1. Wilguens Joachin's Avatar
    Nokiapoweruser.come posted this online today. check it out!

    http://www.nokiapoweruser.com/2014/0...g-this-spring/
    Stefan Holder likes this.
    02-23-2014 12:15 PM
  2. TaliZorah's Avatar
    Always figured it would be around April.
    02-23-2014 12:17 PM
  3. Kaushik Dash's Avatar
    Customers?

    Wow really? We are going to get it that fast? No dev preview needed either?
    02-23-2014 09:09 PM
  4. wasim sallam's Avatar
    if it's true then it's the best thing i heard this month ;)
    02-24-2014 01:24 AM
  5. arifdanials's Avatar
    I don't have seasons in my country but when is Spring? I feel lost
    02-24-2014 02:26 AM
  6. 12Danny123's Avatar
    Spring in northern and Autumn in southern. Which is March to May
    02-24-2014 02:34 AM
  7. TheRotfler's Avatar
    End of March to end of june, so nothing different from previous news.
    02-24-2014 02:54 AM
  8. borasar's Avatar
    by customers do they mean carriers?
    02-24-2014 03:12 PM
  9. theefman's Avatar
    Just like all other "releases", it will be announced as available then you'll wait months for it to actually hit your phone. Don't get your hopes up.
    cckgz4 likes this.
    02-24-2014 03:15 PM
  10. krox1105's Avatar
    by customers do they mean carriers?
    For phones on contracts, of course they do. But the unlocked devices will get it earlier.
    02-24-2014 03:20 PM
  11. Carib1964's Avatar
    "So, if operator allow, all Windows Phone 8 device will get updated to Windows Phone 8.1'. This line in that article leaves me with some concern. Is the update carrier controlled?
    taymur likes this.
    02-24-2014 03:22 PM
  12. Moiz Mian's Avatar
    "So, if operator allow, all Windows Phone 8 device will get updated to Windows Phone 8.1'. This line in that article leaves me with some concern. Is the update carrier controlled?
    This has always been the case. GDR1, 2, and 3, Amber, and Black have all been carrier controlled. But 99% of phones have gotten all 3 updates, so don't worry about that. If Microsoft was able to convince every carrier to release all of those little updates, I'm sure 8.1 will get special attention in that area.
    02-24-2014 04:09 PM
  13. borasar's Avatar
    Doesn't the phone need to be unbranded and not just unlocked?
    For example there are bunch of users here on Tmobile that are running with unlocked Rogers Lumias, but from what I understand they get the updated when Rogers pushes it, not when Tmobile pushes it. So even though it's unlocked it's still tied to the carrier update schedule.
    For phones on contracts, of course they do. But the unlocked devices will get it earlier.
    Moiz Mian likes this.
    02-24-2014 04:39 PM
  14. bilzkh's Avatar
    Doesn't the phone need to be unbranded and not just unlocked?
    For example there are bunch of users here on Tmobile that are running with unlocked Rogers Lumias, but from what I understand they get the updated when Rogers pushes it, not when Tmobile pushes it. So even though it's unlocked it's still tied to the carrier update schedule.
    The Developer Preview lets you do an OTA update on any phone, I was running GDR3 on my Rogers Lumia months before Black arrived. At this point, I'm not too concerned about firmware specific updates, my 920 will be 2 years old in Fall and I'll switch up.
    borasar likes this.
    02-24-2014 05:09 PM
  15. eruptflail's Avatar
    It'll be available, but the mobile providers won't push it. MS needs to take the update cycle into their own hands. Dev Preview will be required. You might be able to update Nokia devices via the care suite, but even that'll be a longshot.
    02-24-2014 07:02 PM
  16. jfa1's Avatar
    Thanks for the optimism
    02-25-2014 08:08 AM
  17. Zapella Tiago's Avatar
    People are confusing Firmware updates with OS update. Wp 8.1 will be release by MS (not by Nokia). With the Dev Preview anyone could have GDR3 since last year. The release was very quickly by MS.
    02-25-2014 11:11 AM
  18. borasar's Avatar
    The Developer Preview lets you do an OTA update on any phone, I was running GDR3 on my Rogers Lumia months before Black arrived. At this point, I'm not too concerned about firmware specific updates, my 920 will be 2 years old in Fall and I'll switch up.
    Oh I didn't know dev preview works OTA, thanks. So how does the process work when you get the OTA update from the carrier after you already received the OTA from Dev Preview?
    02-25-2014 12:06 PM
  19. borasar's Avatar
    People are confusing Firmware updates with OS update. Wp 8.1 will be release by MS (not by Nokia). With the Dev Preview anyone could have GDR3 since last year. The release was very quickly by MS.
    Black had GDR3 in it. So it was a firmware update grouped together with the OS update. You could have gotten GDR3 earlier, but you would have to have the Dev Preview. Nothing was pushed until the full Black update was ready and tested by carriers.
    02-25-2014 12:09 PM
  20. Kage Maru's Avatar
    It'll be available, but the mobile providers won't push it. MS needs to take the update cycle into their own hands. Dev Preview will be required. You might be able to update Nokia devices via the care suite, but even that'll be a longshot.
    IIRC MS already tried to take the update cycle into their own hands but the carriers didn't like it and MS had to cater to them.

    Oh I didn't know dev preview works OTA, thanks. So how does the process work when you get the OTA update from the carrier after you already received the OTA from Dev Preview?
    If there is any changes from the carrier approved update, your phone will still receive that update. I got GDR3 last year using the dev preview program, but still received the further updates (including Black) once it was released from the carrier.
    borasar likes this.
    02-25-2014 01:57 PM
  21. vw1610's Avatar
    That's some great news!
    02-25-2014 03:30 PM
  22. Jonas_H's Avatar
    The official german Windows Phone Facebook site just confirmed that the update for W8.1 and WP8.1 will be released in spring!

    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?f...&stream_ref=10
    02-25-2014 03:36 PM
  23. Peter McNeill1's Avatar
    I never got GDR3 from my carrier (koodo), it came over wifi.
    02-25-2014 05:18 PM
  24. borasar's Avatar
    i never got gdr3 from my carrier (koodo), it came over wifi.
    lol
    02-25-2014 08:37 PM
  25. unstoppablekem's Avatar
    They did say April for dev preview, so...
    02-25-2014 08:38 PM

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