Windows Phone 8.1 coming to HTC 8X late next month

Windows Phone 8.1 coming to HTC 8X late next month
A tweet sent out by HTC reveals that the Windows Phone 8.1 update is being sent out to owners of the HTC 8X, starting late next month. The update brings the Action Center for notifications, the Swype-esque Word Flow typing system, and the personal assistant Cortana to the handset. A number of Nokia Lumia models have already received all of those goodies with Windows Phone 8.1, and now it is time for HTC's Windows Phone 8 models to be updated.

Last month, we told you that Microsoft had halted the Windows Phone 8.1 Update 1 Developer Preview for both the HTC 8X and HTC 8S, due to the lack of drivers required for the update. HTC needs to send out the drivers for both models, and will do so with the official consumer update.

So now we know to expect the HTC 8X to receive the update in late October, which should make owners of the phone excited to know that Cortana is coming soon. As for those with the lower spec'd HTC 8S, there still is no date as to when we might see that model updated to Windows Phone 8.1.

And if you're wondering about the HTC One (M8) for Windows, that update is coming...ah, we can't pull the wool over your eyes. That high-end model comes pre-loaded with Windows Phone 8.1 on board..

source: @HTC via WPCentral

Related phones

Windows Phone 8X
  • Display 4.3" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus, Dual-core, 1500 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB
  • Battery 1800 mAh(11.3h talk time)
Windows Phone 8S
  • Display 4.0" 480 x 800 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus, Dual-core, 1000 MHz
  • Storage 4 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 1700 mAh



1. snowgator

Posts: 3621; Member since: Jan 19, 2011

This is a good sign. My experience with HTC- both Android and WP- was a sad, sad lack of support and patches. That the 8X is officially getting 8.1 shows that just maybe HTC has made strides to improve at this. That puts the ONE M8 for Windows at least in my "maybe" category.

2. smarttechbadworld

Posts: 74; Member since: May 07, 2014

Long time no see htc phone 8x

3. apple4never

Posts: 1064; Member since: May 08, 2013

HTC has actually been so good I'm surprised they aren't doing well, I loved my 8X they seemed to cover every detail, it was quite a good phone

8. Cicero

Posts: 1149; Member since: Jan 22, 2014

"was" or still is?

4. swiekekodok

Posts: 58; Member since: Jul 19, 2014

Oh good,seems to be a good news for my 8x ....,,,

5. aco96

Posts: 244; Member since: Oct 12, 2012

What about Samsung ATIV S?

6. skymitch89

Posts: 1453; Member since: Nov 05, 2010

What about the T-Mobile HTC 8x? I know a couple people that have it & would like to get the update.

7. snowgator

Posts: 3621; Member since: Jan 19, 2011

Can't imagine it won't come since the update for the phone in general has been released. T-Mobile will have to test and approve it, just like the Verizon and AT&T versions will. Wonder about the HTC 8XT on Sprint?

9. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

Probably come along with the M8 release. Just speculation of course.

10. riztariq47

Posts: 1; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

My HTC 8X carrier is 3 .... will that make a diffrence ??? or this update will be for all 8Xs ??

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