Just an FYI for those of you who jumped on the Windows Phone Developer bandwagon and subscribed to the Windows Phone Developer Preview to get an early look at 8.1. This is not such good news.
As is the case with all Microsoft Beta and Pre Release Software (Windows, Office, Windows Phone, etc.), there is a strong chance that the final cut of the software may not be compatible with the Beta or Pre Release versions of the application you are invited to download and sample. Based on the article below and based on the AT&T customer experiences, this, in fact, is the case with the WP Developer Preview of 8.1.
The Cyan 8.1 release provided to the carriers looks to see if you have DP 8.1 running and cancels the install if you do. Microsoft has not said when a compatible version would be available through the Developer Program or with US carriers.
There are directions on how to restore back to WP 8.0 if that is something you have to do. Or, skip the Verizon update, keep DP 8.1 and wait for Microsoft to release an update. Many are skeptical that Microsoft will do this; many are saying that the next Developer Preview will be WP 9.0. Regardless - the only way you will be able to install the Verizon version of Cyan 8.1 will be on a supported WP device running WP 8.0. There are many more details in the article below and the comments at the end of the article are filled with interesting information as well.
primortal: Interesting post on WPCentral this morning about 8.1 GDR 1 for Preview Customers. Looks like those "in the program" may get GDR 1 before Verizon even gets around to releasing 8.1.
I had good results with all of the 8.1 Preview Releases I downloaded. While I did experience morning phone freeze and other slight annoying glitches, I did find that 100% of them were a result of using an APP called Clock Hub. Killed the APP and my ICON ran like a champ.
I read that this morning. It's nice that they are upping their release schedule but 8.1 isn't even rolled out 1/4 of the way in the US yet. I think it's too soon to release GDR 1 to developers. They could have waited till mid to late August and that would have been fine.
I had a few problems with DP 8.1 on my Icon but after a hard reset it's been running great.
I thought the same thing. There are some big features rolling out in the GDR. New Xbox Music, new Folder System and some technology enhancements for viewing and connectivity that had to take some work to get into the release. You almost have to wonder how long Cyan 8.1 has "really" been ready as the DP versions have been very clean. Or, how many people or teams that actually have working on WP updates in general.
Nadella sure seems full speed ahead with the WP development and has gone as far as to dump the low end Nokia stuff. And with 18,000 coworkers being shown the door - the WP Staff better look busy to avoid those pink slips.
Had a long discussion through Tech Support Chat the other day. Not going to place a lot into this, cuz most of the time the Tech Support people have no clue, but she said although she could not give me a "specific date" the update should be coming out for our phones within the next 2 to 3 weeks. I''ll believe it when it happens. Meanwhile, I have filed my FCC complain (MadDog should be happy) and hopefully Verizion will get motivated to release the Cyan update very soon! #fingers crossed
Too soon to release an update? no way.
I am glad they are,
As long they are good updates they can roll them out as soon as they are ready.
why anyone would want to wait is beyond me.