Perhaps Microsoft has learnt from their past mistakes with Windows 8 when they announced that Windows 7 handsets would not be upgradable to Windows 8, causing an uproar amongst Windows 7 users. After all these were the users who decided to give Microsoft’s new mobile platform a go and this was how they were being “rewarded” for their efforts. Thankfully things have changed with Windows Phone 8.1. As you might recall, Microsoft has promised that all existing Windows 8 handsets will be eligible for the Windows Phone 8.1 update, and in a recent video, we can clearly see the Nokia Lumia 520 running the latest software update.
For those unfamiliar, the Lumia 520 is one of the lower-end Windows Phone 8 handsets in the market at the moment. The specs of the device are certainly not that impressive but at the same time, it has proven itself to be the most popular Windows Phone device around the world. So we guess if one of the lower-end Windows Phone devices has no issue running the latest update, we guess higher-end handsets like the Nokia Lumia 1520 and the Lumia Icon should not have any problems receiving the update themselves either. As it stands, Windows Phone 8.1 has been pegged for a release between July and August, so there’s still a bit of waiting we will have to do.
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