1. Anastazja Michniewicz's Avatar
    So, obviously everyone who has upgraded to WP 8.1 developers preview are happy! We're BETA testing to make sure we get the best of the best...

    The big question is when will the official WP 8.1 ( Nokia Cyan ) be released and in what countries?
    04-17-2014 02:53 PM
  2. KrisJoeEll's Avatar
    Microsoft sent the same 8.1 build to OEMs and people who registered for Dev preview. So the OEM (here Nokia) only adds some more software on top of the build (ex. upgrade the creative studio app) and does not change the core.

    So i don't believe we are beta testing. (I could be wrong)

    But complaints towards music, video, game apps can be resolved easily now because they are now a separate app that can be upgradable outside of whole system updates
    04-17-2014 03:12 PM
  3. Jean Sagarese's Avatar
    technically we are not beta testing it, we just got it early because we didn't want ot wait - I got it early because I have another year before I can upgrade and now it is like I have a whole new phone
    04-17-2014 03:12 PM
  4. Anastazja Michniewicz's Avatar
    It's not officially called a beta test but we have early access an we're the first to report bugs and that way they can fix the problems before the official release comes out...

    The question was when is the official update released?
    04-17-2014 03:27 PM
  5. KrisJoeEll's Avatar
    It's not officially called a beta test but we have early access an we're the first to report bugs and that way they can fix the problems before the official release comes out...

    The question was when is the official update released?
    That's up to the OEM. If you are using a Lumia then keep checking the Nokia website. It will be after May or in June, I believe.
    04-17-2014 03:34 PM
  6. foxbat121's Avatar
    There is no such thing as official release. If the news we all read is correct, the final bits are already in OEM's hands. They will then make changes to their firmware and release it on their own schedule. The actual schedule depends on phone makers and whether your phone is branded or not. If branded, you need further wait for the carrier to test and certify it before the release.
    04-17-2014 03:34 PM
  7. aman kumar222's Avatar
    Hope so........ I'm waiting for it (official one)cause i purchased my phone 1month earlier and i don't want to loose its warranty
    04-17-2014 03:38 PM
  8. Guytronic's Avatar

    The question was when is the official update released?
    Well...
    Microsoft keeps saying "Public release in force by Summer"
    I keep asking on Thurrott's supersite and that's all I get.

    Putting my chips on late June this year.
    04-17-2014 03:46 PM
  9. etphoto's Avatar
    It also depends on your carrier. I'm on Verizon which is normally late to the party when it comes to updates and releases. If its released in June I'm guessing August for me.
    04-17-2014 04:47 PM
  10. Cruzebe's Avatar
    I think there will be a bug fix release before the official release because there are still to many bugs in it ... see this tread http://forums.windowscentral.com/win...ts-thread.html

    Not all is caused by firmware or thirth party apps .
    04-20-2014 10:14 AM
  11. UncleGrandpa's Avatar
    Its funny how for many of us, we will not see the 8.1 update for months yet...after all the "hoopla" which includes all these new "see what 8.1 can do" threads are shoved to the back pages. Hopefully at some point this stuff will be condensed into a handful of threads for those who decided to wait.
    04-21-2014 07:02 AM
  12. Joel S79's Avatar
    It's not officially called a beta test but we have early access an we're the first to report bugs and that way they can fix the problems before the official release comes out...

    The question was when is the official update released?
    The "official" update was released around April 10th. It was pushed to OEMs, who are making their own customizations. From there, it should land in the hands of the carriers probably late May (a safe bet is around the time the 930/630 launch, maybe a few weeks earlier), and then it'll start rolling out over summer.
    04-21-2014 10:06 AM
  13. Muessig's Avatar
    As has been said in this thread and others we are expecting the final OTA release to be around June to August depending on how quickly your carrier moves.
    04-21-2014 10:15 AM

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