As all the news for the past week has been about the upcoming Windows 8.1 Update 1, on Tuesday, the news about the Windows Phone 8.1 leaks were unleashed. The upcoming release isn’t scheduled for months, but gives promise to Windows Phone users and developers for a new system ahead.
The leaks surrounding the Windows Phone 8.1 update seem to have been coming from developers. The potential of a “one” code between Windows Phone and Windows RT among other items is being realized, and should give users and developers exciting times ahead.
Universal App Support
Another major change for users in Windows 8.1 will be the ability to change default messaging applications. This will allow users to use other apps besides the built in messaging app to receive messages, and texts with their phones. This will make many happy who install third party apps to manage messaging and texts on their Windows Phones.
Other Windows Phone 8.1 Highlights
Other items of note from the Microsoft Windows Phone 8.1 leaks are around replacement camera apps, a new battery power sense, VPN support for corporate users, the renaming of SkyDrive to OneDrive, a storage sense for apps to install to the SD card, and finally Music+Video app dividing into separate Music and Video apps.
I’ve seen these leaks and they are very promising. Additionally, users will be able to multitask easier with the back button having new uses. Users will see updates to the Internet Explorer app, a updated YouTube app within the phone for viewing videos, and a possible personal assistant known as Cortana to be fit into the OS. These all point to very exciting times for Windows Phone 8.1 users.
I love following this type of news, and Windows Phone 8.1 aims to be a winner. It has a huge amount of improvements and should make Windows Phone 8.1 a phone to desire.