1. RealAussie's Avatar
    I've owned iPhones so this is my first WP. I really have trouble with understanding the delay of the 8.1 update globally. Apple do it and no phone carrier delays it. When an ios update is released everyone around the world has it. At the same time. So why this long drawn out affair for 8.1??
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    07-24-2014 03:45 PM
  2. godse573's Avatar
    It is disappointing because the talks of releasing 8.1 has been drawn out for several months. They really need to get their butts in gear if they want a top contending mobile OS. oh and the most confirmed information i can disclose is that windows phone 8.1 has been officially released for the lumia 1520 on the at&t carrier, so that definitely sheds a load of light on the question how long is it going to take them.
    07-24-2014 04:10 PM
  3. jsooney's Avatar
    Oh yeah, I just checked for updates and it found something. I don't think it will download until I connect to wifi though. Is this 8.1 or firmware?
    07-24-2014 05:52 PM
  4. godse573's Avatar
    Oh yeah, I just checked for updates and it found something. I don't think it will download until I connect to wifi though. Is this 8.1 or firmware?
    What phone and carrier are you on? More than likely a pre 8.1 update but not officially 8.1 yet. If you have a 1520 however it is.
    07-24-2014 07:55 PM
  5. fkpaul's Avatar
    Dear diary, I have a problem. I'm experiencing addict-like behaviour checking my Lumia 1020 every half hour hoping for the 8.1 upgrade. And when I see the message 'my phone is on the latest version' I instantly resent my carrier (Telstra in Australia) and for MS, because I know deep down they are holding out on me. Why oh why is this happening? I mean this is not normal. I've got a life that exists outside of this device. I work an interesting job. I socialise with friends. And I've never felt this way about an impending Apple iOS upgrade, even the one that took me from 6 to 7. But the WP 8.1 upgrade likes to rub my nose in it. It reminds me with the Store telling me I'm forbidden access to some apps because I'm not on 8.1. I sometimes miss a notification because I lack a notification centre to tell me someone liked my instagram, or an eBay seller has shipped something good to me, and so on. Oh the agony.

    I need to get off this trip.
    07-24-2014 08:15 PM
  6. RealAussie's Avatar
    Well then get an iPhone
    07-25-2014 05:12 AM
  7. MI6USA's Avatar
    I've owned iPhones so this is my first WP. I really have trouble with understanding the delay of the 8.1 update globally. Apple do it and no phone carrier delays it. When an ios update is released everyone around the world has it. At the same time. So why this long drawn out affair for 8.1??
    I think it has something to do with carriers trusting Apple to have the update optimized for the phones and works correctly with their networks. This might stem from then having only a few phones, i.e. Apple 4s/5/5c/5s and from carriers begging Apple for iPhones at the beginning. Also WP is relatively new, might need more optimization for the careers' networks, and there are several different phones (Lumia 5xx/6xx/7xx/8xx/9xx/etc. and Samsung's and HTC's).
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    07-25-2014 05:48 AM
  8. RealAussie's Avatar
    I think it has something to do with carriers trusting Apple to have the update optimized for the phones and works correctly with their networks. This might stem from then having only a few phones, i.e. Apple 4s/5/5c/5s and from carriers begging Apple for iPhones at the beginning. Also WP is relatively new, might need more optimization for the careers' networks, and there are several different phones (Lumia 5xx/6xx/7xx/8xx/9xx/etc. and Samsung's and HTC's).

    Thanks for the logical reply 😊
    07-25-2014 07:37 AM
  9. jsooney's Avatar
    What phone and carrier are you on? More than likely a pre 8.1 update but not officially 8.1 yet. If you have a 1520 however it is.
    Yeah I have an ATT 1520. I got Cyan and 8.1 last night. It gave me the choice to download it over cellular, but it wouldn't until I connected to wifi. I guess it's official, that's what it says in the "About" section anyway. Seems pretty cool for the most part.
    07-25-2014 09:09 PM
  10. jsooney's Avatar
    I think it has something to do with carriers trusting Apple to have the update optimized for the phones and works correctly with their networks. This might stem from then having only a few phones, i.e. Apple 4s/5/5c/5s and from carriers begging Apple for iPhones at the beginning. Also WP is relatively new, might need more optimization for the careers' networks, and there are several different phones (Lumia 5xx/6xx/7xx/8xx/9xx/etc. and Samsung's and HTC's).
    I think that's probably true. Apple probably has more clout than MS too and can tell carriers how it's going to be, not the other way around.
    07-25-2014 09:12 PM
  11. vepac's Avatar
    I think apple is able to release their stuff without extended wait time because all carriers have the same phone model and drivers. Unlike WP and android that have phone exclusives and need/wants to check things to make sure it works properly before releasing. I too keep checking for the new update. -Lumia icon
    RealAussie likes this.
    07-26-2014 12:25 AM
  12. RealAussie's Avatar
    I think apple is able to release their stuff without extended wait time because all carriers have the same phone model and drivers. Unlike WP and android that have phone exclusives and need/wants to check things to make sure it works properly before releasing. I too keep checking for the new update. -Lumia icon
    That does sound feasible actually, but I have an unlocked 1520 which obviously is region dependant to Australia
    07-26-2014 01:44 AM
  13. vepac's Avatar
    Though I am getting a little tired of waiting for the update. Verizon must be too busy testing androids..
    07-26-2014 07:03 PM

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