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Windows Phone 8.1 update in the works


News by Luke Jones on Tuesday July 08, 2014.

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Windows Phone 8.1
Windows Phone 8.1

Windows Phone 8.1 has done plenty to give Microsoft's mobile platform a fighting chance in a market dominated by Android and iOS. The software has finally given the company a robust and complete feeling operating system, although Redmond still only has a minuscule share of the market. Microsoft is already working on the next iteration of Windows Phone 8.1 and WPBench has found it.

The new version of the platform is in the testing phase, but it is unlikely to be a completely new build. In other words it will not be a Windows 8.2 but will instead be an update of the Windows 8.1 platform. The new software is showing up as test build 8.10.14130, while for reference Windows Phone 8 GDR3 is OS build 8.0.10532 and Windows Phone 8.1 DP is 8.10.12397.

The update will bring some changes to the current Windows Phone 8.1 software, such as the ability to make live tiles double in size and give the platform native folders. Windows 8.1 of course brought with it huge amounts of added functionality such as more multitasking and notification options and of course Cortana, Microsoft's voice activated personal assistant. Windows Phone 8.1.1 will be more incremental than that, but still it will add something to the experience and continue the platforms? growth into a compelling option.

source: Computemark

 
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