1. NightOrchid's Avatar
    Can anyone add any more solid news on this or is it just runmour

    Windows Phone 8.1 release date tipped for April 23 with new smartphones - News - Trusted Reviews

    If this is the case, will we unbranded unlocked UK 1020 owners get it then,
    04-13-2014 04:38 PM
  2. NightOrchid's Avatar
    ....Read the date of the article...
    Yeah I know, only 2 weeks ago... So I guess its a yes then. Hmm Nice :). Only 10 days to go till (hopefully) better battery and independent volumer sliders and ... Ohh. :)

    I do know Cortana isnt being released till Summer/Fall 2014, but i dont use voice so im not that bothered
    04-13-2014 04:43 PM
  3. vindicarblack's Avatar
    Yeah I know, only 2 weeks ago... So I guess its a yes then. Hmm Nice :). Only 10 days to go till (hopefully) better battery and independent volumer sliders and ... Ohh. :)

    I do know Cortana isnt being released till Summer/Fall 2014, but i dont use voice so im not that bothered
    its out now with a simple install of the developer preview app - full release version - with Cortana (US) and yes separate volume controls - you can get Cortana in the UK by changing your location and language
    04-14-2014 06:35 PM
  4. NightOrchid's Avatar
    its out now with a simple install of the developer preview app - full release version - with Cortana (US) and yes separate volume controls - you can get Cortana in the UK by changing your location and language
    Yeah, im actually registered as a developer, but Im still toying with upgrading my beloved 1020 as its my daily driver.. I might just wait for the full version.. (he says with sweaty palms).. lets see how long that lasts.. hehe :)
    04-15-2014 03:04 AM
  5. navxii's Avatar
    when full V of wp8.1 will be avble on india...............
    04-18-2014 05:16 AM
  6. jeetu4444's Avatar
    Iam using 8.1 preview on my lumia 1020...working gr8...iam in india and using cortana....changed region and language to USA english. Loving cortana she is awesome...thou she will improve with time

    sent from Lumia 1020 or Note 3 dual sim
    04-18-2014 05:32 AM
  7. Ma1dere's Avatar
    I don't know. It's up to Nokia and carriers to make it availible. They will only release it when their firmware will be ready, the release date I keep hearing about is late june.
    1520 owners might get it slightly earlier (not sure about the Icon since it's availible on Verizion exclusively).
    I don't mind tbh. Seems like current dev preview has plenty of bugs in it, and developers might want to take some time to take all advantages of the new platform.
    04-18-2014 10:11 AM
  8. Chris_Germany's Avatar
    IF the dev preview is the FINAL version, then good night!
    It needs alot improvement and bugfixes!
    04-18-2014 10:18 AM
  9. jeetu4444's Avatar
    Well we will get lot of bugs improvement....as its only from Microsoft. ..Nokia will release its own update for 8.1....final version shld release for public by may end or early june....wen black preview came out it took nearly 2 months for public release....

    sent from Lumia 1020 or Note 3 dual sim
    04-19-2014 05:02 AM
  10. SammUL's Avatar
    With all the bugs do you recommend staying on 8 for now?
    04-19-2014 06:46 AM
  11. LTTG's Avatar
    With all the bugs do you recommend staying on 8 for now?
    Yes, I kinda regret updating, the battery drain problem is really annoying... Sometimes when you close an app or get back to the start screen the transition animation stutters (just like Android) I'm actually thinking of reverting to 8 until those bugs are fixed...
    04-19-2014 06:52 AM
  12. clechner77's Avatar
    "All" the bugs? This is actually a very solid build. Don't let the few things you have read stop you from updating. We are talking a major release on a ton different hardware. Most people experience don't experience game changing issues and half of them are apps that Microsoft will be updating shortly or things that are moved that people can't find. The battery draining faster is likely goin to be improved on a per vendor basis. I have a 1520 that drains somewhat fast and an 822 that never moves.
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    04-19-2014 07:02 AM
  13. RoxyMunky's Avatar
    Yeap... We really have to understand that this is a developer preview and bugs are definitely there.

    I really loved all the new improvements but the battery drain is really pushing me away.

    If Nokia is shipping the new Lumias with WP8.1, hopefully its fully stable and available for us as well.

    Finger crossed.
    04-19-2014 07:10 AM
  14. jeetu4444's Avatar
    Yes the best solution for battery drain is hard reset....thou iam lazy to do it....my battery life from 2 days with moderate use is gone dwn to 16 to 17 hrs with moderate use...but iam sure soon....nokia and microsoft will release update for apps and software....guess we can only wait....

    sent from Lumia 1020 or Note 3 dual sim
    04-19-2014 09:28 AM
  15. iliramove's Avatar
    Battery life improved after a few days on the WP8.1 update. On both my 1020 and 1520. With Cortana turned on. I'm in Singapore.

    Sent from my RM-937_apac_sea_206 using Tapatalk
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    04-19-2014 09:50 AM
  16. RoxyMunky's Avatar
    Agreed with iliramove. The battery life is improving after few days.

    I still got 64% battery since this 5am full charge. Now its 730pm here in Malaysia.

    Location is turned on but with Cortana off.

    I'm glad its back to life.
    04-20-2014 06:30 AM
  17. Tinderbox_UK's Avatar
    Well i am in the UK and NO 8.1 update i am using an sim-free stock nokia 1020 using an o2 sim.

    John.
    04-23-2014 07:58 AM

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