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Lumia Cyan update now available for Lumia 625 and Lumia 925 globally

Earlier today we got word from Microsoft that the Lumia Cyan update with Windows Phone 8.1 was starting its global roll-out today. Right now tips are pouring in from around the globe that the update is available. However, it looks like the Lumia 625 and Lumia 925 are the first phones to receive the update. Read on to find out if the Lumia 625 or Lumia 925 in your country is in the first wave.

The update brings Windows Phone 8.1 to consumers and special firmware for your phone through Lumia Cyan. You know you'll get great features like Cortana, Notification Center and more with Windows Phone 8.1. While you might not be too familiar with what Lumia Cyan nets you.

As a firmware update Lumia Cyan will give you a handful of imaging upgrades, Nokia Treasure Tag support through Bluetooth 4.0, ability to set the range for brightness and much more. Check out our topic page for Lumia Cyan to learn all about it.

  • Lumia Cyan topic page

Did your Lumia 625 or Lumia 925 get Lumia Cyan and Windows Phone 8.1 today? Check the list below to see if your country/carrier combo is rocking the update. (Note: CV = Country Variant)

Lumia 625

  • Africa – Algeria, Ghana, Morocco, Nigeria, South Africa, Tunisia
  • Asia Pacific – Bangledesh, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia Trikomsel, Indonesia country variant, Malaysia, Nepal, Phillipines country vairant + globe, Singapore SingTel + Starhub + CV, Sri Lanka, Taiwan CHT, Thailand, Vietnam
  • Europe – Albania, Austria CV + A1, Belgium CV + Proxiumus, Bosnia Herzogivenia, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic CV + Vodafone, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France SFR + CV, Germany Vodafone, Greece CV + Vodafone, Hungary Vodafone + Telenor, Iceland CV, Ireland Vodafone, Italy CV + 3 + Vodafone, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal CV + Vodafone, Romania CV + Vodafone, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia CV, Spain CV + Vodafone, Sweden CV, Switzerland CV + Swisscom, UK CV + Vodafone
  • Latin America – none yet
  • Middle East – Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudia Arabia, UAE, Yemen
  • North America – none yet

Lumia 925

  • Africa – Algeria, Ghana, Libya, Morocco, South Africa MTN, South Africa, Tunisia
  • Asia Pacific – Bangladesh, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia Trikomsel + country variant, Malaysia, Nepal, Philippines country variant, Singapore SingTel + Starhub + CV, Sri Lanka, Taiwan CHT + CV, Thailand, Vietnam
  • Europe - Austria CV + A1, Belgium CV + Proxiumus, Czech Republic Vodafone, Denmark TeliaSonera + CV, Estonia, Finland, France Orange + CV, Germany Vodafone + T-Mobile + CV, Greece Vodafone, Hungary Vodafone + CV + T-Mobile, Iceland CV, Ireland Vodafone, Italy CV + 3 + Vodafone, Latvia, Lithuania, Netherlands Vodafone, Norway Netcom + Telenor + CV, Poland T-Mobile, Portugal Vodafone, Romania Vodafone, Slovakia Orange, Spain Vodafone, Sweden CV + TeliaSonera, Switzerland CV + Orange + Swisscom, Turkey Vodafone + CV, UK Vodafone
  • Latin America – Brazil CV, Mexico CV,
  • Middle East – Bahrain, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Pakistan, Palestinian Territories, Qatar, Saudia Arabia, UAE, Yemen
  • North America – none yet

Need more info?

  • Keep checking Windows Phone Central – We are posting as many update articles as we can as we get confirmation from users that their update is being pushed. Almost without fail, these updates begin weekdays at 1 PM Eastern Time
  • Use our Tracker page – If you missed the story, you can always use our tracker page. Unlike the Microsoft one, our page is going to tell you which updates are live now www.wpcentral.com/windows-phone-81-tracker
  • Windows Phone 8.1 Tips, Tricks, and How to – Want to learn all that you can about the 8.1 update? Bookmark our topic page that has all our tutorials on the updated OS www.wpcentral.com/windows-phone-81-tips

Note, if you are using the Preview for Developers, you will get the Lumia Cyan update as it becomes available just like everyone else. You will never have to downgrade the OS or rollback anything. You will simply get the update (OS, if applicable) and new firmware.

via: Nokia Support (opens in new tab)

693 Comments
  • GOT IT AND LOVING IT. :D NL925 FTW.
  • Woohoo!! Yay!! 925 all the way!! :D
  • Someone can tell ne whats the Versionnr. of the OS?
  • were u on developer preview ??  
  • Did they prevented google search engine ?
  • No.
  • Make a video and share the link.
  • Blasphemy all the way...
  • +925... Just curious to know... Does this update have lock screen app??
  • Same developer preview nothing new
  • I don't see anything new either :/
  • usb settings option is there brightness option is new and i don't know what else.Those who have used developer preview should notice the differences.Btw has it improved the lagginess of the lumia 925 in games???
  • Do you have the new dynamic lockscreen????
  • Or let me rather ask, is it available yet?
  • Not yet :/
  • Damn...
  • It's kind of funny, the new lock screens was one of the VERY first things showed off on the 8.1 annoucement but, here we are months after the DP and a few weeks of phones being released with it, Still nothing.... I thought it would be part of 8.1....oh, well..
  • Agree it is strange it isn't available yet. Apparently it will be an app (at least I assume that to be the case).
  • Not available on mine yet - 925 unlocked, Brazil.
  • Check again
  • Just did... Still nothing.
  • Same here :/
  • Same here. No love for Brazil yet (059T9Z1).
  • Same here.......... : /
  • Updated
  • Got it on my 625, nice!
  • Got it on my 925 in Denmark. Before the update I had Danish and English on my keyboard. Now I've got Norwegian and Swedish also for no reason at all :/ hmm
  • that was quicker than expected!
  • Words that have never been said in the US about a WP update...
  • Hahaha. I'm L925 North America... Waitingggggg
  • OMG, septic tanks not first in the cue for a change.....I would die of shock....but happiness is better....suprised microsoft and nokia are not burned down to the ground.
  • time to get the pitch forks
  • For all that's said about U.S. only features, fast updates are not one of them... North America – none yet
  • Lyipee Lumia 625 U.K. welcome to Lumia Cyan 8.1
  • It's infuriating...
  • That's what she said.
  • Hahahaha
  • Did you realized the GLOBAL RELEASE??? Like, fkyeah!!! That's what I'm talking about. Hope other models follow this same scheme.
  • Can't wait to update my 1520 to Cyan
  • +1520
  • +1520.
  • +1520
  • +1520
  • +1520 with Android L oh sorry
  • That would be such an awesome phone. Posted via Windows Phone Central App
  • Yeah, if you like lag, and the Android camera software to make the camera rubbish.....
  • Thats why my Galaxy S5 is performing better then any Windows Phone i've ever used. I'm not here to ditch Windows Phone. I love it. But please leave the fanboyism :) Posted via Windows Phone Central App for Android
  • Actually the android camera software ain't that bad and I have used the Moto x and its a great phone no lag whatsoever so maybe your talking about android phones with gingerbread on it but but right now there pretty good.
  • LOL !
  • Me too
  • +1520
  • +1520 with broken screen also, LOL N.A.
  • +1520
  • I bet we will be the last ones... MS is not showing respect for those who spent a lot of money on their devices.
  • The more you wait the greater things you receive
  • Lets see if thats true. AT LEAST, i hope that screen scroll problem and low light video are fixed. If thats the case i dont mind waiting, but i seriously doubt that :\ 
  • Never believe that.
  • jajaja Everyone knows MS needs three mayor versions of its software to get it done right.
  • 1520 with stylus, oh did I said that:P
  • +1520
  • +1520   
  • +1520
  • +1520
  • +1520
  • +1520
  • +1020 co-co-co combo breaker! Hahaha
  • +1520
  • No shizit, our phones have so much to gain.
  • +1520
  • +1520 .. The one I saw in the shop.. :P
  • Downloading now...
  • +925
  • How large was the download?
  • Yeah, how big is it? We wanna know!
  • I didn't pay attention, but it didn't take long to update
  • UAE Lumia 1520, please Nokia. Oops, I mean Microsoft Mobile.
  • That's really fast.....:)
  • Serbia got it \o/ Lumia 625 :)
  • Bravo za Srbiju :D
  • Nisam očekivao da ovako brzo dođemo na red, znajući da uvek kasnimo za svetom.
  • Stigao i kod mene na lumia 625!
  • došlo nešto i kod nas u hrvatskoj... živili momci
  • Barem nesto da stigne prvo i u Srbiju ;)
     
  • da, jednom i kod nas da stigne nesto na vreme, dok sam koristio android nisam video ni U od update... :D
  • Waiting for 520 :P
  • +520 here in India...
  • Can't wait....520 India
  • +620
  • +525
  • +525
  • +525
  • +620 :(
  • +1320
  • +520 here at Colombia
  • me too, 520 Viet Nam
  • I am on DP, in India. Nothing in my Phone Update. How is Cyan available on phones already on DP 8.1?
  • Edit article up top "Did you Lumia 625 or Lumia 925 get Lumia Cyan and Windows Phone 8.1 today? Check the list below to see if your country/carrier combo is rocking the update."   You guys meant Did your Lumia 625 or Lumia 925
  • Take a chill pill lol.. it is only a single missing letter..
  • UK Lumia 625 Got 8.1 cyan
  • Come on 625 in front of L. 1020
  • Basically they are the guinea pigs :p jk
  • Yeah I know I want my 1020 get the update and 925 and 625 go first?? WTF
  • Probably because they were two models that got selected previously during the pilot? Relax, it will be pushed out in due course... its only an update and not a million in cash being handed out lol.
  • We all would want ours to get update first,we'll get it in time
  • Because 1020 is nearly gone nomore capish
  • Got stuck in blue screen saying BitLocker key is required after updating. WTF Microsoft & Nokia.
  • +925!!! Does anyone know how to solve this?
  • Wtf??? Blue Screen & BitLocker??? Posted via Windows Phone Central App
  • Completely screwed up!!! I get a screen with blue background and the following text: BitLocker Recovery To recover this drive, plug in the USB drive that has the BitLocker recovery key BitLocker needs your recovery key to unlock your drive because the trusted platform module is not accessible For more information on how to retrieve this key, go to http://windows.microsoft.com/recoverykeyfaq from another PC or mobile device Press Enter to reboot and try gain Press ESC or the Windows key for more recovery options
  • That happened to my Lumia 2520 when I updated to 8.1.
  • What the hell have you updated??? :P
  • Cyan update on Lumia 925 with WP 8.1 Developer Preview :-(
  • Haha!
  • Download Nokia recovery tool
  • Appearantly the only option available. I unbricked my phone, but lost all data.   Not fun Microsoft.
  • Didn't you save contacts and settings to cloud?,if so recovery is easy
  • I did, but it's not easy. Recovery starts with a very old OS, you need to update multiple times, which is very time consuming. My start screen and all installed apps are lost. Some settings are saved, but not all. Especially not all my personalized setting. All local apps data is lost... M$ really screwed this one up.  
  • Thanks god I always do backup before an updated =)
  • What the hell?, can you take some pictures and upload??
  • Sorry, I already restored. But I've found someone else who had the same issue and took a picture: https://twitter.com/Tommander/status/486055261501927424/photo/1
  • Wonder if its shared with his computer settings? IDK, just about the only thing I can think of.
  • Hey, after recovery the phone will get win 8. Did you update it to win 8.1 again? Is there a way to get updates except the last one (which caused this Bitlocker problem)?
  • Facing this in Lumia 625. Any solution?
  • North America - None yet. Classic. :)
  • Yeah lol. Something tells me Dan and everyone dreads writing about update announcements, because no matter how often they'll say there's no news for X, Y, or Z. People in the comments scream about X, Y, or Z almost exclusively. Then argue like they're in the server room with the update talking to Nadella and Randal Stephenson about ATT's release date.
  • Lol
  • Now everyone who complains about US only features/Apps/updates better realize what's happening... Lol Also, AT&T needs time to remove Data Sense! Lol :cry:
  • Really feel sorry for you guys in the US, at the mercy of the carriers and their whimsical ways. Glad none of the carriers here in the UK partake in such actions.
  • Well, wifi calling only worked some of the time on 8.1dp, and sms/mms didn't work at all. sms was supposed to, mms was never a go on wifi calling. So if it takes a little longer for tmoble usa to get it right, it'll be worth it.
  • Agree. Our mobile phone technology is so much more advanced... But then again, the U.S. is a huge country, so we sympathise....
  • it's hardly more advanced.  Your infrastructure is more comprehensive.  That's the key difference.  Our phones can do more or less the same things yours can, but we don't have the same infrastructure when it comes to things like geofencing, NFC, heating or security products that you can control with your smartphone, etc.  These kinds of things haven't really caught on in the UK.  
  • Maybe were a day behind?
  • Yeah its fast
    I hope all *20 series get update tomorrow
  • Even though I consider that wishful thinking I would like that too
  • Guys.. be ready for beta testing windows phone 8.1 update 1 developer preview.... Window phone fans should love the beta.
     
  • I want it now!!
  • Not if it disables BT 4.0.
  • I was ready the week after 8.1 hit lol
  • L925 here but not available for me yet.
  • Same here L925 for T-Mobile USA
  • same here 925/tmo-usa
  • USA NOT INCLUDED.
  • Waiting for my 520
  • My L1020 want it so badly!
  • +1020
  • Qeong, it neeedz it! :)
  • :| I have a 925 and I can't get it
  • Waiting for L520 :3  
  • When will we get the lockscreen apps as promised???
  • You update your phone to cyan???
  • I have the 521 lol
  • Lol
  • L625 nothing in Ireland for Meteor yet :(
  • Lol American carriers take forever! Come on
  • Lol
  • & it seems cdn carriers follow suit aswell especially for phones that have 700mhz support since that will require IC's approval. I can only hope my sgh-t899m will be updated sooner then the time it took with gdr3 but i doubt it. Hopefully Verizon doesnt wait too long to update the icon
  • For others when will it come
  • When it's finished with testing
  • How large is the update? Will I need to use WiFi? Or can I use my carriers data?
  • Definitely Wi-Fi
  • If ur using 3g tick on automatically download update and u can update it :)
  • Only wi-fi
  • Read the post, saw the Lumia 925 update was available, got extremely excited since that's the phone I own, scrolled down and saw United States = None yet.. Excitement dead.
  • Jst finished my update... 925
  • What's the size of update
  • Not sure but it think its not too large because it didn't take long to download....maybe its because I was already on DP 8.1
  • That's because here in America, the phone companies won't let manufacturers directly update the phones.  They require "testing" the phones on their networks BEFORE they will allow the updates to go through.  I'm fine with that to prevent problems, but the FCC should REQUIRE them to have the testing completed within a certain timeframe, say 2-3 weeks.  If they can't find any problems, then they MUST release the software update to us customers.  We should demand that this become LAW in the United States.
  • Especially annoying when we know that 8.1 (without Cyan) has been put on a ton of devices already and works just fine... The whole thing with carrier approval feels like a sham.
  • They get tested by the operators in other countries too. That's why you get preview and beta versions. The US carriers are just lazy and have very little incentive to update your phone after you've paid for it, they want you to buy a new one instead. 
  • No ALL phone OS seem to suffer so that suggests double standards or a the least coordination. I am going for double standards as its far more interesting.
  • I'm not in America so I'm being sincere here. Does this "law" apply to Apple? Are their phones exempted from this seemingly all important testing or they do go through the same issue?
  • I don't know, but I wouldn't be surprised if Apple got some kind of priority.  Americans do love their iPhones.  I was on holiday in Florida last month at the theme parks and a lot of people were playing around on the phones in the queues.  I saw perhaps one or two android devices, no WP devices, and like sheep (baaaa!!!)  A VERITABLE SEA of iPhones.  EVERYWHERE.  It's like nobody out there could think for themselves and they had to just copy each other, whereas when I got back home I started seeing a more healthy mix of devices.
  • Apple are different - their phones are so desirable they get to call the shots in most countries because the operators are so desperate to have their phones on their network. The result is Apple have a lot more control over their phones (and the contracts) than the other manufacturers.
  • What are the improvements?
  • Nothing new if you already have the dp preview
  • Well according to other sources you get additional bug fixes, new firmware for speed and performance boosts, the new equaliser settings (some devices only), the new USB settings menu, the new broadcast-to-desktop thingy, and all sorts of other stuff.
  • +925
  • Best news!! ;)
  • HTC it's your turn now!
  • ^^ This, come on T-Mobile Netherlands. Give us WP8.1
  • +8x
  • Downloading now on my L625! :) Just waiting for it to hit my L1020 now :)
  • You mean hit our 1020 hehe
  • Downloading in Ireland, Vodafone 925
  • MY 1020 needs some cyan lovvvveeee :P
  • Anyone got the cyan update for 1520 in Netherlands pls let me know or when it comes !!!!!
  • I wait for Lumia 520.
  • My 925 is ready and waiting in the US.
  • yea man.. me, you and the rest of the country...... smh.
  • So do we get both wp8.1 and firmware update?
  • Yes
  • Yes if you don't already have 8.1
  • Is Cortana available in India?with this update?
  • probably not..
  • I don't think Cortana is available anywhere except the USA, even with this update. The UK has already been told not to expect Cortana until later in the year...
  • Well one can hope for the UK... its not like we speak martian or something.lol. Plus Marcus Ash, tweeted weeks and not months awhile ago.
  • I'm not familiar with Marcus Ash, I'll look him up... I can only say that it's often been said about the US & UK that we're divided by the same language... I mean look at the meaning of 'fag' you can get shot in the US for asking if someone has a fag..?
  • Haha, true and Marcus Ash I believe is Microsoft’s Partner Group manager for Cortana.
  • Good for him!! Let's all start emailing the mother Hubbard... Asking when Cortana being released worldwide....
  • Sure why not, you go first :p
     
  • I did email the head of European operations for Nokia. I discovered that they showed apps on their site that my device at the time couldn't you. They also (Nokia) put out a press release that my device could play YouTube which at the time it couldn't. Nokia UK on Twitter where just rude, which doesn't deter me, & I found that guys email... I got a upgrade too...
  • oo I see, which apps are your refering to? Also there was a song and dance about youtube awhile back, in short MS pushed out an app and Google said it violated the TOS, so it was pulled. It was later pushed out again and Google says it doesn't comply as it is not coded in HTML5 and revokes the developer key for Youtube Access. All this time Google doesn't provide the relevant access to show adverts etc. Youtube is playable via internet explorer, you sometimes have to switch from desktop mode to mobile mode (especially true when they make any back end changes, as you get "no desktop" or similar put into the url resulting in an fake error as when you remove the inserted code, the video plays just fine). What upgrade did you get?
  • Oh this wasn't a Lumia, it was a 'feature' phone advertised as being able to stream YouTube. Eventually they put out a firmware upgrade, & it steamed YouTube & Vevo afterwards. I sent it out to family in SA, you can't send battery stuff, phones etc now. My niece or whatever she is loves it, it looks like a BlackBerry which a physical keyboard. The YouTube fight between Microsoft & Google you describe is all true, apparently that Microsoft app was shit hot too... I use myTube now, apparently better for 512mb devices. The thing about it is Google cutting their nose of to spite their face. Now there's what? Four or five YouTube apps on WP, non screening their ads...
  • I've heard that you can get Cortana in the UK, but you will have to change your region to "1" in order to do it.
  • What region are we in then? Surely the UK is only one region? Anyway, I think it would still be American Cortana...
  • So why are you whining?  At least it's American ENGLISH speaking Cortana.  Sure, she is missing the British accent, but you can still get her on your phone and understand her.  We here in America probably wont' get the Cyan firmware update for another month or two because of carrier "testing", and there is NO workaround for us, so we have our troubles too.  Be happy with what you have for there are some who don't have that much.  And if you don't like it, then switch to Apple, but I bet you won't be half as happy.  If you're that unhappy, then buy an iPhone or Android, but I doubt you'll like either as much.
  • I don't think anyone is complaining, it's just a discussion of pros & cons... I would add though that pretending to be American means the won't except and English payment card, I think you would have to use PayPal instead. I'm understanding you NOLATechy why do you have to pretend to be American? You have Cortana already...
  • I'm not pretending to be an American. I am an American. I live in the USA.
  • Haha!
  • Yes I mean the previous discussion that you commented on, somewhat rudely, accusing us UK device owner of whining... So, re your previous comment, why do you need a work around, being that your American? You have Cortana already..? Or are you pretending to be a dev? Personally I'm not sure Cortana will offer a great deal to low & middle range devices...
  • I was not accusing ALL UK users of whining, just that one individual. The work around I was referring to is not for Cortana but for the firmware update that is separate from the WP8.1 update. You UK users will get the firmware update before us Americans. And you are incorrect. Cortana is a HUGE benefit for ALL Lumia devices.
  • Understood... I'm not saying the Cortana won't work, but commonsense tells me the it's going to work better on high-end devices than lower of mid end... I'd like to see WPC write an article testing all the Lumia family equipped with Cortana in a test situation.
  • Of course, that holds true of any phone. The higher end Android phone work better than the lower end Android. IPhone 5s works better than the 5c. So naturally the Lumia 930 will work better than the Lumia 520. But the point is the Lumia 520 will still work very well. Look at some of the videos on YouTube.
  • Is there vids? I'll look, thanks, I wonder if there's a +720 vid running Cortana on YouTube? Okay look, you're up with this stuff, do you have a sports app? I'd use Bing Sports but you can't share to social media, any thoughts? Thanks...
  • There are lots of sports apps on the store. I recommend the ESPN app. Has worldwide info. Although I think the Bing Sports app is fairly decent.
  • The issue is not the language its that until it comes to our region in a legit fashion I am not using my localisations. I prefer my weather in degrees C and my dates the correct way round (Just saying ;) ) The real pain for me is being locked out of my local marketplace store and not being able to download localised apps. Not impossible to circumvent but annoying.
  • I'm in agreement with you entirely, I'm not sure how well a 'personal assistant' would work on my mid range +720 it's all just so much hot air & speculation now anyway until a version of Cortana is available to the UK. Even then, will all devices get the same version? We have no way of knowing..
  • Do you mean performance wise? 720 should work great.  Cellular Data Connection and Microphones are the real factors here. e.g A 520 could be better than the 930 in the US lol ;)
  • You have to enable the US keyboard layout and have US as the region for your phone. This trick is however not confined just to the UK and it should work regardless of the country you are in.
  • Phone, browser & search language options are the only thing that needs to be changed just like you have to do for local scout
  • Well all that is covered under the region and keyboard switch lol...
  • Yes, I do 'get' that, however if you want to purchase apps I believe that you can't use a UK card... But have to use PayPal instead. But that can be good, as PayPal use proper exchange rates rather than just £1 to $1
  • FarStrider2001 what, or who, are or is an 'local scout?'
  • Ahh now I'm with you, yes that's true, but... You can't download other apps or games for the UK, you become American & you have to use PayPal not an UK credit or debit card to buy apps too... Plus using an American keyboard etc...
  • Nooooooooooooooo
  • Everything but the keyboard is true. I'm a Dane using Cortana and Danish keyboard.. But it does suck being locked out of the Danish marketplace.
  • Not sure with CYAN but with Windows 8.1 Update 1 it is not. :(
  • 625/925 CV available in Brazil.
  • I'll be honest... Seeing as I already have 8.1 on ask my devices...I couldn't care less for Cyan. The 930 comes with it and the 920 and 1020 get no real benefits from it anyway...
  • Yes and it stinks....... I'm waiting for apps to update with features for 8.1. Lumia 1020 owner with 8.1 developer preview and fellow Nokia lover.
  • Hopeful my 1020 will become a bit more stable. Drivers are nice.
  • The 1520 gets some new shat, I look forward to this update.
  • Well, it will bring BT4.0 (as Dev Preview broke it), new Creative Studio. I can't remember if the 920 and 1020 get imaging improvements... 1020 living images if you're into it. But yeah, 8.1 OS is most of the good stuff.
  • I think what users are forgetting is that lower end devices won't get the benefits that high-end devices will get. None of these updates will turn a 520 or my own 720 into a 920.
  • The low end devices get BT4.0, that's huge.
  • Is it? Okay, I never use it... But I understand BT is used a lot more in 'emerging markets' I wonder how Cortana will work on 512mb devices?
  • Having recently bought a new 1020 after having a 520 since April last year, I have to say you pay for what you get. If you want to benefit from the top-tier features and have the best experience, you have to pay more. This isn't some great injustice to people who own the lower-tier phones.
  • When Lumia 820 , 720?
  • Waiting for some news on the 820 as well. We have a discrete community on this model so far!
  • Yeah
  • this time is special, surprises!!! who know maybe you will wake tomorrow and hey an update is available :)
  • this time is special, surprises!!! who know maybe you will wake tomorrow and hey an update is available :)
  • For all the 620 users!
  • +620
  • +620
  • Superb news, will inform work users of this. Will make our fleet of 625/925 like new again. Just waiting for 1020 now ;).
  • Unlocked uk Lumia 925 here, no update yet :'(
  • Any UK users here with a 625 or 925 updated to cyan confirm if you have Cortana? Dying to know here lol. Got to attend a family event in two days and I want to "sell" windows phone to the attending family members.
  • No we don't get Cortana with this update, there was an announcement a little while ago. It's still only in the USA. But, the UK & China are 'supposed' to get her/it soonish
  • China will probably get it sooner than us, given the video leak of Cortana speaking chinese :P. If we don't get Cortana with this update, I will use the region trick and put a positive spin on it lol.
  • Hmmm think it may come down to market share, & China has more than one language, I know strickly speaking the UK does, & Eire does too...
  • Now that's a family share plan. Billy you get it for 1.25 days starting today. Sally your next. Johnboy, you ticked me off asking if the damn update was in, so you get it in the last part of the week. And oh while I'm on vacation, the WP store download capability will be locked....
  • I think no
  • Only US
  • For now
  • Wow this is actually a really good speed
  • Hmmm 520 frm india stil refreshing and waiting :(
  • You misspelled "its" in the first paragraph. Please don't turn this site into the illiterate mess that is Crackberry. Thanks.
  • Chill. You are aware that we manually compiled a massive global list of countries and regions in 20 minutes to get it out fast for readers. Mistakes happen, so simply let us know and leave the snark at home. You don't make this job any more easy or fun, otherwise.
  • Keep up the great work Daniel! Appreciate all the hard work you do for us!
  • Yeah, Dan. There seems to be a lot of 'dickheads' frequenting the forums at the moment.... They're very boring. I wonder why you put up with it....
  • Grammar Nazi...
  • I feel like you did a Nazi salute after you typed this.
  • Pls jfmanzo sir, go to your institution & and teach your students. This is not a English grammar class. Lolz
  • Dude you spellt the name wrong ;)
  • You spelled 'spelt' wrongly. Lol
  • F*ck :D i'm german^^(half english)^^ so...
  • +925 downloading in Sweden
  • Why not 1520 among the first? :-/
  • The L1520 will be pushed out 2 weeks after the L1530 is released worldwide with cyan already on it
  • Oh c'mon...waiting badly for my 920...India..
  • Waiting for 520...
  • Still waiting for 720
  • You guys should've wrote on the topic Lumia Cyan update for 925 and 625 globally (USA NOT INCLUDED)
  • Lmao
  • Or (USA coming soon on your local smartphone)
  • Downloading the update right now, glad the servers do well
  • Looks like there's a typo at the beginning of the article, "Earlier today we got work from Microsoft".
  • I see what you did there.
  • Waiting for the 620 :v
  • Well, according with Daniel, CV are not priority! Right?
  • I dunno, let us look at the CVs for 520, 620, 720, 820, 920, 1020, lol...it is clear they are doing this batches, not based on CV or not.
  • Haha, I think it's based on CV AND Devices :P
  • Daniel after updating my 925 to cyan there isn't any thing new....same old dev preivew.....
  • As it has been reported over and over again.. The DP was the final feature set... I don't know what you were expecting!!!
  • I'am waiting for update for 520 ... Hope I get it
  • Same here L521
  • You will,I just hope we all get soon
  • 925 in El Salvador... got it!!!
  • Why cant i get update on 925 in uk??
  • Currently only Vodafone have released it for the 925 in the UK. http://www.nokia.com/global/support/software-update/wp8-software-update/... Looks like tables don't show well in the comments lol
  • I'm on Vodafone in the UK my phone says carrier is cv gbie and still not available????
  • CV GB basically means you have a country variant thus meaning it is sim unlocked. If your phone was Vodafone branded i.e when booting up showed the vodafone logo, vodafone logo's on the case then it would show "Vodafone" as your carrier not "CV GB". Therefore when you checked for the update, it would show it was available. The sim in your phone doesnot determine if you will get update or not, it is tied to the software (known generally as "Rom") on your phone. Hence why if a person bought their phone in Hong Kong and is using it in the UK, they will get the update if it was made available in Hong Kong. The only way round this is to change or flash a different Rom, I trust this clarifies?    
  • A bit still dont get why still not available though????
  • Well if I knew that I would have updated my 920 already :p lol, it will be available once it becomes available.
  • makes sence to me....just a bit peeved that th 925 CV is not included right now in the UK.
  • thats because you didnt get the phone through your carrier, its a country varient and therefore not a vodaphone locked 925.   my 925 is CV marked but im with o2 so i have the same issue as you do due to CV marked phone.
  • What abt 920?
  • Me too.. +920 Posted via Windows Phone Central App
  • Proud owner of a black Lumia 625 .. Windows phone 8.1 Lumia Cyan ..
  • Faster ?
  • C'mon show my EOL 1020 some love one last time!
  • My friend 920,925 are also in EOL!
    If they specially mentioned 1020 but not 920,925, that doesn't mean only 1020 is dead! And for god sake you will be supported for at least 36 months so this ain't the last time your and mine are getting love....
  • Installing on Lumia 925 here in Latvia. :) P.S. I did not expect it so soon!
  • Yo bro. Installing on Lumia 925 in Lithuania. :)
  • Now we just need someone from Estonia. ;)
  • L1320 India, Common MS don't keep me waiting too long. :P
  • Same
  • Updating +925
  • I wanna ask that if i have to uncheck the box of getting updates for developers...to get cyan
  • No
  • Don't uncheck the box you might miss windows phone 8.1 update 1 developer preview version ;)
  • 720 awaiting
  • Cum MS give tha U.S there's update
  • What did I just read ??? :-o
  • Haha..
  • lol
  • Tha gangsta is in Tha house yo
  • Wow its really fast. Nokia 520 waiting. India
  • Am off home to flash the bad boy direct, saves doing a hard reset!!
  • It's Bosnia & Herzegovina, not  Bosnia Herzogivenia :P
  • Downloading in progress
  • No Cambodia?
  • GOT THE UPDATE IN INDIA (MUMBAI) ......LUMIA 625..............☺
  • +925 (MUMBAI)
  • -1320(ISTANBUL)
  • +925 Pune
  • Bro evn I hav 625... Frm Belgaum... But my phone is saying device already up to date..
  • I just hope they don't leave out 920 far too long as usual *sigh*
  • They won't leave the monster ;)
  • Waiting here for my Lumia 820...
  • Got it in India!NL 925!
  • Can any one tell me size of this update?
  • Looks like the 520 will be the last one to get updated.
  • No that will not happen
  • How do you know? I'm dying to know when just so I can see if the yellowish problem that affects the pictures is gone.
  • Cyan is fast...
    Seems faster ..xD !
  • What's new in this update except 8.1?
  • So we put a bunch of articles out recently and even linked to them in this article telling you what is in Lumia Cyan. But you'll have to click those links, read the article and or watch the video. Sorry, there is no other way.
  • Sadly some people just don't read, I guess they have been spoon fed far to much growning up. Even had Tenants asking for a manual for a fridge / freezer (yes I'm serious), I thought I was going to die laughing that day after reading that email.
  • Shut up.. I'm using wpcentral app
  • Using the app, is no excuse for not reading lol :P
  • "View link" in the app isn't working..
  • Sorry dani, but I can't see the new brightness and usb settings... :/
  • Go to doctor, & check your eyes
  • Hahaaahahhha
  • Lol
  • Yeah but a lot of the countries mentioned still have it "under testing".
  • Not for the Lumia 625 and 925. All the countries listed on our page reflect what is on Nokia's support.
  • Yeah for certain networks or variants but it hardly means a global rollout for the Lumia 625 and 925. i.e Poland, Ukrain, Russian Federation,UK, Austrailia, Cambodia, New Zealand and China mostly show under testing for 625/925.
  • Give it a few hours and they will be updated, you need to take into account timezones (presuming they are using somewhat localised servers)
  • Oh i know that but it's still not a complete global rollout.
  • just waiting for the update to come for the 920 somewhere so i can flash my rom to that area
  • I'm waiting, L520
  • 920 owner, excited about Lumia Cyan and waitingggggggggggggggggggg! 
  • C++920!!! Posted via Windows Phone Central App
  • +920, too! I'm waiting for Cortana.
  • Yes.. Unexpected boom!!! Heard the news of rolling out and got the update already!! Wow.. Now u r talking Microsoft. Love ❤ u
  • Waiting in estonia...1520
  • Waiting for 720...
  • Yup downloading... India
  • Let's go, T-Mobile!
  • Anyone please tell the size of update.
  • Bosnia & Herzegovina, not Bosnia Herzogivenia
  • Well no North America is hardly global now, is it? (sarcasm)
  • Yeayy! Update done!
  • How is it??? So excited!!! :D Posted via Windows Phone Central App
  • What's the size around.?
  • 6 inches ;)
  • Hahaha... :D
  • Yeah way to go all who's in charge. Update all 3rd world countries phones first before all the US customers.
  • If were going to start blaming we should start with the US carriers because they are the ones not releasing the firmware fast enough, unlike the rest of the world
  • Usb setting and many other things are missing.
  • Actually everything 'cyan' is missing... No changes visible except the extras + info showing 'Lumia Cyan'
    Something is wrong.
  • No creative studio update !
  • Software reset after update?
  • Can anyone explain to me how this actually works?
      I live in Serbia, but my phone is made in China or whatever, and the manufacter name is RM-937_apac_hong_kong_222. WTF does all that mean, and which country am I linked to now? Will I get it when Serbia gets it, or when China gets it, or Hong Kong?
  • U will get when serbia gets it
  • No, that is not right. You will get it when Hong Kong gets it.
  • You will get it when it is available in Hong Kong.
  • 1020 ITALY  
  • Eagerly waiting for my 1320 & 520
  • 620&1320
  • 1020 ITALIA
  • Lost my 920 on holidays and got the 925 on the insurance and now updating, everything happens for a reason!!!
  • Lol
  • Hello I don't see the Lock Screen Themes... Where is it?
  • It's an app
    And its not even launch on store
    But it will available on store soon...
  • What is the app called anyway? Posted via Windows Phone Central App
  • Don't know
    But whenever it will available, Daniel will post here on wpcentral ;)
  • I am excited to have it on my 520 I loves it
  • Liar....
  • Hi everyone! I made a wpcentral account especially to post this comment. I have a burning question. I have a Lumia 620 with Amber Update. When the GDR3 developer preview came, I installed it on my phone. Until then, official black/gdr3 update was still not available for my phone. Then when the Preview for 8.1 came, I installed that too. Now, my phone has 8.1 as the O/S and Amber as the Firmware. The problem is that a month ago, black update was finally available for my phone. But on checking for it, the phone said "Your phone is up to date". I even tried this after a hard reset. But it did not update to black. My question is that with my firmware still on Amber, will I be able to get the Cyan update? Really appreciate who can answer this...
  • I am not expert so can't answer you
    But copy this your comment and post this after some time again so maybe someone can answer you
    Right now your comment is way up so most people will not read this
    So post it regularly until u don't get the answer
  • Thanks! I'll do that.
  • Updates to Windows Phone 8 are cumulative—so when you install the latest update, you'll also get all the previous updates (if your phone doesn't have them already).
  • I hope so! Thanks for replying!
  • Download the Nokia Software recovery tool. Reinstall the latest update shown by it. It will automatically install black. Then update via dev preview to 8.1, and wait for cyan.
  • Thanks for the advive! I'm a little hesitant about using NSR. I just wanted other people's opinion on this cuz I'm getting a Lumia 925 next month, and wanted to avoid this mistake in the future!
  • Waiting for 525 ....
  • How about the Icon in America... How about they reward the high end buyers first for a change.
  • When I update to Cyan, will this go over the 8.1 Preview? Just wondering, will I still have the app?
  • Yes yu wil
  • 625 nd 925 got the update pls release it for 525 , v r also in x25 series
    Waiting MS
  • Exactly bro...
  • I hope it will happen
    Maybe 525 will get it tomorrow
  • Can't sit tight for L1320 in India.
  • That's what she said;)
  • I'm waiting L520. India
  • +520
  • I thought yay 925 update available, but then I remembered t-mobile and America...... I guess I can wait 2 months or so
  • Lol
  • 1520...? But 'll Wait...:)
  • Just received for my Lumia 925 in India.
  • HTC 8x ?? :(
  • Just updated, Lumia 925, Turkey, Turkcell
  • Vaay karşim bizde burda 1320 için bekliyoruz amına koyayım. Neyse wpcentralda Türk olması güzel bir şey
  • Lumia cyan also is available for Lumia 925 in Lithuania it seems this update is rolling out faster than previous updates
  • No love for Australia? We tend to get everything last and at inflated prices, damn it.
  • Yes now available in India for Lumia 625.downloading now.it needs wifi connection.
  • I got the update an hour ago - Nederland L625. There is nothing new about the update except for a small arrow linked to the Wi-Fi icon. My battery life increased with several hours according to the battery saver also.. If anyone spot something else, please share.. :)
  • waiting on 1020 italia
  • Sam, Pakistan is in Asia, South Asia to be more precise and not the Middle East :)
  • Disappointed. The only change we have seen is an arrow on the wireless icon..
  • Lol. What were you expecting? The big update is 8.1 not cyan
  • Can anyone confirm in 925,do they possess Continuos autofocus?
  • The list says UK CV and Vodafone UK, what happens if you have a sim-free 925 on Three UK?
  • Yours would be classed as a CV device if Three is not listed....
  • Romania, phone from Vodafone, SIM from Orange. Lumia 925 Vodafone edition.  Windows Phone 8.1 just installing....
  • Just updated to cyan, 625 UK
  • "globally". Then the article goes on to list parts of the globe that aren't getting the update yet. I thought I was going to update my wife's 925 tonight when I saw the headline.
  • and of course, my 925 on AT&T will probably be the last to update.  SMH
  • Microsoft updating their lumias. It is time to update wpcentral also.
  • Yep! Agreed! Tim Posted via Windows Phone Central App
  • Yeah Jay might be working on it
  • Time to start bitchin on to at&t "where's my cyan update?"
  • That Nokia dude that talks about what cyan brings to the table simply states everything I already have with 8.1 dev preview
  • North America must be on a different globe.
  • UPDATIIIIING
    WOW, so freak! I love this blog. I love the world. I love everyone <3
  • Someones in a good mood :);)
  • Nothing here as of yet....United Kingdom, EE.
  • Same here. EE 625 on Virgin.
  • YES!!!!!! YES YES YES....!!! Man, patience paid off!!
  • Come on NL Icon!!!
  • 8X and 8S official update from HTC??? maybe next year!!! :(
  • Getting one now,
    925 From Thailand
    I love my phone!
  • Got it 625 UK!!!!
  • Nothing from T-MO US.L925 here
  • Still not available for Lumia 925 in Portugal :(
  • Not yet :'( Nigeria 925
  • You've made a small typo, the Belgian provider is called Proximus. ;)
  • I'm updating my lumia 520 from spain ;)
  • I have the 625 in the UK, but don't have Cyan yet. My carrier is O2, on the Nokia rollout page it says Cyan is "under testing." God knows what they're doing to it.
  • 625 in UK on o2 as well and I got it earlier, I see no changes from the dev preview other than a small arrow on the WiFi icon to show send/receive
  • Same here. I have a permanent arrow on the WiFi icon. I've had it freeze when trying to unlock using a pin, otherwise it seems all good. Can't see differences.
  • That's weird. Checking for updates on my phone, it says there aren't any. (scratches head)
  • No update for me???????????nl925 pakistan.
  • Unlocked/carrier free 925 in Australia and no update here yet
  • Downloading now, will update when installed
  • Yeah you know we wanna know if its faster
  • I need your HELP - anyone an idea?  I just got the Update for my 925 with the Dev Preview on it. After Rebooting I have blue Bitlocker recovery screen and I have no chances to start the windows phone again. "BitLocker recovery to recover this drive plug in the USB drive that has the Bitlocker recovery key Bitlocker needs your recovery key to unlock your drive because the trusted platform module is not accessible. ... Press Enter to reboot and try again Press Esc or the Windows key for more recovery options"
  • Tried a soft/hard reset?
  • thanks for your reply. I tried the hard reset but I didn't maged it. I tried it like it is described in this video. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KAu99DCDWno  
  • Recoger your firmware with Nokia suite
  • also thanks for your reply. i've installed the nokia suite but it doesn't find my 925 which connect over the usb cable because it doesn't boot up and therefore it is not visable for the computer. 
  • Can't wait to get this update on my 810..... Oh wait.... Nevermind. :/
  • Can't believe they skipped out on another update for the 810. Was it that bad of a phone?
  • What's the difference between the developer preview and 8.1?
  • Nothing, the DP and 8.1 have the same OS version. The only difference comes from the Cyan firmware.
  • Can't wait to update my 1520 alot to explore
  • People.. Everyone has to keep patience.. 625 and 925 are the first phones to receive it... Annnd... Everyone's gonna get it real soon.. Just checked frm a website..
  • 925 with Spanish open rom and nothing yet...
  • lolz it's here!!! lumia 925 serbia
  • Pakistan in the Middle East?
  • Available here in the UAE... updating 925 now!
  • I am from Pakistan swabi Yarhussain kpk I have Lumia 520 && 625 I updated...... Nice...03459809966
  • +920 -920
  • =0
  • Smart kid
  • Hwat about the 8x? HTC confirmed they would be releasing firmware supporting 8.1 but haven't heard any news since then :/
  • HTC doesn't seem big on details. I had an hd7 when WP7 came out. Right before 7.8 came out, that's when they said the hd7 wasn't getting it. Better believe I flashed it that same Fn day.
  • Pakistan in south Asia
  • 625, Greece with Cosmote nothing yet...
  • Call any one about update in Pakistan +923459809966
  • You dou realise that you made your number public to the entire world?
  • waiting on Lumia 1020 Italia
  • What is the size of update for preview for developer! Plz any one say
  • You must to have over 1,5GB free space.
  • I know but..,what is size of update
  • I think 8.1 is somewhere between 300-500mb. I may be wrong, but isn't that the average of each major update to date?
  • I thought 1520 was going to,be the first
  • Funny
  • UK - Lumia 625 with T-mobile payg sim. Now running 8.1 and love the extra columns! Only app that didn't update well was gmail, but deleted and added again, et voila (as they say in the UK)  Going to use a lot of battery now in working out my favourite background image... Thank you MS; I only bought the phone a few weeks ago for 79.99 specifically for this OS.
  • Nothing yet for Lumia 625 EE UK
  • I have just got it Lumia 625 on EE I'm in UK
  • Ladies and Gentlemen!
    WELCOME TO Windows Phone 8.1 in SPAIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    It happened this afternoon!
    It's ok UPDATING...  :)
  • Come on Australia!!
  • downloading now ! 925! :)
  • Anyone in USA got the update for Lumia 925???
  • Just downloaded 8.1 Cyan Lumia 625 running preview developer took 15 mins crazy
  • India updated Lumia 925
  • That isn't global.
  • yes it is . the world is not USA. there are so many countries expect usa in the world
  • Was using developer preview. Updated just now. Apart from inprivate tabs I don't see anything new. Nokia camera nd creative studio updates yet to be expected right?
  • I'm on DP but yet not got the Cyan.. L925 :(
  • me too
  • Have you forcefully checked fr updates?
  • Nokia 625 India.... Already downloaded but I did not see any change Ya. I am on developer preview 8.1.. I did got cyan but I am still on developer preview
  • Lucky You all....Waiting for my 920. Super excited :D
  • Australians are unlucky. Not a single update till now.
  • Please anyone tell me. Is it a cyan only update or cyan + wp8.1 update ?? Nokia 625 India with DP W8.1. I did got update but its only cyan but WP8.1 still on Developer preview version
  • Can't wait Windows 8.1 in my Lumia 520 (India)...
  • Yay! 925 is first! Too bad I'm US. Doubt I'll get it sometime soon....
  • No love ❤ for Nigeria on my Lumia 925. Waiting patiently for it.
  • Why isn't it in North America yet? Oh well, at least its released :P
  • Still waiting for the update on my Lumia 925 here buddies...
  • Can't wait to get it on my L520!!
  • Not even 625 or 925 in Russia, gg MSFT.
  • lumia 925 updated! spain. bought on expansys, it came from france. unlocked  
  • No update in Australia. :(
  • Funny how Brasil, US and India are always late for updates. We're the top 3 on Windows Phone selling, come on Microsoft.
  • If the update comes for L520, will it be automatically available for L525 too. Its just a 520 with 1gb ram, so logically all 525 users should get it... OR will it not??
  • Wishes cyan forL520 comes only on 24july
  • I thought things like usb settings and other stuff were going to be enabled with cyan? There are literally no changes bar an arrow on WiFi icon
  • Do you guys suggest hard reset after official update done?
  • Any one in USA having lumia 925 got the update??? 
  • +1520 please in the Philippines
  • Updated on Lumia 925 but don't see download data arrros on wifi icon nor on cellular range! :/
  • 625: Still ain't no Poland... boo 
  • Waiting for 925 Nigeria.
  • Im in the US and did the upgrade about an hour ago 925 on T-Mobile
  • Seems like everyone loves MS now.... Oh how times change!!!!
  • I'm sure the backlash will be along any time now, after people try it out and find it's basically identical to the DP they've had for months already.
  • It has been reported over and over again that the DP is FINAL!!! I don't know what they were expecting?.. Android L maybe.. Ha ha ha!!!!
  • AT&T of course, t-mobile user any luck
  • Where is 8.1 for 1020..??
  • No love for 1520 Users :(. Just checked, nothing so far...
  • I've updated my Nokia Luumia 925 here in Egypt and it's not listed up there
  • My L 625 gets it, waiting for it to come onto my L 1520 here in India...
  • It needs to be available for the 1520 now!
  • Boy oh boy, was wrong two hours ago! CV Hong Kong l625, residing down under, ready for download. Problem XBOX thingies moved content from SD card to phone can't delete album and pictures? Will try Ubuntu sometime later. Hurray, where is BBM?
  • Boy oh boy, was wrong two hours ago! CV Hong Kong l625, residing down under, ready for download. Problem XBOX thingies moved content from SD card to phone can't delete album and pictures? Will try Ubuntu sometime later. Hurray, where is BBM?
  • LUMIA 820 crying so bad for cyan...mama says hush little baby everythings gona be alright :D  
  • I'm hoping by next cycle, Microsoft since purchasing Nokia, will finally be able to compete with timely iPhone and iOS updates. I'm not expecting miracles, but at least something subpar with Android and Nexus devices would suffice.
  • Got it! In Latvia.
    What is the difference between latest 8.1 dev preview and this Cyan update? I noticed that NC slides fluidly, some few apps installed ... anything else?
  • Yeah, installing now! Italy, Three, Lumia 925 Had to check manually for updates though.
  • Cant find Brightness profile or the new editing mode in the cameraroll. Dissapointing. On 925, and the editing mode i can't find on 930 either
  • Yeay got it already i use lumia 625
  • As usual North America is "Not Yet".
  • Doing it now on NL925 Vodafone UK.
    Now waiting for NL920 EE UK. I already got WP 8.1 on this through preview for developers.
  • WHY 625 AND 925? WHAT IS THE REASON?
  • Project my screen doesn't work...anyone the same problem?
  • Can NA925 get the update early by changing region settings??? And language settings??? To a country that's already getting the update curious before I try this???
  • +720 +920 Indonesia. Still waiting for the update....
  • Damn, just exchanged my 925 for a 1320, I hope the 1320 will get some love soon too!
  • Now, I'm a little disappointed; I shared this on my Twitter page today and got the chance to read it just now only to find that the update isn't available in the United States just yet. Why? :(   Oh well, I still got the Preview for Developers to tide me over 'til the official update rolls out here. That said, who's got a Lumia 925 with Lumia Cyan for Windows Phone 8.1 and how is it? 
  • I don't have much to ask but I'm really confused here. From what the editors of this website are claiming, these updates are rolled out gradually, dependant on region, country, phone and carrier. The carriers apparently have to conduct tests etc. Cool. So why does Apple get their iOS updates done simultaneously on a global scale? Last time I checked iPhones were also mobile phones in which Sim cards are inserted and carrier networks are accessed. So why don't they also have to be tested? If anyone can help me understand this I'd be most grateful. Because all I'm hearing is that Apple get to bypass these processes because they are Apple and that makes no sense. Microsoft and Nokia phones is now one thing. Same company. Exact same situation as Apple. So all these technical reasons like testing sounds like serious BS
  • It's not "serious BS". Apple (and ONLY Apple) made deals with carriers years ago. The deal was this: "You take our super popular it's-too-good-to-resist iPhone for your network. Give us all the profits of the sale. Let us update the phone when we want, whenever we want. You keep the customers." Microsoft, Samsung, HTC, etc. do not have that deal. Carriers absolutely loathe Apple for getting it but they had no choice in the matter. It will also never happen again. The reasoning may be specious but carriers argue that it is THEIR network (not yours, not Microsoft's) and they get final word on what goes on it. Their fear, mostly unfounded, is that this firmware could (1) cause devices to fail --> warranty and customer service nightmare or (2) damage their network. Either way, they are on the hook for it, not Microsoft, not Nokia and not you. Let me turn the tables: If Microsoft could just push out new firmware, why the hell would they not do it? You act like it would only be you who benefits from such a decision and not Microsoft. Do you really think they love this process? Because they don't. This is the sole reason we have the Preview for Developers program. The result? You folks still complain...
  • Daniel, listen. Relax. Microsoft is not your company nor your uncle's. What's with the attitude? I'm simply saying, Apple, just like freakin MS, are in the mobile business selling both hardware and software. Same technical rules. So it's not about testing. That's what I'm saying. If Apple made some agreements with some carriers, obviously not all in the world, does this exempt them from seemingly crucial testing? It makes no sense to say, it's all about testing because clearly Apple get a pass. Aren't I Phones also at risk if they don't undergo serious testing by carriers? That's why I'm saying, yes it's happening, but it makes no sense to say it's because carriers have to do extensive tests. There are other non technical reasons that you are unaware of that have nothing to do with testing. Also, if a phone is not tied to any carrier from the get go, it has to have passed certain minimum international standard requirements. There's nothing earth shattering that a firmware update will do to affect Sim card services or network issues. Because network standards are international. That's why Apple don't need to have their phones tested vigorously. Also it's not just carriers. Specific devices too. This means there's a technical issue from MS's side too. They are clearly less confident about their finished product than Apple are. The fact that Apple releases their updates so seamlessly on a global scale means THEY are doing things more efficiently. You'd think given that Nokia and Microsoft is essentially one thing now, there'd be better integration. Think about it. Some Lumias as you report are getting global updates. So why are they not carrier affected? Why can't they say, hey the update for the 720 is now globally available? There's clearly an issue of efficiency
  • I think you're out of line to tell Daniel to relax. You asked the [age old] question and got an [age old] answer. It really is that simple. Apple made a deal with the more to offer carriers. I also think it's a fallacy to think that Microsoft is "less confident" and therefore Apple is "more efficient", just because Apple releases software the way that they do. Keep in mind, Microsoft STILL has a lion's share of operating systems out there that get *updates* quite regularly on a global scale. So, Microsoft is not without an efficient delivery mechanism. To be honest, their CDN network is significantly larger than Apple's. Another point I think you misunderstand is that when two companies merge resources, the lights just don't get brighter on the inside. Integration efforts are full of duplication and redundancies--hence the future layoffs looming. Which brings it down to the final point. The frustration you are witnessing now is related only to the middle man, aka the carriers. Updates to mobile phones has had this problem long before any product existed that started with an "i" in its name.
  • I was not out of line, he was. I'm not dissing him so why should he have taken it on that level? Secondly, it's more important to understand what the other person is actually saying before responding, which is what he failed to do and the same as you. I'm saying, to say, the roll outs are gradual because it's a necessary process is BS. Why? Because these so called "necessary" procedures don't affect another company making the same devices. Mobile phones. If Apple can do it seamlessly, then they are doing something right from their end. Because they seem to be exempt from testing. Mind you, Apple's market share is not global. In Africa and even Most of Asia, they are a minority, so why would carriers in these markets allow Apple to make demands on them. Also, in most of these regions, mobile phones are NOT sold or marketed by carriers. So the issue of market dominance is irrelevant. In South Africa for instance, it's more of Samsung and at some point there were more of Blackberries. Also, the network thing is far fetched. If MS/Nokia are developing unstable updates that need vigorous testing, then it's their inefficiency. Apple from the get go, push out global updates. It is not feasible to say they have arrangements with ALL carriers in the world because it's not economical nor practical. So, no one tests their updates. If you have an iPhone you get the update with everyone else around the world. That's called efficiency. So my issue is, don't tell us illogical things like "MS is being held back by carriers in their updates because they have to test etc". That's bull. This is an MS problem mostly. It's about technical inefficiency. The Preview for Developers is rolled out at once. Yes I know the difference with manufacturer specific firmware. But that's actually where the real problem lies. Manufacturers. That's why Android also has to go the same route. If there was no Cyan or other such firmware issues,MS would roll out WP updates globally at once, at least in theory. That's why Apple can do it. They don't have to take it to manufacturers or anything. They do everything hence the greater efficiency. Google have their own similar program apparently with their Nexus models so I heard. Why? Because it's theirs. Pure Android. That's why the carriers have nothing to say about the WP specific updates. So it's not carriers. It's specific phone manufacturers. And the problem I have with MS efficiency is this. They do everything at a snail's pace. We can talk about redundancies all we want but the fact is this, they used the 930 & 630 to showcase Cyan. That was post takeover. They had already worked on it as a team. That's why both phones are getting faster updates. So during the times of development, why were they not also working on the other Lumia models? Why announce something that is not ready? The Nokia team, given the high level and long term cooperation with the WP division even before the takeover, would have had the blueprints of WP 8.1 even during development. That's why they were already developing Cyan before 8.1 was developer released. It's more likely they were developing it simultaneously. If not, then that's gross inefficiency. So why else would it take so long before the Lumia 620 or 820 gets the Cyan update except inefficiency on both MS and Nokia's side? We can defend them all we want, but the truth is Apple are doing everything more efficiently and our own useless fanboysim is what is restricting everyone from demanding a more efficient WP division. You mentioned how MS do it efficiently with PC. Exactly. It's because that's what was and still is their biggest business. WP is their neglected zone that at times gets overlooked as they focus on better services for Android and IOS. WP is the most inefficient. Look at the Windows side of things. Everything is done comprehensively and quickly. They still mess up there but it's still more efficient than WP
  • Whether you accept it or not, the fact remains that firmware delays remain because carriers run their own networks and have the final say UNLESS you are Apple and make the deal beforehand. No other company before Apple was without this problem and none after it will be without it either. Writing an essay on it will not change this simple fact.
  • Unfortunately you're clearly clueless about this whole issue. Apple made deals with freaking US carriers. They don't have deals with Sub Saharan carriers. Why? Because I Phones are not as popular. Also, carriers there are in the business of CARRIER SERVICES NOT MOBILE PHONE SALES. It's not a global thing. The firmware issue is a manufacturers problem. You only assumed it was a carrier thing because a website said so. You didn't even think it through. If Daniel Know it All says so then it's true. It's illogical. Apple's market share had zero to do with it. It's Apple being efficient as usual and that's why they lead. I hate I Phones and i Everything, but those guys know how to do business effectively. And that's my problem with MS. They are so innovative and yet so incredibly inefficient. These are actual facts. Not you stating with zero facts and zero logic that "whether you write essays, the "fact" is firmware blah blah blah". You don't even bother to check if what you're saying is not only true but actually makes sense or not
  • Your frustration is misguided and making you horribly ill. You know what you should do? Stop complaining in the comments section about something you cannot change. It ain't gonna happen. Case closed.
  • Apple has a dominant position and can force carriers to accept updates directly from Apple. Microsoft doesn't have the same market dominance to do that
  • Ok fine. Apple has a dominant positions is the only reason why they get to bypass these apparently crucial procedures? So effectively these all important tests are in fact not so all important are they? Because if they were so crucial and absolutely necessary, carriers would simply have to not let Apple have their way. Because I found some people saying, these tests are necessary in order to avoid catastrophic technical issues with compatibility. So how exactly is an iPhone unaffected? So it's all bull. It's not technical. It's a combination of factors. MS are inefficient. That's why the 925 can be updated all over the world at once but the 720 in gradual stages. You can't tell me every carrier in the world has completed testing of one device at the exact same time.
  • Is anyone with the update noticing Performance boost ? Or so?... :)
  • Any one notice a boost in Performance with The update?
  • Just got the info that it's ready. Installation took about 5-10 minutes
  • I'm in Brazil...not avalaible now...why?Lumia 925 unlocked
  • Good update for the 625, Baconit animations would pause and jump on 8 but are now smooth on 8.1
  • Got a l925...im in Brazil and nothing yet...why??!!!!
  • Got in in Indonesia. After updated i still have Preview for Developers. May i delete it? Is it safe?
  • i was all excited because i have a lumia 625 then i realized it's not from Vodafone :(
     
  • Lumia 1320, UAE. Waiting patiently.
  • Waiting for update L1020
  • -925 not always US first, I guess.
  • Got the official Cyan Update, the browser issue while playing videos remain. Does your lumia 925 starts going crazy when you watch a video via Internet Explorer (not full screen) the UI start to "tremble" on mine and then it goes to the lockscreen by itself.
  • Deleted.
  • In Australia and have a Lumia 925 on 8.1 preview and no cyan update here yet :(
  • Awesome! Updating asap. Hope 920 will follow soon!
  • Y'all might want to read this: http://discussions.nokia.com/t5/Nokia-Lumia/Nokia-update-and-925-stuck-i... Appears that 8.1 developer preview devices with bitlocker turned on are having problems.
  • I still dont understand why 925 CV (country variant) in the UK or Globaly is under test when Vodafone has released the update, just doesnt make sense as the 925 in Ireland has it for both CV and Vodafone.
  • Because Apple only makes one you're of phone, all firmware is the same so they "pretest" their phone firmware worth the networks prior to releasing the phone updates to the public. So yes Apple tests, but prior to releasing the update to the public so when the update happens the download direct to the phones bypassing the carriers.
  • 1520
  • Philippines checking in!  Updating Lumia 925 unlocked!  Updating while its storming!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  To all Filipinos take care the storm is strong! Ingat! Ingat po!
  • My L925 (unlocked version, PH) on developer's preview 8.1 says my phone is up to date. :(
  • Problem for me :( I updated my Nokia Lumia 925 (UAE) but problem is I checked in extras+info and it says I have the cyan update but I don't see any changes in the audio and display options! Someone please help
  • Hey Rogers/Fido 625 is not in the North America Cyan status list
  • This is a painful wait. Come on 1520
  • Nothing here unlocked 925 in Aus with dev preview.....
  • Still waiting here in Nigeria with my 925
  • I have the Lumia 920, I suppose I will have to wait I little bit more
  • Can anyone point out any differences for cyan from dp8.1..!! I don't see anything new..!! :@
    What arrow on the wireless icon?
  • Wtf L625 got the update.Nokia(Microsoft) are you out of your mind People here buy flagship phones to get updates asap & u pushed updates for L625-_- .I thought Flagship phones & best selling phones should be considered first Lumia 1520,1020,925 should be in the first wave in the second should be L920,520,720,820 & in the third should be L 625,620,525. -Lumia 920
  • WTF. why not China...
  • My phone was purchased in Qatar. It said the update is available but I can't update my phone. It says my phone is up-to-date. :-(
  • In Ireland I see Vodafone getting all the love. BTW I have the WP 8.1 DP preview and waiting for Cyan on my 1020. *cough* Meteor *cough*
  • OK so now here's since revenge for everyone around the world who had been complaint about Cortana being US only. The update for the 925 is avail able pretty much everywhere except North America. :P
  • There is nothing in the article about Australia??
  • What's the File Size Of this Update...
    And We Can Download it via Mobile Data know...?
  • Downloadinggggg on L625 India!
  • Facebook not working, it showing something went wrong.. WTF :x
  • Thats some great news!!
  • Its nothing new than developers preview, But I missed the inbuilt facebook integration a lot. Can I intstall the official lumia cyan update, and then downgrade my phone to windows 8??? Its not possible in Preview for developers
  • 620 still 'under testing'
  • Not yet in india? Using Lumia 625.. shows phone's upto date..
  • Can any one tell me,why I m not getting cyan update on my Lumia 625.i m using developer's previews.I have already un-enrolled from developer's preview.plz any one advise.
  • Can any one tell me,why I m not getting cyan update on my Lumia 625.i m using developer's previews.I have already un-enrolled from developer's preview.plz any one advise.
  • Can any one tell me,why I m not getting cyan update on my Lumia 625.i m using developer's previews.I have already un-enrolled from developer's preview.plz any one advise.
  • JE confirme, en train d'installer sur mon 625 en France, modèle libre. :)   confirmed for France and 625, unlocked, processing right now.
  • Lumia 625, Lithuania - still waiting...
  • Lovingggg new cyan on L625 India! Especially Cortana
  • Loving new cyan on my L625 India! Especially Cortana
  • Loving cyan on my L625 India! Especially Cortana
  • Hey does any one got Cyan update on Lumia 625 ?? ( region : India )
  • Hi, I got the Lumia Cyan Update today morning. Working fast. (Region Bangalore India)
  • Lumia625, NL, country variant. Carrier versions not available yet.
  • Has anyone with update noticed Performance boost ? Coz my 1520 not going fluid... :(((!?!
  • as always Nokia East Africa behind again. no update yet
  • I'm in india and I din't receive the update yet.!!
    Nokia Lumia 625
  • I got it in the morning itself for my Lumia 625 (Region Bangalore, India)
  • I am not getting it on my 925 in India. I had preview for devs installed do I need to do anything? It shows your phone is up to date..
  • Same here... :/ Using preview for devs ...
  • Tried even disabling it and changing region to India back from US still nothing here....frustrating
  • Same here.. On DP and not getting Cyan.
  • Has anyone tried factory reset? Or we should roll back to 8 to get cyan...
  • Why dont you guys try out Nokia Software recovery tool. It will load in wp8.1 in your device(L625/L925) I guess. As it is now officially available
     
  • will it wipe user data???
  • The software tells me that it can not connect to my phone.
  • Waiting a month for the update is nothing on the wait time the rest of the world will have for Cortana. Shit, New Zealand only just got Kinect voice for the Xbox One THIS month and its still not to our accent. I expect cortana next year. Still want to complain?
  • complain?  What, you think they're not working on it? Drop the 'me me me me' sense of self-entitlement.
  • Anyone notice Performance boost with cyan ? As my 1520 not running smoothly on dev Preview...!??
  • Has anyone updated over preview for devs? Is there anything additional that must be done to enable cyan update?
  • at the German Users here at WPCentral i have the following Article:  http://insidemetro.de/cyan-update-ausrollung-fuer-nokia-lumia-hat-begonnen/    
  • I don't know but after my Lumia 925 finished downloading and installing the update I thought I'd get the Lumia Cyan update, but still I'm having a Lumia Black. I tried restarting my phone hoping that I'd get the Lumia Cyan at last. Unfortunately, it's still Lumia Black. My internet connection is slow due to typhoon GlendPH. My carrier is SMART. I check the list of countries who are having the update and it's already available here in the Philippines, but what's with the country variant?
  • Wow. That was a really quick download and was installed in no time at all.
    L925.
  • Didn't get on my Lumia 625 India.can anyone tell why?
  • same here...you must have installed 8.1 preview for devs right?
  • After updating my lumia 925. i am getting error  message .. asking for bitlocker key .. i was using wp 8.1 DP..   @wpcentral do you have the solution for that
  • I don't see any update for my L925 and I'm with At&t...Anyone else with At&t and got theirs..?
  • not on the tmo variant
  • L625 not getting updated... It say phone is already up to date..
  • why is nigeria out of the 925 update? this isnt nice at all. isnt fair. have been waiting for the update for months and now its here and nothing for nigeria... kmt  
  • L625 India not getting updated to cyan.. Says phone already up to date
  • @judgement299 :  How much free space do you have? 
  • Lumia Cyan aslo available for 925 in Bulgaria ;)
  • How to update my Lumia 625 (India) to cyan.....wp8.1 already installed a month ago.
  • aaaahhhh buat 720 cepetan available dong
  • I can't receive cyan update I am using l625
  • Guys what have you noticed?  I'm using a L925 unlocked and : - I noticed an arrow icon pointing upwards to the left on the top of the WIFI icon everytime an activity is happening. - I don't have the slider to adjust screen brightness.  I still have low, medium and high. Color temp and Saturation is still the same (slider) - Camera is a bit improved.  Manual focus is better as it gives sharper pictures.  I don't know about low light photos though it could be just the placebo effect.  Looks the same to me. - Battery life?  I don know need at least a week of testing. - Phone still gets hot while playing demanding games.  I guess its normal. - I think WIFI reception has improved but still too early to tell.  This is just my feeling. Nothing else but I'm glad the long wait is over. What about you?  What you noticed so far?  Please sound-off with your Lumia model and Cyan experience.  
  • Here is a sample picture.. After some thinkering with Adobe Photoshop Express
  • Unfortunately nothing about the new lockscreen I guess, right?... For those who had the Previw and updated it to Cyan, what's different now?   L820 - Brazil
     
  • I have 925 & I'm still waiting for Cyan in Romania
  • Guys I am from India having Lumia 625, I am not getting the cyan update , inthe morning when I chk for the update it shows update ready to download , when I downloaded it , it stops @ 59% it happens several time . So i restart my phone and chk for update ut shows u r phone is up to date but cyna ymupdate us not installed. I already have dp8.1 what to do guys
  • Did all the Lumia 625 users get update in India ( who had already installed dp version )
  • I have Lumia 925 in India with Developers preview 8.1 installed on my phone. I am not getting the cyan update despite of checking for it every half an hour. Its said to be available in my region. dont know whats the problem
  • Just got an update weighing 21 MB on my L1520 (India)
  • Windows Phone 8.1 Nokia Lumia 930 woww: O http://www.5kategori.com/blog/2014/07/15/nokia-lumia-930-inceleme/    
  • Im in India and I dont see the cyan update when i check  
  • I am on developer preview..should I install Lumia cyan now or wait for these bugs to fix ?? As I don't want to reset my phone..
  • I'm From Palestine and i got windows phone 8.1 lumia cyan update on my lumia 925
  • Hey friend I'm in trouble. Please help me. I have installed WP 8.1 developer preview on my Lumia 625. The final update Lumia cyan is available but I'm not able to update my phone. It says"your phone is up to date. Please help if you know any solution. Thanks in advance.
  • Still waiting in India for Lumia 925...
  • Hey there! I've got a L925, which is CV Belgium and on the Proximus carrier, and still nothing shows up... Isn't that a little weird? I'm on the DPreview of 8.1, but still on Lumia Black. Also, the Nokia page in Belgium shows indeed a firmware that is 3051.50009.1424.00xx (lumia cyan) but my phone is still in 3051.40000.1345.1004 Any ideas anyone?
  • nothing here. . .my 925 is from thailand. Anyone having same problem? eli from Philippines.
  • Have a Lumia 925 on Vodafone UK. Had put on the dev preview a while back, still not got cyan. Do I need to restore it back to Windows phone 8 first?
  • has anyone got the update for windows 8.1 for lumia 625 in india......i am trying to get it but getting the error 801882d2.....any suggestions as to how can i get it. Cheers!
  • Just downloading the second update this morning for a 925 on O2 UK, the first said it was an update to prepare for 8.1, the second I am installing now didn't identify itself, but am hopeful this one is 8.1 itself :-)
  • Just downloading the second update this morning for a 925 on O2 UK, the first said it was an update to prepare for 8.1, the second I am installing now didn't identify itself, but am hopeful this one is 8.1 itself :-)
  • Yep, now running 8.1 on my 925 O2 UK
     
  • Hey guys, I just updated my VF Spain 925 (Unlocked) from DP to Cyan.I was just wondering has anyone noticed that the alleged brightness controls feature isn't there. I am not sure if this is a singular case or more people are experiencing the issue but haven't realized it yet. Feedback would be much appreciated. Thanks.
  • @samsabri  The UK list can be updated now, o2 has it listed as available for the 925 and at 6:15pm GMT, my CV marked 925 is updating (i am with o2 but have a cv marked 925, so dont know if its o2 or cv firmware)....happy days. I will DM you on twitter with pics of the results when its finished.
  • Battery consumption has increased significantly in 8.1 w.r.t. to 8.0. What is your opinion folks?
  • Hey Guyzzz! This is Tanuj from India.....well...I own L625..got the Cyan update today itelf...chnges are nice compared to WP8....but still waiting for Cortana....do anyone know...when is next update coming? Something additional and imp info:-cyan update that I got...was about 550 mb!
  • Hi guys, I installed lumia cyan update today to my 925. Took 1 hour to complete the process.
    Download size around 500mb. Then it was expanded within the phone and installed. From Sri Lanka... :) Awesome UI experience. Whole new level.... Cheers.....
  • Ffs lumia 520 uk still testing. Can't wait!!
  • My 925's preparing to install on 3 in the UK.
     
  • I'm in South AFRica Lumia cyan is not released to MTN users I really don't get it. Vodacom has released the cyan on both 625 and 925 but MTN has not released it to 625 this is really frustrating and it sucks its been 5 days now since the update role out.
  • Does anyone know when will MTN release the update to 625 users seriously this annoying now its been 7days since Microsoft released the update to 925 and 625 here in SA.. I just reverted to WP 8.0 and its sucks
  • Does anyone know what's going on with Nokia Lumia 925 in the US?!
    its really getting frustrating...
  • The list isnt updated. I got the update in Latin America / Colombia / Movistar (Lumia 625)
  • (Everything Everywhere) Nokia Lumia 925 UK, I just got it! Love it!!!
  • Downloading on the 925 on AT&T now.
  • still waiting patiently for the update (WASH DC)
  • I am using Lumia 925 Vodafone. Today my phone got upgraded to Windows 8.1 Update 1 however it is still on Lumia Black and I tried checking phone updates using Phone Network as well as my WIFI it gives me same messege everytime "Your Phone is up to Date." Does anyone have idea about it?
  • I've just received an update to WP 8.1  for my Lumia 625 with WP8 (Romania, Orange)! I hope I will receive the Cyan update also
  • When tmobile USA will update windows phone  8.1 and Lumia Cyan for lumia 925?
  • I have a Nokia Lumia 625 bought back in dec 2013. Its running on WP8 and lumia Amber. Still I didn't recieve any updates for Lumia Black nor Cyan nor Windows Phone 8.1. Why? I am living in saudi arabia 
  • I GOT W8.1 UPDATE BUT NOT GET CORTANA VOICE ASSISTANT IN MY LUMIA 520  
  • Update:
    Latin America Lumia 625     Country variant    Available (just installed on mine)
    Lumia 625    Claro    Available
    Lumia 625    Oi    Available Lumia 925     Country variant    Available
    Lumia 925    Claro    Available (installed on mine two weeks ago)
    Lumia 925    Oi    Available
  • What is the product code of Lumia 925 Pakistani variant??
  • How come i'm in UAE and i still don't have this update???.. the 625 keeps saying me that is up to date... what shall i do?