Lumia Cyan

Supposed Lumia Cyan update schedule leaks for Benelux region

Windows Phone 8.1 is the massive OS update from Microsoft. Lumia Cyan is the corresponding firmware from Nokia, customized for individual hardware. The two go together and are part of the official over-the-air update expected later in July and rollout through August.

Popular internet leaker @Evleaks has posted what looks to be a schedule of the Lumia Cyan update, broken down by device e.g. Lumia 920 and Lumia 1520. However, this is only for the Benelux region, which is comprised of Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg.

As expected, new phones like the Lumia 630, Lumia 635 and Lumia 930 come with Cyan and Windows Phone 8.1 out of the box, so they are naturally first. Other Lumia devices have their firmware completion dates set for the end of June, with rollout to begin at the end of July through August.

  • June (4th week) Cyan completion – Lumia 925, Lumia 1020, Lumia 1520
  • June (5th week) Cyan completion – Lumia 520, 620, 625, 720, 820, 920 and 1320

Rollout for the over-the-air update won’t take place until a month later, with most updates beginning on the third week of July and continuing through the beginning of August.

The big caveat here is that these dates are for ‘open market variants’ and not – we repeat not – carrier branded devices. As the document notes, those dates are subject to change, pending final approval.

Carrier branded phones are presumably on a more nuanced and varying schedule, though the above timeframes should give you an idea of relative availability.

We have not been able to independently confirm the above dates specifically, but it certainly seems likely from our internal information. The information came to Evleaks through a tip.

Source: Evleaks



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Can't wait for it to be released on att

NIST says:

Early 2016

ahmedjan87 says:

You mean late 2016

Unless they do what they did to the 620 and decline to release it altogether...


Microsoft should intervene in those cases and give them the country variant build. That's absolute BS.

KMF79 says:

I have an unlocked AT&T Lumia 920. I'd feel lucky if we received the update by Halloween (the end of October). #AT&TcanLickMyChodeAndLikeIt

AT&T first has to remove all the money saving features like Data Sense, WiFi Sense, and

And that's the only reason I'm reluctant about the next firmware update. at&t will most likely remove features like "Data Sense"

Unless MS can find a way to add it to the developer preview

Data sense is now part of the OS so the carriers can not get rid of it. I have a Lumia 1020 At&t branded but ever since I got the WP 8.1 dev preview I can use data sense.

We can use data sense in the dev preview because the dev preview is straight from Microsoft, the carriers have not touched the software yet. The final release will remove data sense and whatever else AT&T decides to remove.

Sagar Limaye says:

Brace yourselves

bsd107 says:

Will never happen from this DISGUSTING carrier...

Yep... very juicy...

The first info about the Cyan firmware for WP 8 devices since /build...


What still boggles me is why the hardware firmware is put to stress tests before release? The radio software is understandable. But as long as MMO is able to cordon off changes to the radio, then other hardware tweaks should be game for "preview" updates, no? Any knowledgeable poeple care to chime in?

sholokov says:

Awesome. We have a Lumia 1020, two 920s and a 520 in our household.

S Vaibhav says:

When for India?I hope sooner :-o

Aashish13 says:

We have country variant carriers here. I don't think it will take much time for us maybe 1st week off July

Country variant carriers?

We DON'T have country variant carriers that are required for software releases that's why it wont take long. Software/Firmware updates are independent of carriers here :)
And for 8.1 preview, its independent of carriers approval for everyone

@Gautam Kabiraj
The 8.1 OS update (preview) was an OS update supplied by Microsoft but the Cyan update is a Firmware update that needs network approval (if the phone is locked to a specific network or carrier) ir local approval if your phone is unbranded and a country variant.

Sorry! Not in India. Firmware updates don't require carriers approval here.
I know OS update VS firmware update.

Gautam is right....India doesn't require carrier permissions. Its out when its its out. As simple as that :D

Suhasa Su says:

I was too much boggled up about this "carrier" thing. Thanks, now I am clear with it.

No problem!
There's nothing to worry about. We'll get it on the scheduled dates when it arrives ;)

thecanuckguy says:

So you will receive the update on the scheduled date that you are supposed to receive it.  Which is the scheduled date you are to receive it?

Yes, we'll get it as it gets released. No date has been confirmed so far. So I said "when it arrives" ;)

August is my best bet

CraUmm says:

Late June
In India mobile operators have nothing to do with the OS version of your mobile
Rather they don't even which device you use :p

xankazo says:

You can ask evleak to leak it for you.

anirban130 says:

Any signs of Lumia 930 in India? Will it b before the update or afterwards...

anirban130 says:

Any signs of Lumia 930 in India? Will it b before the update or afterwards...

I'm wondering the same!
I really want that device badly, before i change my decision... :|

wp8-1 says:

And I can't wait for t-mobile to release it, but I would probably die before they roll it out.

RaRa85 says:

No my friend. You'll make it. We'll make Live strong. Plus T-Mobile isn't that bad.

Chef316 says:

They promised a official 8.1 roll out to the 520 and 925. I'm guessing the official rollout will come with Cyan bundled.

RaRa85 says:

Benelux region?

TimonVS says:

Belgium, The Netherlands and Luxembourg :)

poiman says:

Belgium, Netherlands and Luxembourg.

 Belgium, Netherlands and Luxembourg

ahmedjan87 says:

Are you related to jean Claude van damme

Nope were not related :p

Jeroenvk94 says:

Jean Claude van Damme is French isn't he?

EddieLomax says:

He's a Belgian as he was born in the Brussels, which is the French speaking capital of Belgium located in the northern Flemish half of Belgium that mostly speaks Flemish (more or less Dutch), French is spoken mostly only in the Walloon southern half of Belgium.  Its a complicated country =), but I really recommend anyone to visit there!

One interest fact, what American's call "French fries" are actually Belgian fries, the story goes that the name French fries became popular amoung British and American soldiers in WW1 who thought they were French because the locals spoke French (as they do in Brussels).  In Holland they are correctly called Flemish fries.

thecanuckguy says:

Do you really expect him to tell you if he is? :)

SamiHanna says:

Didn't he kill his father...?

aitt says:

You didn't read did you.

Posted via Windows Phone Central App

Reading a short article is too much for some people. They prefer to ask stupid questions instead.

avigyan says:

I thought it would come by the end of June. August is so far! When shall GDR1 for 8.1 be released then?

It's taking so much time. About 3-4 months after dev preview.

neonspark says:

then again the WP team has never been in a rush. I think winter comes to Westeros faster than the windows phone team ships.

Studio384 says:

Windows Phone 8.1 Update 1 is set for July 2014 according to the latest rumors. Windows Phone 8.1 Update 2 for October 2014 and Windows Phone 8.1 Update 3 for early 2015. And then we've got Windows Phone v.Next for 2015 Q2.

sisqo88 says:

Yes Yes Yes come on Nokia release the update as fast as possible

Devin19 says:

There is no Icon here in BeNeLux

Have you tried right clicking on your desktop and checking "Show desktop icons"?

ahmedjan87 says:

930 in Benelux

kurtd says:

So slow. I feel like I've been waiting an eternity.

I feel really sorry for those people whose lives are sad and unfulfilled because they are waiting on a firmware/OS update. May the force be with you.

fdalbor says:

I hate to say it but Microsoft really needs to put more effort in getting out these updates. All you hear about is what is being released for phones with 8.1. Yet only 5% of phones have 8.1 installed on them. What about the 95% of the users who don't have it. Would not be surprised if some of them get tired of waiting and jump ship. Especially with the S5, One M8, and G3  being released and nothing comming from Microsoft to counter them.

bsd107 says:

Agree - in the US at least there is really no exciting WP hardware on the horizon. The 930 is fine, but as a carrier exclusive....

Benny1434 says:

Then they will just be waiting forever to get the next Android update.


WP updates are slow, but at least nearly all phones are updated. You'll wait forever to get an Android update, and that's only IF you actually get one to begin with.


^ Just because they haven't mentioned any phones officially yet doesn't mean they are coming. A roadmap was just leaked out with 4 or so phones incomming.

fuck... september 36?

Dreamspell says:

The numbers row are week numbers.

Ural Kavraal says:

lol 5th week of July

DBrandUSA says:

Did you just say "September 36"?

We still don't know where those Summer Olympics will be held. Only 22 years away..

vansiv says:

The last update by ATT was at relativily a good time. Hope this too.

itsmewasim says:

What are thr features in this cyan update?

mayblast says:

Probably just makes your battery last shorter period of times.

Suhasa Su says:

Miracast support for supported phones.

Snake, polyphonic ringtones and T9 keyboard.

Suhasa Su says:

Wow... Hoping for it.

Mr-Changiz says:

What's new in this update? I mean after 8.1 release

The changes made in this update are for Nokia devices only and may include things like drivers and Nokia exclusive apps like Nokia Camera

wphashan says:

You'll get windows phone 8.1 (not dp) with this update, with various bug fixes & improvements... We'll see, when update released.

patrickwee says:

But nothing new function is provided? Hopefully it will!

SammUL says:

Not sure I understand, "WP Blue" as refered to by the chart meaning the Lumia Cyan (OS+firmware bundled)?

ahmedjan87 says:

Blue is OS
Cyan is firmware
Both are packaged and released by Nokia

novaprime9 says:

Is there really no way for them to release this around the carriers, like MS does with the previews? I really don't want to wait for Verizon, who couldn't care less about the 928... 

BritDad says:

Could you change the region setting on the phone to get firmware which has been released earlier in a different country?

zuner@heart says:

The problem is that our device is America exclusive.

Studio384 says:

That's basicaly the real intention for the existence of the Windows Phone Preview for Developers program.

novaprime9 says:

That works for WP updates, but not (as far as I know) firmware updates. Am I mistaken? 

Aman2901 says:

Where is 525 though??

ahmedjan87 says:

My guess is that they'll match it worth the 520

oditius says:

Seems slower :(

ajaya p says:

Please please help what Lumia cyan update release for windows phone 8.1 preview for developers user ?

fdruid says:

Ma-lay-sia! :) At least we are among the first batch, and it's a CV.

vinuonline says:

No Lumia 525??? :-o

lum5 says:

Where is Nokia 525 ? No update for it :scared:

luismfarelo says:

I may be wrong, but I don't think the 525 has been released in Benelux.

When should Verizon get the update? Can't wait to use it on my Icon. Want to test out Cortana already.

cuwe says:

I still remember that I've waited Black update for my Lumia 620, it took almost a month.

AV2RY says:

Month is not that long compared to what Verizon did to 928 users (including me) not releasing Black update

WebColin70 says:

Verizon released Black for the 928. I have at and downloaded it through the phone using the standard Phone Update following its official release. It was just a few weeks after the official Nokia release.

a9696962996 says:

Lumia 720 in July

feeked says:

they're taking their sweet fucking time with this. jesus.

neonspark says:

finally. The firmware update on the 1020 is badly needed. 8.1 has meant horrible performance and battery life across the board on two sets I own.

Not so for my 1020. Performance and battery life is the same for me since updating to 8.1

Benelux means Union Economique Benelux, include Belgium, Netherlands and Luxembourg.

ajaya p says:

Please bro help Lumia cyan update release for windows phone 8.1 preview for developers user?

Nokia have no interest in updating users of the developer preview any earlier than what they have already scheduled

wphashan says:

You'll have to turn off os preview function through the app (preview for developers)

ajaya p says:

Very very thanks bro.

MrKlgs says:

I'm bad at reading these kind of diagrams. Does it say Lumia Cyan will start rolling by the end of july?

Studio384 says:

No, mid July, the 26 week of 2014.

As a proud Belgian... i'm excited!

avigyan says:

You have amazing chocolates out there, right? Even if the updates look bad, the chocolates don't and I am sure of it.

Osmosics says:

Yes we do! And we have Tomorrowland too! ;-)

Benny1434 says:

We finally got Tomorrowworld, it was pretty awesome. Not quite as epic but amazing none the less!

Yes, and our 'french' fries!

Best thing that I did was to update the firmware and remove the Carrier variant on my 920. ;)

MrA2Z says:

Wish these updates could have been without carrier involvement. Honestly I am not expecting anything for 920 from EE.

Ma1dere says:

Unless Nadella in CEO position and MSFT/Nokia deal will make things roll a little faster my next handset will have an Apple on it.

Won't be surprised if half-arsed 1020's firmware won't be fixed after all.

aherne98 says:

What's actually in the new cyan update someone ??

palmujukka says:

Drivers for Miracast at least.

dram30 says:

Miracast for Snap Dragon 400, 800 phones. SensorCore for those same CPUs probably. Camera tweaks...

takje says:

I don't see Belgium or the BeNeLux so often here! Nice to have private news for once :-)

Tahiti Bob says:

I know people in the know can get the developer preview but for everyone else this is waaaay to late. Almost 2 full years after WP8! That is seriously messed up!

as Nokia Fan, i say we re really messed up people.talking about an update for months and we still need to wait !!! i think i m gonna switch back to my old Iphone or whatever. when Apple release an update, it s in silent mode and for everyone. you all will be grandpas and mas , and still waiting for it lol 

Why Not says:

Hopefully Cyan will bring back glance notifications and background in 8.1

etrosce says:

I'm stuck on Amber. F*ck Claro Argentina.

felickz says:

Hey Nokia...err Microsoft... We can beta test your firmware too!! Firmware preview for developers?

MyNL822 says:

822? or is it not in that region?

Studio384 says:

Doesn't exist in Belgium, neither do the Icon, 525, 521, 810 and 928. In case anyone asks.

thoughtful_1 says:

Does this schedule matter to someone with the developer preview on a Lumia 620?  Can I assume the developer preview's regular updates will include the final version as soon as it is compiled and ready for release? 

(BTW: The DP is running fine on our L620)

Studio384 says:

The final version of Windows Phone: Yes. The final version of the firmware: No.

zorb58 says:

Why not just roll 8.1 out in 2015? Hell, 2016 is just as good.

I thought we were on a rapid release schedule... I don't like seeing those August dates. We were told early summer.

Vishal Attri says:

That releases were told for the preview updates only :)

Studio384 says:

It's mid July, which is "early summer".

Ma1dere says:

Won't be surprised if it will be postponed a couple more times.

August release of WP8.1 means it will be in more or less stable beta stage for like 5+ months. This isn't acceptable.

dram30 says:

While I love my 1520 and the 920 before it, and coming from an iPhone, waiting for this shit is the most frustrating thing... Try being optimistic about cool new features and fixes that you know you won't get for like half a year.

I3unny says:

Ok.. June 5th week :)

spartegus says:

Will L625 recieve the update before July in India?

Vishal Attri says:

Begining of august/ last week july only bro :)

mmcpher says:

I suffered for years with slow ATT releases for Blackberry, but at least it was easy and safe to install updates from other carriers/parts of the world as soon as they were released anywhere.  I take it that with Cyan I can only install the ATT version on my ATT 1520?

Studio384 says:

Yay! Benelux! That where I live! Whoho! :D

Vishal Attri says:

Jst 1 question what does PR 1.0,2.0,3.0 means ?

Suhasa Su says:

PRELOADED on the phones, I guess.

This is probably a daft question, if you have an unlocked device will the update be available when it's released by the original handset carrier?

dram30 says:

Based on experience I've had it gets released based on the original handset carrier.

When cyan update is coming for Nokia Lumia 525.... didn't mentioned in above article.....

When cyan update is coming for Nokia Lumia 525.... didn't mentioned in above article.....

rollindadice says:

unlocked 1020 here,doesn't matter to me, loving the DP 8.1 ,official with make things work faster, but i'm happy here for now

Any info for Ativ S?? Although dev prev is cool, minor bugs

shaggydave says:

I already have a cyan feature I've noticed on my unlocked 1520 (rm-940) in my Nokia camera Beta, I have living images! Its awesome! It clearly says it will only work with cyan! Anyone else getting this??? Or am I lucky? LOL

dram30 says:

Yah I've seen that too on my 1520. Maybe they misspoke...

shaggydave says:

Change your region everyone!!! Hahaha. Jk

KeegdnaB42 says:

Verizon prediction: Icon will get it in late August. My 928 will be waiting til like January and they'll still leave out the XLTE support they promised a year ago. God help anyone with an 822. At least tmobile said upfront they were going to screw over the 810.

AV2RY says:

I guess you've waited for Black for 928 as I did))

arryhariyadi says:

it's seem faster.... :D

I'm hopeful they fix the POOR battery drain for older devices and fix that horrible network error.

I have the Lumia 520 its runs flawless on WP 8. My second Lumia 520 runs pretty good with WP 8.1 bit has way less battery and have network connectivity issues in Apps, Internet Explorer and Syncs.

DJCBS says:

Yeah, judging by the schedule of the Black Update, Belgacom should release Cyan around October.

Hurrah 820 is also listed

drtolson says:

this makes me SOOOO glad I invested in an 925.  Best phone I've owned...  (although the HTC One was a very nice phone -- wish HTC would come out with a Win8 version of it... :-))

gerbir21 says:

Please bring it on. And I hope it fixed the issue on the 1020 for focus/barcode scanning

dram30 says:

Really wished WP OEMS would split their firmware updates from any carrier specific settings, a la iPhone. Really sucks waiting like half a year for hardware specific fixes... Gotta admit Apple's bullying of carriers sometimes is awesome for their customers.

EspHack says:

And what if your carrier branded phone is dev unlocked and not even running in his respective network? Will it have to wait stupid carrier schedules anyway?

since the 520 in India got the black update at the very end, then apparently we wont be getting it here before August

sammyboy405 says:

Where is the 929/Icon on this Schedule?  or did it get left out because of Verizons habitual habit of taking for ever on releasing updates. 

reignbass118 says:

929/Icon is a Verizon exclusive. It isn't available in Benelux, or any region other than the U.S. The 930, however, is pretty much the same phone with a different radio.

xrs22 says:

C'mon Verizon, my 928 needs some new firmware.

AskaLangly says:

So the Icon is classified under 920? The 822 under 820? Oh wait, VERIZON. Moce along now.

eomes says:

I just hope that the update will fix the battery drain on 925. And the heating, though I'm sure it's related.

Skeet1981 says:

I always buy unbranded phones nowadays since waiting for them to sort out their own updates seems to take forever. Always best to get new phones and contracts from third parties like Phones4u as not only do you get an unbranded phone, you generally get a much better deal. Always tell them it'll cost you something like £300 pounds to buy out and you'll always get the best part of that in cash back. Probably some third party accessories as well. Plus unbranded phones just seem to work better. They boot faster and always have more memory available. Any apps relative to your carrier will always be available for free in the relevant store.

irsyadhhs says:

I think, cyan comes together with Wp8.1 official. Which is coming june 24th

Ma1dere says:

I think it's another way around bro. WP8.1 official comes with Cyan, which is coming in July/August for the unlocked phones if we'll get lucky.

Von Borromeo says:

woow... can't wait for it

do we know any specific on how the firmware will affect camera processing etc.?

oseansaditya says:

what is significant differences between 8.1 dp and cyan?

Conan143 says:

Windows Phone 8.1 is Os update(software) and cyan is firmware update(hardware) for lumia specific...

rabbit00010 says:

Why is the Lumia 525 not listed? Or does Lumia 520 represent both Lumia 520 and Lumia 525???

It's not available in the Benelux

Asik15 says:

lumia 620 users brace yourselfs (me too !! ) we have to wait wait wait for a eternity!!!

proparham says:

i flashed my 520 with t mobile poland rom , god knows when this update is coming...

Sean Eu Chng says:

Went through with the 630 international version comes with cyan update and nothing special, as I know even this update applied to Lumia 1520, there is not a big improvement. I'm using the 1520.

scaler13 says:

let's hope they optimize the battery consumtion for the release...

onlycodered says:

I really hope they don't skimp out on an update for the 928. I really don't want to wait another year and a half to get 8.1.

hardly cant wait update Wp 8.1 official and lumia cyan ...

and im waiting bbm coming too ,,


living in indonesia :D

offbeatbop says:

I've already moved onto waiting on codename McLaren. Unless Cyan comes with a mute feature for my wife I don't think it'll knock my socks off. Not saying a firmware update SHOULD knock my socks off and I'm definitely glad Nokia and Microsoft seem to be committed to more frequent updates and better customer support.

McLaren w/ 3D Touch plz.thnx.

what about lumia 525

aldrin731 says:

Lumia 520 waiting