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When can you expect the Lumia Denim update on your Windows Phone?

Microsoft today unveiled three new Windows Phones - the Nokia Lumia 730, 735 and 830 - and if you haven't done so already, be sure to check out our first impressions from a brief hands-on with the devices. But alongside these handsets, and a range of new accessories, Microsoft also announced the next update for its Lumia Windows Phones. 

The Lumia Denim firmware update will also bring the very latest version of the OS - Windows Phone 8.1 Update - to Nokia's WP8 handsets, but when can users expect to be able to install it on their devices? 

Microsoft has not yet amended its update rollout pages to include Lumia Denim, but the company has said that it will begin making its way to handsets starting next month. But many devices are still waiting for the Lumia Cyan update (which includes Windows Phone 8.1) to arrive - a process that began in mid-July

Microsoft's James Guion said today at a London press briefing that, in the United Kingdom, all handsets will be updated to Lumia Denim by Christmas. Separately, a source at Microsoft told Neowin that the company is aiming to complete the global rollout of Denim to all devices worldwide by the end of this year - but this will depend on the timely approval of the update by its carrier partners. 

Denim will be pre-installed on all of the new devices announced today, but it could be a long wait for those who already own Windows Phones - there's still almost four full months to go until the year's end, after all. But don't forget that you can get early access to Windows Phone 8.1 Update (albeit without the new Lumia Denim firmware enhancements) via the Preview for Developers program.

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