Windows Phone 8.1 update release date: coming in "a few months"

Windows Phone 8.1 update release date: coming in
Microsoft has just unveiled Windows Phone 8.1, "taking the world’s most personal smartphone experience and making it way better", but when will it come to existing devices?

Unfortunately, it won’t be in the next few days, or weeks - instead, Microsoft expects to start rolling out the Windows Phone 8.1 to existing handsets in the next few months.

We've earlier heard whispers about Windows Phone 8.1 arriving to current phones running WP 8 in April to May, and while this timeline does seem possible, Microsoft did not commit to a specific month or date.

The Windows Phone 8.1 update brings new features like an Action Center (a notification dropdown similar to what you have on Android), the Cortana personal assistant, new customization options with wallpapers on the home screen and different tile arrangements. We’ll surely be hearing more about the Windows Phone 8.1 update roll-out in the near future, so stay tuned.

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19 Comments

1. SleepingOz unregistered

Is that Tetris?

6. ihavenoname

Posts: 1693; Member since: Aug 18, 2013

Seems to be stuck, no new blocks dropping and no game over sign.

19. aksa123

Posts: 367; Member since: Jan 30, 2014

Nope, it's tiletris lol.

2. Penny

Posts: 1851; Member since: Feb 04, 2011

Well, I was willing to wait until the end of April/beginning of May, but not going to wait for an indeterminate "few months." Guess I'm signing up for the free developer program to get the developer preview in the next week.

10. Ray.S

Posts: 457; Member since: Jul 19, 2011

New devices with WP 8.1 are said to start coming out in the April-May time-frame.

14. yahiaM

Posts: 18; Member since: Apr 02, 2014

im a developer , can anyone tell me when well it be available. For developer ??

15. yahiaM

Posts: 18; Member since: Apr 02, 2014

im a developer , can anyone tell me when well it be available. For developer ??

3. NokiaFTW

Posts: 2072; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

Can't wait for it to hit my 1520 & 520! :)

4. Kyokado

Posts: 115; Member since: Jul 11, 2013

Meowow wp meowow. Had an 8X once. Someone stole it. Now the guy is on the run for stealing something precious. Couple of months back, he was on the run for stealing a piece of junk. Well played microsoft, midas touch.

5. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2350; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

In tha coming months? I'll wait, this is more than just a update, that adds a row of icons, lol , bring it on :-)

7. papss unregistered

Well rambling!! I wanted this for my 1520 asap but it seems I'll be doing the developer way

8. yahiaM

Posts: 18; Member since: Apr 02, 2014

Well im a developer , can anyone tell me when well it be available. For developer ??

9. corporateJP

Posts: 2458; Member since: Nov 28, 2009

As long as all devices running 8 get 8.1, I'm good. Ask me again after June 1st if it isn't rolled out by then...

11. alterecho

Posts: 1106; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

December.

12. camera531

Posts: 346; Member since: Jun 30, 2012

I can't believe these OEM's still use the "coming months" term. What a crock. These exorbitant delays need to stop. Take some notes from HTC and Apple!

13. yahiaM

Posts: 18; Member since: Apr 02, 2014

im a developer , can anyone tell me when well it be available. For developers ??

18. icyrock1

Posts: 307; Member since: Mar 25, 2013

We have to use the development tools MS provides, the tools already have 8.1 support AFAIK.

16. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

Ms didnt speak on this particular. I'm smelling doubts. Wp7 or something.

17. icyrock1

Posts: 307; Member since: Mar 25, 2013

Is it just me or does the guy in the picture look higher than a mother f*cker.

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