1. WPCentral Question's Avatar
    I've read little bits of windows phone here and there, but I've never fully understood the windows phone update cycle and the way they are named. The updates have been:

    Windows 7
    Windows 7.5
    Windows 8
    Windows 8 GRD1 (something like that?)
    Windows 8.1 (another abbreviation like GRD2 )
    Now there is the Cyan update?

    I would like to know how to understand the names, and how to know which phones get updates. (Or is it random, like android, and up the way the wind blows who gets updates and who doesn't?)
    10-07-2014 06:29 PM
  2. t.mehoves's Avatar
    GDR (General Distribution Release) is a minor bump in the OS for the most part.
    Black, Cyan, Denim is firmware updates only on Lumia phones.
    7.x phones can't upgrade past 7.8
    You can always skip the wait on carriers to update by downloading the preview app which lets any 8.x phones upgrade to latest release.
    10-07-2014 07:53 PM

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