As the announcement day is fast approaching, Microsoft's new update for Windows Phone devices the Windows Phone 8.1 has been hitting the webosphere frequently. The update which is moreover like a revamped OS has yet again made it to the headlines via a recent leak. Software giant Microsoft is reportedly said to unveil the new update at the company's Build conference slated to take place earler next month on 2nd.
Coming courtesy of the Chinese website Coolxap, two videos of the device running on the Windows Phone 8.1 build has appeared showing few more features of the OS. The videos shows all the new features including the notification menu which the company calls Action Center. The feature was one of the most needed key feature in the Windows Phone devices. The feature works very much like Android. Thus to view the Action Center, you will have to swipe downward. The leaked video shows toggle switches for Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Camera and brightness present in Action Center as well.
Moreover, support for Live Tile background images is another feature which might interest a number of Windows Phone users. According to the video the users will be able to extract the image from Facebook, OneDrive, photo albums or the default pictures provided in the phone to set it as the background for Live Tiles. The particular image will appear as the background for Live Tiles, creating a parallax effect, as you can see in the image above.
You can check out the second video here
Windows Phone 8.1's leaked videos also show a revamped user interface for the Camera app and the updated Windows Phone Store. Also the company's most awaited voice assistant feature called by the name of Cortana will come in the new update. Other changes include a new version of Internet Explorer browser, improved multitasking, better storage management, VPN (Virtual Private Network) support and common apps for smartphones and tablets.
A good news for Windows Phone 8 users is that Greg Sullivan, the public relations director for Windows Phone, back in January said that all smartphones running on Windows Phone 8 will get the 8.1 update.
One of the device which will feature a latest version of the OS is the Nokia Lumia 630 codenamed Moneypenny surfaced. Culminating all the leaks that took place in the recent past the Lumia 630 is said to come with 4.5-inch WVGA display, quad-core Snapdragon 400 processor with Adreno 305 GPU,1GB RAM, 5MP rear camera and dual SIM support. Nokia Lumia 930 is another one which is also expected to launch with the same version of the OS.