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  1. Skamath's Avatar
    The rumored Lumia Emerald update is it going to be the GDR 2 that is seen on the 640/640XL shown here on WPcentral or is it the next big thing win10 for phones?
    The timeline speculation is mid year for win10 so when is this Emerald thing going to happen if it is going to happen

    cheers
    manus31 likes this.
    03-04-2015 10:41 PM
  2. Athull's Avatar
    I don't think its for GDR 2, if it was then 640 and XL will be running it.
    03-04-2015 10:44 PM
  3. spideymaniac's Avatar
    So after Denim it will be named Emerald? Nice..
    03-04-2015 10:50 PM
  4. Parin Kaewdeewong's Avatar
    GDR2 will be on 640 and 640XL.
    But I haven't heard about Lumia emerald anywhere
    03-05-2015 02:42 AM
  5. alexander0311's Avatar
    i, and many others, dont believe there will be any other firmware for GDR2. it will be simple, just an os update, without any specific firmware.
    but i also have a fear that we wont get as soon as we believe. if we wont get it soon, and very soon through DP, i think there would be a strong posibility for rest of us getting it as a consolation, AFTER W10 release on new devices, while we wait for w10 to officially come for our devices too.
    James8561 likes this.
    03-05-2015 04:47 AM
  6. Asskickulater's Avatar
    i, and many others, dont believe there will be any other firmware for GDR2. it will be simple, just an os update, without any specific firmware.
    but i also have a fear that we wont get as soon as we believe. if we wont get it soon, and very soon through DP, i think there would be a strong posibility for rest of us getting it as a consolation, AFTER W10 release on new devices, while we wait for w10 to officially come for our devices too.
    I don't really understand what your saying other than its something negative.. are you saying your afraid it wont be released before windows 10 is available through previews? If thats the case... why are you fearing? honestly this update is near pointless, basically everything they are doing will effect WP 8.1 and only 8.1, WP10 wont use this as a basis (as weve already seen, windows 10 for phones already has a completely revamped settings screen) so I dont really see what the big deal is...
    03-05-2015 03:36 PM
  7. maclancer's Avatar
    Emerald most likely will be installed in the next flagship Lumia which could be around 3rd or the 4th quarter of 2015.
    03-05-2015 03:42 PM
  8. xandros9's Avatar
    Officially it doesn't exist yet (to the public) so it would have to be known about first I would think.
    03-05-2015 04:46 PM
  9. Skulls138's Avatar
    Denim is still rolling out. Calm your horses.
    Alfa Kapa likes this.
    03-05-2015 04:48 PM
  10. Blacklac's Avatar
    Just a guess, with Win 10. I'd be surprised if we had new firmware if GDR2 is right around the corner. Maybe... Who knows how long it will actually take GDR2 to be pushed from carriers.

    Typically, we do get new firmware with all major OS updates, though.
    03-05-2015 04:52 PM
  11. Asskickulater's Avatar
    Just a guess, with Win 10. I'd be surprised if we had new firmware if GDR2 is right around the corner. Maybe... Who knows how long it will actually take GDR2 to be pushed from carriers.

    Typically, we do get new firmware with all major OS updates, though.
    even with minor updates like GDR's, denim was 8.1.1, this is 8.1.2 so following the trend, there should be a firwmware, but i think microsoft might skip it
    03-05-2015 06:12 PM
  12. droidguy1964's Avatar
    I don't think its for GDR 2, if it was then 640 and XL will be running it.

    Wrong
    03-05-2015 06:18 PM
  13. Athull's Avatar
    Wrong
    Huh?
    The new releases with new OS update always come with new firmware if it existed.
    That's how it has been till now check the history from Amber, Black, Cyan and Denim.
    03-05-2015 08:48 PM
  14. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    Why aren't these threads just simply killed when they're first found or have some auto response to them? We just barely get out of one update and people are aleady wondering about the next.

    This place is a user forum and we're not MS and we have no idea, none, of their dealings with updates. Asking anyone on here, including those who may be connected with MS is not going to produce an answer for you.

    Seeing these types of questions being asked gets tiring. Just wish they'd stop.
    03-06-2015 06:34 AM
  15. Scienceguy Labs's Avatar
    Why aren't these threads just simply killed when they're first found or have some auto response to them? We just barely get out of one update and people are aleady wondering about the next.

    This place is a user forum and we're not MS and we have no idea, none, of their dealings with updates. Asking anyone on here, including those who may be connected with MS is not going to produce an answer for you.

    Seeing these types of questions being asked gets tiring. Just wish they'd stop.
    So, are you telling us that you don't know when this update is coming out? :P
    ha ha ha
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    03-06-2015 06:41 AM
  16. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    So, are you telling us that you don't know when this update is coming out? :P
    ha ha ha
    Let me check.....

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    03-06-2015 06:43 AM
  17. Ebuka Allison's Avatar
    Huh?
    The new releases with new OS update always come with new firmware if it existed.
    That's how it has been till now check the history from Amber, Black, Cyan and Denim.
    The 640 comes with Denim and Update 2 OS 8.10.15xxx
    There is no new significant firmware change announced for other Lumias
    xandros9 likes this.
    03-06-2015 07:45 AM
  18. rhapdog's Avatar
    I can't understand why people still believe Emerald is coming out.

    Yes, so far firmware updates have gone alphabetically, from A, B, C, and D. However, there is no proof that the next one will be named Emerald. That was just someone's guess, and there is no authority behind it.

    Just to set the record straight, the E firmware revision will be Ecru. Why? Because I just posted it on the Internet. And we all know that everything we read on the Internet is true.
    xandros9 likes this.
    03-06-2015 08:52 AM
  19. Athull's Avatar
    The 640 comes with Denim and Update 2 OS 8.10.15xxx
    There is no new significant firmware change announced for other Lumias
    I said the same thing ;) Check my original comment he quoted.
    03-06-2015 09:31 AM
  20. Ebuka Allison's Avatar
    I said the same thing ;) Check my original comment he quoted.
    Also, where on earth is this Lumia Emerald name coming from? Have people watched that awful Green Lantern movie and forgotten that there are other E colours other than Emerald?
    03-06-2015 09:33 AM
  21. Athull's Avatar
    Also, where on earth is this Lumia Emerald name coming from? Have people watched that awful Green Lantern movie and forgotten that there are other E colours other than Emerald?
    True, I said the same to someone else in a similar thread not too long ago.
    In fact I don't even think MS will stick with the same naming scheme as it was always a Nokia thing.
    But people seem to be specifying it as Emerald everywhere and that makes more people believe that it is indeed named emerald. Its best go with that flow and say emerald for whatever the next firmware is until a new name becomes official.
    Marcos Buccella and xandros9 like this.
    03-06-2015 09:57 AM
  22. Keith Wallace's Avatar
    I'd expect that the next firmware is whatever is packaged with Windows 10. There MIGHT be a GDR package, but it's not guaranteed, and with the way carriers take forever to get updates pushed out, I'll probably have a W10 device before GDR2 makes it to my 920 anyway. That, or I'll maybe be on the W10 preview (assuming that the exclusion of devices from W10 doesn't involve SD S4-based phones).
    03-06-2015 10:31 AM
  23. JohnStrk's Avatar
    03-06-2015 11:40 AM
  24. Blacklac's Avatar
    How many new devices is he expecting til Win 10 later this year? Lol. He could be right, but that sounds odd. Why even release it if only 1 or 2 phones will get it.
    JohnStrk likes this.
    03-06-2015 02:38 PM
  25. JohnStrk's Avatar
    How many new devices is he expecting til Win 10 later this year? Lol. He could be right, but that sounds odd. Why even release it if only 1 or 2 phones will get it.
    Maybe the 740, 740 XL, 840, & 840 XL are right around the corner.
    03-06-2015 03:21 PM
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