Microsoft to start support for Windows Phone 8.1 on June 24th; ending date also revealed
posted by Alan F. / May 11, 2014, 1:52 AM
Windows Phone 8.1 for the general public (not the developer preview that has been available) could hit the market as soon as next week with the launch of the Nokia Lumia 630. A release in China could come at any time. The Windows Phone 8.1 update could start rolling out late next month, obviously, considering the date when Microsoft will start supporting it.
Meanwhile, for you poor souls still stuck with a Windows Phone 7.8 model, Microsoft's support of the build expires on September 9th. It might be time for you to start scouting out your next handset.
source: Microsoft via WMPoweruser
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I dont care.
posted on May 11, 2014, 1:54 AM 6
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Excuse me, but I do care. It's a 3 years update. Good job Microsoft!
posted on May 11, 2014, 1:56 AM 27
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3 years updates is quite good deal, but read the post "... it will be up to the manufacturers and carriers to deliver them". Here is where my doubts start. None of those responsible for delivering the updates will have interest to do it, in the same very way with Android today. They make profits of selling you a new device and saving further money from not having developers to implement these updates. Which will be not a problem at all if the carriers offer a Year contract at reasonable prices for the plan and set and not two or more Years contract. The bottom line is Very good promise,lets hope we see it working.
posted on May 11, 2014, 2:51 AM 3
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Yes, carriers, and sometimes manufacturers, suck at delivering updates in a timely fashion if at all. Microsoft, thankfully, built a free, easy way for users to circumvent those laggards in the way of the Developer Preview program. The Developer Preview program is open and free to all users, and you get the update OTA directly from Microsoft immediately. For example, I've been running WP 8.1 on my phone for a while now, and I was able to get it the day it was released by Microsoft. Meanwhile, there still is no word from my carrier on when it plans to release the official WP 8.1 update for my phone.
posted on May 11, 2014, 3:36 AM 4
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Wp is great platform, but reality is they r slow in updates. Long time between wp8 (October 2012) and 8.1 (April 2014). ms is giant software company they know Operating System. Then why not they took less than 1 yr.
posted on May 11, 2014, 12:22 PM 4
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At Redmond or Microsoft in general there is only a handful of people who actually work on any of their OS's, and fewer still who actually have access to the core code like the kernel. So changes will always be slow an methodical. When compared to open OS's, Windows will always be slower to update. This still doesn't change the speed of an OEM or carrier to put the updates on the device's.
posted on May 11, 2014, 2:57 PM 1
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Well it didn't go directly from 8.0 to 8.1 after a year and a half of no updates. In that year and a half, there were two updates in GDR2 and GDR3. These were not minor, but not major either. But overall, I do agree with you, and so does Microsoft. Microsoft has recently made it clear that they intend to update their operating systems more frequently instead of building up larger updates released after long gaps.
posted on May 11, 2014, 3:29 PM 2
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Everyone in this world has the right to be stupid. But you sir are abusing that privilege.
posted on May 11, 2014, 2:01 AM 22
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=i-D6I0H7N2Q = I don't care, i love it.
posted on May 11, 2014, 3:47 AM 4
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