11-14-2014 09:55 AM
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  1. skirush2014's Avatar
    I've had a few window's phones in the past year. Mostly, I've used them as temporary phones (e.g., Lumia 520) while I waited to sell and by a new iphone or galaxy. The new 8.1 OS is a major update for windows phones and it feels more "legit" as a smart phone. The apps have improved, but still not quite there.

    I currently have a Lumia 635. As I'm debating staying with windows phone (and getting a Lumia 935) or getting a new iphone, I was wondering if anyone knew if windows is set to release a new OS update anytime soon. As 8.1 was a big jump, there is still room for improvement.

    thanks,
    11-02-2014 05:55 AM
  2. Helder Costa1's Avatar
    windows 10 by April or before for preview develloper... until there we will get the gdr 2 and denim firmware... maybe this week...
    11-02-2014 05:59 AM
  3. her3814's Avatar
    Well think about it we all are mad cause we aren't yet receiving a new update.. But in Android ecosystem (not Apple's) when you buy a non high end smartphone you don't even receive ANY updates at all... Here we are sure that if. MS releases a new OS update we will receive it... And @kevin ritson... Sorry to hear that but you should contact Zynga and ask them to release the app
    11-02-2014 10:36 AM
  4. colinkiama's Avatar
    there have been reports of GDR2 lurking around. developers preview should be here soon. And windows 10 for phones on April.
    11-02-2014 11:37 AM
  5. danielgr's Avatar
    There should be a GDR2 update coming up soon, isn't it?
    Otherwise, I can't wait for WP10 (or W10 for phone or whatever they call it).
    Mostly hoping that we will finally able to share some software between phone and PC, for real.
    11-02-2014 08:43 PM
  6. Lance_WPCentral's Avatar
    The next major revolution of Windows Phone i.e. Windows 10 will be out somewhere in April 2015. Till then the current OS WP8.1 will receive 2 updates GDR1 and GDR2. GDR1 is already available with the PFD and is scheduled to go live OTA shortly i guess. There is no word yet about GDR2 hitting our phones in the PFD.
    11-02-2014 09:09 PM
  7. theefman's Avatar
    Where are people getting April 2015 as the release date for the next version of WP? Did I miss an official announcement or is this the typical rumour being posted as official news?
    ttsoldier likes this.
    11-02-2014 09:31 PM
  8. her3814's Avatar
    Where are people getting April 2015 as the release date for the next version of WP? Did I miss an official announcement or is this the typical rumour being posted as official news?
    It's just a rumor.. And I read in some of my news sites I read everyday that a twitter leaked said that we should see GDR2 in later November
    ... Lets keep hopes up 👆
    daxdax89 likes this.
    11-03-2014 12:21 AM
  9. giorgos_gs's Avatar
    I suspect after Windows 10 desktop
    11-03-2014 01:59 AM
  10. giorgos_gs's Avatar
    Or maybe at the same time
    11-03-2014 01:59 AM
  11. WanderingTraveler's Avatar
    The next Update will probably release through Preview for Developers by the time Denim starts rolling out to our devices, if we go by their update history.
    11-03-2014 02:07 AM
  12. jordanzhninja's Avatar
    "April 2015" is not a thing.

    Build is at the end of April, and the start of May. Ignite is in May.
    Windows 10 was announced to come in the 2nd half of the year.

    April is the 1st half.
    11-03-2014 10:08 AM
  13. ttsoldier's Avatar
    This "April" thing is for desktop... No one has mentioned anything about WP10...

    Unless.. You can provide a source...

    There were articles saying 8.1 GDR2 Preview would be released in October 2014... But we're in November and nothing yet... So.. *Shrug*
    11-03-2014 11:07 AM
  14. Future Fossil's Avatar
    I'm on Verizon. There's not much point in MS doing anything except folding up shop for Windows Phone if the biggest carrier won't support the system.
    11-03-2014 11:22 AM
  15. awilliams1701's Avatar
    That's because there is no such thing as WP10. Its Windows 10 even on phone. In truth its still WP10, but they aren't calling it that anymore. I'm pretty sure the plan is to launch it around the same time as the desktop. There is also no more Windows RT either, but instead its just Windows 10 running on an ARM (which is windows RT with a new name)

    This "April" thing is for desktop... No one has mentioned anything about WP10...

    Unless.. You can provide a source...

    There were articles saying 8.1 GDR2 Preview would be released in October 2014... But we're in November and nothing yet... So.. *Shrug*
    Lance_WPCentral and haikallp like this.
    11-03-2014 12:53 PM
  16. awilliams1701's Avatar
    If they won't update their devices, they could release a new phone at twice the normal rate to compensate. That way verizon is always up to date even if it means buying a new phone. It sucks and I left Verzion for AT&T for this very reason.

    I'm on Verizon. There's not much point in MS doing anything except folding up shop for Windows Phone if the biggest carrier won't support the system.
    11-03-2014 12:54 PM
  17. Mattman86's Avatar
    I'm on Verizon. There's not much point in MS doing anything except folding up shop for Windows Phone if the biggest carrier won't support the system.
    I'm not disagreeing with you. I just want to point out that Verizon is not the largest carrier. Verizon and AT&T have been on par with each other at 34% of the market each for the last year or so.
    11-03-2014 01:00 PM
  18. jfa1's Avatar
    I'm on Verizon. There's not much point in MS doing anything except folding up shop for Windows Phone if the biggest carrier won't support the system.
    Windows Phone has been doing relatively well in spite of insipid support all along from VZN thanks to ATT and GSM carriers in Europe and Latin America and the Far east and both China and India are definitely heating up also.
    11-03-2014 05:02 PM
  19. kwang2009's Avatar
    I'm downloading a update for a T-Mobile 635 as we speak.
    11-03-2014 05:55 PM
  20. Qaddafi's Avatar
    Anyone know the difference between Windows 10 and 8.1?
    11-04-2014 01:12 AM
  21. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    Anyone know the difference between Windows 10 and 8.1?
    Do you mean phone or PC OS? We have no idea what the phone OS will look like. Regardless what people think, there will be differences between devices.

    There's an entire section dedicated to Windows 10 - Windows 10 | Windows Central
    haikallp likes this.
    11-04-2014 04:47 AM
  22. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    Windows Phone has been doing relatively well in spite of insipid support all along from VZN thanks to ATT and GSM carriers in Europe and Latin America and the Far east and both China and India are definitely heating up also.
    What does 'well' mean? If you mean maintaining a flat line then yes, WP is doing 'well'.
    11-04-2014 04:54 AM
  23. envio's Avatar
    I currently have a Lumia 635. As I'm debating staying with windows phone (and getting a Lumia 935) or getting a new iphone, I was wondering if anyone knew if windows is set to release a new OS update anytime soon. As 8.1 was a big jump, there is still room for improvement.

    thanks,
    Your L635 came with WP8.1 pre-installed and was released only in May and you're already concerned about getting an update? lol, you should count yourself lucky. There are a lot of WP8.0 devices out there still waiting to receive their official update to WP8.1. If you're keen for updates then you have the option to enrol in the DfP programme and get WP8.1.1 now and be in front of the queue for all future updates.
    11-07-2014 08:10 AM
  24. pedmar007's Avatar
    Well think about it we all are mad cause we aren't yet receiving a new update.. But in Android ecosystem (not Apple's) when you buy a non high end smartphone you don't even receive ANY updates at all... Here we are sure that if. MS releases a new OS update we will receive it... And @kevin ritson... Sorry to hear that but you should contact Zynga and ask them to release the app
    Ding ding ding!! Not getting OS updates would be acceptable from any ANDROID user because the OS already works! What are they missing from the updates really? The apps are the key and when you have apps that work as they should the OS updates are easily overlooked especially when the updates don't add new functionality other than UI improvements. Android users do receive updates, it just takes a while and because their apps are constantly updated any new features from the apps more than make up for awaiting a new animated task manager or new look phone dialer.
    11-08-2014 08:33 PM
  25. anon(9023697)'s Avatar
    Ding ding ding!! Not getting OS updates would be acceptable from any ANDROID user because the OS already works! What are they missing from the updates really? The apps are the key and when you have apps that work as they should the OS updates are easily overlooked especially when the updates don't add new functionality other than UI improvements. Android users do receive updates, it just takes a while and because their apps are constantly updated any new features from the apps more than make up for awaiting a new animated task manager or new look phone dialer.
    KNOCK OUT!!!... Your bell may have rung but if you aren't running Lollipop 5.0 you can count yourself knocked out with a an OS that seems outdated in many aspects...Firstly, try running 200 + apps like I do on my Nokia 1320... On my Samsung Galaxy Grand 2 Duos running 4.4.2 (Which by the way was released back in Dec 2013 and the updated only came through in Oct this year) lets see how you go trying to store apps on your SD card . Kit Kat 4.4 is very limited in this regard, where as with Windows 8.1 it's a breeze... So go for your life having a gazillion apps, just have fun running out of card space when your phone only has 8gb storage and half of that is taken up with the OS.
    Yes Windows phone is perfect but neither is Android!
    11-08-2014 10:20 PM
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