Re: When will the windows phone 8.1 update be released?!

primortal
Sr. Member

So if it's at the carriers discretion.  Why is it only Europe countries the only ones releasing the update and only Nokia/Microsoft Lumia devices; where are the updates for Samsung or HTC devices if it carrier discretion for the same carriers and why?

Updating the firmware and testing doesn't take a few days to do a good burn through.  So if 6/24 is the official release date and the OEM's got the final bits even though they most likely had 8.1 earlier; its' only been a week since release.  Not enough time to test and release the update and firmware to the the carriers for them to test or even re-test.

There hasn't been any news what so ever that VZW (or any other US carrier) has been releasing 8.1 to a 1000 phones at a time.  WPCenter and a few diehard windows phone sites are not reporting this.  WPCenter has a large user base and no one is reporting they received 8.1.

My uninformed information is based in how the past software updates released and how they were done.  And right now this is no different than how it was done in the past.  Specially with Nokia.  Nokia released 8.0 Update 3 in Europe first and then it came to the US.  Same as it's happening now so again who is controlling the roll out?

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Re: Re: When will the windows phone 8.1 update be released?!

primortal
Sr. Member

Please read, from 6/29

Today, Microsoft India has made an interesting announcement that offers us more details on the release timeframe for the Windows Phone 8.1 update.

According to Microsoft India, existing Windows Phone 8 users should expect to receive the long-awaited update in the first two weeks of July.

The exact rollout for each smartphone is likely to depend on country and carrier. Also, we're not sure if the above statement only applies to Windows Phone 8 users in India or to anyone owning an eligible smartphone.

Microsoft has already started to deploy the Windows Phone 8.1 update in Finland and Argentina, but only as pilot. There are no details on Microsoft starting to offer the update in any other country as of yet.

However, there are only a few days left until the beginning of July, so we expect the mass rollout of Windows Phone 8.1 to finally kick off next week.

We will keep an eye out for any additional details on the matter, so stay tuned for more updates on Windows Phone 8.1’s worldwide rollout.

Microsoft Confirms Windows Phone 8.1 Update Rolls Out in Early July

So again, who is controlling the roll out?

Windows Phone 8.1: Release date

First of all, it’s important to note that the update will be free and will begin rolling out in the UK on 24 June. The exact date you’ll be able to get it will depend on your smartphone manufacturer.

"The distribution of these incremental updates may be controlled by the mobile operator or the phone manufacturer from which you purchased your phone, and installation will require that your phone have any prior updates. Update availability will also vary by country, region, and hardware capabilities," warns Microsoft.

http://www.pcadvisor.co.uk/news/mobile-phone/3510108/windows-phone-81-cortanan-release-date-new-feat...

So again, who is controlling the roll out?

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Re: When will the windows phone 8.1 update be released?!

primortal
Sr. Member

Track record with Windows Phone 8.0 Update 3 (GRD3) and VZW release schedule:

Microsoft Released Windows Phone 8.01 Update 3 (GR3) on 10/14/2013

  •      HTC received the update on 11/22; a month later.
  •      Lumia 928 received the update on 2/14; 4 months later
  •      Lumia 822 received the update on 2/18; 4 months and 4 days later.

I'm hoping the release schedule for Windows Phone 8.1 isn't anywhere near as the schedule for Update 3 was.

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Re: When will the windows phone 8.1 update be released?!

gernerttl
Novice

You sure about that?  I got Black for my 928 in Dec 13.  As far as WP 8.1; Verizon will release it when they are ready.  Meaning it's been tested on the network and won't cause network issues for any of its users.  They also have to ensure the CDMA side works as well.  Eventually, as CDMA is phased out, this step will eventually be eliminated.

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Re: When will the windows phone 8.1 update be released?!

Mpmacal
Member

MS created "anxiety" on their WP site by previewing 8.1 and Cortana... It worked.  I got all juiced up.

We should not respond to our anxiety with victim centric whining and conspiracy theories.  The WP update may not at the top of Verizon's priorities.  We will get it when they can successfully manage it.

Considering the issues they had with the Verizonwireless site recently, I suggest we do not rush them.  Rather have it right the first time.  It's easy to forget that it is a phone, not a PC.  A bit more mission-critical.

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Re: When will the windows phone 8.1 update be released?!

colecrew
Member

Its been a month... lets go Verizon! 8.1 should have been weeks ago.

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Re: When will the windows phone 8.1 update be released?!

primortal
Sr. Member

You need to talk to Microsoft.  As of yet they haven't released it in the US.

Keep on eye on this post, http://forums.wpcentral.com/windows-phone-8-1/293096-track-windows-phone-8-1-lumia-cyan-rollout-here... or http://www.wpcentral.com/windows-phone-81-tracker