A leaked screenshot of confidential presentation confirms Windows Phone 8.1 aka Blue will have a notification center dubbed as “Action Center”.
Julia Martin | On 09, Feb 2014
The most-requested feature of Windows Phone OS, a notification center seems to have confirmed. A screenshot of Microsoft confidential presentation has leaked on the Web.
Windows Phone 8.1’s notification center – dubbed as Action Center – will function similar to the Android and iOS notification center. With a long-swipe down from the top of the screen, the Action Center will show all missed notifications; and at the same time, Apps will able to add/update and delete them silently.
In Action Center, there will also be ‘Clear All’ option to dismiss all notifications at once. In addition to Apps, it will also show alerts coming from Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Airplane mode and Driving mode.
By observing the screenshot, we also find the operator name, battery life and date inside the Action Center. The Verge also confirmed that these screenshots were authentic, which indeed strengthens the aspects of the leak.
Among other additions, Windows Phone 8.1 will also include a new voice assistant codenamed ‘Cortana’; actionable notifications; separate volume controls; optional on-screen keys and dual-SIM support for OEMs; SkyDrive as OneDrive, perhaps a File manager; support for larger displays; the ability to install apps and games to micro SD cards and configurable quick settings.
Windows Phone 8.1 update will be available for all Windows Phone 8 devices. Microsoft is likely to release this update sometime this spring, more precisely during the annual BUILD developer conference, to be held from April 2-4, 2014 in San Francisco, CA.
We expect plenty more leaks related to Windows Phone 8.1 in weeks ahead – and we’ll be covering them all here on Inferse.com. So stay tuned.