The latest buzz regarding Windows Phone devices is the rumored upcoming 8.1 update, aka "Blue" update. The company is said to announce the update at the Microsoft's Build 2014 conference which will kick-off this April 2nd and end on April 4th. Now the latest screenshot pertaining to the Windows Phone 8.1 has arrived online.
While hardly anything that can be figured out by looking at the image, it does provide a brief idea about the drop-down settings panel which is pretty much needed in the OS.
Coming as a courtesy of TheWinCentral, the screenshot of the Windows Phone 8.1 doesn't only reveal the drop-down quick setting menu but also shows an on-screen navigation buttons which looks quite similar to what we have earlier seen via @evleaks.
But the screenshot is not quite convincing and could be doctored as well. However, if the image is indeed real, a quick drawer panel will be available when you swipe down from the top of the screen, which is very much like how notification panel drops-down in Android.
Moreover, the panel covers about half of the display and holds two volume rockers for ringer and notifications plus media and apps. There's also a shortcut for silent mode and settings in addition to quick music controls.
This Windows Phone 8.1 update is also said to bring a support for higher resolution displays in the phone along with Microsoft's Cortana, a voice-assistant which is very similar to Apple's Siri and Google's Google Now. The feature would be deeply integrated with the Windows Phone OS.
Take a look at the video of the beta version of Cortana: