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Windows Phone 8.1, codenamed ‘Blue’, is the lachạy thử update to lớn the Microsoft Windows Phone operating system. It was announced at Microsoft’s Build 2014 conference in April, with new devices lượt thích the Lumia 930 arriving later that month.

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A Pnhận xét for Developers program was also announced at Build, with availability for the general public arriving on April 14th, năm trước. It has been estimated that over 1.5 million devices have the 8.1 PĐánh Giá installed after the first week.

All current Windows Phone 8 devices, including the Lumia 520, qualify lớn receive sầu the update, which is expected to lớn commence on July 15, though it will vary from carrier to lớn carrier và could span 8 weeks or more.

Nocơ devices are also receiving new firmware specific for Lumia phones called "Lumia Cyan". This firmware comes packaged with the official Windows Phone 8.1 over-the-air update.


History and Future

Following the re-launch of Windows Phone 8 back in late 2012, the 8.1 update follows on Microsoft’s planned 18-month tăng cấp path for their Smartphone operating system. While Windows Phone 8 had three feature-adding updates during its life-cycle (‘Portico’, Update 2, Update 3), the 8.1 update is a significant overhaul of the OS.

After Windows Phone 8.1 was announced (May 2014), it is expected lớn receive numerous General Distribution Release (GDR) updates, finally being supplanted by a spring năm ngoái release of ‘Threshold’ aka Windows Phone 8.2 or Windows Phone 9. The first update for Windows Phone 8.1 should wrap development in July, with a release later that summer.

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Trachồng the Lumia Cyan update releases so far on our tracker page here:


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Farewell again

The Windows Phone 8.1 store shuts down in December


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Windows Phone 8.1 support ended in the Summer of 2017. Now, support for the Windows Phone 8.1 Store will follow suit and be shut down this December.


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Windows Phone Internals, a tool that recently breathed a small bit of life into lớn the otherwise dead Windows 10 sản phẩm điện thoại platform, is now open source.


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Microsoft built a quái vật of a handmix so that it could chạy thử Windows Phone builds. Here"s what it looks like!


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Starting tomorrow, Microsoft will be shutting down the push notifications service on Windows Phone 7.5 & Windows Phone 8.0 devices.


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Now that official tư vấn has ended, is it worth carrying on using your older phone with Windows Phone 8.1 onboard?


Heads up khổng lồ those still hanging onkhổng lồ a Windows Phone 8.1 device: mainstream support for the platkhung is phối lớn end tomorrow, July 11.

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If you’re hitting a snag trying to lớn sing into your Microsoft tài khoản on Windows Phone 8.1 after a rollbachồng or factory rephối, it looks like you’re not alone.


Microsoft is developing a Windows Phone 8.1 game called FYCPT, which requires the use of the Microsoft Band fitness wearable to lớn control its character, a paint drop.


If owners of a Windows Phone 8.1 device who can nâng cấp lớn Windows 10 điện thoại decide they like the older OS better, they can still downgrade baông xã lớn Windows Phone 8.1 via their original recovery images, according to Microsoft.


A Microsoft spokesperson has confirmed that some older Windows Phone 8.1 devices will get a separate firmware update before they can receive the big Windows 10 mobile software update.


Microsoft has sent out a statement that officially says that over-the-air updates for older Windows Phone 8 & 8.1 devices khổng lồ Windows 10 sản phẩm điện thoại will be released in early năm nhâm thìn, rather than in December as previously announced.


At least some Windows Phone 8.1 users are reporting that searching for apps và games in the Windows Phone Store is currently not showing any results.


Microsoft has announced it plans khổng lồ shut down the Windows & Windows Phone UserVoice sites in favor of using the Windows Feedbaông chồng tiện ích in Windows 10 in the future to receive sầu suggestions from users.


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