Verizon is late because they have to strip out the things in Black that they charge us extra for. Like..spam call blocking, which was released with Amber UNLESS you are a Verizon customer.
If they block it again in Black, or don't release it to us on the 928, my contract will expire and all 7 lines will move to a new carrier. Promise.
I think the update we got was GDR3. I didn't get it as a push notification, so I don't think it came from Verizon. I got it when I did a check for updates, so I think it might have been the MS update.
Go to "Settings" and click on "Extras and Info." If it says "Lumia Amber" you did not get the Nokia Black update. Also, go to "Settings" and click on "About" then tap on "more info". If you OS Version is 8.0.10521.155, then you have GDR3. If not, you dont'.
Are they 3rd party apps or Nokia apps?
3rd party app makers may not have their apps updated to run the latest version (Nokia Black) yet.
I'd recommend contacting them.
The apps I have installed currently seem to be good (several of them had updates waiting in the app store for me)