Windows Phone 8.1 was announced at Microsoft’s annual BUILD conference earlier this year and quickly adopted by many through their developer preview. But for those who aren’t quite as comfortable with using pre-release software, there isn’t a long time to wait.
Microsoft just announced the start of the Windows Phone 8.1 lifecycle which starts on June 24th of this year. That lifecycle should last up to 36 months just like Windows Phone 8. The lifecycle for Windows Phone 8 started in February 2013, but OTA started rolling out about a month ahead of that point. Assuming that Windows Phone 8.1 will follow that pattern, OTAs will likely start rolling out to devices starting late this month. While that isn’t guaranteed, it’s likely. Nothing is official as of yet however.