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Just one week after AT&T began pushing the Windows Phone 8.1 update to its flavor of the Nokia Lumia 1520, two more of Ol’ Blue’s devices are being treated to the latest version of Microsoft’s mobile OS.

AT&T just announced that it’s now pushing out the Windows Phone 8.1 update for both the Lumia 925 and Lumia 520. Details on the Lumia 925’s update are already available on AT&T’s website, and here’s the lengthy changelog that’s been posted:

  • Cortana: your voice-activated digital assistant
  • Customizable Start Screen
    • Configure Live Tiles in three different sizes - enables personalization of Start screen by the user
    • Transparent Live Tiles - allows user to set a background image that can be seen through clear Live Tiles
  • One Windows: Windows Phone is now unified with the Windows PC and tablet experiences and includes:
  • OneDrive (formerly SkyDrive)
    • Offers 7 GB of free cloud storage
    • Appears as an app on the Start Screen (formerly buried in Settings menu on WP 8)
  • Skype
    • Phone dialer button to convert voice calls to video calls
    • Appears as an app on the Start Screen
  • Bing: Search, identify songs with Bing Music and track local happenings with Local Scout
  • Office: View, edit and share Word, Excel and Power Point documents, then store them in OneDrive to be retrieved on any Windows platform when they are linked by the user's Microsoft account.
  • Xbox: Windows Phone is the only phone with Xbox built in, providing entertainment options wherever you go:
    • Xbox Live: stay connected to gaming achievements and multiplayer action
    • Xbox Music/Video: with a Microsoft account, you can share music and video content across all your screens - phone, tablet and PC.
  • Efficiency: Windows Phone is optimized to help the user do more:
    • Action Center: Quick access to settings and notifications by swiping down from top of screen
    • Word Flow Keyboard: touch type or glide finger over the keyboard for fast and intuitive typing
    • Battery Saver: optimizes battery life on an app-by-app basis
    • Data Sense: Allows user to track data usage by type (cellular/Wi-Fi)
    • Storage Sense: shift files/apps from phone memory to SD card
    • Wi-Fi Sense: Set to default Off on AT&T devices; allows auto-connection to Wi-Fi networks
  • Internet Explorer 11: introduces private browsing and Reading Mode
  • Custom Volume Settings: adjust volume individually for phone, ringers, alerts, etc.
  • Device Search: easily find e-mails/SMS/files by name
  • Accessibility Improvements for the Visually Impaired
  • Office Remote: display content on larger monitor via USB cable or Miracast technology

The Lumia 925’s update weighs in at a hefty 450MB. Unfortunately, the Lumia 520’s support page hasn’t yet been updated with Windows Phone 8.1 info, but its upgrade should be about the same as the Lumia 925.

If you’re rocking either of these AT&T-branded Lumia models, hop onto a Wi-Fi connection and head into Settings > Phone update > Check for update to see if you’ve got some Windows Phone 8.1 goodness waiting for you.

Via AT&T Consumer Blog, AT&T: Lumia 925, Lumia 520


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