1. impratick's Avatar
    Guys win 8.1 is comming for L520?? And when??



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    10-30-2013 12:33 AM
  2. ygtgngr's Avatar
    Yes it will. When it's available for every other WP8 device.
    N_LaRUE likes this.
    10-30-2013 12:40 AM
  3. Aniket Bhat's Avatar
    Sorry to break it to you guys, but there's a 50-50 chance of WP8 devices not getting an update to WP 8.1 Even higher chance that it wont come out specifically for the 520. I know it is horrible to know that what you just bought is soon gonna be outdated. I too have a Lumia 520. It's just 3 months old. :( It's just that MS isn't keeping up to their promises, nor is Nokia. (Like when they said all WP8 Devices will have glance screen and double tap to unlock.) Just hope that I'm wrong and they do give 520 an upgrade, that too an actual WP 8.1 update. Not like they did with WP 7.8 , mean while lets just keep our fingers crossed.
    impratick likes this.
    11-02-2013 06:23 AM
  4. sym1a1a's Avatar
    Sorry to break it to you guys, but there's a 50-50 chance of WP8 devices not getting an update to WP 8.1 Even higher chance that it wont come out specifically for the 520. I know it is horrible to know that what you just bought is soon gonna be outdated. I too have a Lumia 520. It's just 3 months old. :( It's just that MS isn't keeping up to their promises, nor is Nokia. (Like when they said all WP8 Devices will have glance screen and double tap to unlock.) Just hope that I'm wrong and they do give 520 an upgrade, that too an actual WP 8.1 update. Not like they did with WP 7.8 , mean while lets just keep our fingers crossed.
    hmmm, I own the L1020 but I've not read anything that would suggest that any WP8 wont get 8.1 update, further more I have two friends with the 520 and they both have double tap to wake and glance screen, (great little phone by the way) and WPCentrals review of the 520 by Daniel also demonstrates the double tap to wake and glance screen as well.
    11-02-2013 06:46 AM
  5. Darren Walsh's Avatar
    Of course they are getting it
    impratick likes this.
    11-02-2013 06:46 AM
  6. Zulfigar's Avatar
    Yeah... The glance screen is a hardware issue, not a software one (Nokia cut a few things off so the phone can be cheaper), as for 8.1, we're still a few months away from that point, let GDR3 get released to everybody first and you'll then see 8.1, as will every phone out currently.
    impratick likes this.
    11-02-2013 07:07 AM
  7. DennisvdG's Avatar
    Sorry to break it to you guys, but there's a 50-50 chance of WP8 devices not getting an update to WP 8.1 Even higher chance that it wont come out specifically for the 520. I know it is horrible to know that what you just bought is soon gonna be outdated. I too have a Lumia 520. It's just 3 months old. :( It's just that MS isn't keeping up to their promises, nor is Nokia. (Like when they said all WP8 Devices will have glance screen and double tap to unlock.) Just hope that I'm wrong and they do give 520 an upgrade, that too an actual WP 8.1 update. Not like they did with WP 7.8 , mean while lets just keep our fingers crossed.
    Nonsense, all current wp's will get 8.1
    11-02-2013 07:08 AM
  8. sym1a1a's Avatar
    Yeah... The glance screen is a hardware issue, not a software one (Nokia cut a few things off so the phone can be cheaper), as for 8.1, we're still a few months away from that point, let GDR3 get released to everybody first and you'll then see 8.1, as will every phone out currently.
    interesting, my understanding, which may be wrong mind you, was that glance and double tap was a software addition that was enabled with GDR2 AND Nokia's amber update
    11-02-2013 07:17 AM
  9. Rem97's Avatar
    Not like they did with WP 7.8
    That was due to a kernel change, which had to be done at some point. Luckily, for the OP it was done with 7.8, so you will definitely be getting 8.1. However, like with any low end device, some of the more hardware intensive features may not be there. Same for any OS, lets not even talk about updates and android. But, even the iPhone 4S and below didn't get some software features of iOS 7 due to hardware limitations.
    impratick likes this.
    11-02-2013 07:18 AM
  10. Zulfigar's Avatar
    interesting, my understanding, which may be wrong mind you, was that glance and double tap was a software addition that was enabled with GDR2 AND Nokia's amber update
    No problem, I remember reading somewhere on here, maybe from the forums or an actual article, that the 520 wasn't getting Glance due to using a lower-end screen. Would be interesting if someone got it enabled somehow though.
    11-02-2013 07:43 AM
  11. sym1a1a's Avatar
    No problem, I remember reading somewhere on here, maybe from the forums or an actual article, that the 520 wasn't getting Glance due to using a lower-end screen. Would be interesting if someone got it enabled somehow though.
    Zulfigar, the 520 DOES have glance and double tap to wake, I have two friends with the 520, and both have this feature, also watch the video of WPCentrals review of the 520, Daniel clearly demonstrates these features in the video
    11-02-2013 07:53 AM
  12. tgp's Avatar
    No problem, I remember reading somewhere on here, maybe from the forums or an actual article, that the 520 wasn't getting Glance due to using a lower-end screen. Would be interesting if someone got it enabled somehow though.
    Zulfigar, the 520 DOES have glance and double tap to wake, I have two friends with the 520, and both have this feature, also watch the video of WPCentrals review of the 520, Daniel clearly demonstrates these features in the video
    I believe it depends on which 520 version you have. Mine has the RM-915 ROM, and it does NOT have glance and double tap to wake. I don't have one with RM-914, but I think it does have those features. So, you are both correct!
    11-02-2013 08:44 AM
  13. Akash Patel's Avatar
    guys only at&t have double tap to wake.
    but they dont have data sense.
    and i have RM-914 and it dont have double tap to wake.
    Last edited by Skyrocker007; 11-02-2013 at 09:01 AM.
    11-02-2013 08:49 AM
  14. sym1a1a's Avatar
    guys only at&t have double tap to wake.
    but they dont have data sense.
    and i have RM-914 and it dont have double tap to wake.
    sky you are absolutely correct, zulfigar my apology's, was only thinking of the AT&T variant, and had not considered the other 520 Variants
    impratick likes this.
    11-02-2013 10:12 AM
  15. tgp's Avatar
    guys only at&t have double tap to wake.
    but they dont have data sense.
    and i have RM-914 and it dont have double tap to wake.
    That's interesting! I didn't really know for sure about RM-914, so I stand corrected. Mine is RM-915, but not the AT&T ROM. I don't have glance or double tap to wake.
    11-02-2013 10:17 AM
  16. dhavalcoholic's Avatar
    I guess Microsoft once announced that they will be providing all updates to Win8 for atleast 36 months?
    impratick likes this.
    11-02-2013 01:12 PM
  17. a5cent's Avatar
    That was due to a kernel change, which had to be done at some point. Luckily, for the OP it was done with 7.8...
    That a kernel change occurred is true, but that this is what hampered upgradability is still utter nonsense... always has been...

    Guys win 8.1 is comming for L520?? And when??
    This is the final word on WP8.1 upgradability:

    When Microsoft releases WP8.1, it will be compatible with every last WP device currently on the market, including the L520.

    EDIT:
    This is what MS means when they say devices will be upgradable, but note that being upgradable doesn't mean devices will be upgraded. The issue is that MS doesn't have direct control over OEMs or carriers, so MS can't make promises on their behalf, meaning it's never 100% certain that every update MS releases will reach every device.

    Anyway, all WP OEMs are expected to release WP8.1 for all of their devices. All carriers are expected to sign off on WP8.1 being distributed over their network. At this time, it seems certain that both OEMs and carriers will play nice (just as they have for all the GDR updates), and that you will get WP8.1, no matter what WP device you currently own. Under the strictest standards however, it's wrong to say that it is guaranteed, because there is a difference between 99.9% and 100% certainty.

    WP8.1 is expected in the spring of 2014.
    Last edited by a5cent; 11-08-2013 at 06:10 AM. Reason: spelling + see edit
    impratick likes this.
    11-02-2013 01:27 PM
  18. impratick's Avatar
    interesting, my understanding, which may be wrong mind you, was that glance and double tap was a software addition that was enabled with GDR2 AND Nokia's amber update



    you right glance screen feature is available in gdr2 update but its not working in L520 instead of gdr2 is installed!!





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    11-03-2013 01:46 PM
  19. untitled007's Avatar
    Well microsoft can try to ignore wp8 devices again, of my 620 will not get 8.1 , im done with any of their products
    impratick likes this.
    11-04-2013 10:34 AM
  20. impratick's Avatar
    Well microsoft can try to ignore wp8 devices again, of my 620 will not get 8.1 , im done with any of their products
    thats not fair!! Thn wht abt 8 user ??
    11-08-2013 03:54 AM

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