Windows Phone 8.1 Update 1 reportedly nears completion by Microsoft
Back in April, Windows Phone Central reported that Windows Phone 8.1 is scheduled to receive two OS updates in 2014, with one in July and another in November. Previously known as general distribution releases (GDR), the updates bring some new features, optimizations, and bug fixes to those with Windows Phone. Neowin is reporting that Update 1 is nearing completion by the Consumer Experience (CXE) team, and they may wrap in the next week. If accurate, Update 1 looks to be on schedule.
Once the Windows Phone program managers clear Update 1, the bits are pushed to Microsoft's OEM and carrier partners for further testing. An expected public release with carrier/OEM support is still a few months out, especially since the original Windows Phone 8.1 update has yet to be delivered to most users. However, like previous GDR updates, those enrolled in the Preview for Developers program are setup to get the update early, possibly within weeks.
Microsoft feature-locked the original Windows Phone 8.1 update on March 26. Fast forward to July and the official Windows Phone 8.1 update is still in the early stages of over-the-air updates for the majority of customers. However, where 8.1 was a significant OS update, requiring more testing, Update 1 is considerably smaller. Features in Update 1 include the coveted Folder creation ability, accidentally revealed by Microsoft a few weeks ago with other details remaining unknown at this time.
The Windows Phone team is on an accelerated schedule in 2014 in an effort to regain momentum in the mobile space. Apple's iOS and Google's Android are still dominating smartphone sales and market share, despite Microsoft's attempts to catch up. Combined with the co-development of Windows 8, Windows Phone is receiving high priority from Microsoft. Update 2 for Windows Phone 8.1 could be ready by November, just in time to ship with new hardware, including the flagship 'McLaren' phone launching on multiple carriers. McLaren – its internal codename – was previously known under Goldfinger and features a 3D Touch system with Mix View for the Live Tiles. Neowin claims McLaren has a 5.2-inch full-HD screen, 20MP camera along with a 64 GB internal storage.
Microsoft is expected to merge Windows Phone and RT SKUs with the next big OS update codenamed 'Threshold' for Spring 2015.
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Daniel Rubino is the Editor-in-chief of Windows Central, head reviewer, podcast co-host, and analyst. He has been covering Microsoft since 2007 when this site was called WMExperts (and later Windows Phone Central). His interests include Windows, laptops, next-gen computing, and for some reason, watches. Before all this tech stuff, he worked on a Ph.D. in linguistics, watched people sleep (for medical purposes!), and ran the projectors at movie theaters because it was fun.
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Only this month a few uncles died in Nigeria and I have won a couple of Mercedes's and a vacation.
So luck is smiling at me :)
even yesterday i was going to reset it, but i had some problems with some saves...
My Lumia 920 is unbranded therefore the release of Cyan is in the hands of the OEM... which is MS.
Lets see what features does it bring. :D
I can see what OS version used on devices. I choose latest versions and see this: http://s27.postimg.org/415277lxf/Capture.png
For a company thats desperate to hold court with Android and IOS they're making a rod for their own backs. I used Android for 3/4 years before WP7 & 8 and they've never blown their own trumpet as loud as MS have over a scheduled OS update and todays article makes them a laughing stock, 8.1 Update 1 before 8.1 even starts rolling to the masses, sounds like something is wrong somewhere or they've tried running before walking more like.
My old s5 used to eat up 1.5 gig of ram on standby.
Feel better with a Lumia 930.
Talking about ignorance....
So how can this be a 1020's successor? Anyway point forward to it
MS is too lazy in rolling out updates.
Cortana now not being shipped with 8.1, in some countries but in others?
8.1 being released on Mars and Jupiter but only for those with the Nokia Lumia 'Planet' variants? We have a saying in the UK which is wholly appropriate here:
'Couldn't organise a p1ss up in a brewery'!
I am using the beta since it has been released, but MS lates in every aspects - with updates, features, support...
They put "tons of new features" along with WP 8.1 update but most of them still lack for some BASIC features: 1. "Improved search"
- Even if you search for local files, it REQUIRES internet connection in order to complete the query: So, I am not able to search for a song, contact or any other file on my local storage in case phone is not connected to the internet.
- Search does not give back results for ALL files: for instance, If I type name of song beginning with "abc", "improved search" returns up to 1 result even if there are 10+ files consisting "abc" in their filename
- Search is still far away from being useful. Just to compere: Spotlight on iOS has been working amazing for years! Yes, FOR YEARS!
- Search on Windows devices (PCs) works perfectly, really, but WP is so poor and useless. 2. Music player sucks. Period.
3. No true multitasking support (yet)
4. IE has tons of limitations: Cannot mark and copy text, cannot identify phone numbers, emails in order to store information from the webpage
5. Keyboards: I cannot understand this either. Speaking about languages packs supported on PC, including keyboards layout, on WP there's no support for cyrilic keyboard input (e.g. Serbian cyrilic). ALL mobile OSs but WP support Serbian cyrilic keyboard.
6. Apps updates: Since I've got my WP (april 2014), I still have not gotten updates for more than 80% of apps. Poor. So poor.
7. OS gets stuck from time to time, restarting by itself and similar...so, stability WP < iOS
- So late, so limited.
- US only
- Android and iOS assistants have been live for ages with TONS OF LANGUAGES AND REGIONS support. And even more...
Anyhow, I am really looking forward to move back to iOS.