Nokia Lumia 920
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Microsoft is reportedly working on a new update for Windows Phone 8.

The Verge citing a source familiar with the matter reported that the software giant is prepping a new update for Windows Phone 8 with support for FM radio hardware. It also mentioned that the hardware will be part of General Distribution Release (GDR2) for Windows 8.

With the update, Nokia Lumia 920 and Lumia 820 which already have the hardware will start supporting FM radio like other handsets. Earlier, Microsoft had said that due to Windows Phone 8's limitations, the FM radio hardware support was lacking. 

"The software maker plans to support FM radio hardware in its latest update, returning a hardware feature that the company dropped with its latest mobile OS. Windows Phone 7 used to support FM radio hardware, and Microsoft has been working to bring this support back to Windows Phone 8," The Verge reported.

The report also talked about Nokia's own firmware update. Apparently Nokia is prepping a new gesture control for phones like Lumia 920 and Lumia 820 which would allow users to activate their phones by double-tapping on the screen. There will also be a flip option to put the device back on standby. It was reported that the update will come in the near future.

"Lumia 920 and Lumia 820 owners will be able to double-tap the screen to wake the device from standby," said the report.