There have been a lot of rumors about what Microsoft’s next major Windows Phone update is going to bring. We have been hearing about the possibility since last year and one of the features most consistently rumored is the Windows Phone 8.1 notification center. This time around Microsoft is expected to feature a hub in its mobile OS where all notifications will be displayed, something that WP users have been asking for since a long, long time.
The folks at Winphollowers claim that they have leaked a Microsoft presentation regarding the Windows Phone 8.1 notification center. Judging by the leaked slide, it appears that the notification center is actually quite similar in appearance to what we find on iOS or Android. Described as a central location to surface missed notifications, the hub will apparently be called Action Center in Windows Phone 8.1. There appears to be a driving mode as well, which would presumably limit the number of notifications that go through when the user is on the road, thus limiting distractions. The slide also hints that apps will be able to “intelligently” manage their own notifications, as they would be able to silently add, update or delete notifications, making Action Center a hub for constantly changing information. Its possible that this feature might make the cut, but we’ll have to wait until the official release to be absolutely sure. It is not clear right now when Microsoft is going to release Windows Phone 8.1.
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