Windows Phone 8.1 coming to Nokia handsets as Lumia Cyan, HTC and Samsung models are in the line too
Following yesterday's slew of announcements, Microsoft detailed the upcoming Windows Phone 8.1 update for the previous-generation Lumia devices running Windows Phone 8. The official word is that the Windows Phone 8.1 update for Lumia phones will be branded "Lumia Cyan", and it will spread over the air to the entire Lumia range with Windows Phone 8 throughout the summer.
The update will combine both the new OS and "brand-new Lumia features" in a single package. Said features include "enhancements to the camera roll and Creative Studio, as well as a new and improved Nokia Storyteller app, for sharing stories as a video slideshow on social networks". Furthermore, Nokia's latest Imaging SDK 1.2 Beta is already available at the company's developer website.
Obviously, Windows Phone 7.5 devices are going to miss on the fun, while WP8 handsets from Microsoft's hardware partners aren't mentioned in the write-up, but don't grieve yet. US carrier Sprint confirmed in a separate statement that WP 8.1 will be coming to its subscribers with HTC 8XT and Samsung ATIV S Neo smartphones, which means the OS isn't a privilege for Lumia owners. Now that would have been messy!
1. tusshharish (Posts: 341; Member since: 23 Oct 2012)
Might we have to change from Android to wp(nokia) next year............. What a improvement.....
2. Lt.Green (Posts: 371; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)
WP8 had my curiosity, but 8.1 has my attention.
9. Troysyx (Posts: 139; Member since: 30 Jul 2012)
Is it because you can put a background on the screen now?
5. chocowii (Posts: 327; Member since: 30 Jan 2014)
The naming is alphabetical based on the trend. It would take long before we got into Pink update.
10. lalalaman (Posts: 350; Member since: 19 Aug 2013)
but the first one was dubbed Portico
i think they had decided the alphabetical order after amber:D