Lumia Cyan rolls out to Lumia 820 in the EU

Lumia Cyan rolls out to Lumia 820 in the EU
Lumia 820 users in the UK and several other European countries are reporting the Lumia Cyan update is now available for their devices. It ships as an OTA update and we encourage owners of the devices to head over to their device settings and look for it manually. It will probably be a staggered release to accommodate the various country- and carrier-specific versions, so not all phones will get it immediately, but it should see wide distribution over the next few days.

Lumia Cyan is an integrated software and firmware update featuring Windows Phone 8.1 and Nokia specific improvements intended to deliver the best experience of WP 8.1 to Lumia devices. Windows Phone 8.1 was officially ready back in July, so it took the Nokia team a little over a month to deliver the update to the Lumia 820. Nokia, which was acquired by Microsoft back in April, shows the commitment of its parent company to the Lumia handset line so far. The rapid release of Cyan for improved functionality on devices is a good step towards keeping customers happy. Users should also rejoice with the fact the firmware is made available to a device that is almost two years old. Microsoft is clearly looking to avoid the missteps of Android, where many devices that are more than a year old often never receive an update to the newer versions of the mobile OS.


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Lumia 820
  • Display 4.3" 480 x 800 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 0.3 MP VGA front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus, Dual-core, 1500 MHz
  • Storage 8 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 1650 mAh(8.1h 3G talk time)

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18 Comments

1. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

"so it took the Nokia team a little over a month to deliver the update to the Lumia 820." Really, I wonder what are the differences underneath the shiny new update? We need more info, Is it like Apple, where it's neutered or actually a full update? Something doesn't add up, Call me a troll or what have you, I am allowed my suspicions here.

3. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

I should have added, Kudos to WP if it is the full meal deal.

4. AJagtiani

Posts: 466; Member since: Apr 24, 2014

It is the full update with all features. Don't confuse MS with Apple.

5. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

Well, I have to admit, I am not sure of the underpinnings of WP updates. Apple borks its users older phones, WP seems to at least make the effort to care for theirs. That is admirable.

6. sip1995

Posts: 1771; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

Indeed, some iphone 4 users stil compaining about the lag on IOS 7.1

10. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

Well every ecosystem borks its old phones. Look at the Galaxy Light, launched in 11/13, still stuck running 4.2.2 through official channels... With windows phone, if you have w8, you will get 8.1, depending on carrier time frame. Dev preview just gets most of the updates earlier directly from windows. Also dont confuse windows updates with Nokia updates. Now they are the same, but a nokia update like cyan, is a nokia update. No other phones other than nokia's will get this update. Where windows 8/8.1 is an OS update. Liken it to touchwiz getting an update while android staying the same.

12. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

As well yourself, please don't confuse Samsung with Android. Right?

13. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

Huh? Now you are making zero sense. Where did i confuse the two? Is it samsungs fault for keeping the galaxy at 4.2.2 or androids fault for its code being fragmented that it fragments its code to make it the OEM's fault? You mention apple who controls it all hardware and software. Windows is not like apple, it is more like android. But since you talked about borking i gave an phone example. I could give more that isnt samsung. Care for me to list them? This update is not a windows update, however, for Cyan to work it needs windows 8.1, so within the cyan update, it rolls 8.1 into the phone. As an example, touchwiz needs an update on the s4, but it requires android 4.4 to do so, phone is on 4.3. The update will install 4.4 and then update touchwiz.

15. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

You implied it obviously. Yes, list them an show me where it's androids fault dude! You are blurring lines,again.

16. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

Blurring what lines? Implied what exactly? Who's fault is it? Samsung for keeping the galaxy light on 4.2 or is it Androids fault for fragmentation in code that makes it harder for it to get 4.4? I mean we are on 4.4.4 for some phones here... Nokia - Cyan (amber, black, etc) Samsung - Touchwiz (other samsung specific updates) MS - Windows 8, 8.1, GDR updates Android - 4.1, 4.3, 4.4 So whos fault is it, if my 521 doesnt get 8.1 and whos fault is it that Galaxy Light stays at 4.2? Come on, i know you can answer it... Example list: Alcatel One Touch Fierce - Android 4.2 released 10/13 Prism II - Android 4.1 released June 2013 Prism - Android 2.3 released May 2012 L9 - Android 4.1 Oct 2012 HTC 8x - windows 8, Nov 2012 (will get 8.1 update), will those droids ever get kitkat?

17. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

Really, Google's code stops the OEM from updating? Or their (OEM) gui does? False blame, just the way you want it implied.

18. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

So Samsung is to blame got it. SO going back to your original statement of apple borking older phones. MS is not apple, Google is not Apple. Apple is the only company with sole ownership of device/os. MS does not have that, Google does not have that. So the Cyan update, which is a Nokia update to begin with, would not be up to MS if Nokia 'borked' the update for the 820, now that Nokia is MS however that could be claimed to some extent. But even regarding all that, to know android is nowhere to blame just the OEM's. Then you should know going forward, all windows 8 phones are 8.1 compatible, either through dev preview or through carrier update. No root needed. Like say the Prism II to root to 4.4.2. And if my 810 doesnt get cyan it is because of Nokia/Tmobile and not MS. Just like it is not Google's fault for the Prism/OEM short coming

11. Philipand96

Posts: 103; Member since: Jul 12, 2014

When you need it you can't find it I had more info, but it will be a full update The soon to be released Lumia (Nokia by microsoft) 830 will have it pre installed Cyan will have a call log, length of call etc and updates that area calls / contact dialling Cyan update the above "Calls" and other small areas which were complained about, now Nokia have fixed As I have less than 30 posts no url are allowed So Google oops sorry BING below Nokia com global windows phone cyan update This info may also be sent directly to your phone by Nokia . The lumia Black info "Nokia com global windows phone black update" was it is found in Settings / More about phone but if memory servs there is NO alert

2. sip1995

Posts: 1771; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

NOTE: If you have the develper preview installed, you have to dowgrade the OS before update your phone...

7. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2350; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

Just got the cyan update, on my 1020, haven't noticed any changes

8. sip1995

Posts: 1771; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

You will, better photos, stabillity + it'll be smoother....

9. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

it is underlying changes no ui changes

14. matrix_neo

Posts: 334; Member since: Nov 03, 2011

I updated today my Nokia Lumia 720 to windows phone 8.1 after I checked it in nokia site. All lumia phones in UAE, Qatar, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia and other middle east countries, the wp 8.1 update is already available. Few weeks ago the lumia 520 update was available, lumia 620, 720, and 820 can be updated now.

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