Video: Alleged WP Blue/8.1 In Action; Shows Quick Toggles and Expandable Notifications

| September 16, 2013 | 33 Replies

dDI8yZ3Just a few hours ago Jay posted about some alleged WP Blue/8.1 screenshots making the rounds on the internet; well now the same poster has made a video demoing what the major changes are.

You can watch it on Dropbox at the link below:

The big changes are:

  • Pull from the left –> Me Hub + Quick toggle notifications for Notifications, Battery Saver, Wifi and Bluetooth
  • Ability to change theme color from the same menu on the left
  • Apps arranged by usage
  • Expandable notifications (for messages at least) by tapping on the toast notification
  • Expanded notifications can be swiped away like normal toast messages
  • Asterisk in the status bar to indicate new notifications
  • Live tile for the notifications center

So it would seem you can either access your notifications through the live tile, or by swiping to the right and tapping the notification box, that’s still one swipe too many if you ask me. Plus this feature should be included throughout the OS even when running apps such as office or browsing etc. (not sure about games..)




Category: Lumia, Nokia, Windows Phone

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