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Windows 8.1 Rolls Out To Lumia Windows Phones

The Windows 8.1 rollout was announced by Microsoft, and slowly manufacturers are rolling out the update to its phone users. On Tuesday, Microsoft announced via the Nokia conversations blog, that the Lumia Cyan software update along with Windows Phone 8.1 is coming to Lumia phones.

These updates to the Lumia phone line are huge, and this will easily be the biggest update that the Lumia line of phones has seen. The number of different included updates should keep Lumia phone users happy, and give them hours of education ahead learning them all.

Microsoft Rolls Out Windows 8.1 Update To Lumia Phones

Essentials Included

The updates include a number of features to the Lumia phone line. First is the customized live tiles, and second is the action center. Both allow for more personalization, and allow for easier notification alerts. Wi-Fi Sense is also included which will allow the Lumia to connect to free Wi-Fi hotspots around the world.

The Lumia update includes Word Flow as well, which allows for typing customization. The US update will also include the Cortana virtual assistant update, and this will make Lumia users happy. A device search will allow users to find specific data on their phones, and lastly an updated Internet Explorer 11 included as well.

Microsoft Shows Off New Lumia Cyan Update For Lumia Phones

Other Nokia Updates Included

Microsoft is also including the Lumia Cyan Update which includes the functions of the Nokia Camera, Creative Studio, and Storyteller apps. From new filters to image enhancement tools, the new updates will astound Lumia users. Also, the new Nokia Device Hub will allow for recommended apps and much more. The Lumia 1520 also gets Nokia Rich Recording, Dolby Digital Plus 5.1 sound, and a SensorCore SDK Beta.

Microsoft is also making the Lumia update needed for business users, with an updated Office for Windows Phone, new Outlook, Skype, and OneDrive apps, signed and encrypted emails, and enterprise access to VPN networks. The VPN network issue is one that business users have been wanting, and this could launch the Lumia into more businesses as it becomes widely available for users.

All of these updates are rolling out today from Microsoft and Nokia. Windows Phone 8 Lumia devices should see them in the coming weeks.

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Published: Wednesday, July 16th, 2014 Last Modified: July 16, 2014

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