LOL! No, not better, but it gives context. I've had Verizon for a long time and I haven't ever noticed a lag between update announcement and Verizon's delivery. Just hoping it's speeding its way along. (I love my Lumia Icon, I understand that with the upgrade, I'll love it even more.) Fingers-crossed.
I too love my Icon and it runs great with 8.1 compared to 8.0.
If you want a live tile to tell you that the update is available, http://www.windowsphone.com/s?appId=cee9ba3b-e3df-44c7-a2ec-787e989cebee
Actually, the update did not include Cyan. I downloaded and installed the update and I did not get Cyan. That must come from VZN, not MSFT.
Microsoft can update the OS (Windows Phone 8.0 to Windows Phone 8.1), but the firmware must go through Verizon testing before it can be released. The firmware is separate from the OS. Even Apple's firmware must be tested on Verizon before it can be released, its just that Apple secretly tests the firmware with Verizon before even making the announcement that the iOS updates are available making it seem like there is no wait, but there actually is. According to Microsoft Mobile OY website, they have already delivered the OS and Cyan firmware to Verizon and they should be testing it now. If there is a delay, at least now we know on whom to place blame, so PLEASE!!!!! DON'T DELAY THIS UPDATE VERIZON!!!! I want my Miracast apability and my Dolby Digital Surround Sound recording for my videos!
VZW has never been a leader just a sit and wait and see type of company.
Rumors are that AT&T may start the roll out sometime this week, AT&T may rollout Windows Phone 8.1 update 'as early as this week' | Windows Phone Central
Well given that we know that Microsoft released the updates to all the carriers at the same time, let's hope that Verizon is willing to show the same dedication as AT&T did to their flagship Windows Phone and get this update out to us swiftly.
Saw the rumor about AT&T releasing the update to some phones this week. Considering how the Icon is just the Verizon version of the 930, it would be nice if they at least release the Cyan update for us Icon owners.
I really hope we don't have to wait as long for Cyan as we did for GDR3.
Only VZW knows
When Update 3 (GRD3) was released it was from newer model to oldest. So the Icon should get the update first then 928 and lastly the 822. They did stagger each release a week apart.
I'd keep hammering them on twitter