Windows Phone 8.1 OTA updates confirmed: multiple markets, just days away


Since April’s Build 2014 Windows Phone 8.1 announcement, smartphone users have been eagerly awaiting the arrival of updates. Sure, a ton of you are already running the developer preview, but OTA updates will mean new firmware and much broader availability. The big question has been working out just when they might start hitting phones. A recent Nokia leak pointed to sometime next month, and as we get ready to move into July new details are arriving, with confirmation coming in on multiple fronts that WP8.1 updates are just about to go out.

Carrier SFR in France is advising its users that the first Windows Phone 8.1 updates will start hitting select phones as soon as July 8. We also see a tweet from the official Microsoft India account announcing that updates will begin coming to that market during the first two weeks of July – a little looser of a window, but still in the same ballpark.

What about those of you Windows Phone users in the States? When are your updates incoming? There, we don’t really have the same kind of firm ETAs – at least, not yet. But odds are good that we’ll be learning a lot more (whether officially or not) about the situation here as we start moving into July.

Source: SFR (Google Translate), Microsoft India (Twitter)
Via: WPCentral

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Stephen has been writing about electronics since 2008, which only serves to frustrate him that he waited so long to combine his love of gadgets and his degree in writing. In his spare time, he collects console and arcade game hardware, is a motorcycle enthusiast, and enjoys trapping blue crabs. Stephen's first mobile device was a 624 MHz Dell Axim X30, which he's convinced is still a viable platform. Stephen longs for a market where phones are sold independently of service, and bandwidth is cheap and plentiful; he's not holding his breath. In the meantime, he devours smartphone news and tries to sort out the juicy bits Read more about Stephen Schenck!