Verizon announces Windows Phone 8.1 upgrades for Lumia 822 and Lumia 928

Do you have a Lumia 822 or Lumia 928 on Verizon? Verizon has announced today they are rolling out upgrades for the Lumia 822 and Lumia 928 to Windows Phone 8.1 – the update also known as the Lumia Denim update. These upgrades will make these Windows Phones even more awesome with new features such as your very own personal digital assistant Cortana, Action Center, Word Flow, and folders to organize all your favorite apps from the Windows Phone Store on your Start screen. The Lumia Denim update also brings improvements specific to Lumia smartphones such as the new Lumia Camera and photography enhancements. For more on Lumia Denim, click here.

We also recognize that many of you on Verizon who have the Lumia Icon are anxious to hear about updates for your Windows Phone. Today we are confirming that the Lumia Icon will receive the upgrade to Windows Phone 8.1 in early 2015. This upgrade will also be the Lumia Denim update!

To deliver upgrades for Windows Phones, we work really closely with carriers like Verizon to make sure these upgrades bring the best experience possible for customers. These upgrades go through extensive lab testing to ensure quality and mitigate any network-dependent issues. Because of this, delivery timelines for upgrades can vary carrier to carrier (and even by device).

Verizon also hopes to deliver upgrades to Windows Phone 8.1 for the HTC W8 and Samsung ATIV SE very soon as well!

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