Verizon pushes out firmware update for Nokia Lumia Icon
Today, we've been made aware of an update which is being fired out to Lumia Icon owners on the Verizon network. Consumers have been experiencing issues with Windows Phone 8.1 on their Icon smartphones, but unfortunately this appears to be a 8.0 update and not one for the Developer Preview.
Windows Phone Central reader Dreamspell noted some visible changes after updating:
Verizon has published a PDF (opens in new tab) containing changes included in this release:
- Improvements to Wi-Fi Connectivity to ensure a more consistent experience
- Roaming enhancements when traveling internationally
Not a massive change log, but firmware updates rarely are when not combined with Windows Phone OS updates. Do let us know if you've received an update in the comments and join in the conversation over on our forum. Thanks, Dreamspell, for the tip!
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I'm not the only user having these problems.
Btw, according to the Nokia Care Suite...all the tests (that the repair centers do to see if your phone has issues) pass. -which is probably why people who send in their 1520's to the repair centers, are not getting these problems fixed.... Mine just came back from repair...nothing was fixed or done to it. -Nokia stated nothing was wrong....
Wp7 was based on windows ce kernel with windows embedded compact which is different then wp8 which is sandboxing wp7 apps
The wifi connection is annoying, but switching to airplane mode and back (allowing time for it to turn both on and off) fixes the problem for me. Although sometimes turning off my location and disabling cortana seems to fix it.