News by Andrew Kameka on Wednesday February 12, 2014.
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Microsoft has been accused of playing catch-up when it comes to Windows Phone. Nokia helped address some of the little things when it released the Lumia Black update for its phones, but Microsoft will take its turn to address the finer details in a series of improvements to Windows Phone.
A leaked build of Windows 8.1 has found its way into the hands of the folks at WinBeta, and they've been so kind as to show a few features that we can expect to see. It's not a complete reveal of Microsoft's next plans because the notification center, Cortana personal assistant and voice search function, and Swype keyboard features are not present. However, there's a 12-minute video detailing:
- New screen mirroring in the settings area to project a smartphone to a TV
- Advertising ID (probably a unique identifier that can be turned on or off for targeted ads and offers)
- Swipe down to close an app rather than tap the X in the top right corner of the icon
- On-screen navigation bar can be set to match the background or accent colors
- Audio settings to adjust music and ringtones to have different volume levels
- New tools to monitor internal storage
- Much More
WinBeta.org, via: Phone Arena
Andrew is based in Miami, Florida.