Nokia Lumia Windows Phone 8.1 rollout schedule leaks

Nokia is preparing to push out its Cyan update to its Lumia devices and for most phones, late summer will be the timeline that cover most of the devices the company has shipped. For those not familiar, Cyan is Nokia's Windows Phone 8.1 update and includes a few Nokia specific features.

It is important to note that the roadmap is for Benelux region. Considering that Nokia has generally done a good job of rolling out updates to most regions in a timely fashion, expect a similar roadmap for other countries too.

If you haven't done so already, check out our review of Windows Phone 8.1 to see what all the update will bring to your Lumia device. It's certainly a large update and brings many new features such as customizable live tiles and of course, Cortana.

Along with Windows Phone 8.1, there will be updates  to the camera roll and Creative Studio and Nokia Storyteller. 

This roadmap was not intended to be shown to the public so the information is subject to change. But, even if it does change, we can't foresee the dates slipping by months, likely weeks, if they change at all.

Source: @evleaks

Report a problem with article
Previous Story

Wireless laptop charging just took a giant step forward

Next Story

Former Microsoft Executive Tony Bates jumps ship to GoPro

47 Comments

Commenting is disabled on this article.

Sir Topham Hatt said,
August?
Shame there is so much hype about it now :/

If you very part of this asylum 1 year ago (translation: you had a wp8 phone 1 year ago) you should remember, the story was exactly the same. In 2013, somewhere around middle of April there were rumors that MS finished already the GDR2 patch. People however -for good reason- started to moar, what the hell takes then 4 f**** months until general distribution. Long story short, it was middle of August, when majority of users received the gdr2+nokia amber. Fast forward 1 year, speed didnt improve much. But at least we have beta program. So at least you can have the OS part of the new system, even if the proper firmware support is still not there yet. Some wiseman say to stop the crazy battery consumption issues the wp8.1-optimized firmware will deliver the magic ; I say its completely ungrounded wishful thinking, those battery issues will not disappear when cyan is released for the old wp8.0 generation devices, and you will be forced to buy a new 8.1 generation phone to let the consumer-society wheel spinning. But thats just my opinion, i will be the happiest if proven wrong. But past Experience unfortunately tells me different things.

Edited by soder, Jun 6 2014, 6:02am :

Yayy! Waiting for August. Have deja vu from 2013.... Following the same tendency, there wont be a 3rd update this year...

Here's hoping that AT&T in the US has a similar schedule. I'd hate to wait much longer than "the end of July" to get the 8.1 update on my Nokia 920...

I don't want to give up the Nokia additions. I want to get the final finished project through the normal channels. I just don't want it to take as long as it did with update 2 for Windows Phone 8.0

pmbAustin said,
I don't want to give up the Nokia additions. I want to get the final finished project through the normal channels. I just don't want it to take as long as it did with update 2 for Windows Phone 8.0

What Nokia additions do you think you lose with the dev preview....

Like which ones ?

I have all the nokia functions on my Lumia 1020. the only thing missing is new stuff being introduced with Cyan.

I'm getting mixed signals here. If you're wiping your phone and installing 8.1 how the heck can it have the additional Nokia stuff? I've had people explicitly tell me that if I want to keep things like the Glance screen, I shouldn't take the developer preview because it doesn't have the Nokia additions. I've had other people say that the glance screen, which is NOT part of Windows Phone 8 or 8.1 but a Nokia addition, somehow magically stays around through the update. And it's all been VERY nebulous to me over which to expect (telling me it stays around is weird, because I can't imagine HOW THAT IS EVEN POSSIBLE, so I put more faith in the people telling me I'd lose it than the two or so people that tell me that I won't).

It's an upgrade. It's not a wipe and install. It keeps your apps and data, and adds the new ones (it did for me). It is a dev preview (beta) so there is an elevated risk but it worked well here.

pmbAustin said,
I'm getting mixed signals here. If you're wiping your phone and installing 8.1 how the heck can it have the additional Nokia stuff? I've had people explicitly tell me that if I want to keep things like the Glance screen, I shouldn't take the developer preview because it doesn't have the Nokia additions. I've had other people say that the glance screen, which is NOT part of Windows Phone 8 or 8.1 but a Nokia addition, somehow magically stays around through the update. And it's all been VERY nebulous to me over which to expect (telling me it stays around is weird, because I can't imagine HOW THAT IS EVEN POSSIBLE, so I put more faith in the people telling me I'd lose it than the two or so people that tell me that I won't).


Glance screen stays, it's an app anyway like most all the Nokia stuff, I've even gotten 8.1 specific updates to Nokia apps like glance screen.

pmbAustin said,
I'm getting mixed signals here. If you're wiping your phone and installing 8.1 how the heck can it have the additional Nokia stuff? I've had people explicitly tell me that if I want to keep things like the Glance screen, I shouldn't take the developer preview because it doesn't have the Nokia additions. I've had other people say that the glance screen, which is NOT part of Windows Phone 8 or 8.1 but a Nokia addition, somehow magically stays around through the update. And it's all been VERY nebulous to me over which to expect (telling me it stays around is weird, because I can't imagine HOW THAT IS EVEN POSSIBLE, so I put more faith in the people telling me I'd lose it than the two or so people that tell me that I won't).

Currently the public community is only aware of 1 thing that gets lost when you jump into the beta program : the bluetooth 4.0 or otherwise known as the Bluetooth Low Energy (LE) support, that many newer sport and fitness gadget requires. This feature was added in GDR3 along with the proper phone model firmware support, as the wiseman says both needed (OS support + lowlevel phone support) in order to work. Now here comes the twist: even though you already had gdr3+the proper nokia black firmware, when MS released the first 8.1 beta, they removed the bt4 support from the OS, even if it worked with 8.0 2-weeks earlier. Thats the whole story. Due to missing leaked further details, community is unaware of any other taken-back feature. Fortunately fw support for glance screen, nokia camera, etc. is still there, so those apps can still be downloaded from the store when you run the beta OS, and they will still work as before.

We need firmware updates badly, so I hope this is just an estimate, and it winds up arriving earlier than this suggests. A guy can hope, right?

I expect most WP users will get 8.1 and any firmware updates by the end of August, specially if the rumor of a GDR1 for 8.1 coming before the end of 2014, which could be November.

I actually spect GDR1/Update1 to be "released" at the end of the summer... and then take the next three months to roll out, so that every phone should have it by December. At which point I expect GDR2/Update2 to be 'released', at which point it'll take another three months to roll out.

I wish there weren't these huge delays though.

pmbAustin said,
I actually spect GDR1/Update1 to be "released" at the end of the summer... and then take the next three months to roll out, so that every phone should have it by December. At which point I expect GDR2/Update2 to be 'released', at which point it'll take another three months to roll out.

I wish there weren't these huge delays though.

I wish as well but maybe things can speed up with the changes they've made with 8.1 and how easier it is for OEMs to use it for phones etc. Maybe testing has sped up now and so on?

pmbAustin said,
spect

You realise there's actually no s in the word expect, right? There are abbreviations, and then there's total nonsense :)

You realize that was an auto-correct error or typo of some kind, right? That it's supposed to be the wore 'expect', and that any normal human being could have figured that out?

pmbAustin said,
You realize that was an auto-correct error or typo of some kind, right? That it's supposed to be the wore 'expect', and that any normal human being could have figured that out?

Yeah ok, whatever.

Given "expect" was spelled correctly later in the same paragraph, using the same construction of sentence, you should have been able to figure it out. So no, not "yeah okay whatever". Your post was unnecessary and ridiculously beneath us both. Attacking typos is the lowest form of internet commentary.

If I'd have cared what you thought of my opinion, I wouldn't have made it in the first place. But you're right, it's a pointless debate. You say it was a typo or autocorrect error (not sure the dictionary in autocorrect systems has non-words in it though), I'm less certain. Either way, I've ceased caring. Have a nice day.

Edited by Ryster, Jun 4 2014, 10:13pm :

primortal said,
I'm hoping the Icon (929) is lumped with the 930....

There's no reason to expect or hope for that. The Icon is a Windows Phone 8.0 (Black) device, the 930 is a native Windows Phone 8.1 device. Because of that, it's more than probable that they'll be treated entirely differently.

nowimnothing said,
There is no Lumia Icon in Belgium/Netherlands/Luxemburg, so it's not listed on the leaked sheet.

Yeah, didn't realize that the roadmap wasn't US specific...

What is PR1.0 PR1.1 PR2.0 and PR3.0? PR=Pre Release? And what is the "version number"? Lumia 520 will get 3.0 while 1520 get 2.0? What is that?

I don't know what P stands for, but the numbers are phone related.

When a nokia phone is released, the first firmware that it comes with is called PR1.0; doesn't matter if it was released yesterday or 2 years ago; and each phone has a different firmware, obviously.

PR1.0 =/= PR1.0; most of the time, that is.

BeNeLux = Belgium, Netherlands and Luxemburg. So it could be completely different for other countries. I assume the U.S. is getting it before then.

Why would you assume that, besides arrogance? The Cyan version of Windows Phone 8.1 was in development by Nokia, a European company, long before Microsoft completed their purchase of them.

The Nokia brand is effectively being run by Microsoft right now. The transition hasn't happened yet, just go to Nokia.com and look at the footer.

When Vine makes an update, do people complain that it wasn't Twitter who made the announcement? Or the same could be said about YouTube vs Google. You know, a company can own a division yet allow them to keep their original name.