According to a Winbeta report, the Windows Phone 8.1 and Lumia Cyan update for Lumia 520 users will start rolling out next week.
Lumia Cyan and Windows Phone 8.1 OS updates are available for certain Lumia smartphones across the world, but have not yet reached the 'budget' Lumia 520 smartphone. US-based AT&T has seeded the Lumia Cyan upgrade to its Lumia 520 users.
One of the major features that the Windows Phone 8.1 update brings along is Cortana. It is doubted whether Microsoft's personal digital assistant (PDA) will be available for Indians at this point in time, although various rumours state that the PDA will arrive in India along with Windows Phone 8.1.
The Windows Phone 8.1 update also features Microsoft's Internet Explorer 11 web browser, a customisable lockscreen, pull down notification bar and an extra 'live tiles' column (optional) on the homescreen.
On the other hand, Lumia Cyan is a firmware upgrade and is applicable to Lumia smartphones only. This update brings camera and camera roll enhancements to Lumia smartphones.
With the Lumia Cyan update, owners of Lumia smartphones can save games and applications directly to a microSD card.
Lumia Cyan also upgrades the HERE Drive application to HERE Drive+, which is expected to unlock better navigation tools/mechanisms, along with maps of newer countries.
Lumia 520 users can manually check for the Lumia Cyan and Windows Phone 8.1 updates by navigating to the Settings menu within their devices, or wait for the updates to reach via the over-the-air (OTA) mechanism.