Nokia says that all Windows Phone 8 powered Lumia models will receive Windows Phone 8.1

Nokia says that all Windows Phone 8 powered Lumia models will receive Windows Phone 8.1
Earlier today, Microsoft officially announced Windows Phone 8.1. Chock-full of new features and updates, the new OS build takes the platform to a new, higher level. And the good news for all of you toting a Nokia Lumia Windows Phone 8 powered handset, is that you will receive Windows Phone 8.1. Even those of you with the entry-level Nokia Lumia 520 will receive the update, which is scheduled to roll out starting this summer. Considering that all Windows Phone 8.1 models will be receiving Cortana, that means that models like the Nokia Lumia 520 will also support Microsoft's new virtual assistant.

We wouldn't be surprised to see demand surge for low-end Lumia models over the next few days. The Nokia Lumia 520 is already the most popular Windows Phone handset. Also slated to receive the update, and Cortana, is the T-Mobile branded version of the Lumia 520 called the Nokia Lumia 521.

For those with a Windows Phone 8 powered handset, from the Nokia Lumia 520 to the Nokia Lumia 1520, summer can't get here soon enough. The update will be sent out OTA in a package called Lumia Cyan.

source: Nokia via Phonescoop

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18 Comments

1. Lt.Green

Posts: 397; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

I'd probably buy the 520 as soon as the update is released. I still don't see myself spending too much on a WP device (app gap) but I really want to try 8.1 out.

3. sgodsell

Posts: 7383; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

I would recommend not buying any WP device with anything less then 1gb of ram. All the new WP devices since the end of last year have had 1gb of ram or more (525, icon, 630, 635). Not to mention some apps require 1gb of ram, even Nokia's refocus app requires 1gb of ram.

6. shridharddlj4015

Posts: 8; Member since: Sep 13, 2013

630 has 512 mb ram..

17. user996

Posts: 221; Member since: Feb 25, 2013

refocus doesn't require 1gb ram i have it on my 520

2. Tuxedo

Posts: 356; Member since: Mar 19, 2013

Slaps Google...

7. Doakie

Posts: 2478; Member since: May 06, 2009

Why???

8. hms2407

Posts: 94; Member since: Apr 25, 2013

*samsung,sony and htc

4. lucid.brat unregistered

The question is when will we receive the update????

15. bon24x7

Posts: 211; Member since: Aug 30, 2012

create a free WP developer account and you "might" receive the update on April 10th.. ;)

5. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2350; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

Sweeeet

9. tenzin

Posts: 111; Member since: Dec 20, 2013

Once I bought wp but will never do the same mistake

16. bon24x7

Posts: 211; Member since: Aug 30, 2012

your loss..

10. mturby unregistered

so every ios, blackberry and windows phone user will get updates. but 70% of android user are dealing with Jelly Bean 4.1 ?

11. bigdawg23

Posts: 467; Member since: May 25, 2011

With Android it Phone Manufacture Driven. With iOS and WP its OS manufacture driven. Everyone can hate all they want on Apple their OS updates allow most recent phones to get the update at the same time. Sure not all the goodies are include but they get most of them. My ATT Note 3 just got 4.4 KitKat but iPhone 5 received iOS 7 back on launch day. Androids other than Nexus line(for the most part) many times don't get the updates until months later. Also keep in mind Samsung started with 4.3 on the S4 for Verizon on locking the bootloader so many will not update to 4.3 or 4.4 because of the loss of Root with Custom Recovery. I will install WP 8.1 on my Lumia 1020 as soon as it comes available.

13. mturby unregistered

no excuses or technical explanations are valid, updates are updates. everyone is getting their updates but android users r not. google could fix it by telling these moth..fo...ers to update every phone asap so android users njoy what google's os really has to offer. thanks google for doing it. i still love u...for no reazon...

12. corporateJP

Posts: 2458; Member since: Nov 28, 2009

Best news of the day...

18. aksa123

Posts: 367; Member since: Jan 30, 2014

This is old news bro.

14. skinny95black

Posts: 113; Member since: Jan 06, 2013

That,s the good thing about wp the updates as soon as i finish my college i will sell my s2 and buy the 920

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