When will the Lumia Icon get the Denim Update?

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The Denim Update will arrive for the Lumia Icon in early 2015. It just dropped today for Lumia 928 and Lumia 822: Verizon announces Windows Phone 8.1 Update 1 to Lumia 928, Lumia 822 | Windows Central.

But, Microsoft said at IFA 2014 that the Lumia Denim would "first be available on our flagship phones...Lumia ICON": Microsoft Nokia Lumia Live Event Part 1 - Lumia Denim, Lumia 830 IFA 2014 - YouTube . Not happy. Check the youtube video out at the time 7:48.

So it appears that Lumia Cyan was skipped as some of us speculated in the forums.

Meanwhile, although you can only buy the Lumia 928 at Verizon, since Verizon discontinued (yanked off the shelves with disgust by iPhone and Android executives hehehe, jk) the Lumia ICON, you can still buy the Lumia ICON at the Microsoft store free with contract: http://www.microsoftstore.com/store/msusa/en_US/pdp/Verizon---Nokia-Lumia-Icon/productID.306508100

And just to add a little salt to the wounds the 930 on AT&T already has Lumia Cyan and it has the same exact hardware as the 929, accept for a few little number changes here and there due to GSM vs CDMA, but that doesn't take 4 months to figure out...: Windows Phone 8.1 Update 1 rolls out for Nokia Lumia 930

At this point Verizon should just let Microsoft deliver firmware directly to Lumia ICON users, like Apple delivers firmware updates to iPhone users, without carrier approval since Verizon doesn't even sell the ICON anymore.

Very disappointed in Verizon and Microsoft.

I wonder if the preview for developers version will receive the Denim update on the ICON any sooner than "early 2015"...

Joe Belfore needs to "get on Deck" with reality; this is way to long to wait for a flagship phone.

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It's puzzling that the Icon is the last to get the update.  VZW/Microsoft must have encounter problems with CDMA/LTE/XLTE/VoLTE which might have caused the delay.

vzwenduser wrote:

And just to add a little salt to the wounds the 930 on AT&T already has Lumia Cyan and it has the same exact hardware as the 929, accept for a few little number changes here and there due to GSM vs CDMA, but that doesn't take 4 months to figure out...: Windows Phone 8.1 Update 1 rolls out for Nokia Lumia 930

Some misconception, the 930 is the international version of the Icon and it's exclusive to VZW at the moment.  AT&T doesn't carry the 930 and there is no news if it will.

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Your right primortal, that was the 920, I have had the misconception for a while now I guess, well still other carriers received Cyan a long time ago and Verizon never released it. So lets not let that detract away from the real issue, IFA 2014 said ICON would get Denim first, we didn't get it. That is not cool.

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Completely agree.  VZW must have required something that added to the delay.  Or Microsoft flat out lied...

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Now everybody is talking about the "Denim" update. But here's the catch: you need CYAN to be able to update to DENIM.

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47seijar wrote:

Now everybody is talking about the "Denim" update. But here's the catch: you need CYAN to be able to update to DENIM.

Only for carriers that rolled out Cyan.

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Then it sounds like Verizon will need it's own version of Denim so it will install on the phones that never got Cyan. I'm not thrilled with the prospect of waiting for Verizon to get that going.

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It's already happening for the 928 and 822. Icon is next.

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OK, I stand corrected -- and I'm thrilled about that!! According to Lumia Conversations, Verizon will be rolling out Denim to those that missed Cyan:

"Here’s an early Christmas present to our U.S. readers: If you own a Lumia and you’re on the Verizon network, the newest Windows Phone 8.1 upgrade–the super-charged Lumia Denim–is coming to you soon.

Yes, that means you’ll skip over the previous update, Lumia Cyan, and go straight to Denim!

The roll-out for the Lumia 822 and Lumia 928 begins over the next few days and the Lumia Icon will follow in early 2015."

I'm not thrilled about us Icon owners being last in line and waiting until 2015, but it's better than waiting for a Cyan update that will never come.

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I'm switching to ATT as soon as my contract is up.  This lack of support for my phone from vzw is unacceptable. 

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