Windows Phone 8.1 Officially Announced Coming Soon To A Windows Phone Near You(Video)April 2, 2014 No Comments
Today is a glorious day for the patient who waited for the “incredible” out of the Windows Phone platform. Just announced was the newest update to the Windows Phone OS, Windows Phone 8.1! Below are the full features listed as well as highlights from BUILD 2014 concerning this major announcement in the mobile/tech world :
Today, at Build 2014, we had an initial glimpse of the new Windows Phone 8.1 OS. It looks stunning and it’s coming to all smartphones running Windows Phone 8.
Starting this summer, any device currently running Windows Phone 8 will receive an over-the-air update, receiving these great new features:
Action stations for Action Center
If you’ve missed a phone call, been mentioned in a Tweet, or received an SMS, you’ll now find all of these things in one place – the new Action Center.
Alongside your notifications, Action Center contains four quick settings (which are customizable) to enable you quicker access to switch on Flight Mode, and Wi-Fi, for example, even when your phone is locked.
Word Flow brings faster typing
Introducing the most intuitive smartphone keyboard yet, Word Flow.
Instead of typing out each letter when your type, now glide your finger over the screen and will accurately predict what you’re going to type.
The more you use Word Flow, the more it learns from you, predicting your most frequent expressions. Word Flow supports 16 languages.
Greater Start screen personalization
The Start screen has been refreshed to include an extra column of Live Tiles.
Now, there’s much more room to pin your favorite apps, games, bookmarks and people, all within easy reach.
Additionally, the Start screen background now has the ability to display pictures, rather than just black or white. These photos can also be seen through system tiles.
Cortana says it all
Your Windows Phone will become a personal, pro-active assistant; capable of answering many of those burning questions you ask yourself everyday.
Cortana will be rolled out in stages starting in the US and later to other regions.
Individual volume settings
The various tasks you perform every day each require different volume settings. Rather than having one volume to control everything, you can now set levels independently; ringtones or music playback, for example.
On top of these great features provided by Windows Phone 8.1 update, Nokia continues to innovate and enhance the experience you get on your Windows Phone. Here’s what else is being added as part of the remix.
Source: Windows Phone Blog