Not too long ago Microsoft officially unveiled Windows Phone 8.1. Despite the fact that it has already released a developer preview of said update, Windows Phone 8.1 is yet to be rolled out to users. Its easy to get your hands on the developer preview though as anyone with a compatible device can install it very easily. Release for the general public is scheduled for this summer. Purported changelog of the Windows Phone 8.1.1 has appeared online on reddit. Most of the improvements seem to focus on Action Center and Cortana.
It is possible that this update may actually be the Windows Phone 8.1 GDR 1 update that has been rumored recently. Word on the street is that the first GDR update will be released soon after the general public release of Windows Phone 8.1, the expected timeframe is July.
Music controls will reportedly find their way in Action Center, apart from additional features and more detailed notifications. Presumably that means users will be able to view more than a single line of message in a notification. The changelog also lists that Cortana, Microsoft’s Siri and Google Now rival, will head out of beta with Windows Phone 8.1.1.
Other expected improvements include an official native application from Facebook, OneNote getting ability to use art tools, photos with descriptions likes name, place and time as well as the ability to favorite applications in the store to receive better suggestions.
The poster who put this up on reddit didn’t confirm his or her identity, so the authenticity of this changelog can be called into question. We’ll just have to wait and see how this plays out.
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