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  1. chuckd1991's Avatar
    Nokia's 1520 Facebook page said this morning that Microsoft has officially announced that 8.1 will be released in June. Of course, we don't know if that means the beginning, middle or end of the month. Since I have AT&T, who knows how long it will be. As much as I love the preview, it would be nice to get the bugs fixed, especially the battery issues.
    haberll likes this.
    05-11-2014 12:26 PM
  2. maclancer's Avatar
    The lifecycle for WP 8.1 will start on June 24... That means that the release will be before that date.
    haberll and NikCR7 like this.
    05-11-2014 12:27 PM
  3. chuckd1991's Avatar
    I forgot about that.
    05-11-2014 12:38 PM
  4. GabrielStorm's Avatar
    Nokia's 1520 Facebook page said this morning that Microsoft has officially announced that 8.1 will be released in June. Of course, we don't know if that means the beginning, middle or end of the month. Since I have AT&T, who knows how long it will be. As much as I love the preview, it would be nice to get the bugs fixed, especially the battery issues.
    have at&t myself. would like it if they would ota 8.1 as soon as it was released to them. they seem to take forever in testing.
    05-11-2014 01:21 PM
  5. mukulagarwal's Avatar
    Wat dose life cycle means?
    05-11-2014 01:23 PM
  6. xandros9's Avatar
    Wat dose life cycle means?
    pretty much the time period where they will support the OS I believe
    05-11-2014 01:31 PM
  7. GabrielStorm's Avatar
    Wat dose life cycle means?
    it's the length of time that Microsoft will support a device or OS.
    usually about 18-24 months. in the case of WP 8.1 it'll start on 24-June-2014
    and will continue for 18 months. (December of 2016)
    Last edited by GabrielStorm; 05-11-2014 at 01:34 PM. Reason: correct date
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    05-11-2014 01:32 PM
  8. jbfoster61's Avatar
    Actually Microsoft will be supporting Windows Phone 8.1 for 36 months.

    Lifecycle 6/24/2014 to 7/11/2017.

    Microsoft Product Lifecycle Search
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    Cryio, xandros9 and praveen9663 like this.
    05-11-2014 03:00 PM
  9. NikCR7's Avatar
    Will the official release have something new? Any difference between the Preview for Developers and the official release?
    05-13-2014 05:01 AM
  10. mukulagarwal's Avatar
    Mostly it will contain bug fixes.....
    And as the nokia cyan update wold also be added with it....it will contain performance improvements.....
    05-13-2014 05:27 AM
  11. radmanvr's Avatar
    So that means windows 9 comes after 7/11/2017?
    05-13-2014 07:57 AM
  12. mparker's Avatar
    So that means windows 9 comes after 7/11/2017?
    No. The support lifecycles overlap. WP7.8 lifecycle doesn't end until 9/9/2014, for example.
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    05-13-2014 08:36 AM
  13. TechFreak1's Avatar
    No. The support lifecycles overlap. WP7.8 lifecycle doesn't end until 9/9/2014, for example.
    In case anyone is wondering this doesn't mean MS will actually update WP 7.8 before then as it would mean prolonging the support cycle for a technically dead O/S.
    05-13-2014 09:10 AM
  14. iamtim's Avatar
    The lifecycle for WP 8.1 will start on June 24... That means that the release will be before that date.
    To OEMs and such; we probably wont see it until after that date.
    05-13-2014 10:01 AM
  15. Atish Abhang's Avatar
    My phone is LUMIA 620 , i bought it last year, so my question is will i get Official WP 8.1 update in future?? and What exactly the LIFE-CYCLE is and
    what role does it play......
    05-13-2014 10:46 AM
  16. Indistinguishable's Avatar
    My phone is LUMIA 620 , i bought it last year, so my question is will i get Official WP 8.1 update in future?? and What exactly the LIFE-CYCLE is and
    what role does it play......
    Yes, you will get the official WP8.1 update in the future.

    The life cycle is 36 months. The life cycle is basically the time period in which Microsoft will support it. So 36 months from this June, WP8.1 will stop receiving updates, patches, customer support, and new features. It's inconsequential for most users.
    05-13-2014 10:50 AM
  17. mparker's Avatar
    Wat dose life cycle means?
    Lifecycle dates just mean the date beyond which MS won't issue service pack updates. If they were to issue an update to 7.8 to fix heartbleed (it's not vulnerable, this is just an example) then the lifecycle end date for 7.8 would not need to change. However, if they were to release an update that e.g. included Cortana and called it WP7.9 then that version would get its own lifecycle end date.

    There are separate lifecycle dates for phones. IIRC the Lumia 920 has a 24 month lifecycle support period; beyond that a L920 won't necessarily get OS updates, even if the OS version it's running at that point is still within its lifecycle support period.

    I'm not sure how much all of this means in the real world where carriers are free to delay updates indefinitely anyway.
    05-14-2014 10:57 AM
  18. Atish Abhang's Avatar
    Thanx for clearing my doubt
    05-14-2014 12:12 PM

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