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  1. David P2's Avatar
    Life cycle start date is the 24th June... Release is totally different and it's entirely network dependant.

    While developer preview gets you WP8.1, you don't get the firmware and optimisations that the Cyan update will bring along with it.
    06-24-2014 10:54 AM
  2. Daniel Edwards's Avatar
    Officially released today (24th June) in the UK but it will depend on your carrier when it gets pushed out. Bad news is that Cortana will not be rolled out until late 2014. Read this on the PC Advisor site today. Windows Phone 8.1 and Cortana | Release date and new features - PC Advisor
    06-24-2014 11:02 AM
  3. Rasetech's Avatar
    Sorry but this article is not true. They also seem to be fooled by that lifecycle start date. The article is from the 16th of June. As we know - today not any WP release happened. Nowhere on this earth.
    06-24-2014 11:58 AM
  4. three_thoughts's Avatar
    The carriers have had it for testing for a while. Lumia 630 is already available to buy so the official 8.1 is already out with Lumia cyan. When it is released for each device will depend on the carrier as always. I would be expecting to be waiting between 1 to 3 months depending on your device and carrier.
    06-24-2014 02:36 PM
  5. neo158's Avatar
    Officially released today (24th June) in the UK but it will depend on your carrier when it gets pushed out. Bad news is that Cortana will not be rolled out until late 2014. Read this on the PC Advisor site today. Windows Phone 8.1 and Cortana | Release date and new features - PC Advisor
    The article is wrong, the lifecycle start date is today. Cortana is due in the next couple of weeks or so in the UK not "late 2014".
    06-24-2014 02:44 PM
  6. Ankit Nawlakha's Avatar
    No one know the exact date bud!
    06-25-2014 05:22 AM
  7. David P2's Avatar
    The support lifecycle started yesterday. Actual roll-out of the software is when the networks/carriers decide to.
    gedzum and Guytronic like this.
    06-25-2014 06:19 AM
  8. David P2's Avatar
    " WPCentral will have a blog post available whenever the official 8.1 release is rolled out. "
    06-25-2014 06:24 AM
  9. TaichiSurface's Avatar
    honestly, why do you care when WP8.1 is officially released? just enjoy the developer preview and btw Official release will not suddenly make WP8.1 BETTER in anyways. Sure there will be minor fixes here and there but I don't think most will notice anyways...

    Cyan on the other hand might be more interesting.
    06-25-2014 08:35 AM
  10. paulxxwall's Avatar
    Hope they fix the random camera load and the start screen loading issue
    06-25-2014 08:59 AM
  11. Dan Andrei's Avatar
    When can we update to the official firmware?
    06-25-2014 10:31 AM
  12. Guytronic's Avatar
    When can we update to the official firmware?
    3rd quarter 2014...or in other words anyone's guess...
    06-25-2014 10:35 AM
  13. David P2's Avatar
    When can we update to the official firmware?
    When it's released in your area. There will most likely be an article on here when that time comes - that's the best timeframe anyone can give you.
    06-25-2014 10:35 AM
  14. Dan Andrei's Avatar
    Thanks guys :)
    06-25-2014 11:23 AM
  15. Dan Andrei's Avatar
    The problem it's that I've updated to Dev preview and i lost my warranty.... And i'm waiting for the official so i can have my warranty back :D
    06-25-2014 11:24 AM
  16. Jonnie LasVegas's Avatar
    I'm hoping that small update to the OS doesn't cripple anything provided with the developer preview like data sense. AT&T sucks in regards to these kinds of things.
    Yeah, I'll have to wait a few days after the update goes official, to decide whether or not I'll update to the official release. If they pull data sense and the cyan update replaces my awesome Bing maps with those worthless here maps, I'll definitely stick with the dev preview.
    06-25-2014 11:24 AM
  17. David P2's Avatar
    The problem it's that I've updated to Dev preview and i lost my warranty.... And i'm waiting for the official so i can have my warranty back :D
    If you're rocking a Lumia and you feel warranty is very important (and can live without 8.1), then you can download their retail software tool (i think that's the name) and it will let you downgrade back to 8.0 - it puts you back down to the "most recent commercial version available for your device", so from memory that's GDR3+Black. Totally official method and should restore your warranty. Obviously make sure all the data you want to keep is backed up etc.
    06-25-2014 11:32 AM
  18. David P2's Avatar
    Yeah, I'll have to wait a few days after the update goes official, to decide whether or not I'll update to the official release. If they pull data sense and the cyan update replaces my awesome Bing maps with those worthless here maps, I'll definitely stick with the dev preview.
    HERE maps is a separate download anyway - I've done a hard reset with 8.1 installed and only Bing maps was installed afterwards. As for Data Sense... didn't that originate from AT&T? Definitely didn't exist on UK Lumias until I think GDR3 hit.
    06-25-2014 11:41 AM
  19. Silviu Bogusevschi's Avatar
    So what happened yesterday on AT&T?
    06-25-2014 11:43 AM
  20. Dan Andrei's Avatar
    Thanks all for reply.
    06-25-2014 11:46 AM
  21. ZhouHao's Avatar
    MS is so kinda annoying,it gives no official statements about 8.1
    waaaaaaaaaaaaaaiting-------------------------
    06-25-2014 12:59 PM
  22. wpfanboy17's Avatar
    MS is so kinda annoying,it gives no official statements about 8.1
    waaaaaaaaaaaaaaiting-------------------------

    they will, its just a matter of days
    06-25-2014 01:04 PM
  23. Silviu Bogusevschi's Avatar
    06-25-2014 01:19 PM
  24. mozman68's Avatar
    HERE maps is a separate download anyway - I've done a hard reset with 8.1 installed and only Bing maps was installed afterwards. As for Data Sense... didn't that originate from AT&T? Definitely didn't exist on UK Lumias until I think GDR3 hit.
    Not on US Nokia phones...no Bing Maps at all (or available as an official separate download). Here+ is the standard offering....but I use Waze.
    06-25-2014 01:24 PM
  25. Blacklac's Avatar
    Safe to assume these are unbranded phones? Considering they call it a "Pilot Project" I'm curious what's going on, as that makes me think this is something new. It also didn't specifically mention Cyan firmware, unless I overlooked it. Kinda confused.
    06-25-2014 01:26 PM
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