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  • I'm confused about the status of my Windows Phone device (A Lumia 920).

    I'm trying to understand why I appear to have the latest version yet appear not to as well!.

    There are two important version numbers that I can see, the OS and Firmware, here's mine:

    Windows OS: 8.0.10517.150

    Firmware: 3051.40000.1347.1001

    I clearly don't have any version of Windows 8.1 on the phone, looking here you'll see each of the revisions released so far have a version number beginning: 8.10... and mine is 8.0...

    This page suggests that I do have the latest firmware, the Lumia 920 version number matches what's on my phone - but that page is all about Windows 8 not 8.1...

    So I'm confused - the only way to get an OS update is - it seems - to do the check for updates, yet my phone is still running OS version 8.0 despite the fact that three or four revisions of 8.1 appear to have been released so far.

    I can find no page discussing Lumia firmware with respect to Windows 8.1, so once again Micorosoft are exhibiting sloppiness, here's me a seasoned tech with thirty years history as a software developer yet I can't fathom what is going on with this Phone 8.1 and versions and updates and revisions...

    Thanks

    Cap'n

    Monday, August 4, 2014 4:30 PM

Answers

  • The developer preview for Windows Phone 8.1 began in April. It isn't pushed to phones. You have to join the program: Windows Phone Preview for Developers

    The public release of Windows Phone 8.1 is only now starting. Updates are deployed through the carriers and the process will take months.

    • Proposed as answer by Just Karl Monday, August 4, 2014 6:59 PM
    • Marked as answer by Just Karl Friday, September 19, 2014 9:00 PM
    Monday, August 4, 2014 5:06 PM
  • For help using Windows Phone please post in the Windows Phone forums on http://answers.Microsoft.com

    • Proposed as answer by Just Karl Monday, August 4, 2014 6:59 PM
    • Marked as answer by Just Karl Friday, September 19, 2014 9:00 PM
    Monday, August 4, 2014 5:26 PM

All replies

  • The developer preview for Windows Phone 8.1 began in April. It isn't pushed to phones. You have to join the program: Windows Phone Preview for Developers

    The public release of Windows Phone 8.1 is only now starting. Updates are deployed through the carriers and the process will take months.

    • Proposed as answer by Just Karl Monday, August 4, 2014 6:59 PM
    • Marked as answer by Just Karl Friday, September 19, 2014 9:00 PM
    Monday, August 4, 2014 5:06 PM
  • For help using Windows Phone please post in the Windows Phone forums on http://answers.Microsoft.com

    • Proposed as answer by Just Karl Monday, August 4, 2014 6:59 PM
    • Marked as answer by Just Karl Friday, September 19, 2014 9:00 PM
    Monday, August 4, 2014 5:26 PM