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Microsoft reveals Update 1 for Windows Phone 8.1, due next week for Preview users

Microsoft unveils Update 1 for Windows Phone 8.1. Here are all the details.

As expected, Microsoft is finally revealing all there is about Update 1 for Windows Phone 8.1. Known internally as GDR1 for 'general distribution release,' this update is one of two for the 8.1 operating system in 2014. The news comes out of Beijing, China where Microsoft's Joe Belfiore announced the release during his keynote, in addition to the expansion of Cortana to the UK and China.

Update 1 is relatively minor in comparison to what 8.1 delivered this spring, but it still contains numerous new features for consumers, and hardware manufacturers. Leaks of these features in Update 1 came over the weekend and were accurate.

Additionally, starting next week, those enrolled in the free Preview for Developers program are slated to get an update to their phones to take advantage of the new OS refresh.

Live Folders

Revealed earlier by Microsoft on accident, Live Folders allows users dynamically to create folders on the Start screen. Microsoft calls these "Live" folders because whatever app or game is included in the folder still has their Live Tile enabled. In other words, your group of Tiles in the Folder Tile still reflect pushed updates, making them highly dynamic.

Although Microsoft appreciated the effort by Nokia in offering their App Folder app, Live Folders is "more consistent" with their design philosophy by continuing the Live Tile paradigm that began with Windows Phone 7.

Folders get created by dragging and dropping Tiles on top of each other, and they can later be renamed or rearranged according to user's needs.

Xbox Music Live Tile and performance improvements

Microsoft and the Xbox Music team are continuing to improve and refine the Xbox Music app. Starting with Update 1, the new OS allows the Xbox Music team finally to implement a Live Tile and Kid's Corner, which are features due in a couple of weeks.

For users who do not enroll in Update 1 Preview, they can continue to get the bimonthly updates, including one due this Friday that brings some significant performance improvements and a "quickplay" of recent playback activities.

Windows Phone Central has more details about this forthcoming update later this week, including an interview with members of the Xbox Music team. Stay tuned.

SMS merge and forwarding, Live Tile for the Store

Update 1 also brings a few other improvements, including SMS merge and forwarding, which gives users "the ability to select multiple SMS messages for deletion and forwarding."

In addition, the Store Tile is now a Live Tile, delivering info about the latest apps and games every six hours throughout the day. This behavior now reflects the Store Live Tile for Windows 8.1.

Apps Corner

Perhaps one of the more interesting, if not niche, additions to Update 1 is Apps Corner, which Microsoft describes as a "sandboxed" mode for users to show only a select amount of apps. Considered more for businesses and retailers, Apps Corner lets employees hand their Windows Phones over to customers without fear of exposing personal data, launching unauthorized apps or where there is no Master Data Management (MDM).

VPN through Wi-Fi hotspots, High-voltage charging, Smart covers, Improved IE compatibility and more

To close, Update 1 brings a new assortment of options and improvements, including VPN functionality through a public Wi-Fi hotspot, and improved IE rendering of mobile websites. The latter works by changing the user-agent string to let websites connect Internet Explorer as if it were a different mobile browser, greatly enhancing mobile usage and compatibility for Windows Phone users.

Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0 support for Snapdragon 800 processor is included, letting Windows Phone users with the appropriate chipset take advantage Qualcomm's rapid, high voltage USB charging. Consequently, charging times should be upwards of 75% faster. Citing Qualcomm's data for a 3300 mAh battery, you can see the difference in the table below:

Support for Smart covers, like HTC's Dot View case, lets OEMs create unique flip cases that activate an app or Live Lock screen when open or closed. There are rumors of an HTC One W8 Windows Phone, complete with a Dot View case to take advantage of this feature in Update 1.

Update 1 also brings advanced support for Bluetooth standards PAN (personal area network) 1.0 profile, aptX codec support for A2DP, and browsing support for AVRCP. These new standards give customers better streaming and compatibility for Windows Phone media.

Finally, more support for device resolutions are in Update 1, including 1280 x 800 WXGA, 540 x 960 native qHD and screen sizes of 6.01" to 7" for the 1280 x 768 WXGA resolution. These changes are for OEMs who would like to leverage their existing supply chains from other equipment lines to make Window Phones, reducing costs and expediting releases.

More to come

Windows Phone 8.1 Update 1 comes on the heels of the Windows Phone 8.1 refresh, and it shows a significant step up in speed from Microsoft. Considering the vast majority of Windows Phone owners have yet to received the official 8.1 rollout, the idea that the Update 1 preview is ahead of the official release is an interesting turn of events.

Questions remain whether or not all of these features and improvements meet the needs – and wants – of users, but it does appear Microsoft is in overdrive mode. Rumors of an Update 2 for Windows Phone 8.1 due later in November are still circulating, making this the most rapid release cycle yet for Microsoft's mobile OS.

Regarding the current hold on Lumia Cyan updates for those on the Preview program, Microsoft is planning on a fix for that for users, though they currently have nothing to report on the matter.

When?

Windows Phone 8.1 Update 1 for the Preview for Developers program is expected to begin sometime next week. Keep checking Window Phone Central for more information about when that happens, or head into our dedicated forums to discuss the Preview program and Update 1 if you have any questions.

Also, remember to use the Windows Phone UserVoice page from Microsoft to suggest and vote for your favorite features. Decisions about the OS live and die on UserVoice, so make your voice heard. Learn more about Microsoft's UserVoice initiative here.

Source: Windows Phone Blog

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.

617 Comments
  • Really looking forward to folders and Smart covers.
  • How can we get cyan then if we upgrade to gdr1? And please fix the Xbox games hub.
  • This is great question;
  • This has nothing to do with Cyan. If you are on GDR1 you get Cyan when MS releases the update for it.
  • Looks like most lumias will get GDR 1 before cyan then getting cyan will backtrack the changes of GDR1 right?
  • Cyan is a firmware update. Gdr1 is an os update. Theres a huge difference.
    Short answer to your question is- no, it won't.
  • I just noticed the classic blue & pink colors are back for the WPCentral website. Glad they changed it back!  
  • I would not be surprised if GDR1 requires Cyan to already be installed.
  • How? Cyan is for Lumias only. GDR 1 is For all windows phones running WP8.1. Your Reasoning will reslut in GDR 1 only being for Lumiasn and it isnt
  • It does require cyan that's why its for preview for developers
  • Your logic makes no sense as there is no logic at all to your statement. OS updates do not require firmware ones, otherwise dev preview users would not have been able to use 8.1 before Cyan, since according to your thinking they're being released together and thus must need each other. We'll get this update 1 on all WPs and our Lumias will get Cyan whenever fixes are in place. Easy to understand.
  • Misinformation abounds...
  • The best bet would be to downgrade from 8.1 preview to 8, upgrade to Cyan, then reactivate developer preview and update to GDR1
  • But can I update to GDR1 before updating cyan?
  • it is better to update cyan first.. so that you dont have to downgrade your version...
  • Yep, but I won't update Cyan if there's no other way than downgrade.
  • yes bro there is no other way to get cyan update rather than to downgrade the phone...
  • yet... :)
  • For now. As stated in the article: Regarding the current hold on Lumia Cyan updates for those on the Preview program, Microsoft is planning on a fix for that for users, though they currently have nothing to report on the matter.
  • MS is working on a fix for the PFD. Until then Cyan is on hold (if released in your Country or Carrier) for those on the PFD.
  • This. There is so much misinformation being spread. If you don't yet have Cyan (assuming you have a Lumia, since no other phone will get Cyan), you have two choices. 1. Downgrade your phone to 8.0 and upgrade with the OTA update, not the preview (assuming the OTA is available for you phone at this time). 2. Wait for Microsoft to fix the problem and start sending it out again. As for needing Cyan to get GDR1 preview? No. Since Lumias are the only phones that will EVER get Cyan, how can it be a requirement for GDR1? Answer: It can't. Of course, there may be features in the OS upgrade that require certain capabilities in the firmware, but that just means that those features won't work without those firmware capabilities. You may have to wait for Cyan (or a similar firmware update from OEMs other than Nokia) for those particular features, but the OS upgrade will work otherwise. Since the firmware update (Cyan) and the OS update (GDR1) are updating two different parts of the whole phone, it is not necessary for them to be installed in any specific order, unless for some reason MS decides to put that requirement on the OS update, which is possible. So no, if you already have GDR1 installed, you will not have to uninstall it in order to install Cyan when it comes out for your phone.
  • Misinformation about Windows products is a must. It can not go undone. It's the only reason Windows 8.x had such a bad reputation, besides lack of proper advertisement. Hopmedic is 100% correct about Cyan and WP8.1 and GDR1. So stop with the BS.
  • "the only reason"?  Wow.  Haha.  Nice dream world you're living in there.
  • Well, I've read reports of people not being able to update firmware (Amber to Black) when installing a newer OS (8.1DP) than the one that goes with Black, and effectively being stuck on Amber until Cyan release (unless downgrading). By this logic, installing 8.1 GDR1 on Black without waiting for Cyan would be an issue.
  • There are always a few people with problems. That does not make a rule.
  • But isn't 8.1 a requirement for GDR1? And since Cyan is coming bundled with 8.1 it means they need it first anyways. If they don't want to go DP, that is.
  • Yes. 8.1 is a requirement. But cyan is not. Those of us running the developer preview have 8.1. We will be able to get the GDR next week, even without having Cyan. If you don't go DP, you won't get GDR until it is released to the public, probably late this fall. I read somewhere that November was a target, but don't remember where I read it and don't know how reliable it is.
  • In multiple deletetion picture...it shows "chat on facebook"..can we chat on facebook in inbuilt messaging app of phone in wp 8.1 upgrade 1..& is this same as wp8...please someone reply...i wanna know it eagerly
  • Excellent spot!!
    They may be backtracking.. how interesting.
  • No, you can´t... Personally I think it sucks, but WP 8.1 comes with a ton of other features so it´s still worth updating. 
  • No one is sure about this..but before on windows 8 we can do..
  • I noticed that too but wasn't sure. I hope they revert some of the unnecessary removals they made.
  • There is NO reason at all you would have to downgrade. You upgrade your OS to update 1 (just like you did with 8.1 dev preview) and you can upgrade firmware later when they fix the phone locking bugs. Completely different processes.
  • Who's on first?
  • ....Yes
  • Microsoft is requiring all Lumia devices to downgrade to WP8.0 before upgrading to Cyan.  Therefore, you will be able to upgrade to GDR1, but once your carrier releases the Cyan update, you will have to downgrade your phone back to WP8.0 before you can upgrade to WP8.1 with Cyan and then after you have upgraded to WP8.1 with Cyan, you can reupgrade your phone to WP8.1 GDR1 Developer Preview.  Kinda sucks, but if you want the lastest and greatest...   Also, if anyone out there is NOT familiar with upgrading and downgrading software to their phone, DON'T INSTALL THE DEVELOPER PREVIEW!  Developer Previews usually have problems.  That's why we are "previewing" it, to find the bugs and problems and report them to Microsoft so they can fix it before it goes public as a final version.  If you don't know how to downgrade your phone or utilize "work-arounds" for issues, then DON'T INSTALL THE DEVELOPER PREVIEW!   If you do install the Developer Preview anyway, then don't complain about issues on these forums.  Report them to Microsoft and wait for the fix.
  • "Developer Previews usually have problems." Totally wrong. There have only been two Developer Previews released for WP, GDR3 and Windows Phone 8.1. They were not released to "find the bugs and problems", that's what the Beta versions were for, and Previews were NOT beta. The Preview for Decelopers program is for the public and is safe. It is not some untested beta code they are releasing on the world. They were public releases, only ahead of and independent of the carrier releases. Both were the exact same versions as the subsequent official releases. They had no preview-related issues, until the Bitlocker/Cyan update issue which may or may not be Preview-related (it might just as well be an issue with official WP8.1 as well for all we know), or be an issue with the Cyan firmware. So saying they "usually" have problems is simply wrong. 
  • No, you are the one who is "Totally wrong."The developer preview is exactly what is says it is by name, a DEVELOPER PREVIEW.  It is NOT as you say, "for the public and it is safe."  It is released to developers to test their apps (existing and new) on the operating system to catch any bugs and problems that may exist with their apps and APIs.  It is by no means a "finished product ready for distrbution to everyone."  It may, in fact, end up using the same code by the time it goes out as a "FINAL RELEASE," but then again, there may also be some API changes made for app developers.  This is why Microsoft warns you that it may "void your warranty" on some devices, because it is NOT a finished product ready for mass distribution.  Otherwise they would just release it to the public without ever doing a developer preview.  I have a Lumia Icon and had the 928 as well.  I did the developer preview on both phones and had some "issues" with both.  Delay in waking from power button, speaker issues, screen brightness issues, lag.  All issues I experienced as well as others, so for you to declare there are "no issues" with the developer preview is TOTALLY WRONG!  If you dont' believe me, BING IT!
  • Yet all evidence points to the 8.1 dev preview actually being the same as RTM and its been strongly hinted that this is the "enthusiasts program" in disguise. Plus many of the DP problems are still present with the official update so yeah, there's nothing making it specifically for developers apart from the name.
  • You have no clue what you're talking about. I'm not even going to respond to this idiocy again. There's plenty of info about the DP being the exact same version as the release (see Daniel Rubinos article about the release of the 930 for example).
  • I never said it couldn't be the same as the final version.  I said it MAY NOT be the same.  It is a DEVELOPERS PREVIEW.  NOT A FINAL RELEASE.  There CAN be changes between the two, but MAY NOT be changes.  The PURPOSE of the Developer Preview is so app developers can test their apps to ensure they work properly BEFORE the FINAL RELEASE goes out.  IF a developer has a problem, they can contact Microsoft who can either help them adjust their app or make slight changes to the API for them to allow what they are trying to do.  OBVIOUSLY if MS changes a few APIs, then it CAN'T be the same OS as initially put out as DP, because MS changed some things.  Common sense!  You are the one who has no clue what you are talking about. 
  • I never said it couldn't be the same as the final version.  I said it MAY NOT be the same.
    LOL. Sure, theoretically the versions could be different. And at least you're correct that the DP is released early primarily in order to allow developers (who are part of the public... there's nothing special about a Developer in this program, not even a small fee is needed) to try out their apps. But the versions so far haven't been different, which is what you implied when you wrote
    Developer Previews usually have problems.  That's why we are "previewing" it, to find the bugs and problems and report them to Microsoft so they can fix it before it goes public as a final version."
    Since the DP version didn't have any issues different from the actual release, had the same version numbers and weren't beta, why would you write that? But yeah, in your made-up version of the Preview releases maybe they were Betas. Since nobody else uses your own fantasy version of the DP program, it seems irrelevant. 
  • "Since the DP version didn't have any issues different from the actual release, had the same version numbers and weren't beta, why would you write that?" Because it didn't have the same version number.   The initial Developer Preview was updated back in May to FIX THE ISSUES DEVELOPER USERS REPORTED TO MICROSOFT.  Check out this page.... http://www.wpxbox.com/windows-phone-8-1-developer-preview-gets-first-update/ It even states in this article that the first version is a BETA version.   Read it, get educated.   
  • LOL. How hard did you have to look to find that? Who's the nobody that wrote that? It just shows he was just as misinformed as you are. Of course the DP got updates. As will the official release. Every software gets updates. That does not mean they are beta. And here's one mention of the software version being the same: http://www.wpcentral.com/nokia-lumia-930-unboxing-tour "Windows Phone 8.1 build 12397 (same as Preview for Developers)" Give it a rest.   
  • Not very hard at all.  In fact, I've found four more articles from "nobodies" that show the versions are DIFFERENT.   The version you refer to in your article is Build 12397.  The PREVIOUS VERSIONS of the OS were 8.10.12382.878 and before that 8.10.12359.845.  Dispite what you say, these are NOT the same OS versions.  There are changes and updates to each verstion before the FINAL RELEASE.  Which is what I have been saying all along.  The INITIAL Developer Preview may, or may not remain the same.  That is why Microsoft releases it as a developer preview.  But that does NOT guarantee it will be the FINAL RELEASE.  Changes will most likely be needed.  Links to articles below: http://nokiatheone.com/2014/05/15/windows-phone-8-1-developer-preview-gets-its-first-update-8-10-12382-878/  http://msmobileblog.info/wp-8-1-dev-preview-gets-first-update/ http://www.neowin.net/news/windows-phone-81-developer-preview-gets-first-update-bug-fixes-and-improved-battery-performance http://mywindows-phone.blogspot.com/2014/05/windows-phone-81-developer-preview-gets.html I guess these "nobodies" are misinformed as well.  
  • What are you talking about now? I have no idea anymore. Of course the DP gets updates. I got one too for it. You don't need to prove that. That doesn't mean it's beta, like the guy you originally quoted thought (and was wrong about). OK now I'm really done, because this is stupid.
  • What are you talking about.  I never claimed it to be a BETA.  YOU DID!  My original comment that you so rudely and incorrectly commented on was:
    Also, if anyone out there is NOT familiar with upgrading and downgrading software to their phone, DON'T INSTALL THE DEVELOPER PREVIEW! Developer Previews usually have problems. That's why we are "previewing" it, to find the bugs and problems and report them to Microsoft so they can fix it before it goes public as a final version. If you don't know how to downgrade your phone or utilize "work-arounds" for issues, then DON'T INSTALL THE DEVELOPER PREVIEW! If you do install the Developer Preview anyway, then don't complain about issues on these forums. Report them to Microsoft and wait for the fix.
    To which you commented:
    They were not released to "find the bugs and problems", that's what the Beta versions were for, and Previews were NOT beta.
    I NEVER claimed it to be a BETA product, I said DEVELOPER PREVIEW.  You said BETA.   I was merely stated that the Developer Preview MAY not be the FINAL RELEASE as it may contain 'ISSUES'.  Given my article links, I've proven that correct as there WERE different DP versions correcting issues. I agree, this is STUPID.  You're like a US Republican Congressman.  Impeach...impeachable acts, lawlessness needs impeachment - turns to - no one is talking about impeachment, the Democrats started this to arouse their base.  Republicans never even mentions impeachment.   REALLY!?  Replace "impeach" with "BETA" and that's your comments dude!  Now you give it a rest.
  • EDIT...really sorry. I just saw you guys were done. No need to add possible fuel to the fire. Enjoy your day!    
  • I would imagine that doing the official upgrade to 8.1 (downgrading from 8.1 to 8.0, then updating via OTA update to 8.1), which gets you Cyan, and then re-activating the Preview for Developers program on your phone will allow you to run Cyan and the GDR1 preview together.
  • You will get cyan when it is released for your phone. It is put on hold for preview users as there was discovered issues. You will get cyan eventually even if you upgrade to gdr1.
  • That's exactly what I did with my 1520... Back up, downgrade, update, reset, restore. ;)
  • Then when GRD2 comes out in November you'll have to revert to cyan... Microsoft needs to work hard on the update processes..
  • It's not the update process. Cyan has a bug that won't allow it to properly install on devices exceeding Windows Phone version 8.0 GDR3, thus requiring the downgrade. Microsoft is working to fix this so you either downgrade then re-upgrade (Cyan installs along side 8.1), losing all your files and non-restorable data (downgrading requires flashing the firmware, which resets the device), or you wait for Cyan to be patched, at which point Microsoft will release to the carriers to replace the current Cyan firmware, and to which then will be pushed to everyone including those running 8.1 -sans Cyan via the Preview.
  • Thanks for clearing that
  • Yes, you could change you car tyres before or after you have filled the gasoline tank...
  • Only if you have enough gas to get to the place where you change your tires.
  • I'm still waiting for the 7.8 update to come to my Samsung Focus 2! lol
  • It will be available August 19... ... 2233.
  • The funny thing is, were still in PFD 8.1 without Cyan and were gonna update to GDR1. Will there be any instability within the OS?
  • Only instabilities will be from the OS being in preview itself. None should arise from lacking Cyan rather than perhaps the missing "increased performance" of the device. Something that's a misnomer is that most of these "OS" features that are "included in" Cyan are actually 'System Apps' that most merely require the operating system being pushed along side the firmware. For instance, I have practically most of, with exception to a few, of the "features" from black and Cyan, with the only exceptions being firmware reliant software & settings (Beamer, new PlayTo, for examples), on my 810, and I'm using Amber firmware. After updating through the preview, the store notified me of updates to almost every single Nokia system app, which unlocked all but a few apps and features. As such, this goes to show that the firmware does much less then what they are marketed as doing, really only increasing performance and unlocking a few minor features, settings, and apps. So no. No instabilities [caused by lack of Cyan]
  • Are you sure about that? Because I remember reading not long ago during all the Cyan hype, that for some people Black wasn't released on their carrier until after the release of 8.1DP. But with 8.1DP installed on Amber, they haven't been able to update to Black, since the OS build of the 8.1DP is newer than the one included in Black...
  • Unlikely. The OS updates are not "included" in the firmware but rather pushed alongside the firmware by the carriers. For instance, those who were running 8.0 GDR3 with Amber (such as myself w/ my old 521) only recieved Black OTA, sans-GDR3 update. However, I suppose it is possible that Black had a similar issue as to Cyan, where installing Black on an OS surpassing that of the one pushed alongside previous firmware caused issues. But, as neither Microsoft nor Nokia made any confirmation of such an issue as they did Cyan, it is unlikely, imo, that this is the case.
  • I was discussing this on Reddit and one user now confirmed that he did indeed install 8.1 DP on Amber and is now stuck on Amber even though his carrier has released Black.
  • It's actually likely that all firmware updates are halted for 8.1 users. If the user tried retrieving black after the Cyan issue was found, its very possible Microsoft prohibited any carrier updates for those running 8.1 sans-Cyan, even for devices to which only black or earlier are available. However, if the user tried before Cyan was even released on ANY carrier, when only Black was available, then I'm at a loss. I'd recommend the user verify that firmware was indeed released for their device (some think that when a carrier releases firmware such as Black or Cyan, they release it for every device, to which isn't always the case), and that the device they use is indeed one sold by their carrier (some also fail to understand that even though the carriers "push" the updates, the updates are on Microsoft's servers, and since each device by a carrier has a different firmware {technically}, once an update is "pushed", the server checks the carrier to which the device is intended for and pushes the update accordingly. So even though you may be using a unlocked device on carrier X, the device still relies on carrier Y, to which the device was made for, to push the update)
  • So what do you prefer to do? Wait till they fix it with the patch? Or downgrade and then get update?? :)
  • Was in May, when I was on DP, that my network provider released the black. (i had DP since it's first release)
    At that time, i was running amber with 8.1DP.
    My phone wouldn't get the Black firmware, I had to downgrade it, get the black, and then install DP again.
    Lumia 620
  • But what if you have Cyan and get GDR1 via the dev preview will Cyan features like BT LE be removed like was the case with the 8.1 dev preview?
  • No. If you are running Cyan & 8.1 and update via PfD to GDR1, you will not have an issues. The upgrade issues ONLY centered around Cyan being uninstallable on devices using both 8.1 sans-Cyan AND specific-Security functions of 8.1. Features were not "lost" but rather had to be disabled to install Cyan on 8.1, and as such Microsoft's requirement to downgrade to 8.0 GDR3 to install 8.1 alongside Cyan is only a temporary workaround until Microsoft can successfully patch the Cyan firmware to install with these aforementioned features enabled.
  • MS said it would brick the device if preview users updated to cyan!! So plz shed some light on the topic!!
  • The problems were pretty much restricted to those users who were using Bitlocker. I updated my DP 925 to Cyan without any issues before Microsoft discovered the Bitlocker issue and restricted the update to non-DP devices.
  • Only devices attempting to install Cyan on top of 8.1 (received via PfD) that have certain security features enabled (such as BitLocker Encryption) have any issues, as this is a bug with Cyan, not the OS (to which currently, the version being pushed by PfD is 8.1 Release, not a preview edition). As such, those wishing to receive Cyan now as opposed to after the firmware has been patched are required to downgrade to 8.0, followed by receiving 8.1 alongside Cyan via their carrier of choice. Installing GDR1 however will have no issues (as far as the information available is concerned) in relation to either having or missing the Cyan firmware. However, as the bug still exists in Cyan, the firmware will still be withheld from PfD users WHO DO NOT HAVE CYAN until such a time that the firmware is patched.
  • Any plans for WI-FI DIRECT?
  • I'm not so sure Dan. My 620 is one WP 8.1 DP/ Amber. The Black update is available for my phone, but I'm not able to update. (+this was before MS stopped updates for DP). Do you think it has something to do with the change in O/S?
  • It could be due to version checking - it's expecting a specific string (ie 8.0) but finding 8.1, so it refuses to update it.  Some programs in Windows that use MSI installers work on the same principle.  They enforce a version check and if it exceeds what it expects then it won't install. One example I can confirm of this is trying to install Doom 3 via CD on XP x64 edition.  Because it reports version 5.2 (due to it sharing codebase with Server 2003) it refuses to install, because it expects 5.1 (which is XP) or 6 and higher.
  • OEM updates are a different channel from OS updates, so they can update independently from each other.
  • The firmware doesn't require a particular version of the OS to be installed, even with GDR1 installed, you can still receive the Cyan update (at least, if they get the Bitlocker bug fixed).
  • Wait for Cyan, then go to GDR1 preview to use it with the new FW. That's what I am going to do.
  • Wait till you see the animation when you open a folder. It is sweet!
  • Here's hoping they've also included a way to add in a data toggle in the action centre!
  • But which OEM out there would make a smart cover for my 1520? NON!
  • Hey, you get quick charge and I don't, so shut up! :p
  • Quick charge? Remind me.
  • You have a snapdragon 800, so...
  • Gotcha! besides that point, regarding top notch cases, we Lumia owners are left to the dust! Damb you OEMs! Damb you!
  • Owners of premium lumias don't need cases the phones are beautiful when naked, my black 1520 is fabulous especially when somebody else is holding it and I am not ready to put cases on it
  • True that! I'm overprotective ;-)
  • Agreed. Applies to pretty much any WP, really. I rarely have a case on my 8X because the device is so beautiful and is sturdy enough for everyday hazards.
  • Quick Charge 2.0 is supported for Snapdragon 400, 600, 800. So it supports even Lumia 1320 - http://www.qualcomm.com/media/releases/2014/06/04/qualcomm-quick-charge-...
  • Yeah but not 920 :(
  • Doesn't the Lumia 920 have a dual core, Snapdragon 400 chip?
  • I think it's a S4 only
  • http://www.theverge.com/2013/2/20/4010136/qualcomm-quick-charge-2-offers-75-percent-faster-charging-snapdragon-800
  • Well, I'm glad you are right :)
  • +1520
  • Nokia will provide
  • Where?
  • I would be more exited if this fix 8.1 DP bugs then ill ask cyan to take a back sit.
  • It says "Chat on facebook" on their screenshot of the messaging app. Does this mean the integration is coming back?
  • Yeah I noticed that as well, lets hope so, that was really efficient.
  • Great catch! I don't use facebook often but loved having chat integrated into messaging app itself.
  • Really hope so. I loved that feature, and if they're putting it back in they might fix the thing where it sends you multiple notifications for the same message (i.e. one for the SMS app and one for the FB Messenger app).
  • Easily fixed - turn off notifications in the FB Messenger app.  Same if you have the non-beta version of FB installed.
  • Sam, will we in 8.1 PFD receive update 1? Or, update 1 is just for people with Cyan installed? Anyone can help me?
  • Yes, from my point of view we will need 8.1 PFD n its not fir people with cyan installed cos its a preview for developers, not for the people without PFD. :)
  • If you are on PFD, you'll get update. Plain and simple.
     
  • +820 I expect live folders to become one of my most used features. Great going microsoft!
  • next week, couple of weeks, couple of months, next months. carrier ristriction, bugs, lagging, battery life worse, heating, crashing, too many bad news about WP 8.1 recently. Not sure if this rumors are true, or just to cover up the bad perspective about the OS..  Most of the time we have been cheated with the 'speed improvement'' of the OS + apps. I don't believe any of the improvement made by WP team. Just give me the damn update of WP 8.1. Don't ask me to try out Developer Preview bull-shit.
  • Welcome to technology where any and all problems get blown out of proportion no matter how few people are actually affected. Also, it makes no sense to complain about the preview as it was entirely optional
    and done as a favor to those of us who hate waiting. I'm not going to explain why updates go through carriers as it has been explained why again and again and again to the point that people are just asking hoping the answer will magically change.
  • Quoted previously: Myth: Because cariers don't work with Microsoft. Myth no 2: Because carriers want to control phones. Popular Myth no 3: Because carriers don't want to lose reputation helping their customers because of Microsoft's fault. Fact: Because Microsoft produces lots of bugs in their OS and they want to filter out angry customers from updating the new OS. Learn the fact, not the myth. the myth will always be the myth.  
  • Going to ignore your "fact" because, unless you have proof, it's coming out of your hind end. Also going to ignore myths one and three because last I checked those weren't official reasons either. "Myth" number two however is reason number one for slow updates, at least here in the US. Upgrading people to a new phone to get them on a new two-year contract by banking on them being impatient for new features instead of waiting for their current handset to be updated is a huge reason why we get them so slowly. Argue it if you want but that's the way it is. By the by, the nice thing about being in the Developer Preview is that we get to give feedback about bugs and such before the update is pushed out officially. It makes me wonder if you bothered to give any or did you just complain that preview software wasn't perfect out of the gate even though MS stated up front that it was still being worked on.
  • ^ This. I totally agree with the facts about carriers. Still I also agree that MS doesnt have proper strategy for upgrade releases....because, again its a fact that unbranded phone has not received the Cyan update while branded ones have it, so something odd from MS side as well. May be some strategy.
  • What you said: "Don't ask me to try out Developer Preview" What everyone read: "I don't want to have to use a beta service to get new features in advance with good performance and no bugs"
  • Yeah, read that loud and clear. Sigh. :-/
  • It's not beta. It's the final RTM bits. The version people are getting OTA is simply a later post-rtm build with even more fixes, just like GDR1 but without the extra features.
  • Developer Preview is RTM and not Beta? Source please? The term 'Preview' itself refers to one of the processes/phases in a software development life cycle [1] [1] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Software_release_life_cycle
  • Oh man, you cannot be serious. Are you? I can't believe you're referencing wikipedia as a fantastic source of facts that applies en masse to any software development. Maybe before you question somebody on anything you should try to educate yourself on the topic. Dev Preview program is not based on betas, but on final versions. If you need a source - you could look it up yourself you know, this is general, widely and freely available knowledge - simply check Paul Thurrott's coverage, only the most reknowned journalist covering Microsoft along with Mary Jo Foley. From his post on April 9: " It's "only" Windows Phone 8.1. The version of Windows Phone 8.1 you will get from the developer preview is "final," but it does not include any device firmware or driver updates that will accompany the future, public releases of his update on specific handsets. Also, Microsoft typically delivers small post-RTM updates that handset makers include with their phones; this release does not include any of that." 8.1 you got from MS in Dev preview is RTM. The versions we've been getting after that are post-RTM builds.
  • Who is Paul? From what I understand, he doesn't work for Microsoft. I cannot belive that you're referencing me with an article from a tech writer who I've never heard about him before. I know you are lazy to read from my wiki reference. Let me quote in deep what I meant from the previous post: "Beta: Some developers refer to this stage as a preview, prototype, technical preview / technology preview (TP), or early access. Some software is kept inperpetual beta—where new features and functionality are continually added to the software without establishing a firm "final" release." So where is your proof that Developer Preview is RTM and Final? Give me a reliable source not a source that contains rumors bla2..  
  • "Who is Paul? From what I understand, he doesn't work for Microsoft. I cannot belive that you're referencing me with an article from a tech writer who I've never heard about him before." LOL. Is it enough evidence for you to point out that the 8.1 DP and the 8.1 release both have the exact same version numbers?
  • It is evident that you are trolling. Paul Thurrott and Mary Jo Foley are the most reknowned and respected journalists covering Microsoft for the past 20 years with sources inside Microsoft. Actually, Joe Bellfiore has said before that the dev preview are the final RTM bits, look for yourself if you doubt me, I have nothing to prove to you. If you'd rather live in ignorance, go for it, see if I care.
  • Did you mean they are famous in the US? Seriously, I never heard about him and I never had a friend named Paul in my Country. What I'm asking is a piece of evidence of your arguments. How am I supposed to trust you with your unreliable sources?
  • Answer my question. Why developer preview is available for all WP8 devices without carrier ristriction (You can install it without having to wait for carrier to approve). But the official (cyan) WP 8.1 release has carrier ristriction? Why? The fact is: Cyan = WP 8.1 final Developer Preview = WP 8.1 beta
  • Your ignorance of the mobile market is astounding. The developer preview is available as a way to bypass carrier politics, in the same way that Google bypasses carriers in their Nexus line only. Carriers want to control the whole process a) to gain power and b) to block updates so consumers don't get new features but are forced to buy a new device instead. This situation is made possible by the monopoly we have in the US. Believe what you want, fantasy land man. Be an ignorant. It's your choice. I'm tired of educating an ungrateful person. Read, learn, embrace facts: your life will be much better than if you keep thinking Earth is flat.
  • No bugs and good performance? What phone do you have? 
  • HTC 8X, but that's not what I'm saying. I was implying that it sounded like you were expecting bug-free, high-performing betas.
  • Lumia 1520.3   No bugs and great performance.    Get a life.
  • That's great but I didn't ask you.
  • Well you shouldn't have answered me?   I bet you would do it again.  lets see.
  • +1520
  • I think what a lot of people are wondering is if we those who get the GDR1 update will get the fix that allows Cyan to be installed for Preview phones as well as phones whose owners choose not to upgrade their 8.1 Preview to GDR1.
  • E-mail client should be improved!!!
  • There is a option for chat on facebook, In given pics. Is facebook chat integration coming back ?
  • Food for thought, Sam.... If update One allows the XBM app to enable a live tile with animations, then, then, then wouldn't that essentially give other non OS level apps the ability to have an animated live tile as well❓❓❓❓❓❓ .... Of course considering that MS gave developers the tools to do so... But, it's now more possible than ever, wouldn't you think?
  • Finally!!!!
  • Ini masih belum final om hehehe
  • Kamsud?
  • Kan baru gdr1, masih ada lanjutannya lagi :D
  • Maksudnya dia bilang fianlly, itu menyatakan bahwa akhirnya tiba gitu
  • I'm pretty pissed. I downgraded and everything and Cyan...did nothing much.
  • That's why I'm just waiting
  • Well, since Cyan was always a firmware upgrade, what exactly were you expecting to change from the preview?
  • Nah tuh kata om chris ngerti hehe
  • Mungkin yang dia maksud, Final :-D gak apa apa lah ..
  • ah, tunggu minggu depan ajalah gan, nanggung banget... tapi Live Foldernya itulooh yang bikin gregeet!!! :3
  • Wew banyak orang indonesia ya di WP central XD
  • Will be skipping cyan then
  • Depending on your phone, you will NEED the Cyan upate for some features to work.  If you don't get Cyan update, you will miss out on some cool features.  The Lumia Icon will gain the capability of wirelessly transmitting screen to Miracast devices as well as a few other features.  That is why I'm waiting and hoping for Verizon to release the Cyan update AS SOON AS POSSIBLE!
  • @NOLATechy  Are you in New Orleans?
  • I'm everywhere bud!  Geaux Saints!  lol
  • Just wondering because of your name.  I'm from New Orleans but live in San Diego half the year.
  • Cyan still not come for Lumia 920 but new version of pd is coming soon
  • Meanwhile not even have the cyan update for my 1020...
  • So are you complaining that updates are too fast or too slow? ;)
  • It sure is messy right now
  • I agree. Many people haven't received 8.1, yet GDR1 comes out next week for us devs. Also, recently, Microsoft is messy right now. They have been all over the place...
  • Geez people sure are whiny.  How is this messy?  It is actually working exactly to plan. DP is developer preview, so as the name says, it's for developers to preview upcoming features of the OS.  So it SHOULD roll out as fast as possible.  The only reason some of us gets it is because MS set an extremely low bar of entry as to what one considers a "developer" which let geeks to take advantage of the system. Cyan is firmware - think of it as device drivers for your OS.  Your OS will work even if you do not have the latest drivers, so it doesn't matter if the core OS is updated but you don't get the latest device drivers, it just means your hardware may not be operating at its most optimal form, just as in the case of not getting Cyan for you phone but you can STILL run 8.1 or even 8.1 Update 1.  There is absolutely no mess to this except for people who don't actually know what they are talking about.
  • I never said anything about Cyan. If you aren't talking to me, nvm. :P
  • +920 seriously people seems stupid sometimes....
  • Haha you are so funny Daniel
  • I say too slow, and I can't continue dp program anymore as two apps I need a lot stops working everytime; adidas micoach and Fonecta Caller. Too bad
  • people are never happy... bring it to me, love updates!!  
  • Took the words put of my mouth. People complained that updates weren't fast enough and now that MS is stepping it up, all of a sudden they are now "messy"? It's proof that you cannot please everyone.
  • It's a good thing since more updates are welcomed, but ryte now I'm kinda wonder should i go back to wp 8.0 or should stay and go to gdr update 1 via dev preview. Since later to get the cyan formware to my country will required to go back windows phone 8.0 cuz theres no news bout microsoft gonna fix the dev preview
  • They will fix the dev preview. If you aren't patient, then downgrade and get cyan plus official 8.1, honestly resetting your phone isn't the end of the world.
  • It is when you lose gaming data progress...
  • hope for battery improvements
  • +520
  • Have you received cyan for your 520 ?
  • Assume that is a no...
  • +620
  • Oh boy, when will they give the option for SMS not showing up the contents in a toast tile? The little things...
  • I know right. And this goes for every app..
  • Its already there Olumide. Just go to action centre settings and set it so the messages go straight to action centre
  • Thanks, still want the toast option, but kind of want more granular control, like the option in WhatsApp where you can toggle the toast tile not to display the contents of a new message.
  • If you mean that you don't want to have the banner showing when you receive a SMS than that option is already there. Just go to settings > notifications + actions > messaging.
  • That's not what they mean. They mean they want the banner to tell them that they have a new SMS, and presumably who it's from, but they don't want the banner to show the contents of the message.
  • Ah I meant that the text in the livetiles goes into the right edge instead of going into the new line
  • You can have the messenging app to just show any new notification in the action centre and not as a toast..
  • You can do that with dp or cyan ...from settings/notification... no banner for sms
  • +999
  • I think people aren't quite understanding what Olumeday is requesting. It's not that he doesn't want a toast banner showing up. What he wants is instead of the toast saying: "Joe Bloggs: Hey! Want to meet up later?" He'd rather it say: "Joe Bloggs: Text Message" It's just about giving people more privacy options. I'm all for the option personally - especially when the phone is locked.
  • WhatsApp has a setting for that
  • That's back to wp7 days when it would just show the toast and the sender name only.
  • Can't wait!!!
  • Love how they're pickin' up the pace!
  • Can we update from 8.1 DP without cyan? Or do we need to wait for cyan?
  • No need to wait.
  • We can :)
  • it is better to upgrade to cyan then to skip it... because due to cyan different apps got an update in windows store...
  • Cyan cannot be skipped its firm ware u can update to GDR 1 for 8.1 than update to cyan once the DP fix is in place you will get the update without having to revert back 8.0
  • But it cant be said that how much time will MS take for preview...
  • The article said there is no statement or report at the moment about the developers Preview...so I guessing we gonna have to wait a while longer
  • Yeah.. That true..
  • Hopefully there will be improvements to the overheating issue I'm having too
  • i have same issue and now my,screen is also burned by internal heat, turned in to yellow
  • Lol you serious
  • Everything sounds AMAZING. I'm very pleased with Microsoft. Improved IE rendering sounds like music to my ears.
  • In fact the rendering is still the same, however it can now trick badly-designed websites into thinking it's another browser. By badly made websites I mean ones like Google Drive which tells you that IE11 is not a 'modern' browser. Now you can pretend to have an Android phone and still get in.
  • It's indicative of how the big players are messing with each other, that msft's response is to hide its signature, when browsing. Good grief.
  • It will be opt-in, not always on.
  • Yahoo is the worst for me... Can't scroll on a page, sho only choice is for reading view.
  • Not only does Google not make apps for WP, they also make their mobile counterparts incompatible with WP. I tried to access my gmail account a few times from the mobile site with much failure. I needed to download some attachments from old emails....but Gmail wont let me!
  • To be fair, it's a huge pain to make things compatible with every browser. That said, if you're gonna release a service, even if it's free, release it right.
  • Actually, with IE10 & 11 it's not. It just works. Same with IE9 for a large part. I speak from experience as its my job.
  • I haven't developed for any IE after 9, but that's posed some problems for me. Then again, my projects have been slightly... odd (drawing SVGs, generating CSVs from databases and then reading from them, etc.) and the odd stuff mostly happened there. I'm sure for a more regular project, like an e-mail client, there would be fewer issues.
  • IE10 was a major overhaul on IE9. What we notice mostly is that IE10+ don't even need that much testing any more because they behave correctly according to W3C standards. In fact, when they are inconsistent with Chrome or Firefox (which is very rare) we actually find that it's Chrome/Firefox not following the standards rather than the other way around.
  • I wonder where the lawsuit for anticomptetitive actions is.  People would immediately demand action if MS did anything half as blatant as google.
  • Just changing the user agent probably isn't going to get you the fancy AJAX mobile Gmail page.  I've tried it before with Firefox and the code is very webkit-specific and didn't work well at all in Gecko.  It will probably be a similar story for IE.
  • Quite possibly. But it will help many where the developer either can't be bothered testing IE or decides not to 'support' it for their own elitist reasons.
  • That's why I moved to Outlook, I actually like it much better. Gmail seems old and out of date now when I look at it
  • Pretty chuffed about this.It`s a slap in Google`s face.
  • People in the Western hemisphere will wake up with a heart attack after all these surprise news.
  • I was thinking the same :P
  • Just woke up and saw this buried underneath other news. Holy crap lol
    Its like one week of bad Microsoft news, next week of amazing Microsoft news
  • I know I did!!! Coming next week?!?! This is so awesome!
  • What about cyan update...will users get the update after they have gdr1??
  • Yes, OEM updates are a separate channel to OS updates and they can be delivered independently. Though you'll still have to wait for the BitLocker fix to get Cyan.
  • yes
  • if you are a preview user then you have to downgrade 8.1 to 8...... so that you can recieve cyan update..then again you can use preview for further upgrades..
  • Yaa I am using preview for developer.and will downgrade it once it arrives for my 820 in India.Thanx btw for info.
  • My 930 arrived just in time for this :)
    Best phone I've had since the 920!
  • Really? Still no DATA CONNECTION IN ACTION CENTRE? You cant be serious .. How hard is it to add is a option? *sigh*
  • They had the option to put it in this one or piss YOU off by waiting for November. Guess which they chose...
  • Well thats what I am mostly afraid of that they wont ever add it..
  • I read somewhere Android had a patent for displaying a data connection toggle in the notification center, so that's why Microsoft isn't implementing it
  • *sigh*
     
  • If you have set up a password on your Windows Phone, you know you can't disable airplane mode from the lock screen or turn off Wi-Fi. I guess they don't give us a cellular data toggle because they don't want a stranger to be able to enable it without unlocking the device.
  • I dont understand, why would you give your phone to stranger? And how can this affect you in any way? If he can spend all your data, he can also make calls or write texts whatever to hurt you in similiar way so it doesnt make sense.
  • How can you track your phone then if it gets stolen?
  • I guess that if you're in flight mode and you have turned off location, you can't find it.
  • On top of that, I think it is only a minority who would want to disable their data, therefore not needed in the pull down and probably better reserved to the settings menu...
  • Not true. A lot of people in lot of countries have limited data plans. For example 500MB per month. If I exceed it, I dont pay more but the internet speed will go down to 16kb/s. So yeah me personally I want data toggle in action center. And even If I have unlimited data connection plan, I wont have it perma on because I dont want to be always online/available.
  • I understand that, but the point of having a smartphone is to be connected... Not disconnected... Majority of people get plans to suit their needs, therefore making people who try to be disconnected to save money a minority... Don't get me wrong, I can see your point... I just don't see I as being an issue as such... Doesn't your phone connect automatically to WiFi when it is present?
  • You dont understand :) Its not about saving money. Its about saving battery and not wanting to be online (Facebook and such). If I keep my data connection on all day I will be online on facebook all day (I dont want that) and I dont want to turn off chat on messenger just for sake of data connection. I dont see why it is such a big problem to add it as a option. Even if there is some risk to it. It is on our own risk and there should be warning.
  • cant you just turn off background activity in battery saver?
  • No, if it has a password he can't get in but he could turn on cellular data from the Action Center, and therefore your phone could spend it in the background. But I agree they should give us the option and just disable it on the lock screen. Well actually, being able to disable the Action Center on the lock screen would be cool.
  • You can disable notifications in the action center from the lock screen... But disable action center on the lock screen would be more useful
  • Data connection is NOT needed. There's 'Airplane Mode' if you want to do that, or just put a quick toggle tile on the start screen. If loads of people actually asked for this don't you think MS would have included it??? The proportion must be tiny if they left it out, which they haven't. It isn't needed.... Yes, we do understand, but how difficult is it to add a tile on the home screen. there are loads of apps that offer this. Wasting precious code for that is silly....
  • Wholly disagree. I keep data off by default for numerous reasons (i.e. battery life, limited amount of data, privacy, etc.). When I want to turn data on, I shouldn't need to go to my start screen, tap my toggle tile to open the setting, turn data on, and close the setting or switch back to what I was doing before (leaving the setting open so I don't have to repeat the whole process when I want to turn it back off, just some of it).
  • If you use Connectivity Tiles, the tile on the Home Screen is just a toggle. It flips data on and off. It doesn't go into settings at all. I used to use it on WP8. How much hassle is it to go to the Home Screen and press a tile. It is exactly the same as incorporating it into NC. The only thing is you have to flip up the lockscreen. It is exactly the same as accessing it from NC. Same number of finger movements... I despair for some users, I really do!!!!
  • Oh, I didn't know there was an app with that functionality. Downloading it now, thanks =) Regardless, though, going to the start screen still has problems. It will always be at least a little bit slower, and--be honest with me here--have you NEVER pressed your start button and then had your phone stall up for a good 10-15 seconds without showing your start screen? If you don't want to use the feature, that's fine; don't use it. Doesn't mean other people shouldn't have the choice to.
  • https://windowsphone.uservoice.com/forums/101801-feature-suggestions/fil... Actually its one of the TOP suggestions so youre wrong. Many people are dissapointed by this.
  • If it actually was one of the top suggestions, and I've read countless cries for this feature on these here forums, why aren't MS doing anything about it??? That's the question. If it really was a 'must have', they would have added it on the first iteration of the Action Centre. Now we are on 8.1 with GDR1 fast approaching, and it still isn't listed as a feature, or even a rumour. I think MS are sending a clear message on that!!! By the way, I'm all for it. if it helps users out, then great.. but still NO sign!!!
  • So 520 lumia in india with DP gets this update next week?
  • Everybody, everywhere that is enrolled in the dp will get it.
  • Right
  • Wow. That was fast! Folders *_*
  • Super speed
  • no data toggle? thats unacceptable
  • So is your lack of gratitude.
  • Boom!
  • +720
  • Why would anyone feel gratitude towards a vendor?  If they gave him the phone for free, then sure, but as a paying customer?  Screw that.
  • What's unacceptable, is to keep asking for a f**king data toggle!!!!
  • Neither the lack of data toggle nor the continued asking for that feature is unacceptable. No user *needs* data toggle, but many (myself included) would really appreciate it. Not everyone keeps their data on by default.
  • Look, if it was that important, MS would have included it from the very start. Months on, and they still haven't implemented it. The proportion of users asking for it must have been low to have missed it from 8.1 and 8.1 GDR 1....
  • Microsoft knows best.  Do not question The Leader.
  • aptX Support for all Windows Phones - that's a really nice move from MS! 
  • Yep, this is by far my favorite new feature.
  • Enjoying the WP experience and ride, Microsoft going in correct direction.
  • Beautiful update :)
  • Can we expect the complete official rollout of wp 8.1 by next week to all devices ?
  • for cyan update check this link.. http://www.nokia.com/global/support/software-update/wp8-software-update/
  • I hope the design of the tile is retained when dragged into the new folder tile. My Fhotoroom app is transparent but when I put it inside a folder through App Folders, it changes to the default one.
  • Yes, the design of the tile is retained. You're going to love Live Folders.
  • Better Bluetooth is so wanted, I hate this dropping out crap and re-pairing all the time.
  • Looks very well done, looking forward to the update! :)
  • What if I get Cyan update and GDR1 update simultaneously ??? I would want to opt for GDR1 , but what do say??? For Cyan I'll have to degrade to WP8 first, so it needs some extra work.
  • They are independent of each other, so there will be no issues.
  • Ya but I want to know which one should I sacrifice? I am equally excited for both the updates.
  • http://www.wpcentral.com/comment/1151182#comment-1151182
  • If you enrolled for DP you'd only be 'sacrificing' Cyan temporarily. The BitLocker fix will be out eventually.
  • Ya will have to wait till Cyan for Dev Preview is available.
  • you shouldnot sacrifice anyone of them..you should install both the update..if you are preview user then downgrade to version...check this link for downgrade.. http://www.wpcentral.com/how-recover-bricked-lumia-windows-phone?utm_sou... and check of cyan is availabe at your place right now or not.. http://www.nokia.com/global/support/software-update/wp8-software-update/ me too have done the same..
  • Can this update fix the bit locker issue ?
  • HERE HERE. it would make a ton of sense for Microsoft to just include the fix for bitlocker in gdr1. I dont even use bitlocker but its effecting everyone by now. Lmao now im hoping T-Mobile takes another week or two with Cyan :D i want me some gdr1 and THEN get cyan without downgrading to wp8.
  • Well... It would, but evidently Microsoft has not fixed the issue yet and - quite rightly - is not making everyone wait for GDR1 just so they can include a fix
  • Fixing the bitlocker issue isn`t easy.Will definitely take time.
  • Hello. UK here. Still know 8.1 zzzzzzzzzzzz. And your talking about update 1. What's going on.??? . Is there No love for uk ?? I really am getting bit fed up with being the last in the list for updates. .
  • Know = no ;) If you are getting a bit fed up: Install 8.1 as a developer, lots of explanations on the internet to do this for free :) It's well-known that some providers wait a long time before pushing updates. With the developer-software, you move from last in line to first in line ;)
  • Nope, starting now DP is last in line since the pushed Cyan update is unavailable even for those devices that has it available. DP is a mess right now. I wouldn't join the DP at this point. No comments from MS about progress on BitLocker fix or an ETA for Cyan for DP.
  • A bit of false information on your end. Cyan is never really going to roll out to the dev program itself. People please listen. OS updates and firmware updates(Cyan) have DIFFERENT CHANNELS. And yes i agree completely the fix for bitlocker needs to happen fast. It makes perfect sense to include it with the GDR1 update, then whoever has access to cyan already updates without downgrading.
  • I have Cyan so I am re-enrolling into the Dev Preview as soon as Update 1 is available. My friends and family will be glad to get U1 even without Cyan as they are all on 1020s and 920s and do not want to lose their game progress by downgrading to 8.0 just to get Cyan. Some stated that they will just keep the Dev Preview from here on out.
  • UK here. Have 8.1 and Cyan
  • I'm just wondering whether that "Productivity" separator tile is coming with this update or not. I'd like to see an official way to make "sections" on the start screen without using any 3rd party tile app.
  • That's the view you get when a folder is open. I wonder if you can just leave them all open to get separators instead?
  • I didn't notice that's the view for opened folders. :) Anyhow, I'd like to see that kind of separator on my start screen.
  • Hope we get separator like that
  • There is no separator tile, and you can't set folders to always be in an expanded state. They are collapsed by default, and when you click them to expand you get the view shown in the screenshot.
  • Exciting news for us whom are enrolled in the Preview program. So many interesting features.
  • But does that also mean that those enrolled to the DP will get a fix for the bitlocker problem? I mean, when new updates are supposed to come next week, they should fix that too!
  • Excellent news! Does anyone know if this update will allow openvpn?
  • Not to be a bugger, but in the more to come paragraph it says "Considering the vast majority of Windows Phone owners have yet to received...".
  • Hope we also get Samsung firmware in next week's
  • ^This
  • I think I will have access to update 1 much earlier than lumia cyan. As I have lumia 720. Please MS release cyan for 720 in this week only.
  • So this is the plan, guys: when the GDR1 for Preview is available, we will get it. Then, when Cyan becomes available for our devices, we will revert back to WP8, update to Cyan, then enroll again for Dev Preview!
  • Or just wait for the BitLocker fix and you don't need to do any flashing.
  • But that might take longer. You know, I'm this greedy for updates.
  • Actually when Cyan rolls out it will be for compatibility between hardware and WP8.1 , so even if you upgrade to both Cyan and GDR1 update you shouldn't face any problem. But you'll have to wait for Cyan update to be available for WP8.1 Developers Preview which might take some time as it has some minor issues which needs to be fixed.
  • it is better to update cyan first..and again enroll again to preview
  • Yea, I thought about that too, but the 620 has no Cyan update yet anywhere, so it's very plausible that we will be getting the GDR1 preview before the official Cyan.
  • Where do you live...??
  • Manila.
  • Can someone explain me something, please ? Now, I don't have to downgrade to 8.0 if I am in developer preview to get GDR1 ? Or I need to downgrade, get Cyan, then get this ?
  • You don't need to downgrade unless you want Cyan. And even then, you don't have to downgrade at all if you're happy to wait for the BitLocker fix.
  • Thank you! :)
  • Why is no body talking to us concernig the cyan update.? Some of us on the preview programme are still using the lumia black. How do we update to cyan while using the preview programme?
  • bro you have to downgrade your lumia version to 8.0 from 8.1 so that you can recieve cyan update.. to downgrade your version you have to use nokia recovery tools .. just check this link..and follow step.. i was also a perview user but i have to donwgrade in order to get cyan update.. http://www.wpcentral.com/how-recover-bricked-lumia-windows-phone?utm_sou...
  • i want to remain in the developers preview programme. i dont wanna downgrade and yet i want the cyan uodate. funny right?
  • only in order to get cyan you have to dwongrade... after it you can again use preview.. same as i am doing...
  • Wait for the fix... It may be bundled with the 8.1 update 1 for the preview for developers next week ;)
  • Daniel, is there any reason in particular for 'Chat on Facebook' on that image of SMS Merge? I thought we didn't have that kind of Facebook integration in WP 8.1
  • Interesting! That screenshot came directly from the Microsoft blog post. Though the font size and placement seem a little off, so maybe it's a modified version of an old mock up?
  • I see what you say, good eye! Although it would be pretty lazy coming from Microsoft, wouldn't it? But maybe they are heheh no problem there. I was just a little confused and it gave me a little hope, since I liked that feature. Nice update :)
  • Not just that, read the text. It says "I'm on facebook"
  • I'm going to squash this right now. That's showing up because this was an old Facebook chat thread and it's only saying that you have to goto Facebook to have that conversation.
  • I wouldn't be so sure. Tue recipient looks to be having the conversation in 2 places.. Initially via text (movie?) then on fb.. And the sender is replying via the msging app thru facebook. They did, however, stop short of showing a fb image come thru in the msging app, but still that should be possible too. I get not wanting to always be behind a vendor rolling out new features, or showing preferential treatment (only fb gets integrated?) but as a software engineer, I see very little reason why this integration couldn't be exposed via APIs an app can implement, and hopefully that's exactly what is happening here.
  • If Microsoft has paused the PFD program then how can we get GDR1 update? Are they gonna resume the PFD program before GDR1 roll outs?
  • They haven't paused DP. They have paused Cyan firmware rollout for devices enrolled in DP.
  • Yea, or maybe they're now ready for the fix and plans to have us get this GDR1 update.
  • Still waiting for Cyan update on L1020.  Do you sugges to re-install Preview for Developers?
  • for L1020 cyan update is out now...if you are an perview user you have to donwgrade your version.check this link for downgrade you version.. http://www.wpcentral.com/how-recover-bricked-lumia-windows-phone?utm_sou... and check too if cyan is Available  or not at your place.. http://www.nokia.com/global/support/software-update/wp8-software-update/ and i suugest to re-install it for further update.. i have too install it again..
  • Hey guys, MDM is short for "Mobile Device Management" not Master ;)
  • Really hope categories comes to the applist as well. I don't pin everything to the Start Screen so I haven't really have needed folders, but going through the app list can take a while because it can be so long.
  • Yeah this would be nice. The idea is there for this on UserVoice..
  • Waiting for sms and live folder option
  • Microsoft need to employ a few more Aussies maybe they think US English & AU / UK English is a huge differnce surely If Apple can roll out SIRI in Australia .. Microsoft can rollout cortana at same time as US / UK 
  • Nothing to do with the language (except tuning for the accent). It's more about the local relevance, POIs, integration with government data sources, etc. Everything that makes it smart.
  • just change you region and language to US and restart your phonw you will get cortana
  • He's talking about UK & Australian accents because for most of the people both sounds same however there are many differences. Not Cortana particularly.
  • Ok...
  • Sounds more substantial than you let on. Certainly a lot covered. Also answered my questions about the Dev Preview. Good reason NOT to roll back your install. I was expecting they might bundle the patch for the Preview in this update, but this seems like very good news.
  • Love windows phone so much now, nothing is more pleasant in a phone to have system updates with rich features so frequently
  • +620 I got so many updates than this phones actually worth. Love ❤ Windows phone !
  • +525
  • Excited. Can't wait!
  • So just to be clear. Now the OS itself supports aptx, but willing OEM's will have to get the license and make an update for chosen smartphones. A fact is that Nokia has had a aptx coded license for several years pre Microsoft deal, but couldn't use it because WP didn't support it. Even my Nokia Purity Pro's have aptx ! I wonder if now Microsoft/Nokia would enable the codec with the next firmaware, or maybe only for new devices.... :/ 
  • I was hoping the update would just make it start working. Wouldn't MS just have to pay the license fees, like how they shipped some older versions of windows with a DVD playback license in WMC?
  • Great Microsoft.but plz fix Xbox game app.
  • Upgrade to cyan then upgrade to gdr1.
  • really .... "Something" . oh sorry it should be almost everything for Windows users. and at Last that also releasing for PFD users as well
  • Haha, having Update 1 before having Cyan ... that will be a really interesting situation
  • Those folders look like the ones created by the app 'group tiles'..i don't like them
  • @danielrubino how does smart covers work?
  • good news
  • Thought we will be able to change the default sms app as they promised before, but that seems not to be in this update ..
  • After my Lumia 1020 got bricked apparently because of the WP8.1 Dev Preview, I ain't going for "previews" again. I'll just have to carry the burden of waiting for the official updates even if it means I have to wait for months... Luckily, Nokia Care was able to revive my 1020, hopefully, I'll have it back this week.
  • it is better to use preview again .... because MS have release official update of 8.1 due to issue of bitlocker issue if this issue doesnt rise MS wouldnot bring official update...
  • What is good about it when users in Dev Preview need to downgrade their OS in order to get Lumia Cyan update? That doesn't make any sense. I won't do it again now that I already spent some money for my bricked Lumia 1020 to be brought back to life.
  • Different app got update only when cyan got update in phone..
  • Nah. I guess you're totally missing my point. Moving on...
  • bro i get what you saying, wait till it officially comes, developer preview not 100% for everyone that's why it's developer preview, but everyone expects 100% compatability
  • It's certainly a lesson learned from me and for some Lumia 1020 owners. I've been reading a lot of tweets for the past 2 weeks, and we all got the same problem. Bricked Lumia 1020 because of the Dev Preview. Not blaming it to the dev program at all. That's why I said earlier that this time, I'd rather wait for the official release for consumers. Mohit and I are definitely not on the same page...
  • FYI, you could have fixed it yourself for free. Takes about an hour using the recovery tool and you don't have to ship your phone away
  • Hey Mr. Know-It-All. Just so you know, I've tried every possible tool out there: Recovery Tool, Care Suite and even those on XDA websites. Didn't give up for almost 4 days of trying until I finally succumbed on having it checked by Nokia Care, took them 3 days to really diagnose the problem. So yes, thank you.
  • Calm thyself, was just trying to help you save money and time
  • Will this fix the bitlocker issue?
  • I hope so, even tho i already downgraded my 1320 to get Cyan...
  • I'm using a L635 (UK) which comes preloaded with 8.1, does that mean update 1 won't be available to me until public release? Don't fancy switching to dev preview. Will stick with US region for a little longer if so.
  • I'm in UK with 630, dev preview really doesnt cause any issues. The releases are practically finished products. Don't forget, your 635 came with Cyan and a dev preview of WP8.1.
  • Ah ok. So to receive the update 1 all I need to do is activate preview for dev app on this handset?
  • Yep.
  • Awesome!!!
  • Wow, they're really picking up speed now! This is awesome and just what WP needs. The folder implementation is really nice!
  • I feel like it's the same speed. Just seems faster because the DP bypasses carrier delay
  • Email attachments (any file AND attachments to forwarded messages)? Additional TTS languages? Access to Sharepoint / Skydrive on file manager? The useless features keep piling up while basic ones (especially ones for business use) are left behind. Oh well...
  • Would Bluetooth 4.0 LE be disabled again in the WP8.1 U1 DP?
  • Considering all the additions to the Bluetooth set, I doubt it....
  • Remember once Cyan is installed there is not a single OS update that can revert your FIRMWARE. So no, if Cyan enabled anything, it will stay enabled for as long as life lol the OS is different from your firmware guys c'mon
  • But Lumia Black enabled BT 4 LE and WP 8.1 then disabled it...
  • Kullkid92x is partially correct: An 'update' shouldn't wipe your firmware. However, if you reset after the update, it will. This is what happened with my Ativ S Neo. My phone is now unbranded, contains none of the stock firmware bits, and some specific settings (like mms APN) are empty and others don't show in the standard settings menu (and only available via Cortana).
  • So are lumia Icons gonna charge 70% faster?
  • It says "Chat on facebook" on their screenshot of the messaging app. Does this mean the integration is coming back? - If so, that'd be great!
  • Hi from Portugal.
    I've gone back to 8.0 on my Lumia 925 to put Cyan now waiting for Dp 8.1 update. Keep tou posted. Bye.
  • I need to update to cyan first?
  • No you don't, Cyan is a firmware upgrade and this is a software upgrade. They are completely different and are not dependant on each other.
  • But if i upgrade the software, and cyan comes to my phone, I will be able to download cyan without downgrading?
  • if you are preview and update to 8.1 you have to downgarde in order to get cyan update..there is no other choice to get cyan update...
  • But I can wait Microsoft to release cyan for the ones who have the dev preview, they stopped the update for devs because of bitlocker
  • You can wait for them to get their act together, or you could downgrade to get the cyan update then go back to the preview program once on Cyan and wait for update 1 to be released. I'm on a Lumia 930 and have just added it to the preview program so I think it can work either way. :)
  • Same here.. Me too have L625 i have downgrade to 8.0 for cyan and then again i added preview...
  • Go MS!!! :D
  • If I downgrade to 8.0, I will loose all my data?
  • Only if you haven't got your phone setup to backup all your information. :)
  • yeah.. sure ...i have downgarde for cyan.......
  • So, next month we will get WP9 but change To update?
  • So I'll be on wp8.1 update 1 before most of my friends even have 8.1 :P
  • I'll get this update before cyan :-D
  • Wondering if my our other 8XT will finally get some (any) 8.1 love...its obviously blocked by Microsoft for some reason...b/c that phone won't update!  (Was purchased about 2 mos. after 8.1 DP was released.)  While my 8XT is and does!
  • Just put my Lumia 930 into the preview release program. Can't wait to get this new release and finally get Cortana in the UK. :D
  • okay anyone noticed chat on facebook in that SMS screenshot???
  • I've noticed
  • Hmm, two things to worry about here. 1. We're supposed to go off Developer Preview for Cyan, does that stay true for 8.1 GDR 1, or can we go to Cyan without fear? 2. Apps Corner sounds really cool, if you can make it a default launching option. There are so many unused things I can't delete from my app list (Data Sense, Video, Battery Saver, Cortana, FM Radio, Maps, Music, OneNote, People, Podcasts, Storage Sense) that being able to use my phone with those things hidden would be awesome. Regardless, it's a great idea for the exact instance suggested, letting customers (or curious strangers) try your phone without giving up your information.
  • What will be the size of the update ?
    Coz I have a limited data plan !
  • Get a WiFi brother its better than plan
  • Hey bro i have a Wi-Fi router i paid for it,
    But it has a download limit that's why am asking the size
  • Nice !
  • Wait...is facebook back? Look at the screenshot for the messages.
  • The picture seems fake.
  • Microsoft really are cooking on gas, very impressed with the speed of things. That was always the problem in the past. Posted via Windows Phone Central App
  • What happens if I have Lumia Cyan and enable Preview for Developers? Will it revert to Lumia Black?
  • no it will not...it will never...just enable preview and enjoy 1 more update till now...
  • Live folders whoop :)
  • +620 :)
  • What if I'll just have a home screen on my windows phone?
  • Hope Xbox music gets well soon.
  • Heha
  • I have cyan on my 1520, plus again I have enrolled into the dp program. I can update, right?
  • when will 8.1 be available in the Philippines? ;(
  • To WPcentral
    Cyan update has now come to my Lumia 1520 in Denmark. Great
  • Which carrier?
  • Thought they had killed updates for DP users, and does this fix bug retorted last week
  • That looks great :)
  • Bur when does it get pushed out to carriers?
  • Its sounds good
  • Pretty cool. But I still havent received the 8.1 Update. Verizon is lackin. Nokia By Microsoft Lumia Icon
  • Cyan is just a firmware so for that intellectual people don't need to downgrade just wait everything gonna be alright dint waste time in downgrading n the again downloading of all apps plus the updates
  • Does quick charge require a special quick charger?
  • Only thing that excites me is "chat on facebook" If integrations are coming back, then Iam surely skip Cyan Update....
  • Was an old photo, Microsoft stated facebook chat is not coming back
  • Update 1 will be receiving only to dp users bcoz always Microsoft wants dp users to find out about any updates drawbacks n loopholes so they can instantly start work on it bcoz u believe they are not so confident n wants majority people approval
  • And I'm ok with that
  • This will be nice. Live folders !
    Microsoft seems faster... :)
  • That should be their new slogan. "seems faster". Only us wpc readers will get it
  • Man, this is confusing. But basically: A) Update to Update 1 B) Wait for bitlocker fix C) Update to Cyan. No downgrade required. Am I getting that right?
  • Everything is same in cyan update so y to downgrade just for firmware name cyan and quick charging is only for snapdragon 800 processor's
  • Bitlocker problem is taken place only to few guys that bcoz of corporate active account
  • What is all about quick charging? Snapdragon 800 processors are used in 920 I believe. What is the current mode? Quick Charging V 1 or conventional?
  • Don't downgrade plz try to understand
  • V2
  • Dp users don't need cyan
  • If you Have an Icon, 1520 or 1020.
    Yes, we do. If you don't know why, you shouldn't post about it.
  • U useless I am using 1520 n dint try to act smart
  • We r far ahead than those
  • can't wait for this update!
  • Ohh 920 is having snapdragon s4.. So only recent phones are having 800... Bad.. at least for the oldies..
  • Is there a was to get into the Developer Program if you're underage? I am 17 and I don't want to wait four more months to get the benefits of DP. So if anybody has an idea please shout it out. Thanks!
  • Lol what?
  • Who said it you need to be 18 or older ?
  • Looks like 1020 DP users will be getting this before Cyan. :/ Oh well, still seems awesome, I look forward to it!
  • Since my L920 is nearing two years (in November), I'll just use it with Microsoft's updates. At this point firmware doesn't mean much to me.
  • Windows Phone is starting to look more like Windows ^_^
  • yeah!I still don't have Lumia cyan update:|
  • Fucking excited
  • I'm tired of people complaining about having to downgrade btw the last "dev" preview no downgrade was required issues happen if you don't want issues like this happening dont take the risk its not a hard fix time consuming maybe but its possible but on topic gdr1 sounds dope and I like what Microsoft has been doing lately keep it up
  • Will battery and wifi connection get improvement for coming update? Cuz the wifi receiving is not as good as 8.0 performed in 1520.
  • Difficult to see from info given out so far. More likely the focus will be on 'Live Tiles' and other nice but not essential periferal stuff. Cosmetic changes like tiles are easy for MS to deliver, but addressing the really important issues Dev Prev users have identified clearly, such as degraded WiFi; poor battery performance; linked email not syncing; backup not working; missing album art in Xbox Music etc. etc. are clearly much more difficult to fix so don't hold your breath.  Sure Cyan hardware update for Lumia owners 'may' fix some of these issues but then Dev Prev users will have to wait for MS to fix bitlocker corporate issues first  for that or go through the silly downgrade/upgrade OS process first (if they have access to Win 7+ PC that is).
  • Hope it speeds up the OS as a whole. Been slower than hell since 8.1 preview.
  • Does this update include native "section headers" as well as live folders? The first screen shot shows live folders on the left (the photography folder) and what appears to be a native section header (productivity) on the right?
  • I also want to know what that is
  • Those headers are just there when you open the folder
  • Hi guys. I'm not sure but all of us currently with Nokia cyan . Keep in mind that with we install the DP wp8.1 GRD1 WE can louse cyan Bluetooth drivers.. So we will not have Bluetooth 4.0.. I hope Microsoft does it correctly this time and it does not override bt 4.0 Nokia drivers
  • OT: Facebook Beta has been updated!
  • Looks like beta user for life
  • Does the updated Bluetooth stack on 8.1 gdr1 mean that devices like treasure tag will work without cyan?
  • Quite excited with this. Hoping this will be smooth on my 520.
  • Apps corner=app locker??
  • Pretty much, yes.
  • i still didn't get it, if i enable this feature
    only the apps i marked will be locked ? and need a code to open ? if so i'm freaking excited.
  • Apps Corner is more similar to kids corner.
  • then, not for me :\
  • More like Kids Corner
  • Good update, but still waiting for that basic feature in messaging app that tells if message is already sent :(
  • It is already there... Search in the message settings... It is carrier dependent on the delivery confirmation message
  • No, what I mean is that little check mark or the word 'sent' found in the messaging app of other platforms. Looks like all platforms have it except wp.
  • I totally agree with you. SMS Delivery confimation in separate thread is awkward and I really don't understand why this is not done properly (check mark). Maybe it's small detail but it's very annoying.
  • I got update 8.1 priview developer..
  • You are awesome!
  • As stated before... Maybe change option in settings for notifications center on lock screen... Then add it?
  • i just hope they'll add a cellular data toggle to action center soon. I still can't understand how projector can be more important than this
  • ... Nice
  • Great improvements. I especially appreciate the aptX codec support. Thank you, Microsoft! 
  • I'm more excited about this than what came in WP8.1. I'd really like to have that quick charging capability in my next phone.
  • That'll be a great and massive update..
  • WPCentral , just letting you guys know Nokia Singapore releases Windows Phone 8.1 to Lumia 520,820,920 and 1320
  • On 520? Wow!
  • yeah Singapore started rolling them out early this morning
  • I like my phone and i like the os. What i would like to see more is a bit more attention to anything that is not Lumia. It's quite annoying to just read everything about nokia and trying to find scraps about everything else. Almost makes me want to buy a nokia and i don't want that. Just here to complain a bit and say i just can't wait for updates on my phone too!! :) (htc 8x here in case you wondered)
  • Well, the Lumia is the official hardware of Windows Phone, blame your lackluster oem for that
  • Yes OEMs are lazy and don't care about wp it's Microsoft's humble that they are providing it via preview program
  • I hope there's a smart cover ready for the Lumia 1520.
  • Oh goodie, can't wait!! can't wait!!!!, they just made my week, still don't have cyan but that doesn't matter my preview app has been enabled long before this, and at least they are working on a fix
  • What about "Swype" keyboard for more languages? Badly missing Norwegian!
  • A quickplay thing for Xbox Music sounds like an horrific "fix" to claim better performance for a fundamentally broken app concept. A small cached playlist to work around their designed-in flaws? I'd have expected better from MS.
  • Why is it written " Chat on Facebook" In the image?
  • My guess is it was a feature they have had since 8 but didn't quite get the time to package it in 8.1 for some reason. Also the notification bar is not permanent so unless they changed a setting they were testing on 8.
  • Omg omg when will we get Lumia orange update or whatever? Still waiting for Lumia cyan update.
    +525
  • I wonder how nice this update is going to play on phones without the firmware update. 8.1 seems to struggle at times without Cyan. I just bought a 1520 anticipating this update. My 1020 feels extremely outdated next to this.
  • "Windows Phone Central has more details about this forthcoming update later this week, including an interview with members of the Xbox Music team. Stay tuned." Did they get roasted?
  • How come the new update is coming out before the 8.1 rolls out to all windows phones ?
  • FYI, its Developer Preview.
  • The Windows Phone 8.1 DP hasn't been fixed. I mean it still needs to be downgraded to get 8.1+Cyan. Do we need to do that in order to get Update 1 DP too?
  • I don't think so. As long as your phone is developer unlocked,u get developer preview, firmware update is not os-wise update.
  • Enjoying this new pace from MS! At this rate, I might just leave my phone on Preview for Developers permanently, and maybe get a cheap phone for the regular OS. Can't be bothered by the delays from carriers, maybe someday folks on the Preview will be a full OS version ahead of the masses lol! Keep up the good work WP team!
  • Okay, that's it! I had it with the waiting from Verizon! I'm going to install the DP and will downgrade when the official update is out!
  • Can people stop urging regional support, forcing the team to follow certain design templates and complaining about inevitable stuff on UserVoice? Please cast your votes on truly useful features so that Windows Phone can really grow stronger.
  • So does the 1520 have quick charging with the update?
  • While, quick charging is nice, I'm excited about the IE rendering fix. Mobile website are just terrible in IE on WP!
  • That's actually the web designers problem.
  • Yeah you're blaming Microsoft because web developers optimize sites for lesser systems ;)
  • Oh thanks god I didn't down grade to wp8.0 just for cyan. Now I am gonna test gdr1 in a week for u guys!
  • Is data toggle come in notification center in this update?
  • Wait, app corner is it evolution of kids corner?!
  • Already seems faster just thinking about it
  • I bought my Lumia 1520 in uae and I'm now on dp 8.1,can any one tell me is cyan is Av for this model and where to find the product code.
  • You have to downgrade to 8.0.
  • Today Malaysia 1520 gets cyan update, I'm PD user so I can't get update even the app tells me that I am available for upgrade.
  • Is there any word about USB OTG?
  • Will this update bring Cyan to phones that dont have it? Can cyan be installed on this update eventualy? should i roll back and sit both 8.1 and update one untill cyan is released for my phone? then update to update 1?
  • Is the chat on facebook back again as shown in pic in upgrade1 in wp8.1...
  • Darkryd @ I downgraded last week and found nothing,so if I get confirmation about the availability then I can downgrade and update it.any one from uae using 1520 can confirm this..please help.
  • Does it come with NTP and VoLTE??
  • windows phone geting better day after day needs just fingerscnner & will be perfect phone
  • Hey, the notification bar is gone in Windows Phone 8.1 Update 1 (see screenshots), just like it was in Windows Phone 8. :)
  • U have an eagle eyes!
  • If I'm honest,I think that they should really try to do something to solve the bitlocker problem faster, I know I can always downgrade, but I won't be doing that, and a lot of people either
  • Screw Cyan Developer Preview FTW
  • +820 I'll just wait for the cyan embargo to be lifted not changing a thing besides cyan doesn't offer too much to make it worth all the hassle of hard resetting
  • Is this update a beta or RTM code ?
  • RTM, but we're getting it on the Preview programme but it's still at RTM stage.  Final release probably won't be for a couple of months - which is when everybody else can get it, sans Preview app.
  • The live folder feature is really temping my eyes ball. Besides, I hope MS is going to gets every functions on the phone have improvements, at least the fast heating at the back on 1520, Wi-Fi weak receiving compare to WP 8.0 .......
  • Will the folder be transparent?
  • Only thing I want is performance improvement so that I won't see "Loading' and 'Resuming' Screens every now and then.. :(
  • A few things about this seem interesting.
    1) this is the first major update/GDR that is not tied to a corresponding Lumia firmware update. I hope that this is a trend that continues so that we can get features without needing to redo firmware and drivers.
    2) Last year's GDRs were mostly about enabling features for new devices, but this has a lot of features that will benefit current devices which is very cool. Hope this trend continues!
    3) It is amazing how fast the updates come when MS is not distracted with 100 other things. Now that they are not reorganizing, or changing leadership structure, or getting their CEO replaced, or launching a console, or take over a handset manufacturer... things must seem boring over at MS now that they just have software updates to work on and an OS to deliver a year from now. As much as I am frustrated by the new hardware situation, the WP software side of things is amazing right now!
  • True
  • Amazing, users in forums here and all over the web are still complaining about features that have been added since 8.1. Go learn your effen phone OS before complaining about missing features!
  • This is awesome
  • So does it mean i can update my 8.1 dev preview to 8.1.1 without having to revert back to 8.0?
  • Does this mean that with this preview we can download WP 8.1 without any problem?
  • Woohoo ... Very excited.
    But, they haven't mentioned Games hub (I hope it'll be fixed)
  • You guys at WPC can start writing the article about "if you're on developer preview program you better not update to gdr1 because there's an issue with Lumias on gdr1 without the cyan firmware. Wanna bet?
  • And the dumbest thing ever, SMS delivery confirmation? Let me answer that: No. I just can't understand this.
  • All these questions about the DP. If you are asking these questions about it, you quite clearly should not be using it!!!  
  • My concern is that my carrier (Verizon) will just wait until these small updates are out before sending any update out at all. So if there is another update in November then I won't be seeing these updated features until 2015. Great.
  • Double Tap to Wake and Glance for 635 PUULEEEEESEEEE
  • That's hardware related.  You can't add that with a software fix/update.  If you wanted those features that bad you should really have done your research before commiting to purchase.
  • Did users running official 8.1 will get ???
  • It's a good thing since more updates are welcomed, but ryte now I'm kinda wonder should i go back to wp 8.0 or should stay and go to gdr update 1 via dev preview. Since later to get the cyan formware to my country will required to go back windows phone 8.0 cuz theres no news bout microsoft gonna fix the dev preview. I know being in dev preview ia our own risk oh well
  • m glad MS 8.1 update will allow deletion of individual sms rather than the whole chats or going through each text. i suggested it to them ....<not blowing my own horn...!> :-)
  • Which phone cover is that in the photos? I've been looking for a snap on case for my 1520.
  • Am confused O.o if I update to gdr1 on developers preview program, will have to downgrade to wp8 to get cyan update...
    I dont see any official word from Microsoft if they are ever gonna give a fix for updating from developers preview program.. If so I would wait for eternity as I dont see any bugs in developers preview as of now :P
  • I'll be glad when I can get a new phone (on Tmobile) that takes advantage of all this stuff.  Still limping along with my 8x.
  • We still can't edit our emails when we forward them... (you know remove senders info)
  • Has anyone thought they are puting a "step" between DP and normal users? It seems logical that when the software for DP is released to normal users, DP goes one step ahead... This will give them more time to find bugs, and we DPers will always stay fresh :D Stop complaining about faster updates!!
  • Wow!!! After this, I'm thinking Cyan isn't needed for my device ;)
  • The one thing that is missing for me coming from Android is a smart dialer. I miss this so much and Windows needs to add this function. I am new to Windows Phone so if anyone has any tips on this please let me know.
  • updates coming fast and furious.  When you are playing catch-up you cant keep trying to bring the OS along slowly.  I love the faster pace up dates   Keep up the pace
  • Wow... Love the grouping, similar to Windows 8. And the folder option looks great as well. These are some great improvements. Hope the update comes super fast.
  • Still missing: USB OTG Bluetooth HID profile (for keyboards, etc) Full device backup SMS backup External SMS access SSTP VPN (this is a new gripe) I wish they would stop concentrating on the fluff and focus on the core issues and missing features.
  • Email client that's actually productive - your forgot that lol
  • Rolf that would help too.
  • Give us 2 things only: 1. Better Music app
    2. WI-FI DIRECT.
  • I'm really excited about the Quick Charge feature!
  • Should I download the Update 1 Beta? I really can't wait
  • Extremely excited for this!
  • Now I know that they're going to release some badass phones. Its usually after they start pushing updates that enable different features for phones that don't exist yet. I'm pumped. I want Nokia though... HTC burned me with both HD7 and 8X... Not sure I can do it. Ever since I got the 925 I can't imagine my life without Nokia.
  • A lot of nice new features! Love App folders.   ARE WE EVER GOING TO GET AN EQUALIZER FOR BLUETOOTH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  
  • I'd like to know more about this Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0. Is this currently enabled in the new GDR1 update in the 1520? Does it require any special cable or wall charge or will it just work after the GDR1 update with any current charge/usb cable I've been using?
  • For those asking about that messaging thread that's showing up because it was an old Facebook chat thread and it's only saying that you have to goto Facebook to have that conversation.
  • I want those live folders! Can I go back to dev preview?
  • About Quick Charge 2.0... I checked the Snapdragon 400 specs (1320) and it includes this technology. Will it be enabled for GDR1 too?
  • "Chat on Facebook"? Oo (sms print screen)
  • I'd like to know more about this Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0. Is this currently enabled in the new GDR1 update in the 1520? Does it require any special cable or wall charge or will it just work after the GDR1 update with any current charge/usb cable I've been using?
  • I want dot view on my Lumia 925 :(
  • Um. No we won't get it. Unless Microsoft fixes that bitlocker bun anytime soon, that is.
  • I ONLY WISH VIBRATE WHILE RINGING. IS THAT TOO MUCH?
  • This should get interesting. If one jumps to this update how will one get the cyan. As usual the official update is taking FOREVER! I so wish Microsoft would take full control of these updates. The preview program proves they can do it.
  • So this DOESN'T require the official release of WP 8.1, correct?
  • So I didn't see this mentioned, but it appeared in the screenshot of the message selection.. 'Chat on Facebook' !!! So unified chat finally made it's way back into the core messaging app? Music to my ears! I get not wanting to always be behind a vendor rolling out new features, or showing preferential treatment (on fb gets integrated?) but from a software engineering perspective, I see very little reason why this integration couldn't be exposed via APIs an app can implement.
  • Do we also get new colors for the tiles? Cause I don't remember having those two.
  • They should make it possible to send messages using live tiles for messangers (FB and whatsapp). That would be awesome! 
  • Is the 810 going to get the update
  • Wow, the folders sound awesome
  • Woooooooow!
  • Can I get it before the Cyan
  • I havent even received the 8.1 update they stopped from a few weeks ago and they are already putting out an update 1 already?  
  • Ms on fire
  • Is a joke? Am kinda bored of wait ATT update of WP8.1 "Early this week" Yeah, right.
  • Omg... I have cyan now officially. Now looks like am going back to BETAS next week for 8.1 preview.
  • Is that fb chat within messenging app in that screenshot O.o ?? really miss that feature... 
  • A Smart Cover that worked like a Type Cover (think SurfacePro).. would be awesome!! the whole screen of my Lumia 920 could be a text box without sharing realestate with the onscreen keyboard... VPN over WiFi is great for doing remote control of my client's servers from an airport (has happened so many times where my clients contact me while I'm in an airport! If I could just do a Remote Desktop through VPN through the Public Wifi on my Lumia 920!!! wow how glorious... instead of doing the whole unpack my laptop thing)
  • So I'm assuming that MS fixed the issue that caused them to suspend a minor update they sent out a week ago or so to those part of the preview program?  Also does it mean we don't have to roll back to 8.0 to get Cyan?
  • I hope WPCentral puts some hard questions to the Xbox Music team and doesn't just softball "what's so great about the next release" questions. You guys should be sure to give the team a chance to respond to the wild dissatisfaction in the community with the app. I, for one, would be thrilled if they would simply acknowledge that yes, they know a lot of people are frustrated and they need to do a better job. We can't really expect to get an answer to why we've devolved so far (though I'd love to know), but there would definitely be a value in putting the question to the team--even if they just punt it.
  • I think they should first fix the developer preview problem for cyan update.
    As soon as possible. Posted via the WPC App for Android!
  • They really need to bring full parental controls.  Has anyone heard any rumblings of when that might be?
  • So if I rolled back my 1520 to 8.0 so I could get the official 8.1 and Cyan can I now use the developer preview to go to GDR1 and keep Cyan, or will it erase the cyan firmware?
  • A couple of things I am missing iin this update: 1. Wordflow, currently I can only swipe one word at a time. It seriously slows down the workflow of using wordflow if I have to swipe word for word. I would like the option to continue wordflow without removing my thumb from the screen by pressing the spacebar to continue the next word. 2. Why still no bluetooth HID support. This is 2014 not 2010. Even windows mobile, back in the day had full bluetooth HID support. I want to be able to type with a keyboard in office mobile to write and edit document. It should be extremely feasible for the larger devices, especially the 930 and 1520. 3. Still missing landscape support in the start menu. After all these years, I still don't understand this is not supported. It's a nuisance to have to switch apps and switch the phone to portrait while exiting a game and finding the start menu fixed in portrait. It's unnatural and non-ergonomical and non-funtional. Or switching apps while the phone runs gps and wanting to swtich apps on the go. 4. missing an option in the quick settings menu a button to switch on/off 3G/4G without digging into submenus (a dedicated 3g/4g on/off button). 5. more live tile size options: now there is 1x1, 2x2, 2x4. Why not 4x4 (photos!, Weather!, Email!), 4x2, 1x2, 2x1, 1x4, 4x1? 6. Will all windows phone native apps be transparent live tile enabled? This is currently not supported and is ruining the transparent live tile experience. The native tiles look like dead pixels! 7. When will interactive live tiles come, like the idea for windows 8. (calculator, email, weather etc!) 8. swipe to the left dedicated app functionality. Currently swiping right from the startscreen gives the applist. Swiping left is not active. It would be nice if this functionality, potential space could be use as a quick access to a single most used dedicated app, eg. email, maps, calculator, timer, stopwatch, etc. 9. text resizing option for email. This is an issue I have with my 1520. I cannot change for some reason the text size, So the text is big, but I want it smaller. 10. fix for gps/locate on/off button. Somehow gps only works if you tap the button first and then open the app accessing locate. The other way around has issues with connecting to gps and frequently leads to crashes. 11. option to trim down the brightness of the capacative standaard windows buttons. I have the issue with my 1520 that the buttons are sometimes too birhgt, and tap some juice from the battery, would be nice if the brightness could be trimmed down.  
  • Will update 1 work without cyan on dev preview. Coz I really don't have the time to downgrade to get cyan. I prefer waiting till MS fixes the issue.
  • I have a question, i have the 630 with the cyan update, will i get the live folders update or ONLY and ONLY the ones who have the preview for developers? :x
  • I feel like all of this information is irrelevant seems how most Windows Phones are still running WP 8.0.  I'm sorry, maybe I'm just not a smart individual, but I don't understand why it takes Microsoft several months to roll out an update to their operating systems.  Why is it iOS and Android can roll out updates to their OS's within the span of days... even across multiple providers, but Microsoft has to roll out the update for a few phone models in one country... then a couple more phone models in another country.... then a couple phone models in this country, but only on 1 provider... I just wish they could pick a date, and release the update all at once, or spaced out over a few days.
  • Its reported on Yahoo News that Cortana get "Hands Free Activation" with update 1 - I hadn't seen that mentioned here - is this true?   EDIT: My bad...read it again - its the connected car thing - not like a "Hey Cortana" thing
  • Daniel, please write a summary article to straighten people out on the whole Cyan/Update/Developer Preview misinformation going on... So many are confused.
  • Update 1 is coming out already? I haven't even gotten the actual update to her out of Preview for developer.
  • I really liked the group separations bars, it makes everything more organized, missed it so far.
  • Why there is that "Chat on Facebook?
  • Why there is that "Chat on Facebook?
  • Good
  • Chat on Facebook????
  • I just hope that they won't forget the lockscreen effect in xbox music.. Sure it's currently working but it appears to be the artist background from the previous music+videos hub
  • Ok, here is the skinny. You have to have WP 8.0 and installed DP to get 8.1 Gdr1. But if you have Amber, you can't get Cyan unless you DP up to 8.1. Those with Magenta are advised to downgrade to 7.9 in order to get Black after Blue on 8.0. Then you follow the carrier update process to 8.1 instead of DP 8.1. After the carrier process, go ahead and re enroll for DP to be eligible for no firmware upgrades. When carriers launch GDR1, go ahead and make sure your firmware is not hot Pink. That is all.
  • Since the update(cyan) isn't all that and cracked to be! The best bet is to just wait! :)
  • Does anyone know where to get a Quick Charge 2.0 certified charger?
  • and things like this will really keep users to keep hold on windows phone (good guy windows)
    and looking forward for this one. kinda a new exciting way for every windowsPhone users :)
  • PLEASE tell me they are putting the games back in the Games hub and taking them off the apps list.
  • I have an update installing right now on my Lumia 925 Unlocked UK edition. I re-enables review after downgrading to install Cyan and 8.1 again. It seemed like a full on upgrade so could be the 8.1 update 1.
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  • What about the Bluetooth LE support for devices like the Lumia 1020? It was available on WP8 without DP. Will it be re-enabled with WP8.1 Update 1 or should we still wait for Cyan?
  • Waiting..... checking update once in a while :D
  • Just checked for an update and i am downloading one now, already got cyan and i am on developers preview could be the update ;) Update: Downloaded but said it could not open it (8018830f) same as what happened with the last update on developers preview! 
  • What update for it now. Have you done with your updating of Phone
  • Anyone knows whaat it means to improve browsing support for AVRCP? I know its bluetooth related but what did they fix/update specifically?
  • Internet on my Phone stopped working after 8.1 update 1 preview. At the moment , I have no idea on how to fix it. Please suggest if have faced this,
  • In April I updated my L720 to windows 8.1 by developer preview. Tomorrow also I updated my phone for cortona and live folder but in the phone setting in extra info, its shows that LUMIA BLACK instead of LUMIA CYAN. Can I able to update my phone officially or not?  
  • the  video files not opening after update 1 ,,   the worst thing that ever happened :( :(
  • I'm facing a problem after using the feature of live folder through developer preview in lumia 720. is when i unlocked our phone it shows resuming every time and all the app is slowly opened.
  • I really like the Live Folders, it seems fun.
  • Wow... hope it comes to india soon....:)