Nokia handsets to get Lumia Cyan update, bundles Windows Phone 8.1 and Lumia exclusives

Microsoft recently unwrapped Windows Phone 8.1, the latest operating system for its mobile phones. The platform offers a host of new features, including the voice assistant service, Cortana. While the operating system won’t be coming to your existing Windows Phone-powered handset until later this month or maybe early May, Nokia revealed some more information about its phones. First of all the name of the update. We had heard that the update will be called “Blue”, well, Nokia has added a bit of green to that blue, and decided to go with “Lumia Cyan”.

The Finnish giant has confirmed that all Lumia smartphones running Windows Phone 8 will also be getting the Lumia Cyan update. Nokia also said that Lumia devices will be getting some exclusive features. Thus, Lumia Cyan will bundle both Nokia’s new features and updates of Windows Phone 8.1.

In its event yesterday, the mobile manufacturer, which will soon get acquired by Microsoft, hinted at some of the exclusive features that we will get with Lumia Cyan. You can expect some update to the camera roll and Creative Studio app. Furthermore, the Nokia Storyteller app will also receive some improvements. Are you excited about the Lumia Cyan update? Let us know in the comments!

  • Mateer L

    a file explorer? like please?

    • Aaditya Menon

      yeah , should arrive…

    • grapemanca

      Agreed. I don’t think I’ll use the upcoming notification center – I prefer the live tiles now – but an easy-to-navigate file explorer would sure come in handy.

      • Mateer L

        trust me you’ll love the notification centre(if it turn out as good as the android one), & if you get proper notification worth your interest. this is a huge lack in WP.

  • MMurcek

    Groan. I’ll bet AT&T hasn’t even begun “testing” it yet. Q2 2015 maybe?

    • Mortalmoss

      I’m right there with you with Verizon. My Lumia 928 FINALLY got the GDR3/Lumia Black update like a month and a half ago…

      • Mateer L

        you people really need to buy contract-free phones. how on earth do you live with those crappy services/plans?

  • Jonah Emery

    It’s awesome that Nokia is going to update every Windows 8 Lumia phone, considering this is not the case for non-flagship Android phones. Even the cheap 520 is getting 8.1! It will probably be summer before we get it though.

    • Abster

      You can download the dev preview if you feel adventurous.

    • Nham Thien Duong

      Exactly, this is something that makes Windows Phone way better than Crapdroid, I can update my expensive Nokia Lumia 920, as well as my father’s cheap Huawei Ascend W1 :-) Microsoft is way better at supporting software than any other company. :-D

  • Abster

    Lumia Cyan, eh? Exactly as predicted following Amber and Black. :)

  • Nham Thien Duong

    I really hope that Microsoft will release all exclusives to other Windows Phones (Huawei, Samsung/Anycall, H.T.C. Etc.) and release Nokia’s updates to them too, when Nokia was a separate company (the hardware division of-course) it was understandable, but from soon on Microsoft should share what they make. :-D

    • Abster

      You’re right, and after the merger this should happen. Of course among the OEMs you mentioned I don’t see any who are as enthusiastic about WP, but still…

    • Mateer L

      they should release nokia’s software/updates to other oems as well. apparently nokia’s the only oem who’re actually making great stuff, even making wp better.

    • Mizhath Samsudeen

      However, if Nokia,as part of Microsoft, release their exclusive features to other OEMs, they might stand losing their USP thus their demand in the WP market..

  • Sagar Sadbhaiya

    Waiting very eagerly to get a hands on!!! :)

  • Aaditya Menon

    Well , great news for Nokia handsets , great for 1320 too………

  • Chase

    I presumed it would be named Cyan given we were in the C’s Cherry Blossom Pink update could have been a working title, but this is what I thought. I wonder if Microsoft Windows will make all of these apps available to all Windows Phones as a huge Perk and retire the program then after and bring it all to the “One Microsoft” vision. Then the apps and services department within Microsoft could handle it. I don’t believe they’ll do a dark blue update or anything then after. It would make everything complete if they rebadged them as Microsoft products and made them available across all platforms to prove it can be done. This build conference has me convinced Microsoft is in it to win the markets back.