Nokia Lumia 930 to miss BUILD conference; Windows Phone 8.1 OTA update coming in May?
The lack of any leaks involving the Nokia Lumia 930 could be due to a new rumor, which states that the Lumia 930 will not join the Lumia 630 at the BUILD conference after all. According to the rumor, the low-end Nokia Lumia 630 will appear at the event along with some new apps from Nokia. Both Lumia models are still expected to be released in April.
According to the same rumor, the delayed Windows Phone 8.1 developer preview, which was expected to be unveiled at BUILD, will be delayed until April 8th instead. And Microsoft is now expected to push out the Windows Phone 8.1 update OTA to Lumia owners, starting in early May. Windows Phone users who have been waiting for their own virtual voice-activated assistant, can hardly wait.
source: NPU via WMPoweruser
13. akki20892 (Posts: 3798; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)
Don't forgot this. 930 on this event.
2. LetsBeHonest (Posts: 1150; Member since: 04 Jun 2013)
can't wait, and the good news is that all phone running wp8 will get wp8.1 as well.....
it'll be the best update for WP ever. probably close the gap between android and ios in terms of number of features... and 930 will rock
finally all my complaints will be over (i guess
9. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)
How are you WP8 folks going to handle the maybe 2 months (maybe more) to the new update? Plus, the update is likely to be rolled out in stages, so even longer wait may result, depending on which WP8 phone you have.
Won't you be bummed if your WP8 phone doesn't get immediate WP8.1 love from MS?
3. r3trokiller (Posts: 17; Member since: 30 Mar 2014)
I dont know why but Nokia is slow in update. My iPhone 4s gets update as soon as iPhone 5s gets. But my NL 620 got update 2 months after just update was released for Lumia 720. Thats huge difference. I guess my NL620 shall get 8.1 around July.
4. LetsBeHonest (Posts: 1150; Member since: 04 Jun 2013)
Well, cant beat Apple when it comes to updates...
besides nokia has alot more Lumias models than apple's iPhones, like Lumia 520,620525,625,720,820,920,1020,1520,icon etc etc...
at least its better to have something than nothing.
11. r3trokiller (Posts: 17; Member since: 30 Mar 2014)
Yes! You are right! But Nokia must do something about updates. We just cant wait ages for just a minor update like GDR. Any way WP 8.1 wait could be acceptable. :v
14. DFranch (Posts: 153; Member since: 20 Apr 2012)
Apple controls their entire ecosystem from hardware to software. Microsoft has to coordinate with OEM's and service providers. That's why MS can't just send out updates, altough maybe once the merger is complete Nokia devices will get a faster update.
5. alterecho (Posts: 1096; Member since: 23 Feb 2012)
I TOLD they would delay it.
Atleast hope its due to them fixing the OS more.
8. Penny (Posts: 1446; Member since: 04 Feb 2011)
The developer preview was pushed back only one week, and the rollout from end of April to beginning of May. Hopefully this means that it's just taking them a little bit longer to wrap up/work out a few bugs, and not that there's a significant problem that would cause indefinite delays.
12. sip1995 (Posts: 1336; Member since: 07 Feb 2014)
Developer preview will be available on 8th of April, so they don't delay it.....and on May everyone will get the Windows Phone 8.1
6. kent.carandang (Posts: 8; Member since: 28 Mar 2014)
WP OS is still young so dont expect a lot for fast updates!
10. Felix_Gatto (Posts: 781; Member since: 03 Jul 2013)
WP is not a young OS, it existed since 2010. Most of the people still feel that WP is a young OS, maybe it's because the slow development of the OS.
15. 7thspaceman (Posts: 1351; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)
You are wrong Windows Phone 8 came out in 2012 and use the Windows "NT core Operating system. Windows 7 to 7.5 mango came out in 2010 to 2012 and it used the Windows "CE" operating system. Windows Phone 8's NT core is used in Windows desktop operating systems like windows 7, Vista, Windows XP I prefer it over IOS and Android because the NT core is more powerful.
unfortunately Microsoft programmers have to rewrite code to Put new apps on Windows phone 8 and this takes time. Windows phone 7 and Windows phone 8 do have the same looking UI because they both use the Modern UI / AKA Metro tiles
16. Crispin_Gatieza (Posts: 1076; Member since: 23 Jan 2014)
Actually, he's right. WP7 was the 1st iteration of "Windows Phone". The way you're splitting hairs, Android has only been out since ICS because most of the earlier versions are incompatible. iOS7 is incompatible with the 3GS so Apple's OS is young too.