Today, at the annual Build developer conference, Microsoft finally announced the next iteration of its mobile operating system: Windows Phone 8.1. The new version of OS is build on the NT kernel that was introduced in Window Phone 8. Checkout the feature list after break.
Here’re the key enhancements coming with Windows Phone 8.1:
- New Action Center for your notifications
- New interactive Lock screen experiences
- 3rd medium column of Live Tiles to all screen sizes.
- New Homescreen background
- Cortana digital assistant powered by Bing ()
- Support for enterprise VPN and S/MIME
- Updated Calendar w/ week view
- WiFi Sense app: Let you automatically connect to free public hotspots
- Storage Sense to move your apps, music and Videos to SD card.
- Independent volume controls
- New calling screen
- New shape writing on WindowsPhone 8.1 keyboard (Swype-like functionality)
- Internet Explorer 11 with inprivate browsing
- New enhancements to the WP 8.1 Store, including personalized suggestions
— Windows Phone (@windowsphone) April 2, 2014