Earlier this year Nokia promised all its Lumia devices running Windows Phone 8 will eventually make the jump to WP8.1. We haven’t heard much on this planned software update since then, but a leaked roadmap obtained by @evleaks allegedly reveals the full upgrade schedule.
Pretty much all of the Lumia lineup appears to be getting Windows Phone 8.1 sometime in late July or early August. A few flagship devices, namely the Lumia 925, Lumia 1020 and Lumia 1520, should get the update ahead of the rest of the pack, though it’s hard to say exactly when based on the leaked image, and roll-outs will certainly vary by carrier.
Windows Phone 8.1 brings a ton of new features and improvements to Microsoft’s mobile OS. The most anticipated change for most people is likely Cortana, a digital assistant that borrows from both Apple’s Siri and Google Now to offer a unique service of its own. There’s also an improved homescreen, a new “Word Flow” keyboard, a new notification shade and much more.
We’ll keep an eye out for any news on individual phones getting the update to Windows Phone 8.1, but it looks like the entire lineup with be running Microsoft’s latest OS by early August.