The Lumia Cyan update is now rolling out rapidly to the Nokia Lumia 520 in Europe, and has now reached 25 countries and 30 carriers, including most recently countries like Slovenia, Bulgaria and Romania.
The update brings UI improvements to the Start screen, a new swype-style keyboard, a file manager, notification centre,IE11 Mobile, calendar improvements, VPN, password sync with desktop IE, ease of access improvements, Cortana in UK and much more.
See if your country is on the list after the break.
NokiaPowerUser reports that, for the briefest of times, the AT&T Nokia Lumia 520 hit a brand new low of only $33.49.
The most popular Windows Phone has already sold 12 million units, and is even the most used handset in USA, according to AdDuplex numbers.
The deal seems to be over now, but if you always wanted to have a truly throw away device that is in fact being updated to the latest version of the OS, keep an eye on Amazon here.
Also, no contract Nokia Lumia 521 for T-Mobile is now available for just $49 from Microsoft Store. Find the deal here.
The Nokia Lumia 520 is of course the most popular Windows Phone in India, so it should be good news to hundreds of thousands of Windows Phone users in the subcontinent that the Windows Phone 8.1/Lumia Cyan update is expected to roll out to their handsets over the next 7-10 days.
The news is courtesy of Microsoft India, who tweeted it earlier today, and presumably supersedes an earlier (missed) deadline from the 24th July.
The Lumia Cyan brings a number of improvements to Windows Phone 8.1, including new imaging algorithms and support for Bluetooth Low Energy accessories.
Thanks Surendra for the tip.
Hot on the heels of the Nokia Lumia 1520, AT&T has started rolling out the Windows Phone 8.1 update to the Nokia Lumia 520 and 925.
AT&T Nokia Lumia 925 owners have also reported the update reaching their handsets.
AT&T has also posted the above video detailing what the new software holds for AT&T users.
Have our AT&T using readers received the software yet? Let us know below.
Via The AT&T blog
Great news for all Nokia Lumia 520 owners is that Orange France has now started rolling out the Windows Phone 8.1 update to their 520 owners.
The handset is the first besides the 925 and 625 to get the update, and suggests the roll-out will soon start in earnest for all 520 owners.
The Nokia Lumia 520 is the most popular WP8.1 handset, with Microsoft saying more than 12 million have been sold.
See the update page at Nokia here.
Microsoft has updated 40 older Windows Phone 7 Xbox Live titles, such as the iconic Z0MB1ES (on teh ph0ne) and many more, with support for Windows Phone 8 and also for 512 BM handsets.
This means users who had to leave many beloved games behind when they upgraded their device will be able to enjoy them all over again.
See the full list below.
Amazon is having a lightning deal where they are selling the Nokia Lumia 520 for only $44.99 for the next 90 min, ending 12 pm PST.
Grab the device, which is commitment-free, but locked to AT&T, at Amazon here.
Here is a deal for our readers down under. The Nokia Lumia 520 has been discounted to only $99 Australian at the Australian Post retailer.
This is $50 off the regular retail price, with the offer available only till the 10th August.
Take advantage by downloading the Australian Post catalogue here.
Thanks to our tipster.
If you have been meaning to pick up a Windows Phone to keep in your glove box or give to a relatively, there may never be a better deal than this Nokia Lumia 520 for only $54.86 from Amazon.com.
The handset, which is commitment-free but locked to AT&T, is $45.13 off its usual $99.99 price and I suspect this great deal will not last.
Take advantage of this offer by picking up a handset at Amazon here.
The Microsoft Store is offering a great deal on the AT&T Nokia Lumia 520.
Not only are they selling the popular Windows Phone for only $59 commitment-free, but they are also throwing in a free Mozo Flip Cover worth $24.99.
The Motorola Moto E is part of Google’s shock offensive on the low-end of the market, targeting value handsets like the Nokia Lumia 520 and the market of users upgrading from feature phones.
How exactly does the handset however match up against the most popular Windows Phone 8 handset, which is just now hitting remarkably low prices all round the world.
For handsets released more than a year apart the devices are pretty comparable.
The Nokia Lumia 520 is the best-selling Windows Phone, and if you are in USA you now have a chance to pick it up for a pittance.
Amazon is offering the AT&T handset for the next 3 hours only for an amazing $44.99 as part of their regular lightning deal promotion.
Grab it while you can at Amazon here.
Update: The deal is over now. However, you can get a No Contract Nokia Lumia 520 for AT&T + Free Case(worth $24.99) for $59 from Microsoft Store. Check out the deal here.
On a related note, Amazon is also offering great deals on HP Omni 10 full HD Windows tablet, Dell XPS 14 Ultrabook and more. Check out the details here.
We posted a few days ago about a Nokia Lumia 520 which saved its owner from severe injury during a home invasion/robbery in Brazil.
Now that story seemed to have made the jump to Reddit and memedom, with the above creation hitting the front page, getting more than 700 comments and 2000 points.
In the days of transition of Nokia’s brand to Microsoft’s, we hope Microsoft takes this opportunity to do something good for the victim of the attack, which has certainly already earned Microsoft publicity money cant buy.