camera supports 5 megapixels featuring f/2.4, 28mm, autofocus, 1/4″ sensor size, and geo-tagging.
It can record video in 720p at 30 fps. It doesn’t have secondary camera. It has 3.5-millimeter jack featuring active noise cancellation with dedicated mic, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n with hotspot support, Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP and LE/aptX after WP8 Denim update, GPS with A-GPS and GLONASS support, FM radio, and microUSB 2.0. It has built-in proximity and accelerometer sensors.
The pre-installed web browser supports HTML5. Java is not supported. It runs on removable BL-5J Li-Ion 1430 mAh battery with standby time up to 360 hours on 3G. Talk time is up to 14 hours 40 minutes on 2G and 9 hours 40 minutes on 3G. It is available in yellow, red, cyan, and black and white colors.