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There is no firm release dates for the official Cyan firmware update and the official release of WP8.1.
Lots of other carriers have been releasing Windows Phone 8.1. For example, the Lumia 1020 on AT&T just got the update today. When will Verizon release 8.1 for the icon?
If I upgrade using the developer preview, will I loose any features that I am currently utilizing now? Also can I upgrade to the final cyan update from the windows developer preview.
no one knows. I bought my icon to get wp8.1 and I have been waiting for months.
no information at all from verizon
my friend just got his 1520 with 8.1 and he mocks me
Verizon is a joke. Time to drop these butt-clowns and go to ATT. The fact that they cannot even communicate an estimated range of dates for the 8.1 update is pathetic.
Way to go Verizon, bunch of New Jersey mafiosos.
Nearly ever other phone around the world has Windows Phone 8.1 and Cyan update. I want my Lumia Icon updated ASAP please! I am paying top dollar to a top tier carrier. I expect top tier service.
Can you hear us now? Verizon doesn't hear us, they don't care about us. Once they have you locked into a contract, you're on your own. Luckily other carriers are offering buy outs. So I would either switch carriers or try the developer preview. Luckily Microsoft gives us that option so we don't have to wait for dumb carriers who don't care about their customers.
I bought my Icon just a few days over 2 months ago expecting it to ship with 8.1. I can not communicate how disappointed I am in VZ for NOT sending the 8.1 update out. I have used Apple and Android, each have their own following but to do this to paying customers is not right. I work for a software company that relys heavily on Microsoft products and we would NEVER do this to a customer. If it was not for the fact that I had terrible coverage from AT&T I would look at switching to another carrier but VZ is about the only reliable one where I live.
But this latest trick is more than disheartening, it should approach being illegal. And I had the same experience when asking about the Icon in a VZ store before buying it. The salesperson didn't want to talk Windows Phone anything and kept pushing Galaxy and iPhone. That is why I ordered mine online, because of their sales rep.
Not a good move VZ to keep customers happy!