It’s a huge year for Windows Phone, with the mobile phone market warmer compared to before and Nokia supposedly on the verge of making Android a part of its family with the Nokia X Normandy smartphone. Microsoft’s mobile version of Windows has actually long been reported to be on the verge of coming to be an actual competitor for iOS and Android, and 2014 demands to be the year that Redmond puts Windows Phone into overdrive.

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And that’s precisely just what it looks like Microsoft is doing, with even more and additional information of Windows Phone 8.1 beginning to surface. A leaked Windows Phone SDK has shown helpful when it founds exercising just what Microsoft has in store for Windows Phone, with Action Facility (for notifications), on-screen buttons, Siri-like digital aide, screen recording and display expansion simply a few of the brand-new functions thought to be on their means to Windows Phone 8.1.

Various other details are additionally beginning to drip from other locations, with today’s large information being that Microsoft’s brand-new version of Windows Phone may provide some new Beginning screen customization choices. The capability to add a wallpaper to the Start display is something that non-Windows Phone users will certainly be shocked does not already exist, however the current word on the street is that Windows Phone 8.1 will bring such a feature to accomplishment. Microsoft is likewise said to be examining clear Live Tiles to accompany the brand-new wallpaper attribute, making it possible to obtain the most from the photo you prefer to present.


Another welcome addition – – presuming the rumors are true – – is a Google Chrome-like Web Explorer tab syncing engine. Having the ability to open tabs on a computer system that are already open on a smartphone is the example that desires are made from, and with that now an opportunity on both Android (Chrome) and iOS (Safari and Chrome), Microsoft looks set to give Windows Phone parity in that department. A brand-new Reading Sight, some type of exclusive browsing attribute and a password management addition are likewise on the cards baseding on the rumor-mill.

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With Windows Phone 8.1 expected to be in the hands of developers within the following number of months, we won’t have to wait too long to view just how exact these reports are. They all sound very promising though, so we’ve got our fingers and toes crossed for a great outcome.

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