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Windows Phone 8.1 update release date: coming in "a few months"

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Microsoft has just unveiled Windows Phone 8.1, "taking the world’s most personal smartphone experience and making it way better", but when will it come to existing devices?

Unfortunately, it won’t be in the next few days, or weeks - instead, Microsoft expects to start rolling out the Windows Phone 8.1 to existing handsets in the next few months.

We've earlier heard whispers about Windows Phone 8.1 arriving to current phones running WP 8 in April to May, and while this timeline does seem possible, Microsoft did not commit to a specific month or date.

The Windows Phone 8.1 update brings new features like an Action Center (a notification dropdown similar to what you have on Android), the Cortana personal assistant, new customization options with wallpapers on the home screen and different tile arrangements. We’ll surely be hearing more about the Windows Phone 8.1 update roll-out in the near future, so stay tuned.

Windows Phone 8.1 update release date: coming in "a few months"

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posted on 02 Apr 2014, 11:59 12

1. SleepingOz (unregistered)


Is that Tetris?

posted on 02 Apr 2014, 12:14 7

6. ihavenoname (Posts: 1375; Member since: 18 Aug 2013)


Seems to be stuck, no new blocks dropping and no game over sign.

posted on 02 Apr 2014, 20:50

19. aksa123 (Posts: 195; Member since: 30 Jan 2014)


Nope, it's tiletris lol.

posted on 02 Apr 2014, 11:59 2

2. Penny (Posts: 1135; Member since: 04 Feb 2011)


Well, I was willing to wait until the end of April/beginning of May, but not going to wait for an indeterminate "few months." Guess I'm signing up for the free developer program to get the developer preview in the next week.

posted on 02 Apr 2014, 12:46

10. Ray.S (Posts: 256; Member since: 19 Jul 2011)


New devices with WP 8.1 are said to start coming out in the April-May time-frame.

posted on 02 Apr 2014, 13:34

14. yahiaM (Posts: 17; Member since: 02 Apr 2014)


im a developer , can anyone tell me when well it be available. For developer ??

posted on 02 Apr 2014, 13:34

15. yahiaM (Posts: 17; Member since: 02 Apr 2014)


im a developer , can anyone tell me when well it be available. For developer ??

posted on 02 Apr 2014, 12:00 2

3. NokiaFTW (Posts: 1978; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)


Can't wait for it to hit my 1520 & 520! :)

posted on 02 Apr 2014, 12:00

4. Kyokado (Posts: 115; Member since: 11 Jul 2013)


Meowow wp meowow. Had an 8X once. Someone stole it. Now the guy is on the run for stealing something precious. Couple of months back, he was on the run for stealing a piece of junk. Well played microsoft, midas touch.

posted on 02 Apr 2014, 12:07 1

5. CX3NT3_713 (Posts: 1810; Member since: 18 Apr 2011)


In tha coming months? I'll wait, this is more than just a update, that adds a row of icons, lol , bring it on :-)

posted on 02 Apr 2014, 12:20

7. papss (unregistered)


Well rambling!! I wanted this for my 1520 asap but it seems I'll be doing the developer way

posted on 02 Apr 2014, 12:22

8. yahiaM (Posts: 17; Member since: 02 Apr 2014)


Well im a developer , can anyone tell me when well it be available. For developer ??

posted on 02 Apr 2014, 12:28

9. corporateJP (Posts: 1555; Member since: 28 Nov 2009)


As long as all devices running 8 get 8.1, I'm good.

Ask me again after June 1st if it isn't rolled out by then...

posted on 02 Apr 2014, 12:47

11. alterecho (Posts: 1079; Member since: 23 Feb 2012)


December.

posted on 02 Apr 2014, 13:26

12. camera531 (Posts: 153; Member since: 30 Jun 2012)


I can't believe these OEM's still use the "coming months" term. What a crock. These exorbitant delays need to stop. Take some notes from HTC and Apple!

posted on 02 Apr 2014, 13:33

13. yahiaM (Posts: 17; Member since: 02 Apr 2014)


im a developer , can anyone tell me when well it be available. For developers ??

posted on 02 Apr 2014, 19:46

18. icyrock1 (Posts: 303; Member since: 25 Mar 2013)


We have to use the development tools MS provides, the tools already have 8.1 support AFAIK.

posted on 02 Apr 2014, 14:17

16. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3197; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)


Ms didnt speak on this particular. I'm smelling doubts. Wp7 or something.

posted on 02 Apr 2014, 19:44 1

17. icyrock1 (Posts: 303; Member since: 25 Mar 2013)


Is it just me or does the guy in the picture look higher than a mother f*cker.

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