Another two Windows Phones are ready to leave the software’s aging 8.0 iteration behind, and jump on the Cortana-seasoned 8.1 bandwagon.
Verizon’s Windows product roster includes upper tier members of the family like the Lumia 928 and Icon, whereas the entry-level Lumia 521 is currently getting bumped up on MetroPCS after T-Mobile did the same thing late last week.
Metro hasn’t come forward with formal confirmation of the software makeover, upgrading instructions or a changelog. But a handful of 521 users on the prepaid network have already pulled the firmware over-the-air.
By the looks of it, Lumia Cyan tweaks and improvements are built into the update, so be sure you have sufficient battery juice before agreeing to download and install.
The same goes for Samsung’s ATIV S Neo on AT&T, itself treated to an extreme makeover despite snubbing Lumia Cyan advancements for obvious reasons. Ma Bell couldn’t miss a chance to gloat, so a blog post explains the WP 8.1 promotion in detail.