Microsoft, which recently took its Windows Phone 8.1 and Lumia Cyan updates to Australia and New Zealand, has now extended the Lumia Cyan and the Windows Phone 8.1 upgrade to Lumia 625 users in Canada.
With the Lumia Cyan now entering Canada, Lumia 625 has become the first Windows Phone device in the region to receive the update. This means that earlier speculations about the Lumia 1020 receiving the update have been put to rest.
According to the official Nokia blog, Lumia Cyan along with Windows Phone 8.1 will be available to all Rogers and Telus customers owning the Lumia 625.
Enhancements Brought Along by the Lumia Cyan/Windows Phone 8.1 Update.
Lumia Cyan update brings to the Lumia 625, various improvements such as a better camera and the new Creative Studio application. Also, the update features the Fitbit mobile app, which helps users track fitness.
Fitbit had recently launched their standalone application, for the Windows Phone 8.1 operating platform.
Along with the above enhancements, users can look out for various other core Windows Phone 8.1 enhancements such as a newer keyboard interface, new drop-down notification centre and Cortana.
However, Cortana is currently restricted to only Windows Phone 8.1 users in the United States, and according to reports, Microsoft's personal digital assistant can be made active by Canadians by just changing the default language on their Lumia 625 smartphones, to US English.
How to Check for the Upgrades?
Lumia 625 users should get upgraded to Windows Phone 8.1/Lumia Cyan via Over-the-air (OTA) mechanism. However, with OTA known to reach intended users slower than expected, it is advised that users check out these updates manually.
To check for the updates, users can navigate to Settings > Phone Update.
Users in other regions can click here to check whether the Lumia Cyan is available in their regions.