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GDR3 for Lumia 620 - being rolled out yet?


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#16 primexx

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Posted 12 February 2014 - 03:04

By the way, why does each region have a separate approval method/process? I'm not sure I understand.

 

yes




#17 OP Turbonium

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Posted 12 February 2014 - 06:57

yes

 

No, I'm asking why.

 

Aren't the phones of a given model all the same, regardless of where they are manufactured? Aside from default languages and such I mean.



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Posted 12 February 2014 - 07:18

No, I'm asking why.

 

Aren't the phones of a given model all the same, regardless of where they are manufactured? Aside from default languages and such I mean.

 

I missed the word "why" first time around. blush.png

 

regulatory rules are different, and they might well use different chips for different locales, they definitely do produce at least two versions, one for GSM and one for the US networks. If they want to support the new AWS1700, etc. bands that's a different chip in addition/instead of (?) as well. and i'm sure sometimes they just decide to screw a particular region for no particular reason and it'll just say "waiting approval" to us.



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Posted 14 February 2014 - 19:05

Every Lumia is approved for my phone's region (Hong Kong), except for the 620.

 

It's like they did it to annoy me.  :crazy:



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Posted 19 February 2014 - 12:31

Still waiting on it.

 

Is it normal for the budget phones to get updates slower?



#21 George P

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Posted 19 February 2014 - 12:37

Still waiting on it.
 
Is it normal for the budget phones to get updates slower?


Don't know but it's still rolling out to other phones on other carriers from what I've seen. All you can do is wait, at the least you'll get WP8.1.

#22 primexx

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Posted 19 February 2014 - 17:40

Still waiting on it.

 

Is it normal for the budget phones to get updates slower?

yes, but in this case the 520 has had it for weeks.



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Posted 20 February 2014 - 04:01

yes, but in this case the 520 has had it for weeks.

 

I'm basically picturing this moderately overweight, smarmy asian nerd/executive in Hong Kong, wearing glasses, sitting in his corner office decked out with nerdy posters, memorabilia, empty pizza boxes, soda, and programming books, as he browses Reddit and plays emulator games while he takes his sweet time to "approve" the 620 rollout, knowing full-well it's good to go and has been for weeks. And he's doing this all to annoy me.

 

This is why:

 

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#24 George P

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Posted 20 February 2014 - 09:58

Complain to your carriers support? Don't know what else you can do other than wait. This is why I bought my htc 8X unlocked though it costs more up front I can do whatever I want with it and I'm not stuck behind a carrier. Though this also means i'm not going to be getting a new phone anytime soon. As long as it works and I can keep updating it i'll be happy.

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Posted 22 February 2014 - 20:12

Complain to your carriers support? Don't know what else you can do other than wait. This is why I bought my htc 8X unlocked though it costs more up front I can do whatever I want with it and I'm not stuck behind a carrier. Though this also means i'm not going to be getting a new phone anytime soon. As long as it works and I can keep updating it i'll be happy.

 

There's no carrier. It's an unbranded model (as indicated by "Country variant") from retail. Can only wait.



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Posted 23 February 2014 - 23:38

Same here with my unbranded Lumia 620.

It takes quite a while to have it rolled out.

 

I think this is strange nowadays, since Apple can make it worldwide on one time/day, whereas Android devices will take a couple of weeks to multiple months and Windows Phone (Nokia?) take one/two months (so far yet).



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Posted 25 February 2014 - 08:31

In The Netherlands has it been released. Installing now :)



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Posted 07 March 2014 - 15:07

And here I am still waiting...