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  1. xxxneoxxx's Avatar
    Yeah..pretty much.. Samsung continues to drag their feet when it comes to support for ATIV S. So I'm not gonna fuss about it.. Whenever it comes, it comes..if at all. By then, ill probably be already over in Lumia land..
    Well, with the takeover and Nokia bringing out that huge number of phone models like they are doing, i wonder if they will keep up with their support. In both cases, time will tell. It wasn't a best kept secret that Samsung isn't a huge fan of it's WP line of phones, but i do think they will release something. Just too bad they aren't communicating anything. But it seems as if the only OEM that currently is communicating about updating their products is Nokia, so we're not alone in that boat. (Well, technically, HTC has communicated something, but it's not something that HTC users wanted to hear i guess..)
    Stefan Holder likes this.
    09-12-2014 05:43 AM
  2. anon(8316658)'s Avatar
    Well, with the takeover and Nokia bringing out that huge number of phone models like they are doing, i wonder if they will keep up with their support. In both cases, time will tell. It wasn't a best kept secret that Samsung isn't a huge fan of it's WP line of phones, but i do think they will release something. Just too bad they aren't communicating anything. But it seems as if the only OEM that currently is communicating about updating their products is Nokia, so we're not alone in that boat. (Well, technically, HTC has communicated something, but it's not something that HTC users wanted to hear i guess..)
    HTC 8s will get the update
    here is the article

    Verizon HTC 8X to get Windows Phone 8.1 in late October | Windows Phone Central

    no info about Sam :(
    09-12-2014 07:22 AM
  3. Boris NevermorE's Avatar
    HTC 8s will get the update
    here is the article

    Verizon HTC 8X to get Windows Phone 8.1 in late October | Windows Phone Central

    no info about Sam :(
    All i can see is that the users of HTC 8X will get the update, not the 8S. I think there was a statement from HTC official that due some hardware things in 8S, 8S will not get the WP8.1, maybe i am wrong, i don't know.
    09-12-2014 12:15 PM
  4. Jean_Philippe VERT's Avatar
    Just received a reply to an inquiry I sent to Samsung Canada support about WP 8.1: basically they say "we can't speculate if the update will be available or not".
    09-12-2014 02:01 PM
  5. macmelilla's Avatar
    I'm starting to lose my patience. I'm thinking of buying a Xiaomi mi3 64 gb (290 ). I know, it's android but it's not Samsung, and I've never spent more than 300 for a mobile.
    09-12-2014 04:19 PM
  6. anon(8316658)'s Avatar
    I'm starting to lose my patience. I'm thinking of buying a Xiaomi mi3 64 gb (290 €). I know, it's android but it's not Samsung, and I've never spent more than 300€ for a mobile.
    what about updates for Android? Its the same situation as for Samsung Ativ S. Owners of WP have higher chances to get new updates compared to Android users. Last week Sony discontinued the support for mid-range phones after ONLY 6 months!
    Boris NevermorE likes this.
    09-13-2014 05:18 AM
  7. macmelilla's Avatar
    what about updates for Android? Its the same situation as for Samsung Ativ S. Owners of WP have higher chances to get new updates compared to Android users. Last week Sony discontinued the support for mid-range phones after ONLY 6 months!

    Xiaomi builds its own android fork which is updated monthly. It's a very optimized rom. I've tried and I like it, but I chosed windows phone for its personality, so I'll wait a bit more.
    09-13-2014 05:34 AM
  8. Boris NevermorE's Avatar
    Xiaomi builds its own android fork which is updated monthly. It's a very optimized rom. I've tried and I like it, but I chosed windows phone for its personality, so I'll wait a bit more.
    How much is the Mi4?
    09-13-2014 05:50 AM
  9. macmelilla's Avatar
    How much is the Mi4?



    Almost 370 (64gb version)




    You can search this one in "alegrecompra", this is a realible Spanish web to buy electronics from China to Spain.



    There will be a lot more.

    "this is off topic, I don't find out how to send private messages"
    Last edited by macmelilla; 09-13-2014 at 11:19 AM.
    Boris NevermorE likes this.
    09-13-2014 10:12 AM
  10. megadragon998's Avatar
    I wasn't checking the topic for some days, but i found that many guys are giving up on Ativ S :( . I really hate samsung for doing this to us, and when i was buying the phone, i expected it to get at least 3 OS updates...
    09-14-2014 03:25 AM
  11. lexrsk's Avatar
    I expected it to get at least 3 OS updates...
    You have already got your 3 updates for the handset

    • GDR1
      GDR2
      GDR3
    09-14-2014 04:48 AM
  12. dw852's Avatar
    HTC 8s will get the update
    here is the article

    Verizon HTC 8X to get Windows Phone 8.1 in late October | Windows Phone Central

    no info about Sam :(
    I don't think I will get the update from Samsung, and I'm giving up the hope.
    danijel0000 likes this.
    09-14-2014 10:19 AM
  13. miki89's Avatar
    i find this on australian forum

    "after emailing the 'CEO' last night from the Samsung support page, a Auckland Samsung rep phoned me today (good service Samsung!)

    He confirmed that Windows phone 8.1 is being finalised for rolling out late Sept - Mid Oct worldwide.

    So not sure if that means that Spark/Vodafone/2 degrees etc will then need to do their thing or not.

    Also Heard back from Spark, after emailing them yesterday however they had nothing to add to the debate "

    So for sure we re getting update very soon.. :)
    09-15-2014 03:09 AM
  14. lexrsk's Avatar
    i find this on australian forum
    No you found it on a New Zealand forum as designated by the .nz
    http://m.geekzone.co.nz/Forums/6/Topic/150705/2
    Australia uses .au

    But again without a press release from Samsung I would take it all with a pinch of salt. If the update is released then I will believe it.
    09-15-2014 04:49 AM
  15. t333to's Avatar
    On the Samsung UK ATIV S support site Samsung rep said this 4 days ago:
    Q: When will the Samsung ativ s receive the windows phone 8.1 update?
    A: Hi Chris, There are currently no updates for this device. Please keep checking the website and social media pages for more updates. Thanks.

    They also said this 4 weeks ago:
    Q: "When is Windows Phone 8.1 rolling out for Ativ S?"
    A: "Hi, I'm afraid that we do not have an exact date but the windows 8.1 will be out soon. Thank you."
    09-15-2014 05:10 AM
  16. miki89's Avatar
    ok..that is not a point, but tnx for info..point is that we re getting 8.1 in next 30 days.. :)
    09-15-2014 05:31 AM
  17. lexrsk's Avatar
    On the Samsung UK ATIV S support site........"
    Which just goes to prove that even Samsung reps don't know what is going....
    09-15-2014 06:40 AM
  18. t333to's Avatar
    Look what thy replied when I asked about WP8.1 update for ATIV S on their UK FB support page:

    Unfortunately android update release dates are dependent on a number of parties. Could you PM the model, IMEI, serial number and current software of your phone so we can look into this for you? If we could have a contact telephone number and email for our records this would also be helpful.
    09-15-2014 08:07 AM
  19. Boris NevermorE's Avatar
    Look what thy replied when I asked about WP8.1 update for ATIV S on their UK FB support page:



    Someone needs to get fired from the support team. Android??? wtf? haha
    09-15-2014 08:57 AM
  20. dw852's Avatar
    Look what thy replied when I asked about WP8.1 update for ATIV S on their UK FB support page:



    Samsung don't remember they have the WP products...
    I believe that my Ativ S would be broken long before Samsung rolls out the WP8.1 in the unknown future... So, I don't care about the update anymore.
    09-15-2014 09:52 AM
  21. t333to's Avatar
    And the question was VERY clear I'm talking about a Windows phone device:
    Hi, when can we expect Windows Phone 8.1 update on ATIV S?
    ...
    09-15-2014 11:43 AM
  22. megadragon998's Avatar
    You have already got your 3 updates for the handset

    • GDR1
      GDR2
      GDR3
    I thought about major updates like 8.1 and so on. We already had 8.0 so i expected 8.1 and thresold at least.
    09-15-2014 12:04 PM
  23. anon(8316658)'s Avatar
    hmm so Microsoft will release another update GDR2 for WP8.1 in the near future

    Windows Phone 8.1 Update 2 features purportedly detailed (Updated) | Windows Phone Central

    ok, I think its the right time to say goodbye to Ativ S and switch to Lumia
    09-15-2014 12:34 PM
  24. Jalex23's Avatar
    ok, I think its the right time to say goodbye to Ativ S and switch to Lumia
    Agreed.... I am have been loyal with Samsung for quite a long time now. I was willing to wait for a phablet that had 8.1. Sadly I am not willing to endure this kind of treatment again when I spend more than 500 dollars on a phone.

    I just wanted to know who to blame... MS, Rogers or Samsung...

    Lumia it is.
    09-15-2014 03:18 PM
  25. George Diaconescu's Avatar
    Hi guys,

    I just sold my Ativ S and ordered a Oneplus One so I guess this is goodbye... hopefully Samsung will still offer the 8.1 update, but I've waited long enough for it...
    09-15-2014 03:40 PM
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