Finally, Microsoft has confirmed that all the Windows Phone 8 users will be able to enjoy the update of Windows Phone 8.1 when it launches. When Windows Phone 8 was released, all the consumers were very furious as they were not be able to upgrade from Windows Phone 7.
But recently the company has confirmed that Windows Phone 8 users will be able to get Windows Phone 8.1 upgrade as the Microsoft told that this will not be the case with Windows Phone 8 users. It is one of the biggest news for all the WP 8 users and this confirmation directly comes from Greg Sullivan, Windows Phone director of public relations at Microsoft.
He confirmed this news in an interview with Computerworld. Before, there were such rumors that Windows Phone 8 smart-phone will not get the upgrade 8.1, but these rumors proved wrong and every user WP 8 user can enjoy Windows Phone 8.1 upgrade.
Greg Sullivan, a Windows Phone director of public relations at Microsoft, said “We will not have the same experience as we had when Windows Phone 7 was upgraded to Windows Phone 8, said Sullivan”. He also hinted that Windows Phone 8 devices could be able to upgrade their devices beyond Windows Phone 8.1 in the near future. In his discussion, he also added “We won’t run out of head space on Windows Phone 8 any time soon”.
The all new and powerful upgrade Windows Phone 8.1 is expected to come in the month of April at at Microsoft’s Build Conference. Rumors are also coming that it comes with a swipe-down notification centre and access to a quick setting menu. However, the next Windows Phone OS is expected to come with a feature an iOS Siri-style personal assistance that called as Cortana. Some of the gaming fans will recognize the name from the hugely powerful Halo series.
In coming Windows Phone OS, Bing search will be replaced by Cortana that enables you to get contextual information through voice imput and offering you even reminders and the travelling times to your destinations. When it comes to talk about some other features, media playback, VPN support, ringtone controls and Windows 8.1 style Bing Smart Searches are some of the other features that are hoping in the new OS.
So, all the Windows Phone 8 users just crossed your fingers and wait what magic Windows Phone 8.1 update can bring for you. If you are looking to get information on Windows Phone 8 apps development, you can click here.