Given Nokia is essentially Microsoft’s property and the two companies have become one, we always expected Windows Phone 8.1 updates for Lumia phones to go way smoother than, say, Android 4.4 KitKat makeovers for non-Nexus devices.
In fact, you could say Lumias are for the WP décor what Nexuses are in the world of the little green robot. But what AT&T is nowadays doing for its Nokia Lumia lineup is beyond-our-wildest-dreams amazing.
The second largest wireless service provider stateside kicked the festivities off with a WP 8.1 + Lumia Cyan bump for the Lumia 1520 less than a week ago, and already, two additional handhelds are treated to hefty, scrumptious goodie packs.
And one of the two is nowhere near high-end material. It’s the Lumia 520, the most successful Windows Phone in history, but a slab that would risk obsolescence in the Android landscape. Also upgraded as we speak, the once mighty Carl Zeiss camera-toting 4.5-inch Lumia 925.
What’s interesting is the pair is in line for identical bundles of tweaks and enhancements, which would never be possible over in Android land, given their huge hardware gap. Tipping the scales at a whopping 450 MB, the OTA updates bring Cortana voice assistance, customizable start screens, increased power efficiency, spanking new Battery Saver functions, Word Flow Keyboard, quick access to settings and notifications via Action Center and Internet Explorer 11 to the table, among others.
Keep doing what you’re doing, Microsoft, and with a little help from carriers, you’re definitely on your way to breaking the Android-iOS duopoly of today’s mobile market.
Via [AT&T Blog]