Windows Phone 8.1 Update to start rolling out from June 24th

By May 12th, 2014 AT 12:54 AM

Microsoft has announced on its website that it will start rolling out Windows Phone 8.1 update from June 24th for compatible devices. The recently announced Lumia 930, Lumia 630, Lumia 630 Dual SIM and Lumia 635 will come with Windows Phone 8.1 pre-installed. Microsoft is supposed to announce some of these devices on May 12th, that is, today.

Microsoft will make updates available for the Operating System, including security updates, for a minimum of 36 months after the lifecycle start date. These updates will be incremental, with each update built on the update that preceded it. Customers need to install each update in order to remain supported. The distribution of these incremental updates may be controlled by the mobile operator or the phone manufacturer from which you purchased your phone, and installation will require that your phone have any prior updates. Update availability will also vary by country, region, and hardware capabilities.

Windows Phone 8.1
Windows Phone 8.1

All the devices running Windows Phone 8 will be eligible for the Windows Phone 8.1 update. Microsoft is promising 36 months (3 years) of software updates and support for the Windows Phone 8.1 operating system. Windows Phone 8.1 comes with dozens of new software features including a native file manager, Cortana voice assistant, action centre, installation of apps on SD cards, dual SIM card support, new camera interface, IE 11, WordFlow Keyboard, etc. Although it may take time for the update to reach all the compatible devices, so be patient.

Computer science engineer turned technology blogger. Following consumer electronics industry closely from 2006, he can now predict pretty much where the market is heading. He has a dream to own Android, Windows Phone and iOS smartphones all at the same time.

11
Leave a Reply

avatar
Photo and Image Files
 
 
 
11 Comment threads
0 Thread replies
0 Followers
 
Most reacted comment
Hottest comment thread
9 Comment authors
Karbonn launches its first Windows Phone device, the Titanium Wind W4Windows Phone 8.1 update starts rolling out for Nokia smartphonesrenjucoolSuvhamKaushik Recent comment authors
newest oldest most voted
trackback

[…] on Windows Phone 8.1, the Titanium W4 is equipped with a 4-inch WVGA display, a 1.2GHz dual-core Snapdragon 200 […]

trackback

[…] to its devices but in a phased manner. A strange thing is that the first device to receive the Windows Phone 8.1 update is the Lumia 625. Earlier, high-end devices used to receive the update prior to mid-range or […]

Recent Posts

Tata Sky Introduces Regional Smart Packs With FTA Channels Bundled, Prices Start at Rs 206

Ever since it accepted Trai’s new tariff regime, Tata Sky has been launching new channel packs so that the subscribers...

MIUI 10 Beta on Android 9 Pie Gets System Wide Dark Mode, Here’s How it Looks

Xiaomi’s latest MIUI 10 Global ROM has been its best iteration of the MIUIs so far. The Chinese OEM has...

DishSMRT Wi-Fi Dongle for OTT Applications by Dish TV: Details, Pricing and Installation

The content offerings in the DTH sector are becoming the next big thing in the industry. The industry, in general,...