Microsoft is reportedly working on the next big release of their mobile operating system dubbed as Windows Phone 8.1. There’s no official word about the launch of the Windows Phone 8.1 operating system, but several rumors suggest it will see the light of the day at the BUILD 2014 in April.
It seems the progress is going on, and Windows Phone 8.1 was certified by the Bluetooth SIG on 31st January 2014, meaning it’s Bluetooth 4.0 certified now, adding more weight to the April launch rumors.
The next big Windows Phone release is expected to bring several new features on board, including the Siri-like voice assistant known as Cortana, as well separate volume controls, on-screen buttons and more.
The launch of the update has been rumored several times, with a popular some suggesting that it will be released to manufacturers in March, followed by developers in April, and will reach the end customers in May.
This makes a lot of sense, but I won’t believe on it completely until Microsoft officially takes the wraps off of the operating system. Although Microsoft did confirm all Windows Phone 8 powered handsets will be able to update to Windows Phone 8.1.
We’ll update you if any other information comes up.
Source: Bluetooth SIG, NPU