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Report: Windows Phone 8.1 to be released between July and August; Developer version coming earlier

0. phoneArena 16 Feb 2014, 11:07 posted on

Windows Phone 8.1 is expected to bring plenty of new features with it. On Saturday, we ran down all of these new features for you, and now Windows Phone users can't seem to get this update out of their mind, wondering when all of these new capabilities will be theirs. According to a published report out of China, the Windows Phone 8.1 update will be sent out between July and August of this year...

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posted on 17 Feb 2014, 00:54

63. AfterShock (Posts: 3698; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)


The animation cover up has been there since its release.
It just beautifies the transition, hood winks user.
No harm no foul honestly an better then lag android use to have, now its so brutally fast, its obnoxious to hear a couple wp trolls spew lag lies.
Truth is with current hard ware, why is there still animation transitions on wp?
Whose lagging?

posted on 16 Feb 2014, 12:54 3

19. Penny (Posts: 1653; Member since: 04 Feb 2011)


Sorry, but this is pure BS. WP 8.1 addresses a ton of features that WP users have been asking for. It's doing exactly the opposite of what you say, end of story.

posted on 16 Feb 2014, 13:02 1

21. AfterShock (Posts: 3698; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)


Doesn't wp updates normally require a new phone?
They did first few releases lol.
Its planned.

posted on 16 Feb 2014, 13:18 4

22. sip1995 (Posts: 1594; Member since: 07 Feb 2014)


Correction..... 24 months became 36, just like Apple does.

posted on 16 Feb 2014, 17:16 1

42. snowgator (Posts: 3601; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)


What sip1995 said... 36 months of support.

As for past performance- not a lot to debate there. MS needs to provide and push this support. That is the only way they live down their decisions from years past.

posted on 16 Feb 2014, 18:10 1

49. sip1995 (Posts: 1594; Member since: 07 Feb 2014)


I just checked something and i read that Windows Phone began the general availability on 14-12-2012 and the the support from Microsoft ends on 12-1-2016....Microsoft will make updates available for the Operating System, including security updates, for a period of 36 months after the lifecycle start date.

posted on 16 Feb 2014, 11:38 5

3. papss (unregistered)


I figured it would be a bit of time after before we see it. I'm fine with that.. Just in time for me to purchase a new wp8 device.

posted on 16 Feb 2014, 12:09 3

10. SAO101789 (Posts: 123; Member since: 10 Feb 2014)


Nokia Lumia 1820 ^.^

posted on 16 Feb 2014, 12:11 2

11. papss (unregistered)


That's my thinking as well. I currently have a 1520 but will own the successor when released.

posted on 16 Feb 2014, 13:53

28. SAO101789 (Posts: 123; Member since: 10 Feb 2014)


Isn't the 1820 the successor of the 1020 tho? I like the 1520 size but I want the powerful camera of the 1020 but improved if I'm making since.

posted on 16 Feb 2014, 11:50 2

6. Credo (Posts: 748; Member since: 19 Apr 2012)


Now everybody, be sure to have the 'developer' account and install that 'preview'!!! And please don't start these wars all over again between other operating systems

posted on 16 Feb 2014, 12:26

14. sbw44 (Posts: 433; Member since: 04 Dec 2012)


How do you get an developer account?

posted on 16 Feb 2014, 13:24 3

23. sip1995 (Posts: 1594; Member since: 07 Feb 2014)


1)You need a Microsoft account(create one) 2)Go to windows phone app studio.com 3)Click on "Start building" 4)sign in with your Microsoft account. NOTE: This is a program from Microsoft to to help you build an app in few steps, you have the permi

posted on 16 Feb 2014, 13:31 4

27. sip1995 (Posts: 1594; Member since: 07 Feb 2014)


permission to download the developer preview to only 1 device because this is a FREE program with a FREE developer account....not the paid one(developer account).

posted on 16 Feb 2014, 15:02 1

30. sbw44 (Posts: 433; Member since: 04 Dec 2012)


Thanks!

posted on 16 Feb 2014, 16:23 1

35. sgodsell (Posts: 3902; Member since: 16 Mar 2013)


Paid will give you 3 devices.

posted on 16 Feb 2014, 16:54

40. Credo (Posts: 748; Member since: 19 Apr 2012)


Hi sip, thanks for the answer to sbw44 :) i readed that it is only for one device ... Currently i have the Lumia 920 and i installed the GDR3 preview. But i'm planning on buying the Lumia 1520 and i really would like to install Windows Phone 8.1 Preview on both of them. So if i first install it on the 920, then i set it back to factory settings and don't sign in with my developer account, but instead i log in with my developer account on the 1520, does that mean i can install it then also on the 1520? I'm a little bit confused :) Thanks!

posted on 16 Feb 2014, 16:49

39. Credo (Posts: 748; Member since: 19 Apr 2012)


Right, sip1995 is right :)

posted on 16 Feb 2014, 18:05 1

48. sip1995 (Posts: 1594; Member since: 07 Feb 2014)


Once you install the developer preview in your phone, you can't delete it from it. Then when you install it, the preview is connecting with your Microsoft account (so you CAN'T use the same account on 2 devices...it may show you that you have already use the preview on another phone) you have to create an account for each device.
NOTE: With the developer preview, you're losing the phone's WARRANTY, be careful you're doing this with your own risk.

posted on 16 Feb 2014, 18:42

51. Credo (Posts: 748; Member since: 19 Apr 2012)


Thanks! I have another question lol :D, uhm i was thinking about using another email adress (account) for my future 1520, if i update the device with my secondary account, and then set it back to factory settings and login with my primairy email adress which i already used on my 920, will that work? Because i don't know how to transfer everything into my other account, it's from hotmail to outlook and i don't know how to transfer contacts, agenda, and most importantly, all my skydrive storage .... You know how to do it? Thanks again, aprreciate :)

posted on 16 Feb 2014, 20:03

54. sip1995 (Posts: 1594; Member since: 07 Feb 2014)


I'll will contact with Windows Phone live support...and ask them your questions :)

posted on 16 Feb 2014, 20:35

56. sip1995 (Posts: 1594; Member since: 07 Feb 2014)


The only way to move information on a Skydrive is to literally save that information to your PC and then open the Skydrive website up with your new Microsoft Account and save it there.For contacts, we do have a process for moving contacts across Microsoft Accounts.You literally go to Contacts.live.com and select the option for Export. It will export a simple text document to your computer. You open the new account and select import. You import from that simple text document to move the contacts over.To move the Agenda, you have to go through the Calender.live.com website and do the exact same thing.

posted on 17 Feb 2014, 04:46

65. lalalaman (Posts: 631; Member since: 19 Aug 2013)


Hey sip, one question if u install dev edition in your phone, u can install Nokia's version of update on it? Will it get OTA??

posted on 16 Feb 2014, 11:57 2

8. Feanor (Posts: 733; Member since: 20 Jun 2012)


Isn't Nokia supposed to release WP 8.1phones at MWC by the end of February? How will that be possible if the update arrives late in summer?

posted on 16 Feb 2014, 12:25 2

12. noler (Posts: 323; Member since: 19 Aug 2013)


Lumia 1520 comes with GDR3 but this update comes later for the rest of WP8 phones.

posted on 16 Feb 2014, 11:59 1

9. SAO101789 (Posts: 123; Member since: 10 Feb 2014)


I am honestly sad for not doing it in April but if it comes out at the same time as the next Nokia 1020 comes out I'll be happy. Iphone 6 will be my second choice IF they decide to do something better than last years model. Not a apple fanboy I just prefer iphkne because I have lots of media on itunes. I don't care for apps windows phone makes it look more organized and hope some if my favorite apps come to WP soon. Ipad or mac for media, nokia for social, camera, fun!!

posted on 16 Feb 2014, 12:30 1

15. NokiaFTW (Posts: 2072; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)


Cannot wait for WP8.1.
Great work by MS. :)

posted on 16 Feb 2014, 13:30

25. 7thspaceman (Posts: 1556; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)


Like Any Windows phone 8 Owner I want the updates to keep coming ASAP. I think it's the
work that Microsoft is doing to make all it's operating systems be able to use the same Apps that might be holding back the update. frankly I think MS wont ever be able to make smooth running Universal Apps for all it's Computer devices because Windows smart phones and Windows RT Tablets use ARMS CPU's rather than the Intel X86/AMD CPU's used on full Windows 8.1 OS PC's and Tablets like the "Surface Pro and Pro 2. The CPU programming language differences may be too great to over come. Apple did not even bother to try to do that. An Apple Imac and Mac PRO's OS is way different than the Ipod, Iphone, Ipad OS.
I wish Microsoft luck but it could hold back features People want now not later for their devices. I think they should give an earlier smaller update that gives what they already have finished and ready for Windows 8 smart phones and tablets

posted on 16 Feb 2014, 16:37 1

37. sgodsell (Posts: 3902; Member since: 16 Mar 2013)


WP 8 was using xap files (silverlight) across all their platforms, but who is making silverlight apps? So WP 8.1 is going to start using appx with html5 and javascript. This way they can use existing html5 and javascript from completely different platforms.

posted on 16 Feb 2014, 16:20 2

34. corporateJP (Posts: 2431; Member since: 28 Nov 2009)


Lord, late summer?

Plus carrier testing?

They might be shooting themselves in the foot here...

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