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Nokia’s Windows Phone 8.1 update for Lumia may be referred to as the “blue” update

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Nokia’s Windows Phone 8.1 update for Lumia may be referred to as the “blue” update
Nokia incorporates its own firmware updates with the OS updates from Windows Phone. The GDR2 update to Windows Phone last year and its accompanying firmware update from Nokia was called the “Amber” update.

Later in 2013, when Microsoft released the GDR3 update to Windows Phone, Nokia’s firmware that came along for the ride was called “Black.”

As we all know, Microsoft has been referring to the Windows Phone 8.1 update as “blue.” As luck would have it, it appears that Nokia is referring to its next firmware update as “Nokia blue.” In the video below from Nokia Russia, right at the very end there is a mention of the next Lumia update and it is clearly referred to as Nokia blue.

What tricks Nokia has up its sleep for the blue update we do not know, but it is reasonable to expect that those tricks will include features that make the most of the more recent hardware to hit the scene, notably the Lumia 1520 and Lumia Icon.



source: WPCentral

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posted on 24 Mar 2014, 20:58 4

1. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8922; Member since: 14 May 2012)


One more month. Just one more month...

posted on 24 Mar 2014, 20:58 1

2. akki20892 (Posts: 3652; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


Its called blue because Microsoft signature color is blue.

posted on 24 Mar 2014, 21:25 3

4. akki20892 (Posts: 3652; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


930 gonna be killer.

posted on 24 Mar 2014, 21:40 1

5. Arte-8800 (banned) (Posts: 4562; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


surely it will just like the 1520, but it will not sell, get rid of that wp8 platform or add more features, if that does not help revenue its time to emigrate to android, and there will be users from sony samsung apple htc jumping ships

posted on 25 Mar 2014, 00:10 2

10. hurrycanger (Posts: 1287; Member since: 01 Dec 2013)


hint: WP 8.1 :)
I don't know how if will do comparing to iOS or Android, but it seems to be a huge update for WP anyway. The OS is growing, you know.

posted on 25 Mar 2014, 00:17 1

12. fouadqr (Posts: 315; Member since: 21 Nov 2012)


930 will sell .. take a look at 920 sales

posted on 25 Mar 2014, 00:21 1

13. alterecho (Posts: 1091; Member since: 23 Feb 2012)


920 was a widely talkedabout /advertised phone from Nokia, with a strong emphasis on the hardware (camera). Many of them were new users who had no idea about the OS, they were getting into.

posted on 25 Mar 2014, 13:24

15. elitewolverine (Posts: 2058; Member since: 28 Oct 2013)


The OS that i have now converted 5 droid users from cause they were tired of baby sitting their droids?

Yes they didnt know the os, and in less than a month their production at work increased with office integrated. They had 3rd party options but nothing like having the real integration.

Apps? only two have missed anything, candy crush and a bank app. Bank app was not missed however since their bank works fine in IE, full desktop mode even.

Meh we know your hate for wp so it is nothing new when we see you here.

posted on 24 Mar 2014, 21:23

3. CX3NT3_713 (Posts: 2010; Member since: 18 Apr 2011)


Can't wait :)

posted on 24 Mar 2014, 21:58 1

6. Gemmol (Posts: 562; Member since: 09 Nov 2011)


1520 is going to be beast with 8.1 update......

posted on 25 Mar 2014, 00:10

11. hurrycanger (Posts: 1287; Member since: 01 Dec 2013)


Heck yeah.

posted on 24 Mar 2014, 22:20

7. Liveitup (Posts: 1572; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)


Awesome , an already great platform getting even better, can't wait

posted on 24 Mar 2014, 22:23 1

8. shadez10 (Posts: 406; Member since: 15 Jan 2012)


will the 2nd gen Lumias receive this BLUE Update?..
(ex. Lumia 520,620,720,820)

posted on 25 Mar 2014, 13:26

16. elitewolverine (Posts: 2058; Member since: 28 Oct 2013)


all wp8 devices will get 8.1

posted on 24 Mar 2014, 23:03 4

9. Liveitup (Posts: 1572; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)


All WP8 will receive the update.

posted on 25 Mar 2014, 09:42

14. 7thspaceman (Posts: 1143; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)


Why do People keep insisting that Nokia drop the Windows smart phone OS. YOO dummies
Microsoft will by the end of April OWN most of Nokia's Mobile devices manufacture and services UNIT assets. Therefore folks Windows 8, 8.1 and Windows 9 smart phones are Here to stay. Not only that Microsoft believe it or not will even make it's OWN Distribution of "Android open source" smartphones that will have Microsoft and Nokia services and Apps on them. The NEW Microsoft is alive the OLD one people knew is DEAD. Microsoft under new CEO Nadella will do daring and new things. For instance look for a cheap 5 inch Upgraded Nokia "XL" forked Nokia/Microsoft Android open source smart phone to to be sold in the USA by Christmas this. The New Microsoft is after NEW customers Even Android
Customers and Microsoft will still keep their Windows smart phone line alive because they can make them themselves. get a life Android trolls

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