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AT&T may rollout Windows Phone 8.1 update 'as early as this week'

File this one under rumor, but an AT&T Community Manager for the AT&T help forums is stating that the Windows Phone 8.1 update may begin to rollout at on "certain devices as early as this week!". The AT&T employee then directs users to watch for an update on the AT&T Consumer blog, where the company usually posts details about such events.

The Community Manager named 'ATTMarianaCM' revealed the news and marked the thread "solved," effectively ending the help topic (though the thread is still open for comments).

Microsoft – and the old Nokia team who oversaw updates – started rolling out Windows Phone 8.1 only last week. Since then, there has been a limited issue with those running Windows Phone Preview for Developers and who have corporate phones with BitLocker enabled. However, the overwhelming majority of updates are going without incident. So far, only the Lumia 625, Lumia 925 have received updates with trial rollouts for the Lumia 1520 in Finland and India (there is also one Lumia 520 in France getting it too),

Despite public perception, AT&T has been in the past relatively timely for OS updates. For instance, the AT&T Lumia 1020 received Lumia Black well before other devices around the globe last December. Likewise, the Lumia 820 and Lumia 920 both had their Lumia Black updates in late January, beating both Verizon and T-Mobile by substantial margins.

It now looks like AT&T may continue that trend by pushing out Windows Phone 8.1 and Lumia Cyan to their customers just one week after the initial rollout. The only question that remains is which devices go first. AT&T has numerous Lumias to support, including the Lumia 520, Lumia 820, Lumia 920, Lumia 925, Lumia 1020, and Lumia 1520. Additionally, AT&T also has the Samsung ATIV S Neo and the HTC 8X, though Samsung and HTC so far have been quiet about any Windows Phone 8.1 updates.

Further Reading

  • Windows Phone 8.1 and Lumia Cyan update tracker

Source: AT&T Forums{.nofollow}; Thanks, Vincent H., for the tip!

Daniel Rubino is the Executive Editor of Windows Central, head reviewer, podcast co-host, and analyst. He has been covering Microsoft here since 2007, back when this site was called WMExperts (and later Windows Phone Central). His interests include Windows, Microsoft Surface, laptops, next-gen computing, and arguing with people on the internet.

324 Comments
  • Looking forward to picking it up on the 1520.
  • As am I. Let's do this AT&T!
  • +1520
  • +1520
    +520
  • I am using Lumia 820 at&t , but it's unlocked , will I get the update?
  • Yes, even though it's unlocked, update and carrier wise, it's still locked to AT&T unless you put a different ROM onto it. :)
  • No. If I not an att phone nop. You'll get the update when available for your device region
  • Wrong, it is an AT&T based phone. The update will come via the AT&T release schedule. Where the phone is now has no bearing at all unless they have flashed a different ROM.
  • You can get a kick in the ass if you bend over at 90degree angle:)
  • I'm still waiting on 7.8 for my original Sammy Focus.
  • Me to, cannot wait to save apps to SD card!
  • I've been doing this for some time now on my 520...prolly cuz I have the "developer's pre-release" or whatever of 8.1 (thanks to WPCentral for telling us how to get that). ;)
  • Absolutely! 1520 is still the best WP on the market. Wondering what its successor will bring to the table. In the meantime, I want that Cyan update and the live lock screen app.
  • Respectfully, I disagree.  I think the 1020 is still better.  The 1520 is too large for comfortable one-hand use and the camera isn't as good as the 1020.  Until a TRUE successor to the 1020 comes along, I'm not throwing my money away on another device.
  • Lol I respect that. The reason say it's the better phone is because of the larger screen, microSD expansion, and quad cores. The difference in cameras isn't significant enough to me to really care. The 1520 still takes excellent pictures and my large hands are much more at home on the 6in screen. The quad cores don't make much of a difference in the OS that is really noticeable, but it does make a different in some apps and games. Oh, did I mention that this batter lasts an extremely Lon time for a phone this size. Then again, there are those that would say the 620 or 520 are better. All about preference
  • Yes, 1020 is better for exactly those reasons. Additionally, with internet sharing, I prefer a smaller phone and just use it as a hotspot with one of my tablets when I need more screen real estate.
  • +1525
    +1320 lol
  • +1020'+925,+820
  • I just hope they don't remove Data Sense like before.. One of my favorites from the Dev Preview.
  • I'm wondering how they can "remove" it when it's separate app?
  • No I think its built in I tried uninstalling it
  • You're right. I do like it though. Yep curious as to what ATT does with it..
  • They may remove it, but I am sure there will be another dev preview pretty soon which will bring it back.
  • with windows phone 8.1 the 1520 will be a beast of a productivity machine. Thanks for keeping us on top of things!
  • +1520
    +1020
    +920
    (I think that is all of my devices, haha)
  • It's hard to believe that it would roll out so soon - they must hate data sense that much
  • Yes!!!!!!!
  • My 920 is ready!!
  • +1520
  • As long as they don't screw with Data Sense again.
  • That and please don't replace my Bing maps with those awful here maps!
  • I hated the HERE maps and drving directions until I went into the settings and configured them.  The default settings will screw you over but once set-up, they rock.  FAR better than anything else out there.
  • My thoughts exactly.. That's why when its released I'm going to wait and confirm that Data Sense isn't removed.
  • +1520 +1020 +520 +800
  • I'm ready!!
  • Yay SpongeBob!
  • I wonder when is Tmobile will be.
  • For Lumia 810, when hell freezes over.
  • long live the 810 !!
  • unfortunately it will be a zombie, without it's "soul" updated....  
  • As I proposed before, we need supporters for the No Windows Phone Left Behind act.
  • "is our carriers learning?"
    (Edit)
  • Eh, my 810 is fine updated to 8.1 via the developer preview. I really don't get all the complaining since you CAN have 8.1 on it. It's just Black/Cyan we can't get. My 810's been better than ever since I updated it back in April.
  • After every other carrier, as usual.
  • Maybe some time later this year
  • LOL. Yeah. Right. .......
  • Hey, as I've pointed out, AT&T has been first in updates before...the "AT&T is slow" meme is from ages ago, so this does not surprise me at all.
  • People are still angry about the 920 getting GDR2/Amber last, like me.
  • Better than the 810 not getting black or cyan at all
  • +810
  • so true...   I'm seriously displeased with T-Mobile's consistent abandoning of their WP devices.
  • Never forget. I haven't.
  • Yeah that was really dumb. But it got GDR1 aka Portico a month or so before any other device. It was a crucial update too since it stopped the phone from rebooting while playing music.
  • The cdn. Ativ s shipped with gdr1 before current shipping devices got it
  • I believe that was an data sense issue
  • The fact we never got 7.8 permanently scarred me
  • My factory unlocked dell venue pro att spec got it but by the time that was released I moved onto an ativ s. The update checking never worked on device
  • Flash your device lol. That terrible
  • Yup
  • If memory serves correctly the GDR1/Portico update was pushed out very quickly and broke a ton of ATT devices. with GDR2 they wanted to make sure it was not going to brick any phones, so they put it through a lot of extra testing. No sense pushing an update if it is going to cause that much grief.
    Besides, didn't GDR2 coincide with the iPhone 5s/c launch? Who is going to get testing and deployment priority? A minority of existing customers, or the next big cash cow?
  • No one will be happier than me if its true. I just learned long ago that updates are not worth holding your breath for on AT&T..
  • True. But it appears the smarter our phones get the less our patience becomes. In the day of rapid convenience soon is far from being fast enough. Lol...
  • truth be told
  • I have personal 1520 international (HK variant) unlocked running the 8.1 preview. I'm not sure if bitlocker is enabled on my phone. It's my personal phone, which I just happened to connect to my company outlook/exchange with. Can you guys shed any light on if personal phones with preview will be affected for the cyan update??
  • If your phone can be used without a lock code, then BitLocker is not on. Requiring a password is a prerequisite for the policies.
  • If you go to settings -> storage sense, it will say encrypted next the amount of free space (x GB free, encrypted). It will do the same thing for your SD card (if applicable). I am in charge of our exchange server so I'm just going to create a new policy, update, then change me back. All else fails, you should be able to remove your exchange account, update, then add it back.
  • Man, but I waited Amber for so long on 920...
  • There has been no consistency with how carriers have handled rollouts. Verizon was first out the gate with Amber while AT&T dragged it out for months. Then Verizon took ages for Black while AT&T wasn't too bad. At this point I'm not going to use previous updates as any sort of basis for the schedule any of the US carriers are working off of. The only thing Verizon has done consistently is not even try to release it for all devices at once. My dad's 822 has always gotten updates weeks after my 928 so now that that's been bumped down the pecking order for the Icon, I won't be holding my breath.
  • Any idea if att will keep data sense with this update?
  • If they dont, I'm sticking with the dev preview.I'm never out of wifi unless I'm driving, but I do like being certain I'm not using it for when I want it. Not because my phone decided it wanted to randomly download something.
  • Exactly what I was thinking. Wait until others have updated and see if they remove data sense and replace Bing makes with here maps (shudder). If they do either of these, I'll stick with the preview release.
  • Well you well eventually need to update cause that means you wont be able to get anymore more updates if you where to stay with that build and I would doubt they could remove it considering it's part of the OS
  • keep in mind that ATT does not have the carrier part of data sense enabled (which is what give data compression over the network). This means that the data sense on your phone is merely a usage report and not a policy or compression application like it could be. Still handy to know what is using data throughout the month, and far simpler to check data use on that than the ATT app, but if you are truly paranoid about data usage then you can set policy via individual apps as you currently do.
  • Data Sense also regulates (Switches to Mobile sites instead of Desktop) IE when you are close to your cap. It compliments the OS so well just doesn't make sense (No pun intended) to remove it..
  • Anybody wanna sale me a 1520? I want to use it on T-Mobile
  • this is hardly the place for an inquiry like this, the marketplace is a better place to put it in
  • Maybe, its red.
  • I'll sell mine. It's in mint condition, I brought it directly from Microsoft Store off contract back in January. I have it running on an At&t mvno known as H2O wireless. Reach out to me, I'll send you over some pics of the phone in all it's glory. jgrffin7@gmail.com
  • Cricket Wireless is Owned by ATT and has better rate plans then H20 just saying and sense it's not and MVNO it's alot better with selection of phones,data speeds and data caps just sayin
  • Buy one unlocked on amazon
  • Make sure to buy the 1520.3 or RM938 variant for the best T Mobile compatibility.
  • you can get one unlocked here for $439 http://www.1shopmobile.com/Mobile-Phones/Nokia/Nokia-Lumia-1520.html  
  • Ok thanks everyone that responded
  • I just bought one over the weekend playing with it now and I gotta say I love it with tm lte it's fast.
  • Which model did you get take it have LTE on T-Mobile
  • I got the 1520-3 from newegg it it work great on TM LTE .
  • Ok cool.. Does the LTE & mobile hotspot work on it??
  • LTE works great I don't know about the hotspot.
  • Ok cool.. And this is just a unlocked AT&T device? Or is it not carrier branded?
  • It's unbranded unlocked international version .
  • Oh ok cool thanks
  • Yay
  • I hope its tomorrow. Lumia 1520
  • So if I have the preview on my 1020, do I need to do anything to it before I get the update?
  • only if you have Bitlocker enabled. At least that's what I've read. Anyway, if things go wrong, you can always use the Nokia Software Recovery Tool.
  • Can anybody tell me what is Bitlocker and how to figure out if I have it enabled or not?
    Thanks in advance.
  • It's an enterprise thing. If you don't know if you have it, you probably don't. :)
  • You'd know if you had it as it's not free. Asked highly obnoxious day to day.
  • It is totally free, not sure why you would say that. The way I understand is that if you connect to Exchange Server Active Sync and the EAS policies require device encryption then it gets turned on. If I am wrong I am totally willing to stand corrected.
  • If you go to settings -> storage sense, it will say encrypted next the amount of free space (x GB free, encrypted). It will do the same thing for your SD card (if applicable).
    I am in charge of our exchange server so I'm just going to create a new policy, update, then change me back. All else fails, you should be able to remove your exchange account, update, then add it back.
  • Thats freaking awesome for people on thier network. now i'm looking at you Verizon.
  • We'll see. It's time my Lumia 1520 OS 8.1 met it's significant other, Cyan. Come on AT&T!
  • Yay for me, +920!
    We'll see though!
  • ATT update seems faster...
  • This was actually funny this time. :)
  • I thought so too...
  • Finally cant wait, hopefully it hits the 1520 first, thanks AT&T
  • I agree, I need some of the abilities it offers and I miss the living images. Wish my phone wasn't set up to receive automatic updates when that occurred. I have since, shut it off and manually check. Then, I see what the changes are before I go trigger happy with the update button. Lesson learned. Of, course with Cyan, I won't practice what I preach and I wont think twice to see if anyone is having problems, been waiting so long:)
  • I'm over it. Ready for 8.1.1. When is that coming to the DEV Preview? Late August?
  • Hmmm...maybe earlier.
  • You know something... I know you know something.
  • He knows something.
  • Yes, give me Cyan so all the hardware fiddly bits work and then the DP for the next version. Bring it on.....
  • Lol!! Yes. This update is over, onward to the next best thing.
  • Hold on there, Rosco pico soul train... Some of us have jacked up devices as a result of the DP's updates... We're just waiting to see if somthing official fixes them..
  • Lol@ Rosco pico soul train.
  • That's what we used to say as kids... When you're 5 you just say what you hear.... Lol!
  • Isn't Rosco from Dukes of Hazzard?
  • Yes, Rosco P Coltrane and his dog Flash worked for his "little fat buddy" Boss Hogg. Oh the hijinks they had.
  • Yeah, forget this old Cyan crap, I want D... Daffodil? Denim? Desert? Microsoft is always behind, they'll never catch up in the mobile wars, making us have to put up with Cyan and not giving us Lumia Denim.  MOAR VERSIONS
  • We need Lumia Royal Purple❗❗❗❗❗
  • Att has always been fast about there updates
  • Its coming this week regardless of dev preview or not
  • Yes. I don't think the dev issue will effect to many people. Most are probably personal devices not used with any company featuring Bitlocker. But if it does I can always roll it back.
  • 2/1520s
    And my 925 will be happy.
  • Yay, then no more cries of "att"!
  • Lol
  • I'm ready AT&T
  • Here's to hoping Cricket is included under the AT&T blanket.
  • I did try to locate information for you in that regard. I was unable to find anything relevant. But it doesn't necessarily mean Cricket or Leap won't be serviced around the same time. After all AT&T did acquire Cricket. So I hope you do.
  • I'm on cricket and I use a 920 that is still locked to ATT, so far I have not missed out on getting updates at the same time ATT releases them. That said, it will probably be later if you are using a handset that you bought through Cricket. My husband used a 620 back when they were still Aio and he got his Amber update at a later time than I.
  • That's good. I hope the 1520 gets it first.
  • They need to do something! Jacked up 1520 here...
  • AT&T, you slick somona b*tches... good job!  I just hope that they don't water down the update by robbing us of Data Sense like in previous updates. Don't let me down AT&T...
  • That's some high hopes for AT&T, the Great Spoiler. ;-)
  • Sometimes you got to have high hopes.  For the first time in a while I'm actually being optimistic. I gotta go get myself checked out...  
  • There was an article about such issues on neowin maybe a week or so ago.
  • Verizon you gonna let At&t beat you like this????
  • My only guess is that Verizon is a larger carrier. Other than that, I've no idea. But I'm on AT&T and hopefully Verizon receives it soon as well.
  • My body is ready, er i mean my phone is ready
  • My body is ready
  • +820 ftw...
    Please? Please!
  • Ok att could use cyan and firmwares to stop my camera from shaking!!!!
  • Wait! This is AT&T? They didn't say which "this week". It could be 20 "this weeks" from now. As a 1520 owner I will be pressing update once every hour until I see an update ready for my device.
  • LOL!
    Ya gotta sleep sometime. . .
    And you better shower sometime. . .
    And eat, maybe even work. . .
  • Will this update matter if we already have preview for developers?
  • Yes, as you will get optimized firmware for your device.
  • Is it possible to pair a fitbit with cyan?
  • Yes, if you have sensor core in the 1520 (that phone is the gift that keeps on giving), the Icon, or 930.
  • I have a 925. Been hoping I could with BT LE. Not very convenient to wait until I get home to sync my flex with my PC.
  • No. Fitbit does not yet support windows phones. There is no official app that supports syncing. They claim to be working on an app, but we'll see.
  • Is fitbit the most wanted app like instagram, Pandora, bla bla bla?
  • Ok
  • Yes. It's a two part update. Windows Phone 8.1 lays the foundation (OS) and Cyan completes the structure (Firmware).
  • Sploosh
  • alright Pamela...  
  • I was drinking right now, so im kind of tipsy. Can someone please confirm me if i just read that AT&T is going to begin the rollout of Cyan? I was waiting that on 2015 not this year.
  • Sorry, that's the booze talking. Nothing to see here, move along.
  • Ok. xD
  • About time geez, but lately I've been having the worst service with my Lumia 520 with AT&T. People call and it doesn't ring, text unable to send and no service.
  • Will At&t MVN operators like H20 also get this update when it gets rolled out. As I am using 1520 on Black wireless
  • You should get the update. When I was on H2O I got updated at the same time as when ATT rolled it out. If you have an ATT handset like the 1520 you should be set.
  • Check SIM card...
  • Coundnt this also just mean that they intend on stocking or selling 8.1 devices like the 635 this week? She never said it was OTA's...  
  • The real question for at&t is data sense or nah?
  • Hopefully we get to keep it. The recent video walkthrough of the Lumia 635 showed Data Sense on the phone.
  • Tmobile support directed me to watch the product page for their 925 for news of cyan. Also, foursquare defined "soon" as later this summer for swarm on WP. Sure I'd get the same on an official fitbit app also.
  • Hope T-Mobile surprises everyone by rolling out the update for the 521/925 before ATT, lol..not having any high hopes for either one
  • That was funny if that happens I'll play a game on hardest difficulty
  • My guess is the 1520 this week. 920, probably never.
  • Lol, funny how it says 'Microsoft Windows 8.1' and not windows phone 8.1
  • Maybe it means they will start selling LTE Surface mini's running 8.1 
  • Maybe xd
  • Looking forward to it finally. Do we get USB tethering? Didn't know that was coming.
  • If this is true, then it would redeem AT&T's buttock in the Windows Phone community.
  • If it wasnt for that 2nd shipment of Samsung Focus they'd be on a better footing
  • ~that was fast
  • Make my Lumia 920 NEW again.  So I could sell it and get a 1520.
  • +1520
  • Will AT&T rip data sense out of the OS? Anyone know?
  • No, I'm using a 620 with data sense enabled just fine on AT&T.
  • So I'm in strange boat where I'm using 620 on AT&T. When would i expect to get Cyan? Along with rest of devices?
  • If its not originally am AT&T phone, you may have a while to wait. This would only be for AT&T branded devices.
  • Could be perfect timing for me as my 1520 should be here Thursday. My 920 will be happy too...I hope. AT&T, please make my 920 happy. Please.
  • Congrats. You'll enjoy it, I have. I got mine three weeks ago.
  • I don't care. They're still AT&T(errible)
  • I've benn with them for about a decade plus and I've only had one real issue which was worked out quickly. The price is great as far as I'm concerned I would rather be on ATT than any other US carrier
  • i would rather have TMobile attitude towards data usage, with ATT's coverage.
  • So, cricket?
  • Next.week this week all sound good. Please stop whining about ATT or bring cheese to the wine tasting
  • I'm hosting the damn tasting. Done! Hehehe.
  • Oh come on. Wine is great cheese. Lol
  • sprint buyers remorse intensifies
  • Where you at TMOBILE?
  • My 1020 and 520 are ready!
  • I need a rumor meter, man.
  • Love my red 1520.. Haven't used my 1020 for quite some time.
  • Don't get my hopes up.
  • T mobile what's the eta
  • Hmmm so not the 27th? That's weird.
  • How about they give it to us now. I need my Bluetooth 4.0 to work again.
  • +1020 & miCoach
  • when lumia cyan update for lumia 820 unlock?
  • Hello
  • If I have an unlocked att 1520. when would I get the update?? Sorry. But IM lost lol :/
  • @ladydias. Thanks. I am excited and waiting
  • You are welcome. Here's hoping they haven't changed it up on us. :-)
  • Damn, I don't have a PC to run factory reset if the update isn't available for the developer preview...
  • As of now though if your on 8.1 dev preview and your carrier flips the go live switch you're stuck (for now) unless you go back to 8, correct?
  • Only if you have Bitlocker on your phone. Otherwise you should be fine.
  • Is there a quick easy way to know? I do is my phone for work, and connect to an exchange server but I have no encryption, passcodes etc. I can wipe and set my logos up worth no initial steps. Assuming that means I am not using it?
  • Doesn't sound like you have it since you don't have a pass code but here's how you can check. If you go to settings -> storage sense, it will say encrypted next the amount of free space (x GB free, encrypted). It will do the same thing for your SD card (if applicable).
    I am in charge of our exchange server so I'm just going to create a new policy, update, then change me back. All else fails, you should be able to remove your exchange account, update, then add it back.
  • T-Mobilllllllle~
  • AT&T+1520 +920x2 +520 and soon a +635. Let the updates rain down on my household
  • I skipped the recent last two minor DEV preview updates. Will I need to do those updates before this one from AT&T? Thanks.
  • No as those updates would've been bundled with carrier updates/8.1rc
  • Great thanks!
  • Soooo.... I just switched from AT&T because they weren't supporting windows phone. GDR 3 took forever.
  • worst move ever You want to know what not supporting Windows Phone is like, switch to T-Mobile.   I switched from T-Mobile to AT&T a few months ago and boy am I happy about it.   My Red 920 is getting supported just as I expected instead of a long line of abandoned WP devices on T-Mobile.
  • +1 Of all the US carriers, AT&T is the best, though mad respect for T-Mobile.
  • I am deeply disenchanted with T-Mobile's support for WP devices but I have a lot of respect for some of the policy decisions that T-Mobile has made recently.  If it wasn't for T-Mobile I never could have afforded AT&T.   T-Mobile has done the American consumer right by increasing pressure on AT&T and Verizon, in that I have a lot of respect for them. I just wish they would add to a customer "bill of rights" a two year guarantee of support of the phones they sell.   Something like the idea that they will in "good faith" work with OEM's and Google/MS to ensure that the phones their customers buy are appropriately updated for two years post launch. As it is I had an HTC HD7, the infamously abandoned 810, and an HTC 8X, all good phones whose support was dropped by T-Mobile.   For some the list goes back even further to the 710 and such...
  • About time..... But I can't wait doe
  • I would be crazy happy!
  • Dear all, Please help me o how to update my NL925 to cyan. It's available for my country, Cambodia but I couldn't find any update available in the phone update setting. My phone currently run on wp8.1 preview but I set it to factory unlocked and uninstalled devs preview but it still on 8.1 (not with the latest one). I have no idea for now :( Thanks you guys in advance!
    Alex
  • Make sure your regional settings are back to your local settings (I know alot of people have it set to US for cortana)
  • Yes, i set it to Cambodia but it still not work :(   Thank you anyway!
  • 1520 please, it's a very nice phone
  • Hey guys, this is my first post here.
    I know this is not the right place to ask ques.... But sum1 plz help me.... Ij have10 day old 1320. And call volume on it does not go beyond 10.. Plzzzzz help, or guide me where to go.. I know this is the only place where i can b helped... Thanks a lot
  • Sane, call volume scale is 0-10 and app volume scale is 0-30. It's that way for all. Good question, though
  • Thanks a lot.. Livejazz i almost died worrying that love of my life is not well.. Thanks again...
  • You're very welcome! Congratulations! Great phone. Been using, selling, fixing, hacking Nokias since 1996! Customer support is awesome! ** Edit: 1997. Sorry. Old guy memory! Lol
  • Does this mean, there is no way i can increase it.. Can it b done in 8.1, if u run 8.1 and u know it.. And thanks again for sharing your experience...
  • The numbers are really just arbitrary. Generally a phone conversation is lesser sound quality and doesn't need a lot of sound difference. In music, apps, etc. you get more levels between Max and mute. Which reminds me, call volume doesn't go to zero either, and for good reason too.
  • Regarding "call volume doesn't go to zero." My bad. Very true. Sorry, was trying to keep simpler. Call volume: 1-10, Media/Apps Volume: 0-30, Ringer/Notification Volume: 0-10
  • Thats why you dont buy a nokia as you cant hack the internal volume on them or buy a bt earpiece
  • Not sure how I feel about an 8.1 update.
    I actually rolled back to 8, from the Dev Preview because I like the Hubs, and most of all, like having a functional non-broken music player.
  • Want broken try the rogers music app that was a direct port from non touch devices
  • Pretty amazing that they still don't have a decent working music player... Or Skype... 
  • I know I'm going off topic, but my perception is that ATT didn't make a single software or firmware update available to my HTC Titan for over 2 years, despite firmware updates being available from HTC. So, yeah, ATT deserves a reputation for not always being interested in getting updates out.
  • Me too I love my 1520 and I am waiting for the update to Cyan
  • Maybe, the 635 isn't really a replacement for the 820 and higher models, so they wont be hurting sales. I'm guessing it will roll down 1520 first, then 1020, then 9XX group, trying to get people to go up to the 1520. They need a real 92X replacement.
  • Isn't that the 93x? That's kind of what I've been hearing around the forums.
  • Hopefully it will be for the 1020 too, that should take care of some issues with it. 
  • Finally!!! Hopefully 520 gets it!!! I mean seriously!!!
  • AT&T got GDR2 & 3 to the 520s
  • So will I lose data sense and internet connection sharing from the dev preview?
  • Good
  • The article focuses on the Black update being timely (when no new black hardware was released) but Amber took forever compared to other systems (and there was new Amber hardware). AT&T definitely times their updates based on new hardware availability. I'm guessing GDR1 for 8.1 will be slow I bet because the new 8.1 fall hardware will be out.
  • Get the dev preview.
  • Lumia 1520 didn't have Black when it launched on AT&T? Huh, I must have missed that /s
  • Do we know if they will allow Data Sense this time? I wont update from DP if they remove the Data Sense feature..
  • Their 635 has it, so fingers crossed
  • This is awesome! I have the developer preview but for some reason this article made me excited anyway to know I'm getting the update soon!
  • Why wasn't it stated in the article as to how slow at&t was bringing out the amber update? Third world countries received amber before we did. It was like waiting for the government to do something right. Sad thing is, we are still waiting on the government.
  • Because the LAST update they were FIRST, which means more to me than Amber. But let's see what comes of Cyan...
  • Hope Verizon is close behind with Icon (especially since 930 is largely the same and launched with it)
  • Wow.....this is a first......on previous updates it was one of the last companies to release an update...
    So excited!
  • They were one of the first for Lumia Black...
  • I don't know why it takes longer for it to rollout in India, we don't have anything like carriers.
  • My 920 ! Can't Wait 
  • Please don't let me down you evil at&t. Xoxo.
  • Oh, sweet day in the morning. PLEASE LET THIS BE TRUE!!!!!
  • Bring it at&t my 1520 NEEDS it!!!!
  • They can't release an update for a phone that not even ms itself has updated, like the 920, if there is no cyan for the international version it would make little sense to see a carrier locked one getting it first
  • AT&T updated the 1020 before anyone in the world with Lumia Black. True story.
  • Lets go
  • Well see waiting anxiously for 8.1
  • I bought an unlocked 1520.3 (Latin American) but have it connected to T-Mobile. What should I expect for an 8.1 rollout? Region it was intended for? AT&T since I use it in the U.S.? Or some T-Mobile rollout even though the 1520 isn't currently one of their phones?
  • When it is rolled out for the unlocked version 1520.3 (Latin America).... the carrier that you use it on does not matter.
  • +1520
  • Way OT but Mariana is smokin!! I'm in love lol
  • "Certain Devices" Hmmmmm.
  • What about Indonesia?? Please release quickly...
  • Yessssss I can't wait to have my 925 get the update! Go AT&T!
  • 1020 and 920 (not sure this one will get it).
  • Here's hoping! L1520.
  • Daniel, don't lie for AT&T. They've never been timely on updates. /s Seriously though. Jaybirds, how awesome are they for runners, as in how well do they stick in your ears after running really fast like 9 - 12 MPH.
  • I use the Jaybirds 5 days a week, nothing beats 'em!
  • Even though I'm not in the USA,I hope this becomes reality,spread the love for Windows Phone and Nokia
  • Fix the bitlocker issue already, really need to get cyan update on my 925
  • I am in charge of our exchange server so I'm just going to create a new policy, update, then change me back. All else fails, you should be able to remove your exchange account, update, then add it back.
  • i'm sorry, what update? - ATTMarianaCM
  • LOL. Community Manager Mariana is the same person who wrote this in a discussion I started about Qi charging: "We appreciate everyone's participation. This topic has been thoroughly discussed, and this thread is now closed." She deemed the topic "thoroughly discussed" because it was about AT&T's decision to support PMA instead of Qi, particularly how they ordered the 1520 from Nokia with Qi broken. As for AT&T rolling out this week? Since the 925 is an AT&T exclusive in the US and since the 925 has cyan updates available globally, I'm speculating that it will be the first and probably only AT&T device to receive the updates this week. The rest of us (920 me) will be waiting... and waiting... and waiting...
  • T-Mobile had the 925 well before AT&T.
  • 925 was exclusive to tmobile until att did a "shut up and take my money" move and got it on their network. Just couldn't be happy with the 900, 920, 1020, etc.
  • hope that india will get cyan update soon +525
  • و اخيرا !!! يا سلام يا سلام   نحن في الانتظار
  • I'm annoyed of this terrible update strategy! Everyone knows there's an update in the pipeline but there's no schedule, no announcement which might give you proper information. Then it's rolling out to a few phones. Why does Microsoft not just keep the mouth shut until you are not able to start as expected? Or at least until you have a working plan for the rollout...
  • What a surprise, 
  • Hey Microsoft please bring patch on windows phone 8.1 developer preview
  • When you are going to release for 520 ?
  • When they finish testing
  • 620???
  • With AT&T what are the chances that they disable some functionality, like data sense in 8.1?
  • Very good chance.
  • Thanks for the info!
  • Rollout is not a verb, though.   You've used it in this headline, body, other articles...
  • Windows 8.1? Is she talking about phones?
  • Awesome! +1020
  • I am sorry but I moved on from wp. I am happy for you guys, but windows phone 8.1 is still going to be not that good. Not enough changes for me still lackin in apps and features for me. Posted via Windows Phone Central App
  • Good luck restless8.
  • Come back when you're ready.
  • "File this one under rumours"
    But you already did Daniel.
  • I have the French dev rom. No news of 8.1 or cyan on the 920 anywhere yet?
  • My venerable old 920 is excited!
  • Actually I just re-read Mariana's canned response again and "certain devices as early as this week!" could mean that only the 635 and rumored green 1520 will be available with 8.1. Maybe all the existing phones will be waiting the rest of the summer! :(
  • Link to this customer blog?  Or is it the same as "forums?"
  • Looking forward to ATT doing this before Verizon.   +920
  • I'm sure that this community manager is referring to lumia 635 being released this friday with cyan 8.1 installed on it.
  • The anticipation is killing me at&t! -1520 best phone ever
  • Let's all hope AT&T won't break and or disable all those nice features introduced by WP8.1. Mainly Data Sense, Battery Sense, and Storage Sense.
  • Come on Verizon, are you going to stand for this ? My ICON needs the final firmware to fix problems and you should beat out AT&T for sure !!!
  •  AT&T Lumia 920. too Slow,my patience had ended, "It can' t wait"
  • This would be great.
  • I'll believe it when I see it.  :)
  • MS is really blowing this big time! That update tracker is worthless since it doesn't cover ALL WP devices!
  • please AT&T, I leave for vacation in august, so release this next week
  • Cyan update is sitting in my downloads cue on my 1020 under my AT&T provider. Sadly I'm in a hotel room where the Wi-Fi is abysmally slow. Woot.
  • This isn't the Cyan update, but the update for the Cyan app.
  • I'm located in Oklahoma, USA
  • No matter really. I've been enjoying 8.1 developer preview for months now.
  • Nothing today. The week is fast coming to an end.
  • Downloading it now on AT&T in California on the 925
  • Me too! AT&T 925 in Wisconsin.