Microsoft launches Windows Phone 8.1 Update 1 with minor upgrades

By Scorpus
Jul 30, 2014
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  1. Microsoft has today launched the first update to Windows Phone 8.1, known as GDR1 or simply 'Update 1', with users in the Preview for Developers program set to get the update over-the-air some time this week.

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  2. atherosXD

    atherosXD TS Rookie

    I don't even have the cyan update on my Lumia 1020 and now this ?? >.<
  3. Ditto, still waiting for the 8.1 for Icon.
  4. Nobina

    Nobina TS Evangelist Posts: 807   +270

    Judging by the picture you can set a custom wallpaper now, finally.
  5. Teko03

    Teko03 TS Maniac Posts: 302   +104

    Ready to swap back to Windows Phone, but the UI is starting to look a bit "dated". Keep the live tiles but it really needs a bit of a refreshed layout when it comes to the look of the apps and UI menu's.
  6. yRaz

    yRaz TS Evangelist Posts: 1,828   +881

    There is so much factually wrong information in this article I have no idea where to start. I already got the update for my 1520. As a US user, we have Cortana by the way. Not to mention that you said nothing about the new keyboard features or the action center. There is an Initial update before you can update to 8.1. You then can go into settings and check for updates to receive the full 8.1 update. It takes about 30 minutes from start to finish.

    This is hardly a minor update, do you even use a windows phone?
    Last edited: Jul 30, 2014
  7. Vicu9mx

    Vicu9mx TS Rookie

    This feature came with the original wp 8.1 update
  8. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 6,341   +1,939

    No I don't use one anymore but I still own one, a Nokia 620 to be exact. I haven't switched it on at all this year, I prefer the Android's. That being said I don't have anything against Windows 8 phones.
  9. OldCabanaGuy

    OldCabanaGuy TS Rookie

    I think you misunderstand. You refer to some features of the 8.1 and Cyan upgrade. This article refers to the update to 8.1 which is expected next week. Yep, that quick!
  10. yRaz

    yRaz TS Evangelist Posts: 1,828   +881

    It said Microsoft "launches update 1" implying that WP8.1 has been out for awhile and they are launching and update to it. I got the 8.1 update on my lumia 1520 last night. And windows 8.1 didn't launch earlier this year. It launched for developers, not for consumers. The updates are just now rolling out for consumers as of last night. Over the next few weeks all windows 8 phones will be getting the WP8.1 upgrade. Yesterday MS launched an update prepping phones for the 8.1 update. Afterwards many of the higher end phones also received the upgrade to windows 8.1.

    The author of this article has no idea what he's talking about. He got wrong so many things that I don't where to start and he also left out many things about the update.
  11. OldCabanaGuy

    OldCabanaGuy TS Rookie

  12. Wagan8r

    Wagan8r TS Evangelist Posts: 594   +50

    Dude, the update the author is talking about is GDR1 for WP 8.1. It's semantically the same thing as saying WP 8.1.1. None of the features that he described was in 8.1. Read harder.

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