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Nokia says that all Windows Phone 8 powered Lumia models will receive Windows Phone 8.1

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Nokia says that all Windows Phone 8 powered Lumia models will receive Windows Phone 8.1
Earlier today, Microsoft officially announced Windows Phone 8.1. Chock-full of new features and updates, the new OS build takes the platform to a new, higher level. And the good news for all of you toting a Nokia Lumia Windows Phone 8 powered handset, is that you will receive Windows Phone 8.1. Even those of you with the entry-level Nokia Lumia 520 will receive the update, which is scheduled to roll out starting this summer. Considering that all Windows Phone 8.1 models will be receiving Cortana, that means that models like the Nokia Lumia 520 will also support Microsoft's new virtual assistant.

We wouldn't be surprised to see demand surge for low-end Lumia models over the next few days. The Nokia Lumia 520 is already the most popular Windows Phone handset. Also slated to receive the update, and Cortana, is the T-Mobile branded version of the Lumia 520 called the Nokia Lumia 521.

For those with a Windows Phone 8 powered handset, from the Nokia Lumia 520 to the Nokia Lumia 1520, summer can't get here soon enough. The update will be sent out OTA in a package called Lumia Cyan.

source: Nokia via Phonescoop

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posted on 02 Apr 2014, 14:19 3

1. Lt.Green (Posts: 394; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


I'd probably buy the 520 as soon as the update is released. I still don't see myself spending too much on a WP device (app gap) but I really want to try 8.1 out.

posted on 02 Apr 2014, 14:31 3

3. sgodsell (Posts: 1404; Member since: 16 Mar 2013)


I would recommend not buying any WP device with anything less then 1gb of ram. All the new WP devices since the end of last year have had 1gb of ram or more (525, icon, 630, 635). Not to mention some apps require 1gb of ram, even Nokia's refocus app requires 1gb of ram.

posted on 02 Apr 2014, 14:43 3

6. shridharddlj4015 (Posts: 8; Member since: 13 Sep 2013)


630 has 512 mb ram..

posted on 03 Apr 2014, 09:14

17. user996 (Posts: 190; Member since: 25 Feb 2013)


refocus doesn't require 1gb ram i have it on my 520

posted on 02 Apr 2014, 14:23 12

2. Tuxedo (Posts: 172; Member since: 19 Mar 2013)


Slaps Google...

posted on 02 Apr 2014, 15:11 3

7. Doakie (Posts: 1306; Member since: 06 May 2009)


Why???

posted on 02 Apr 2014, 15:14 1

8. hms2407 (Posts: 94; Member since: 25 Apr 2013)


*samsung,sony and htc

posted on 02 Apr 2014, 14:38 3

4. lucid.brat (Posts: 103; Member since: 09 Sep 2013)


The question is when will we receive the update????

posted on 03 Apr 2014, 00:55

15. bon24x7 (Posts: 205; Member since: 30 Aug 2012)


create a free WP developer account and you "might" receive the update on April 10th.. ;)

posted on 02 Apr 2014, 14:41 4

5. CX3NT3_713 (Posts: 2004; Member since: 18 Apr 2011)


Sweeeet

posted on 02 Apr 2014, 16:49 1

9. tenzin (Posts: 92; Member since: 20 Dec 2013)


Once I bought wp but will never do the same mistake

posted on 03 Apr 2014, 00:57 1

16. bon24x7 (Posts: 205; Member since: 30 Aug 2012)


your loss..

posted on 02 Apr 2014, 19:24 3

10. mturby (Posts: 272; Member since: 09 Jan 2013)


so every ios, blackberry and windows phone user will get updates. but 70% of android user are dealing with Jelly Bean 4.1 ?

posted on 02 Apr 2014, 21:13 2

11. bigdawg23 (Posts: 388; Member since: 25 May 2011)


With Android it Phone Manufacture Driven. With iOS and WP its OS manufacture driven. Everyone can hate all they want on Apple their OS updates allow most recent phones to get the update at the same time. Sure not all the goodies are include but they get most of them. My ATT Note 3 just got 4.4 KitKat but iPhone 5 received iOS 7 back on launch day. Androids other than Nexus line(for the most part) many times don't get the updates until months later. Also keep in mind Samsung started with 4.3 on the S4 for Verizon on locking the bootloader so many will not update to 4.3 or 4.4 because of the loss of Root with Custom Recovery.

I will install WP 8.1 on my Lumia 1020 as soon as it comes available.

posted on 03 Apr 2014, 00:33 2

13. mturby (Posts: 272; Member since: 09 Jan 2013)


no excuses or technical explanations are valid, updates are updates. everyone is getting their updates but android users r not. google could fix it by telling these moth..fo...ers to update every phone asap so android users njoy what google's os really has to offer. thanks google for doing it. i still love u...for no reazon...

posted on 02 Apr 2014, 21:18 1

12. corporateJP (Posts: 1765; Member since: 28 Nov 2009)


Best news of the day...

posted on 03 Apr 2014, 11:16

18. aksa123 (Posts: 229; Member since: 30 Jan 2014)


This is old news bro.

posted on 03 Apr 2014, 00:39 1

14. skinny95black (Posts: 113; Member since: 06 Jan 2013)


That,s the good thing about wp the updates as soon as i finish my college i will sell my s2 and buy the 920

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