Windows Phone 8.1 Update 1 arrives for Verizon's Nokia Lumia 928 and Nokia Lumia 822

Windows Phone 8.1 Update 1 arrives for Verizon's Nokia Lumia 928 and Nokia Lumia 822
Today, Verizon subscribers with the Nokia Lumia 928 and the Nokia Lumia 822 are beginning to receive Windows Phone 8.1 Update 1. That means that owners of these two handsets will now be able to access virtual personal assistant Cortana. Other goodies that come with the update include the Swype-like Word Flow keyboard, Action Center, custom volume levels for different activities and the addition of background images on Live Tiles.

Other changes include enhancements to the Windows Phone Store, which will now recommend apps based on your previous downloads, and the addition of Internet Explorer 11. With the latter, you can pin websites as Live Tiles and enjoy extended HTML5 support for videos. A touch of a button will now turn a voice call into a video call when using Skype, and four new management features are included.

Wi-Fi Sense automatically connects your phone to free Wi-Fi hotspots. Data Sense warns you when you are close to going over your monthly data cap, and helps stretch out your remaining data by cutting back on non-critical tasks. It also compresses website images and texts by up to 60%. Battery Saver will tell you which apps are the top consumers of your battery's power and can help extend your battery life by as much as 20%. Storage Sense gives you a quick look at all of the memory being used on your phone. It also allows you to move apps from your handset's native storage to a microSD card.

The update prepares both phones for the Lumia Denim update, which has started rolling out globally. If the update doesn't reach your phone today, don't do anything that would force Santa to put you on the naughty list. Staggered updates can take some time to reach your device. You can try to coax it out of your phone by going to Settings > Phone Updates.


source: Verizon (1), (2) via WindowsCentral

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Lumia 928
  • Display 4.5" 768 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 8.7 MP / 1.2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus, Dual-core, 1500 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB
  • Battery 2000 mAh(17h 3G talk time)
Lumia 822
  • Display 4.3" 480 x 800 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus, Dual-core, 1500 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 1800 mAh(11.7h 3G talk time)

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9 Comments

1. Johnnokia

Posts: 1158; Member since: May 27, 2012

OMG finally!

2. Penny

Posts: 1859; Member since: Feb 04, 2011

Quick question for PA staff if you guys know the answer to it: does the Lumia 928 get any camera improvements from the Denim update? I know 4K recording and Moment Capture are reserved for the later hardware, including the Icon.

4. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

Only newer socs will so probably not. It is the same processor type as the 1020 and 925

5. yahia_malka

Posts: 186; Member since: Mar 27, 2014

Hardware related features And why you ask here ? Windows central is better source of windows phone news

6. Alan01

Posts: 621; Member since: Mar 21, 2012

It will receive the updated fifth version of the Lumia Camera app. That should bring a faster boot up time for the camera, and allow users of the Lumia 928 to take pictures a milli-second apart. Newer models powered by the Snapdragon 800 should be able to run Moment Capture. Alan F.

7. Penny

Posts: 1859; Member since: Feb 04, 2011

Okay, thank you for the response Alan. I hope the firmware improves the software processing of images. I feel like my 928's image quality got worse with the Lumia Black firmware; images feel more washed out.

3. 7thspaceman

Posts: 1597; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

hmm That's great to hear a Christmas gift from Verizon to it's Microsoft Windows smart customers. Thanks Verizon. but what about your Verizon ICON owners it was your flagship Nokia Lumia smart phone. Please update that smart phone people are still buying new and used ones. I want one myself.

8. fisticuffs

Posts: 4; Member since: Dec 17, 2014

And the Icon (929) still sits in limbo. I guess it's a good thing I got rid of it 3 months ago. Sheesh Verizon. Miss that camera though....

9. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

Nope will be getting the update early in 2015 and full boot to denim.

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