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:

"It was a Nokia update. They changed the Verizon boot splash to an orange one from the white one. They also added the little arrow thingy to the WiFi symbol in the status bar. That's what I've noticed so far. No DTTW yet."

Verizon has published a PDF 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!

Rich Edmonds
Senior Editor, PC Build

Rich Edmonds was formerly a Senior Editor of PC hardware at Windows Central, covering everything related to PC components and NAS. He's been involved in technology for more than a decade and knows a thing or two about the magic inside a PC chassis. You can follow him on Twitter at @RichEdmonds.