I cannot express enough how important it is for modern electronic devices to be updated regularly. On that note, while Microsoft has never lived up to its promise to improve the situation with Windows Phone 8, handset maker Nokia has been taking up the slack. And this week, it issued important firmware updates for its Lumia 920, 820 and 620 devices.

According to the firm, the updates will appear on users’ phones in the coming weeks. But I just checked my (AT&T-based) Lumia 920 and, sure enough, there it was.

According to the Nokia Lumia 920 support page, the update includes the following improvements:

  • Improved automatic display brightness adjustment
  • Fix for intermittent screen blanking during a call
  • Improvements for connectivity issues in certain network conditions
  • Performance and stability improvements

According to Nokia support, the updates provide those same changes to the 820 and 620 as well. But the 620 gains a few additional improvements:

  • Improved touch screen functions, including corrections in multi-touch actions
  • Better voice quality with Bluetooth headsets that support echo/noise suppression
  • Enhanced camera performance with corrected exposure when flash is used in bright light conditions
  • Various improvements to system stability, performance, and usability

Good stuff.

Update: My Lumia 620 got the firmware update today as well.