Windows Phone 8.1 and Lumia Cyan update now rolling out to devices

Microsoft has announced that it has begun the rollout of the Lumia Cyan update, which will include Windows Phone 8.1, for its Nokia devices. The Windows Phone 8.1 update has been available to users since April in the form of the Preview for Developers. 

Today's announcement means that Windows Phone 8 users will soon be able to receive both the 8.1 update and the Nokia-specific Cyan firmware, which brings unique customizations and improvements for Lumia devices. These features include an improved Nokia Camera app and the ability to reframe and zoom images directly in Camera Roll, along with a new 'Living Images' feature that captures a few moments of video footage with each photo that you take, which Microsoft says will "bring your still photos to life". 

Additionally, Lumia users will be able to installs apps to their microSD card (on supported devices), while Dolby Digital Plus 5.1 audio recording will be available for the Lumia 1520 and Icon/930. 

The update will include all of the benefits of Windows Phone 8.1 as well, which we covered in our detailed review earlier this year. However, Cortana will remain exclusive to the US for now, with no further information revealed on when it will be made available in other markets, although a launch in the UK and China is on the cards at some point this year. 

Both Windows Phone 8.1 and the Lumia Cyan firmware are already available on the latest Nokia handsets, the Lumia 630 and Lumia 930, which have gone on sale in recent weeks. 

The company says that the updates will begin rolling out to existing devices from today, and "will be available for all Windows Phone 8 Lumia devices in the coming weeks." 

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Looks like they are getting some of them rolled out already... Vodafone in the UK have it sorted for the 625 and 925... downloading now :)

Expect it to take a while to install. This second update (presumably the main one) it taking a fair while... its now almost an hour since I started the download for the first update.

moby63 said,
testing by who? att vs Microsoft!

I should think the testing is done via a huge test suite which takes a while to run on each configuration.

Cool cool. Should be hitting AT&T around.... hold on, I'm waiting for the stars to align so I can pinpoint a date. This might take a while.

You cant say that. it was once. The lumia 1020 got the black update from att the day before the roll out date. So experience dictates it can be anytime.

Is it possible to know when the update will be available in Malta? or to which country is my phone associated with?

Ps. I bought my phone online and Malta is not one of the countries listed in the update page (I know Malta is small but hey..... we EXIST!!!!)
Ps2. I have a Lumia 620