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When will the Nokia Lumia 928 have the 8.1/Cyan upgrades?
SirAugust
Enthusiast

It's been 4 or 5 months since Nokia/Microsoft announced 8.1 with Cortana. Does anyone expect Verizon to actually have the 8.1/Cyan upgrades to the 928? Verizon, do you hear me now?

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WPCyanNOW
Enthusiast

Verizon does not hear you now, and they haven't heard anyone who has been angrily complaining for the past few months.

At this point I certainly do not expect Verizon to release the 8.1 Cyan update nor the Denim update. Verizon has made it clear by their inaction that they are not going to support Windows Phone or their current customers who own Windows Phones.

To make matters worse, Verizon refuses to make any announcement whatsoever regarding the 8.1 update. They won't announce why it's delayed, what issues Verizon has with the 8.1 update, or even a possible target date. In essence, Verizon is behaving as though the update doesn't even exist, despite the fact that every other carrier has released it.

I have to assume that Verizon will behave similarly in the future as far as Windows Phone or any Microsoft product is concerned. If they are handling the Cyan update this poorly then they will certainly do the same thing with Denim, and of course Windows [Phone] 10.

My wife and I both have 928s and love them. We currently have the Developer Preview installed, which gives us 8.1 but not the firmware update - that has to come from Verizon for some mysterious reason. I have decided to move to AT&T after the first of next year if Verizon does not release the update by then; as I said, I do not expect them to. Unfortunately, my wife has her phone through work so she is stuck with Verizon, and she is furious about that fact.

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kcandsunshine13
Enthusiast

Verizon kicked 8.1 back to Microsoft because Verizon's bloatware apps (VZ Navigator, My Verizon, Voicemail, etc. - stuff everyone deletes anyway) did not work on 8.1.  Here is an article about it from Windows Central -

http://www.windowscentral.com/verizon-lumia-cyan-update-under-development-delay

Like 's wife, I get my 928 from work so I also stuck.  Seriously, considering going the Developer Preview route...

Re: When will the Nokia Lumia 928 have the 8.1/Cyan upgrades?
Not applicable

People delete voice mail? Sorry I use voice mail and I expect it to work. Also many people do want My Verizon on their phone so they can keep tabs on their data use

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bsites1968
Contributor

Data Sense is better than My Verizon and voicemail works just fine if you use the icon that looks like an old cassette tape, no matter which version of VoiceMail software by Verizon you have.  Voicemail itself doesn't require any software on your phone.  These are just two examples of the useless nature of Verizon's software.  Anything else you need can come thru a mobile site while they worry about their own software and provide us a more important update.

Re: When will the Nokia Lumia 928 have the 8.1/Cyan upgrades?
SirAugust
Enthusiast

GREAT! The announcement doesn't give a rollout timeframe. I am patient....but....when?

Sent from my Windows Phone

Re: When will the Nokia Lumia 928 have the 8.1/Cyan upgrades?
primortal
Master

If you look at the filename, it has today's date!


Sorry, yesterdays date.  So it's it's gotta bee soon.

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ynggrsshppr91
Specialist

The date is listed right at the end of the link 12-18-14. Its getting pushed out today

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primortal
Master

If you read the PDF it states, "Verizon Wireless is pleased to announce Windows Phone 8.1 Update 1"?!  So is it WP8.1 or WP 8.1.1?!?!