Nokia Lumia 930 owners on O2 are finally receiving Microsoft’s latest Windows Phone 8.1 Update 1 software. The release, which first began its Developer Preview rollout back in August, will be reaching handsets over-the-air this week.
“We’re fully expecting the GDR1 update for the Lumia 930 to go live this week – as early as this evening, no less,” reads a post on O2’s support forums, which was published on Monday. “Please keep your eyes out for any notifications and if you’re running an O2 branded 930 purchased from O2 direct, feel free to manually check for updates too.”
Update 1 introduces a number of new features to Windows Phone users, including the ability to create dynamic Live Folders on the home screen, SMS merge and forwarding, and more. More importantly for users in the U.K. and China, it also adds support for Cortana, Microsoft’s new virtual assistant.
O2 has been testing this update for several months now, and the company offers its apologies “if the issue and delay due to it has caused any upset or frustrations.” It adds, “We know the GDR1 update brings many useful and exciting features that you’re all looking forward to.”
Fortunately for those who have been waiting, a number of users on the O2 forum report that they have already downloaded the new software, so if you haven’t already received an update notification, you should do very soon.