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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Nokia Lumia 820 receives Windows Phone 8.1 with Lumia Cyan


Nokia Lumia 820We recently reported that the Nokia Lumia 820 was receiving the Windows Phone 8.1 update with Lumia Cyan in the UK, Ireland and the EU. Now it looks like the update is officially being rolled out to various regions globally. The Nokia Lumia 525 is also receiving the updates globally.

With Windows Phone 8.1 your Lumia 820 will get access to great new features like Cortana, a personal virtual assistant built to manage your life. Cortana will allow you to set reminders by people as well as by time or location. Your device will also get several other features and enhancements including the Action Center which manages your incoming notifications along with the ability to set a background wallpaper for your Live tiles. You can learn more about Windows Phone 8.1 and the Lumia Cyan enhancements using the following links:

Here's all you need to know about Windows Phone 8.1
Here's all you need to know about Nokia's Lumia Cyan
When will my device receive Windows Phone 8.1

The update will be pushed out OTA to handsets running Windows Phone 8.0, and users are advised to have their battery fully charged and their devices connected to Wi-Fi before downloading the update. Considering that this is likely a staged rollout, it will be a while before all users see the update. You can also manually check for the update on your device by heading to Settings > Phone Update > Check for Updates.

The Windows Phone 8.1 update with Lumia Cyan is available in the following regions
  • Africa -Egypt, Ghana, Libya, Nigeria and South Africa,
  • Asia Pacific - Australia, Bangladesh, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Nepal, New Zealand,  Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Vietnam
  • Europe - Albania, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia, Bulgaria, Croatia,Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany (T-mobile and Vodafone), Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy (CV, Tim, Vodafone and Wind), Kazakhstan, Latvia, Lithuania,Netherlands,Norway, Poland, Portugal ,Romania, Russian Federation (CV) and Slovakia
  • Latin America - Brazil (CV, Claro), Colombia (CV), Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador (Claro), Guatemala (Claro), Honduras (Claro), Mexico (CV, Telcel), Nicaragua, Paraguay (CV), Puerto Rico and Uruguay (CV)
  • Middle East - Bahrain, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Pakistan, Palestinian territories, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates and Yemen
  • North America – N/A
Those who are running the Windows Phone 8.1 Developer Preview may have to revert their devices back to Windows Phone 8.0 in order to install the official Windows Phone 8.1 update with Lumia Cyan. You can use our guide on how to downgrade your Nokia Lumia to Windows Phone 8.0 from Windows Phone 8.1 Developer Preview using the Nokia Software Recovery Tool.



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