You're with Verizon and you are thinking of getting a Samsung ATIV SE? Don't!! Verizon's track record for upgrades is not the best. Their track record for doing Windows updates and upgrades is horrible. Why do an upgrade when you can go out and buy their next "Great" Windows phone with 8.1 already installed. The Samsung ATIV SE is a good phone and has served me well for the last 5 months. I have however given up on Verizon putting out the 8.1 update . It ain't going to happen. I think Verizon is doing Window phone users a great disservice by not following through and putting out the update.
Oh Please Verizon surprise me and put out the update. Restore my faith in Verizon.
I am extraordinarily upset by the delay and/or refusal to offer this upgrade to Windows 8.1 for the Samsung ATIV SE. I should have researched phones a bit more I suppose before purchase. But after this long a wait for the update I will very likely not remain a Verizon, Samsung or Microsoft customer for much longer. Shame, because the phone has potential to be very nice. Another network and Android here I come I guess.
Why not just get the ICON? It is an all around better phone and we have been promised the Denim update in early 2015, so I think it would be soon, probably sooner than if the ATIV gets the update. Microsoft store still sells the ICON (free with contract): Buy Nokia Lumia Icon for Verizon - Microsoft Store
Check out CNET's Newsletter regarding Windows 10 "The company (Microsoft) earlier said that Windows 10 would come as a free upgrade to Windows Phone 8.1 devices."
I guess we won't be getting Windows 10 on our Samsung ATIV SE unless Verizon upgrades us to 8.1 Waiting patiently here for over 6 months.
Given the track record updating WP on Vzw combined with the age of the device plus Win10 not coming out till later this year, I wonder myself what the chances are of any present WP on Vzw getting any update.