VPN Support, Siri-like Cortana voice PA, notification centre and more with WP8.1 in April

| December 16, 2013 | 55 Replies


WP8.1 may be coming in April according to TheVerge who says MS is set to unveil the latest big iteration of the OS at the build developer conference.

  • Notification centre, swipe down
  • Long swipe down retrieves the notification centre
  • Quick swipe down reveals quick settings
  • Cortana – enhanced voice controls to create and remind of appointments etc
  • Separate volume controls for ringtones/media
  • Bing smart search
  • VPN for enterprise users.
  • Social app extension in people hub
  • Nokia has two handsets prepared for this new OS, with
  • Goldfinger taking on 3D touch
  • Money penny with buttonless screens

Now remember when it was reported that MS had addressed some of these features but had to then retract that? I was wondering, what with MS being all shut up and ship, why they’d let everyone know months in advance and perhaps that retraction was a ‘woops, you’re not allowed to know yet’ which suggests perhaps that, although not mentioned, there’s a chance for the likes of file manager too?


Cheers Alvester and prashant for the tip!


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