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This article was published on April 2, 2014

Nokia Lumia devices on Windows Phone 8 will be updated to Windows Phone 8.1 ‘this summer’

Nokia Lumia devices on Windows Phone 8 will be updated to Windows Phone 8.1 ‘this summer’ Image by: Joe Raedle
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If you own a Nokia Lumia handset, you’ll receive Windows Phone 8.1 in an over-the-air update this summer. Stephen Elop, now head of Microsoft’s Devices and Studios division, made the announcement on stage today at the Build 2014 conference.

That means a large number of Windows Phone 8 devices, covering both the mid-range and high-end of the market, will have access to the latest version of Microsoft’s mobile operating system in the next few months.

“Go check out your low-priced Android devices and see if they’re getting the latest innovation that is coming out of Google,” Elop challenged the crowd in San Francisco. “The answer, of course, is no.”

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Windows Phone 8.1, unveiled earlier today, introduces the Cortana personal assistant, customisable lock screens and an ‘Action Center’ for notifications.

Image Credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images

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