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Windows Phone 8.1 released for Nokia Lumia

Microsoft announced yesterday that the company is releasing Lumia Cyan to all Lumia phones running Windows Phone 8 today. Lumia Cyan is not only an upgrade to Windows Phone 8.1, but also offers several new features specific to Lumia.

The news includes the following:

  • A third column for tiles on the home screen
  • Choose your own wallpaper on the home screen
  • Action Center gives you quick access to common settings
  • Wifi Sense automatically connects you to free wireless networks
  • The new Word Flow keyboard
  • Better internal searches with Device Search
  • Updated version of IE11
  • Updated version of the camera app Nokia Camera
  • Updated version of Creative Studio
  • Updated version of Storyteller

You can see more information about the news in the following video:


The update started rolling out yesterday and will gradually become available around the world over the next few weeks. Your Lumia phone will automatically notify you when the update is available for download.

According to Microsoft’s status page, Lumia Cyan is already available in Sweden for the following models:

  • Lumia 625
  • Lumia 925 (General)
  • Lumia 925 (TeliaSonera)

The remaining models are being tested and will be released shortly.

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