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December 19, 2014

Verizon to launch Lumia Denim on Lumia 822, Lumia 928 and Lumia Icon

Over the next few days, Verizon will roll out the latest Windows Phone 8.1 update to customers with a Lumia 822 or Lumia 928. Verizon customers with a Lumia Icon will get the upgrade in early 2015.

Here’s an early Christmas present to our U.S. readers: If you own a Lumia and you’re on the Verizon network, the newest Windows Phone 8.1 upgrade–the super-charged Lumia Denim–is coming to you soon.


Yes, that means you’ll skip over the previous update, Lumia Cyan, and go straight to Denim!

The roll-out for the Lumia 822 and Lumia 928 begins over the next few days and the Lumia Icon will follow in early 2015.

Lumia Denim Highlights

The Lumia Denim Update includes new and upgraded features such as Consumer VPN for added security, Live Folders for better organization, and, of course, the one-and-only Cortana, your personal (and personable) virtual assistant.

The new update also includes major upgrades to your Lumia’s camera (depending on device). For more information, check out our recent story on Lumia Denim imaging. In addition, here’s a story and video that highlights features of both Cyan and Denim.

If you’re wondering what version of Windows Phone your Lumia has, and for information on the latest software updates, go here.

Stay tuned: In the new year, we’ll talk further about the various features of Lumia Denim and how they’ll help you be more connected, better informed and organized, and achieve more.

The Lumia Denim update has started rolling out to a limited number of devices in selected markets, and will continue arriving in waves by device. A wider rollout of Lumia Denim to all Lumia smartphones running Windows Phone 8.1 is expected to begin in early January, following partner testing and approvals.