Windows Phone 8.1 lifecycle support starts June 24th
We still don’t have an exact date for when regular consumers will begin to receive Windows Phone 8.1 through their OTA update. Folks will be able to get it on devices like the Lumia 630 and Lumia 930 this month. We do know that companies like Nokia, now Microsoft, have said that devices will see the update rollout throughout the summer. That said, Microsoft has just shared the lifecycle date for Windows Phone 8.1.
June 24. That’s when Microsoft has designated as the start of the lifecycle for Windows Phone 8.1. The lifecycle is the period of time for which Microsoft will provide product support.
With Windows Phone 8.1, Microsoft has promised 36 months of updates and security fixes. Microsoft has listed July 11, 2017 as the date for which mainstream support will end for Windows Phone 8.1.
Mainstream support for Windows Phone 7.8 is listed to end on September 9, 2014. Just a few short months from now. While Windows Phone 8 doesn’t have a date listed for their mainstream support end.
You’ll remember that Microsoft increased support for Windows Phone 8 to 36 months while Windows Phone 7.x had 18 months of support.
Again, June 24th is not the release date for Windows Phone 8.1, but the lifecycle start. That’s pretty interesting.
Source: Microsoft (opens in new tab) Via: WindowsPhoneApps.es
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That's why older phones get it a little late, they first get the firmware right for the newly releasing phones, then update the firmware for the older phones. Man hours, they're limited..
Cyan is Nokia's final release of 8.1 with all of their tweaks.
Final 8.1 alone is what Samsung and HTC devices get.
Since when was the 920 considered a low end device? Can I have some of whatever you are smoking ❓ LOL
Please fix the Cortana issue on HTC devices dear Microsoft/HTC!