Lumia Cyan with Windows Phone 8.1 update rolling out from today

Earlier this year at its own special event, Microsoft showed off what was coming next for Windows Phone, alongside some new devices (Lumia 635 and 930). Perhaps its biggest announcement was Windows Phone 8.1, a new version of its mobile OS which included many much-needed features. It didn’t give us a specific release date for the software, but Nokia announced today that it’s rolling out!

“Ready for some great news? Starting today, the Lumia Windows Phone 8 smartphone family will receive the Lumia Cyan software, the new Windows Phone 8.1 update and Lumia features upgrade that will make your Lumia an even more personal, fun and indispensable part of your life.”

As we already know, the T-Mobile Lumia 810 is being left out in the cold, but the Lumia 521 and Lumia 925 are both listed as “under testing” which means they could conceivably start getting updates from today. If you check for updates through your settings menu, you could well find a new version of software waiting for you.

The update includes Action Center (think Android-like drop-down menu), customizable Live Tiles, Cortana (the awesome digital assistant) and the “flow” keyboard.

Be sure to let us know if you get the update installed. It’s also worth noting that you can check on the progress of every device’s update on Nokia’s site. A report just published on WP Central suggests that Lumia 925 users are already getting the new software. So finger’s crossed, it could be hitting your phone soon.

Source: Nokia

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  • whiskers

    Finally , i’m really getting bored with the wp8 .
    Maybe this update will keep me from jumping to something else.
    Especially if T-Mobile gets the HTC W8 this fall .

  • Ryan

    Been using 8.1 dev for awhile now and love it. Just waiting for Cyan update now! :)

  • VG

    Just check my Lumia 521 … Nothing yet.

    • gutes

      I’m pretty sure none of the T-Mo branded phones are getting Cyan yet. Mine is not. I did get an update today, but it was the Windows Phone preview for developers update…

  • Ordeith

    and look at that Lumia Cyan column. Seems everyone is indeed getting the update. Thanks MS.. Oh wait, what’s that? One device says unavailable? and it was only on one carrier?
    The Lumia 810 on T-Mobile? Gee, thanks, T-Mobile.
    Can I pay my bill by returning the middle finger you just gave your customers?

    • Bklynman

      I feel for you,but didn’t HTC,release their window phones too about the same time as the 810? Are those phones getting the update too or not?

      • conservative_motorcyclist

        nothing official since GDR2, which we had to wait all the way until September for…
        The unbranded 8X, got GDR3 and will be getting 8.1!

        • Ordeith

          ah, T-Mobile strikes again.

        • Derrick Ford

          Nothing to do with Tmobile… Troll!

        • gutes

          Just download the preview for developers app. You can load 8.1 directly on your phone. Microsoft created this app specifically to provide support for people in your situation…

  • BlackJu

    Yeah, T-Mobile will be testing this for weeks before it rolls out. I have an att branded device, which in no way guarantees I’ll get it sooner, but just maybe…

    • jawash22

      What are you using and how is it on tmo?I’m thinking about going straight talk or att so I can get a 1020 or 1520.Sad to have to leave to get a proper phone.

      • Ordeith

        You can use locket ATT phones on Cricket. Same type of plan setup as T-Mobile.

        • BlackJu

          Dude, seriously. I am aware of this through all of your other posts and my own research. I’m not sure why you keep posting this over and over, but I don’t want the newer ATT devices that they gimp by stripping out wireless charging and halving storage.

        • Ordeith

          That’s nice. Wasn’t responding to you. Thanks for thinking of me, though.

        • BlackJu

          Point taken. But every reader can see what you post, and it’s getting about as annoying as the phonedog ads.

        • Ordeith

          Dude, he was asking for advice, and mentioned possibly going straight talk on ATT. Just because I posted in another story doesn’t mean he saw it or was aware that Cricket might be a better alternative to straight talk if you want to be on the better ATT network. You seem a bit oversensitive.

        • Derrick Ford

          Cricket is not doing so good… so they are resorting to this guy to save them!!!

        • notyourbusiness

          You’re the only one who’s over sensitive here. No one cares about your undying love for Cricket and ATT, don’t you get it? You’re so redundant that it’s more fun watching paint dry than reading your posts.

        • Derrick Ford

          Nope,, you can’t use wifi hotspot with Cricket. Tmobile includes it!!! Dump Cricket I say!!!

        • Bklynman

          The way he is posting this,I think he is the ceo of Cricket ,he is more than likey upset,that Metro,is pulling his customers away from him.

        • Ordeith

          I share my internet from my Lumia 1020 on cricket all the time. Usually so the T-Mobile users around me can connect and experience what coverage is like where T-Mobile has none.
          But hey, you’re the expert, right? :)

      • BlackJu

        Using an ATT 1020 in Phoenix and it works great. Purchased already unlocked from an Amazon seller. I also had an unlocked ATT1520 but I sold it. It also worked fine but the ATT model was neutered of Qi and 16 gigs of storage. I also had a Hong Kong version of the 720. Worked fine with 3G, but not compatible with LTE. I miss having an unbranded phone.

  • markx

    YEAYYYY said the 97 people with a Windows phone!

    • Ordeith

      You forgot to count about 49,999,903 people there.

      • markx

        But I did count the 6,000 former Nokia (out of 30,000) employees now working for Microsoft that Bloomberg just reported will be dumped starting next week. No devs. No apps. No customers. Crappy devices. Great combo.

        • BlackJu

          Hey, thanks for stopping by. We really appreciate your comments. Those rumored cuts are across all of Microsoft and it is not at all surprising for them to eliminate redundant positions. All the apps I need our want. Crappy devices? That’s funny.

        • markx

          No stupid they are not. Read the Bloomberg article. They are All former Nokia employees. And who is” we”.

        • Reality!

          Not to interrupt your trolling session, but all the malware on your Android device is causing your statistics posted to go crazy.
          It’s 12,500 former Nokia employees being laid off — in the factories and operations that produced “featurephones” (like Asha and other non-smartphone units that were money-losers) and Nokia X (which was failing in the market due to Android’s shortcomings).
          Microsoft’s consolidation of the operation has focused it on Windows Phone — the only profitable part of the Nokia Devices operation it acquired.

  • jawash22

    Until tmo lands a phone like 1020,1520,or 930 who cares? Tired of waiting for a flagship.might be time to go to ATT. I really want a top experience but MS seems to not want flagship phones on every carrier.T-MOBILE just wants to cater to low end market selling cheaper WP devices and sell iPhone and Android to high end buyers.

    • qmc

      You know, this is the best part of the un carrier. By your phone from newegg, or eBay or Canada unlocked and put your sim card in. And then you can leave whenever you want, trade in our buy a new phone whenever you want, and you don’t even have to pay for jump.

      • Ordeith

        Nope, but if you are on Cricket you get the same benefits, but you don’t have to worry about unlocking the best WP phones ATT has to offer.

        • Derrick Ford

          Try going overseas with your lock device sir. BETTER TO BE UNLOCKED!!!

        • Derrick Ford

          Oh Buy the way you do know that Tmobile is Officially getting the Lumia 1525… which has SD card slot and the true wireless charging. And, not what AT&Flee (or Cricket) give you. So, once again my uninformed friend… take it from a CEO of an IT Company. Tmobile is better than Cricket!!!

          Stop trolling by the way… what you post here has no merit!!!

        • Ordeith

          I was a T-Mobile customer for over 7 years before switching to what was then AIO. A so called CEO of an IT company should understand the value of actually having coverage when you need it.

        • Derrick Ford

          T mobile is not the same as it was 7 years ago…Coverage where I live work, and travel is EXCELLENT!!!

        • Ordeith

          I was a T-Mobile customer for 7 years, that doesn’t mean I last used then 7 years ago. I am well aware of their current deficiencies. Reading comprehension fail.

        • Derrick Ford

          Cricket as a MNVO = Fail. ATT has inferior LTE Network to Tmobile!!! Sorry Troll !!!

        • Derrick Ford

          Also,when I take my boat out on the lake…my friends with AT&Flee (do Flee from the Evil Empire) can not make calls at all, yet I still have LTE. Oh buy the way How did AIO work out? Right – It Didn’t! Cricket will go down in flames like AIO! But, I do thank AT&Flee for the 2 billion dollars and spectrum from their T mobile purchase failure. They should have known not to try to get in bed with Germans (Deutsche Telekom), The Corporate Heads at AT&T are Idiots. Again, I suggest you save yourself further embarrassment…and leave this forum!

        • Ordeith

          T-Mobile had no coverage at any lake within 150 miles of me. They fail again. The only one that should be embarrassed here is you. Your posts are laughable, they bring much comedy. :)

        • Derrick Ford

          Oh…it has been your uniformed self that has been the comedian. Also, did you know Cricket Caps your download speed to only 8 mbps, even on LTE. Who wants Ghetto service like that. I average over 30 mbps down with my Note 3 on Tmobile!!! So, please get out of the Tmobile Forum you Troll!!!

        • Ordeith

          Oh I know.
          I also happen to believe that having 8mbps everywhere I go beats the occasional island of speed in an ocean of 2G or worse coverage.

        • Derrick Ford

          Better LTE Coverage and Tech is better. Heard of Voice Over LTE. AT&T Network can’t even handle it… Leave Troll!!! Hows Streaming Your Pandora doing? Ooops, you can’t without worrying about going over your data cap…plus, quality is poor with only 8 mbps (if you even get that) Quality and Tech Wins Everytime!!!

        • nomobsmo

          8mbps that ALWAYS WORKS! WANKER

        • Derrick Ford

          No it doesn’t… Cricket Drops Call All Over the Place Where I live and work. You must be in a Trailer Park… Well it figures if you go with the Ghetto MVNO like Cricket. Hmmmm… What’s your Credit Score? Most likely Tmo or AT&T Direct turned you down! Another Troll… to Pick Out Of these Tmobile Forums.

        • thepanttherlady

          *By not Buy

        • notyourbusiness

          As much as it pains me to say this, there’s no use trying to reason with this troll. He probably makes a commission every time he gets some naive person switching from T-Mo or whatever carrier to ATT or Cricket. Sad, I know.

        • Derrick Ford

          Yeah… I just found this Ordeith Fool in the WPCentral Forum… I had to point him (or it) out as being a Cricket Troll there too.

        • Ordeith

          Just satisfaction at helping my fellow man avoid the 7 year T-Mobile experience I had. :)

          Being the good Samaritan is voluntary :)

      • http://www.jellystone.com/ Yogi

        The drawback to this plan is that the WiFi Calling app is only available on “official” T-Mobile phones. I wish T-Mobile would figure out a way to release the WiFi Calling app to all phones, including unlocked ones from other carriers.

        • Paul Verizzo

          They can’t and they won’t because it is not an “app.” The firmware, the OS has to be tweaked to do this. In the early days of UMA, it was at the hardware level, think Nokia 6086 or E73, or most BB’s. Since Android Froyo 2.2.2 and now WP, it’s in the OS.

          People look at the 925, see a WFC app in the list and think it’s an app. This has been going on for at least five years. IT IS NOT AN APP!

        • http://www.jellystone.com/ Yogi

          Yes, I realize the the WiFi Calling app on Windows Phone works in conjunction with the OS. However, it has been announced that iOS 8 will support WiFi calling. Since Apple doesn’t let carriers touch their firmware, it is highly likely that any unlocked iPhone will be able to use said WiFi calling. What I’m wishing for is that Windows Phone and Android can add the same thing at the OS level.

    • IamDefiler

      Actually you can buy an unlocked 1020 that includes all T-Mo bands from MS and a 1520 Gen. 3 from somewhere I can’t recall at the moment, which also supports all T-Mo bands.

  • guest

    My Lumia 810 haseen using 8.1 dev for awhile now. It works perfectly. The 810 is a very good phone and meets all my needs. With WP8.1 and Office365, I have a super set up which only will get better. Eventually they will add DynamicCRM. Microsoft will take over the business market for people who actually have to get real work done.

  • vivek

    Just to make few penny through ads, guys like this are just writing useless articles.

    • hit_the_lights

      Just like your useless comment

  • Rio

    DOWNLOADING CYAN NOW, Lumia 925 T-Mobile

    • wp4l

      How did you get it?

  • MB

    does the OEM Nokia 925 with a TMO SIM get this update too?

    • gutes

      Eventually. Mine is not getting the update yet…

  • wp4l

    Tmobile customer service and tech department still don’t know what a Windows Phone is or what/when the 8.1 will be available.

    • cwarocks

      T-Mobile customer service doesn’t know their ass from their elbow.

  • wasif sheikh

    this is retarded. tmobile service and tech department is bloody stupid for not releasing this yet. they have had windows 8.1 phones for a while, testing shouldn’t take this long. so in essence it has already been tested when It was put on nokia 635 or whatever phone just came out with windows phone 8.1.

  • Paul Verizzo

    Jeez, people, chill! Have you ever heard the phrase “Rome wasn’t built in a day?” They’ll get it done, just maybe not on your whiny On Demand inner schedule.

    I’ve not yet seen why I need Cyan over Black; in fact, there are some disgruntled Cyan-ites out there!

    The Big Blowjob from TM was abandoning the 810 right after it was born. TM saw fit to add WFC to the lowly 521, but not what was their flagship phone? I would never have “upgraded” to a 925 if my 810 could have WFC. The irony is that my 810 is so radio sensitive, it doesn’t need WFC, but my 925 does, it’s such a radio pig.

    Both my phones are running 8.1 Upgrade plus one further upgrade, via Preview for Developers. 8.1 changed my opinion of WP, from hating it to loving it. The biggest single improvement is having notifications on the Glance screen, and then the notifications bar at the start menu. Less important is that after rebooting, it no longer autoresets the ringer volume to Inaudible.

  • Juan Carlos

    Where is the update? i can’t believe they don’t give even an answer they just stay shut!

  • Biased4WP

    TMo officially said we’d all have Cyan and WP8.1 by the end of the summer in a press release several months ago. Summer has now come and gone, and some other parts of the world are getting (or very soon will be getting) Nokia DENIM already. That means we’re now TWO generations of firmwhere behind. With Nokia Black, they kept us in the dark, took forever, but finally gave us the firmwhere (6 months behind AT&T). Now with Cyan, they seemed to be more transparent, but as the date they set got closer, they got more silent. Now they’ve missed the date and have told us nothing.
    Cam, could you please ask your sources to find out what’s going on here and why does TMo continuously neglect Windows Phone customers? If they just made the WiFi calling app available for unlocked phones too, I’d probably never buy a TMo branded Windows Phone again.
    The Lumia 925 is a great phone on TMo (and the 521 actually sold really well too). But there are a lot of Windows Phone enthusiasts like myself who are bothered that AT&T gets all the new Lumias first (and has a wider selection), does all their updates first (and close to the same time as the rest of the world), sells them even on no-contract plans for WAY CHEAPER than TMO (see the recent 630 for FREE after $50 mail-in visa card on Cricket vs $95 for the 635 on TMo, or the Lumia 530 for $50 on Cricket but 40% more at $70 on TMo).
    Something has gotta give. For me, it won’t mean switching to Android. If push really comes to shove, I’ll have to take my five line family plan BACK to AT&T (especially if they too add WiFi calling in 2015 like rumor has it). Since TMo pioneered the no-contract/no-subsidy model, they need to support devices they have sold with firmwhere/software updates much better than they have been. If I’m paying full price for a carrier-branded and locked phone, I really expect at least mediocre update support. But we haven’t even gotten that on the Windows Phone platform on TMo.