1. crunkizzlekid's Avatar
    Today I tweeted Lumia asking about a timeframe for when the Lumia Denim will roll out for my Lumia 1520 and this is what I got as their response; "Hey there, it'll roll out soon following the testing and carriers' approval."
    What's ironic here is the fact that here in India, there is no concept of carrier whatsoever, hence I'm having a little difficulty here coming to any conclusion on when to expect Denim.
    11-26-2014 12:04 PM
  2. Conan143's Avatar
    That was their excuse....
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    11-26-2014 12:09 PM
  3. Darthbobcat's Avatar
    Probably just got a canned response.
    11-26-2014 12:11 PM
  4. jmshub's Avatar
    Carrier testing may be part of the firmware testing process. Millions of Windows Phones are updated to the latest updates through Developer Preview, so they can get quite a lot of feedback that way, but firmware updates are only released when the carrier clears them, or they are officially released by the manufacturer, in the case of unlocked phones.
    11-26-2014 12:14 PM
  5. Torcher Death's Avatar
    Well, lumia is for worldwide so, they give that generic response, you should try tweeting Microsoft India instead
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    11-26-2014 12:14 PM
  6. crunkizzlekid's Avatar
    Well, lumia is for worldwide so, they give that generic response, you should try tweeting Microsoft India instead
    I tried, it's the same response all across. Hope it come out soon anyways, it's already past mid fourth quarter already, I don't know why Microsoft does that in the first place, I mean what's the point of announcing something in so much advance when it's not ready or whatsoever for general distribution shortly afterwards.
    11-27-2014 01:31 AM
  7. teamkillYAY's Avatar
    One of the bad things about andriod, and windows phones (and love about iPhones) is the time it take from when a major update is announced, to when it is ready for users to download. I would rather MS keep the updates mute until they are ready to announce and push to users , rather then announce and keep us waiting and waiting, and feeling like we made a mistake choosing one handset over another! This was one reason I left druid - it felt like my phone never got suport
    Sonu K likes this.
    11-27-2014 10:50 AM
  8. cocopops's Avatar
    This is a pretty old school marketing tactic.. You make the announcement so anybody on the fence about which platform to go for might hold out until the update hits to see it in all its glory.. They normally make the announcements at key times when competitor activity is high to catch the fence sitters attention.. Time to roll out may vary but the work has been done. As a very basic summary.
    11-27-2014 10:58 AM
  9. petergoogle's Avatar
    Basically they don't know. That's the canned way to state that as probably a good amount of people ask this daily.
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    11-27-2014 02:46 PM
  10. msirapian's Avatar
    How can't you have carriers in your country? Even in a country variant (not branded), carriers have to validate the radiofrequency part (radio ROM) as your Lumia is ALSO a phone and use their cellular service. So yes it's a standard answer and not having branded variants should mean validation should be faster (as your operators don't add nor remove anything from the FW)
    11-28-2014 01:13 AM
  11. Squachy's Avatar
    This is a pretty old school marketing tactic.. You make the announcement so anybody on the fence about which platform to go for might hold out until the update hits to see it in all its glory.. They normally make the announcements at key times when competitor activity is high to catch the fence sitters attention.. Time to roll out may vary but the work has been done. As a very basic summary.
    That may be so but the key to succeeding is to make sure turn around time is acceptable. 1-2 months is fine, 3-4 is pushing it, any further is unacceptable. Its also based on the timing of the competition as well. You don't want to announce something so early that the competition ends up releasing their own version sooner. You may have announced it first but they brought it out first so they get all the attention and sales.
    Sonu K likes this.
    11-28-2014 01:26 AM
  12. BatteryLife's Avatar
    Soon™
    11-28-2014 03:09 AM
  13. Lance_WPCentral's Avatar
    Their reply was a sweet way to cut you off and keep you wandering in the dark. You'll very rarely see light at the end of the tunnel with their replies.
    11-28-2014 05:20 AM
  14. warmth's Avatar
    Link to that reply?
    11-28-2014 11:24 AM
  15. HoosierDaddy's Avatar
    One of the bad things about andriod, and windows phones (and love about iPhones) is the time it take from when a major update is announced, to when it is ready for users to download. I would rather MS keep the updates mute until they are ready to announce and push to users , rather then announce and keep us waiting and waiting, and feeling like we made a mistake choosing one handset over another!
    Yes, ignorance can be bliss.
    11-28-2014 11:28 AM
  16. Sonu K's Avatar
    How can't you have carriers in your country? Even in a country variant (not branded), carriers have to validate the radiofrequency part (radio ROM) as your Lumia is ALSO a phone and use their cellular service. So yes it's a standard answer and not having branded variants should mean validation should be faster (as your operators don't add nor remove anything from the FW)
    Is this true?
    I mean i don't think the carriers have anything to do with the device releases in India, since OEM companies sell the phones directly in shops (in this case, Nokia outlets-yes, still they do exist-and other private shops). We can use whatever network sim card we chose which we will buy from a Vodafone or Airtel or any other shops. We are not 'limited' to any updates or upgrades or usage.
    11-28-2014 11:54 AM

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