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As promised yesterday, Verizon and Microsoft have delivered an official Windows 10 Mobile upgrade for the Nokia Lumia Icon. The update is now live, but it's not as simple as checking for updates.
In preparation for its release of Windows 10 Mobile for the Lumia Icon, Verizon has set up a 'simulator' of the OS on its support site, to help users with the transition from Windows Phone 8.1.
Possibly the most anticipated phone to never be officially upgraded to Windows 10 Mobile, the Nokia Lumia Icon will finally have its day tomorrow. Users previously had to use the Insider Program.
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While Gabe Aul announced that the Lumia Icon is now supported for the latest Insider Preview builds, the Verizon-exclusive device is also supported for the Slow ring, with build 14295.1005.
Earlier this week, Microsoft announced that the Nokia Lumia Icon would soon be able to install Windows 10 Mobile builds from the Redstone Development Branch. That day is today.
Gabe Aul took to Twitter today to announce that finally, the Nokia Lumia Icon will be eligible for Fast ring builds. Aul wouldn't comment on an "official" upgrade for the device, but users have hope.
We learned earlier today that Microsoft has no plans to roll out a second wave of Windows 10 Mobile updates; however, Gabe Aul has tweeted that there may be one more device that gets the upgrade.
Microsoft has updated the Windows 10 Mobile Camera app to support slow-motion video capture. Unfortunately, it is only available for three handsets: the Lumia 930, Icon and 1520.
Satya Nadella acknowledged today that flagship phones are a segment in which "we don't today have good devices", and hinted at questions MS needs to answer to help streamline its low-end phone range.
You can now download the latest mobile build of Windows 10 on your phone. And yes, it includes support for the Lumia 930, Lumia Icon and Lumia 640 XL, devices that were previously unsupported.
After a couple of delays, it looks like a new mobile build of Windows 10 might be coming to Insiders later on today. The new build is expected to also be available on the Lumia 930, Icon and 640 XL.
Microsoft's Gabe Aul has confirmed that the next Windows 10 preview build for phones will support the Lumia 930 and Icon, "but it will take a little longer" before the new build is available.
From new Windows and Office upgrades, to Satya's sleep, Samsung slip-ups, OnePlus invites, dual-boot WinDroids, and a smelly Google patent, we look back at highlights from this week's top tech news.
If you are thinking of installing the Denim update for the Lumia Icon and are in the dev preview program, you may want to be careful before updating as this install broke my phone.
Microsoft has announced that the Denim update is finally available for the Lumia Icon - the first time that Verizon's Windows Phone 'flagship' has received an OS update since its launch a year ago.
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Denim rolled out to Verizon's Lumia 822 and 928 in December, with the promise of the Icon being updated in "early 2015" - but the Icon's update is still being worked on, with no firm release date set.
Microsoft has confirmed that some of its Lumia handsets will not get new firmware with the Denim update that's rolling out now, and which includes the latest version of the Windows Phone OS.
Golden finishes on smartphones have always appealed, with Apple leading the charge with the iPhone, but that hasn't stopped other companies from jumping on the bandwagon too.
Microsoft has started pushing out the Denim update for Verizon Lumia users who have a 922 or 928. However, if you have an Icon, you will have to wait a bit longer.
Verizon's support staff mentioned that the Lumia Icon is being retired by the company. If this is true it means a top of the line Windows Phone is being retired after less than a year on the market.
With the iPhone 6 now out, and Nokia's top-of-the-line Lumia Icon readily available too, we put their two cameras against each other to see who has the better glass at the top end of the market.
Microsoft has launched an official accessory for its new Nokia Lumia 930 in the form of a protective case which also fits its sister Windows Phone 8.1 handset, the Lumia Icon. But is it any good?
Owners of Windows Phone devices like the Lumia Icon, 1020 and 1520 with high megapixel cameras will now be able to upload the high-res images to OneDrive with Windows Phone 8.1.
Microsoft is giving people in the U.S. and Canada who buy a new Nokia Lumia Icon, 1020 or 1520 a total of $65 in free downloads for their smartphone from now until June 30th.
For a limited time, the Microsoft Store is offering a free white wireless charging stand (DT-910) with the purchase of a Nokia Lumia Icon.
Nokia's latest Windows Phone, the Lumia Icon, is in our shop for review and with the company about to be absorbed by Microsoft, this could be one of the last great Nokia phones to be built.
We had a chance to get our paws on Nokia's latest Windows Phone, the Lumia Icon and have put together a quick video look at the new device that goes over the high-points of the device.
Press renders of the white version of Nokia's Lumia Icon have leaked, but as its launch finally approaches, it is claimed that Verizon had planned to release the new Windows Phone earlier this week.
The Nokia Lumia Icon, the next exclusive Windows Phone 8 handset from Verizon Wireless, is already on sale in China, with a claim that the smartphone is being imported from the U.S.
A hands-on video recorded by a Viatnamese user showing off the design and UI of a working Nokia Lumia 929 aka Icon has been uploaded to YouTube; No release information for the device is known yet.
A page on the Verizon Wireless website went live briefly today which seems to confirm the carrier will soon be putting the Nokia Lumia Icon, formerly known as the Lumia 929, on sale soon.
It's a wonder why Twitter doesn't have a "It's complicated" status to define relationships between Twitter accounts, because serial leaker evleaks is being a bit of a tease yet again.
New rumor claims that the upcoming Nokia Lumia 929 will now be called the Lumia Icon when it is released via Verizon Wireless, with an expected launch date of January 16th.