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First screenshots of the Notification Center for Windows Phone 8.1 reveal new design

First screenshots of the Notification Center for Windows Phone 8.1 reveal new design

The first images of the new Notification Center, dubbed 'Action Center', for Windows Phone 8.1 have made their way on to the web. The screenshots appeared on the site Winphollowers and Windows Phone Central is able to confirm their authenticity at this time. The screenshots appear to have come from a confidential email sent around Microsoft, detailing various aspects of the new OS....

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Upcoming Windows Phone 8.1 features exposed in latest reports, detailing Cortana and more

Upcoming Windows Phone 8.1 features exposed in latest reports, detailing Cortana and more

Specifics emerge on new features for Windows Phone 8.1 Microsoft has successfully packaged and released Update 3 for Windows Phone 8, leaving only the 8.1 update, aka ‘Blue’, on the table for shipping. Expected to be reveled at Build 2014 in April, Windows Phone Central understands that 'M3' (Milestone 3), the escrow period and RTM dates have already been locked into place by Microsoft...

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Rumor: Windows Phone 8.1 to ditch back button, increase screen size support past 7-inches

Rumor: Windows Phone 8.1 to ditch back button, increase screen size support past 7-inches

Microsoft guru Paul Thurrott is reporting on some new information regarding the upcoming Windows Phone 8.1 update aka ‘Blue’. He notes that the info comes from a single source, though he has confidence in the information revealed. What’s discussed isn’t so much the superficial UI changes or new features but rather core user experience deviations that should cause a stir amongst the...

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Windows Phone 8.1 – App list sorting and actionable notifications revealed in alleged screenshots

Windows Phone 8.1 – App list sorting and actionable notifications revealed in alleged screenshots

New screenshots reveal more on the Notification Center, actionable notifications and a Battery percentage option in Windows Phone 8.1 More information is coming forward regarding the forthcoming Windows Phone 8.1. This time, alleged screenshots from build 8.10.12166.0 were posted in the Windows Phone Central forums by user qXerro. Although we have not verified the screenshots (they can...

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Alleged photo reveals early build of Windows Phone 8.1 Blue, notification center

Alleged photo reveals early build of Windows Phone 8.1 Blue, notification center

In early 2014, Microsoft is expected to release Windows Phone 8.1 “Blue”, a true OS upgrade for current Windows Phone 8 users that will bring along with it numerous design changes. One of the big features that many users expect is a notification center, and early reports, including ones from our own sources, have confirmed that this feature will be included. Today, a photo has appeared...

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Joe Belfiore accidently leaks a future version of Windows Phone. Is it GDR3 or Blue?

Joe Belfiore accidently leaks a future version of Windows Phone. Is it GDR3 or Blue?

There’s a handful of you out there rocking with the latest GDR2 update on your handset. If you bought a Lumia 925 or 1020 it came with it onboard from the unboxing. While the rest of you folks with devices from the Windows Phone 8 launch are slowly getting it. What’s on the horizon for future updates? We have GDR3 and Blue (aka Windows Phone 8.1) coming within the next 6 months. We also...

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Microsoft on lack of frequent updates: 	We’re listening, more to come this year

Microsoft on lack of frequent updates: We’re listening, more to come this year

There’s been a common complaint from the Windows Phone community the past few months around a seemingly lack of urgency with Microsoft to release updates. Windows Phone 8 launched at the end of last October and since then we haven’t had much in terms of OS updates. Right now GDR2 is beginning to roll out for a few of you, but other than that not much. Microsoft’s Joe Belfiore recently...

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Is this video of Windows Phone 8.1 'Blue' on a Nokia Lumia 920? [Update: fake]

Is this video of Windows Phone 8.1 'Blue' on a Nokia Lumia 920? [Update: fake]

Update 5:30PM ET: Our source(s) tells us that indeed, this is fake. We won't go into details but our source(s) is very confident that this is not real. Sorry folks! A new video has been posted on YouTube reportedly showing a white Nokia Lumia 920 running the far-from released Windows Phone 8.1 aka ‘Blue’ update. In the video, we can see the notifications center being demonstrated via a...

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