Verizon hasn't exactly won many friends in the Windows Phone community in recent months, and much of this has been down to its frustratingly slow pace in updating its handsets. Owners of the Lumia Icon on Verizon have had it particularly bad - the carrier's "flagship" Windows Phone hasn't had a single OS update since its launch a year ago.
In December, Verizon shocked pretty much everyone when it announced that its Lumia 822 and 928 would be among the first handsets in the world to get the new Lumia Denim update. Lumia Icon owners, however, were told to wait until "early 2015" before the update would be ready for them.
But now, twelve months after it first went on sale, the wait for the update is at an end. Today, Microsoft announced that Denim is now rolling out to the Icon over Verizon's network.
As the company points out, the Icon will "skip Cyan altogether and go directly from Lumia Black to Lumia Denim". Microsoft promised in October that it was working to bring the Cyan update with Verizon, but somewhere along the way, it binned that plan to focus on the newer Denim update.
To get Denim on your Lumia Icon, simply go to Apps List > Settings > Phone Update > Check for updates on your handset, and follow the instructions from there.
Earlier today, Microsoft also updated its Lumia Software Recovery Tool with a Denim build for the Lumia Icon, so if anything goes wrong with your installation, you should be able to resolve the problem relatively easily.