12-18-2013 08:14 PM
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  1. cmore675's Avatar
    Or will we have to buy another phone.
    12-16-2013 06:41 PM
  2. 5150 Joker's Avatar
    Why wouldn't we get it?
    12-16-2013 06:44 PM
  3. Chris Sandiford's Avatar
    What you've done there is miss the word "when" out. Of course we'll get it, it's an update for every WP8 user, "when" is down to your network provider.
    Himanshu Chowdhary likes this.
    12-16-2013 06:52 PM
  4. AndyCalling's Avatar
    If the OP was an Android user before, the immediate expectation is that it wouldn't be made available so as to encourage users to junk their old but perfectly good hardware into landfill and buy another. Rude, I know, but that's the Google way it seems. No further reason required.

    OP, don't be worried. It works differently here. Unless there is a real hardware reason to deny the upgrade, you'll get it. That is unless you are with AT&T in the US I hear, as according to this forum they hate all their customers. In the UK though (and almost everywhere else) you will get the update unless your hardware truly can't run it.
    12-16-2013 06:55 PM
  5. Kellzea's Avatar
    Join the preview program to get early updates. Problem solved.
    jojoe42 and Chief_Adu like this.
    12-16-2013 06:57 PM
  6. azcruz's Avatar
    If the OP was an Android user before, the immediate expectation is that it wouldn't be made available so as to encourage users to junk their old but perfectly good hardware into landfill and buy another. Rude, I know, but that's the Google way it seems. No further reason required.
    <snip>
    My Sony Xperia V was the flagship last year. Sony announced it's not getting any further update. Screw Sony.
    12-16-2013 06:59 PM
  7. hipporama's Avatar
    My Sony Xperia V was the flagship last year. Sony announced it's not getting any further update. Screw Sony.
    That seems to be a trend with most Android manufacturers (speaking from personal experience). I think HTC also dumped some of the phones they released last year.
    12-16-2013 11:02 PM
  8. miguelsantos's Avatar
    Or will we have to buy another phone.
    1520 has the best specs out there and windows 8.1 will run on almost all the current windows phone 8. Relax. We will have at least 24 months of updates
    12-17-2013 02:46 AM
  9. psudotechzealot's Avatar
    Of course.
    12-17-2013 04:50 AM
  10. Alienhead95's Avatar
    Microsoft have already made it public, they will support current generation phones.
    jojoe42 likes this.
    12-17-2013 10:42 AM
  11. TenTwelve's Avatar
    My Sony Xperia V was the flagship last year. Sony announced it's not getting any further update. Screw Sony.
    I have not bought a Sony product in over a decade and I have no plans to.
    Himanshu Chowdhary likes this.
    12-17-2013 12:07 PM
  12. kabel_mk's Avatar
    I have no doubts if we will get it, i'm more curious when we will get it. As of now, all info indicates that WP8.1 will get showcased in april 2014 on their developer conference which puts the OTA deployment in July-August 2014 time frame ... So, kind of eight months from now ... Too early to get excited about it ...
    12-17-2013 12:35 PM
  13. tgp's Avatar
    Join the preview program to get early updates. Problem solved.
    Will 8.1 be available this way? That would sure be nice! I always wondered why phone updates have to go through the manufacturer and the carrier. The preview program makes sense to me. Our PC's all get updates at the same time, regardless of OEM, ISP, or anything else.
    12-17-2013 12:52 PM
  14. winrayjay99's Avatar
    According to the Win phone 8 Wikipedia page. Win Phone 8 will update till 2016 then we move on to the next version of windows. All win 8 Phones will be supported.
    12-17-2013 04:55 PM
  15. anon(8150199)'s Avatar
    yeah, we'll all get it
    12-18-2013 01:46 AM
  16. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    Here I was thinking that these threads would disappear when this was posted http://forums.windowscentral.com/win...ed-thread.html

    The 1520 has the latest software and hardware, to think it wouldn't get an update in less than 6 months time is a bit silly. I have a L920 and I expected WP8.1 from the beginning. Don't fully understand why these threads keep popping up.
    palandri likes this.
    12-18-2013 06:03 AM
  17. RustyU's Avatar
    OP, don't be worried. It works differently here.
    *cough*WindowsPhone7*cough*
    whatup12 likes this.
    12-18-2013 09:33 AM
  18. rakesh1995's Avatar
    *cough*WindowsPhone7*cough*





    *cough*All-android-oem*cough*



    Sent from my snow phone 520 (RM-914_im_india_269) using Tapatalk
    hipporama likes this.
    12-18-2013 09:53 AM
  19. TenTwelve's Avatar
    *cough*WindowsPhone7*cough*
    *cough*Completely new and different kernel vs building upon same kernel*cough*
    Citizen X and hipporama like this.
    12-18-2013 09:58 AM
  20. Citizen X's Avatar
    *cough*WindowsPhone7*cough*
    Two things. See a doctor. And stick to Andriod.

    Let's see if you can spot a pattern... Windows Phone 7, Windows Phone 8, Windows Phone 8.1

    Now utilizing nothing but common sense do you think the relationship between WP7:WP8 is the same as WP8:WP8.1? Take your time. Use some scratch paper if you need it.
    12-18-2013 10:04 AM
  21. Markie577's Avatar
    Two things. See a doctor. And stick to Andriod.

    Let's see if you can spot a pattern... Windows Phone 7, Windows Phone 8, Windows Phone 8.1

    Now utilizing nothing but common sense do you think the relationship between WP7:WP8 is the same as WP8:WP8.1? Take your time. Use some scratch paper if you need it.
    Let's see if you can detect an pattern,

    WP7, WP7.5, WP7.8
    All an incremental update that the phones could run!
    12-18-2013 10:35 AM
  22. a5cent's Avatar
    I always wondered why phone updates have to go through the manufacturer and the carrier.
    Every Android device ships with its own proprietary version of Android, that is specifically adapted to the hardware of each particular device. As such, no single version of Android exists that runs on everything. Strictly speaking, there are as many versions of Android as there are Android handsets. Google makes just one version of Android, which unaltered, doesn't run on any hardware at all.

    That is why manufacturers must spend a lot of time merging the alterations made by Google back into the specific code base for each of their devices. That is why manufacturers must get involved to update the OS on Android devices. It's an ugly process. The only exception is when Google takes responsibility to do that themselves, which is what the Nexus devices are about.
    12-18-2013 10:38 AM
  23. Phrozty's Avatar
    What's the preview program?
    12-18-2013 11:38 AM
  24. Citizen X's Avatar
    Now utilizing nothing but common sense do you think the relationship between WP7:WP8 is the same as WP8:WP8.1?
    Let's see if you can detect an pattern,

    WP7, WP7.5, WP7.8
    All an incremental update that the phones could run!
    I believe that is what I just said.
    12-18-2013 12:01 PM
  25. tgp's Avatar
    Every Android device ships with its own proprietary version of Android, that is specifically adapted to the hardware of each particular device. As such, no single version of Android exists that runs on everything. Strictly speaking, there are as many versions of Android as there are Android handsets. Google makes just one version of Android, which unaltered, doesn't run on any hardware at all.

    That is why manufacturers must spend a lot of time merging the alterations made by Google back into the specific code base for each of their devices. That is why manufacturers must get involved to update the OS on Android devices. It's an ugly process. The only exception is when Google takes responsibility to do that themselves, which is what the Nexus devices are about.
    Hmmm, interesting! But Apple goes through the same process. It's much more streamlined though. Apple is the OEM, but they still go through the carriers. Apple enforces a strict timeline, and that's why all versions get the update at the same time. And FWIW, official WP updates still go through OEMs and carriers. As far as I know, the preview program for GDR3 was the first deviation from that, and it's still not an official update. This process is not unique to Android.
    12-18-2013 12:21 PM
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