Nokia Lumia 930 to miss BUILD conference; Windows Phone 8.1 OTA update coming in May?

Nokia Lumia 930 to miss BUILD conference; Windows Phone 8.1 OTA update coming in May?
Recently, we passed along some speculation that the Nokia Lumia 630, and the Nokia Lumia 930, would both be unveiled at the BUILD conference on April 2nd. Since that rumor started making the rounds, we have seen many leaks related to the Lumia 630, including a video of the phone running Windows Phone 8.1. At the same time, there has been nothing about the Nokia Lumia 930.

The lack of any leaks involving the Nokia Lumia 930 could be due to a new rumor, which states that the Lumia 930 will not join the Lumia 630 at the BUILD conference after all. According to the rumor, the low-end Nokia Lumia 630 will appear at the event along with some new apps from Nokia. Both Lumia models are still expected to be released in April.

According to the same rumor, the delayed Windows Phone 8.1 developer preview, which was expected to be unveiled at BUILD, will be delayed until April 8th instead. And Microsoft is now expected to push out the Windows Phone 8.1 update OTA to Lumia owners, starting in early May. Windows Phone users who have been waiting for their own virtual voice-activated assistant, can hardly wait.

source: NPU via WMPoweruser

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17 Comments

1. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2362; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

Can't wait :)

13. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

2. LetsBeHonest

Posts: 1548; Member since: Jun 04, 2013

can't wait, and the good news is that all phone running wp8 will get wp8.1 as well..... it'll be the best update for WP ever. probably close the gap between android and ios in terms of number of features... and 930 will rock finally all my complaints will be over (i guess

9. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

How are you WP8 folks going to handle the maybe 2 months (maybe more) to the new update? Plus, the update is likely to be rolled out in stages, so even longer wait may result, depending on which WP8 phone you have. Won't you be bummed if your WP8 phone doesn't get immediate WP8.1 love from MS?

3. r3trokiller

Posts: 17; Member since: Mar 30, 2014

I dont know why but Nokia is slow in update. My iPhone 4s gets update as soon as iPhone 5s gets. But my NL 620 got update 2 months after just update was released for Lumia 720. Thats huge difference. I guess my NL620 shall get 8.1 around July.

4. LetsBeHonest

Posts: 1548; Member since: Jun 04, 2013

Well, cant beat Apple when it comes to updates... besides nokia has alot more Lumias models than apple's iPhones, like Lumia 520,620525,625,720,820,920,1020,1520,icon etc etc... at least its better to have something than nothing.

11. r3trokiller

Posts: 17; Member since: Mar 30, 2014

Yes! You are right! But Nokia must do something about updates. We just cant wait ages for just a minor update like GDR. Any way WP 8.1 wait could be acceptable. :v

14. DFranch

Posts: 557; Member since: Apr 20, 2012

Apple controls their entire ecosystem from hardware to software. Microsoft has to coordinate with OEM's and service providers. That's why MS can't just send out updates, altough maybe once the merger is complete Nokia devices will get a faster update.

5. alterecho

Posts: 1106; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

Ha! @ThoseWhoThoughtWP8.1willReleaseInApril. I TOLD they would delay it. May?May-be. Atleast hope its due to them fixing the OS more.

7. mrmooresince1979

Posts: 7; Member since: Nov 07, 2012

I see what you did there lol

8. Penny

Posts: 1869; Member since: Feb 04, 2011

The developer preview was pushed back only one week, and the rollout from end of April to beginning of May. Hopefully this means that it's just taking them a little bit longer to wrap up/work out a few bugs, and not that there's a significant problem that would cause indefinite delays.

12. sip1995

Posts: 1771; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

Developer preview will be available on 8th of April, so they don't delay it.....and on May everyone will get the Windows Phone 8.1

6. kent.carandang

Posts: 8; Member since: Mar 28, 2014

WP OS is still young so dont expect a lot for fast updates!

10. Felix_Gatto

Posts: 942; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

WP is not a young OS, it existed since 2010. Most of the people still feel that WP is a young OS, maybe it's because the slow development of the OS.

15. 7thspaceman

Posts: 1597; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

You are wrong Windows Phone 8 came out in 2012 and use the Windows "NT core Operating system. Windows 7 to 7.5 mango came out in 2010 to 2012 and it used the Windows "CE" operating system. Windows Phone 8's NT core is used in Windows desktop operating systems like windows 7, Vista, Windows XP I prefer it over IOS and Android because the NT core is more powerful. unfortunately Microsoft programmers have to rewrite code to Put new apps on Windows phone 8 and this takes time. Windows phone 7 and Windows phone 8 do have the same looking UI because they both use the Modern UI / AKA Metro tiles

16. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

Actually, he's right. WP7 was the 1st iteration of "Windows Phone". The way you're splitting hairs, Android has only been out since ICS because most of the earlier versions are incompatible. iOS7 is incompatible with the 3GS so Apple's OS is young too.

17. shyguy3763

Posts: 52; Member since: Oct 27, 2013

NNNNOOOOOOO!You're killing me! :(

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