Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 22nd Feb 2014 20:51 UTC

Microsoft isn't yet talking about the next update to Windows Phone. Though the company has made a series of small updates to Windows Phone 8, with three delivered so far, the platform is more or less the same as it was in 2012.

A big update is, however, in the cards. A series of leaks over the past few weeks have revealed an abundance of details about what Microsoft is likely to call Windows Phone 8.1. Unlike the three updates already made to Windows 8, Windows Phone 8.1 will be huge: so big that the 8.1 name (no doubt chosen to align the phone operating system with the desktop and tablet one) is downright misleading. If version numbers were determined by the scale of changes alone, this would be called Windows Phone 9.

Inside the bubble of Windows Phone, this is a huge update, and definitely one I'm looking forward to. However, outside of this bubble, this update contains nothing that iOS and Android haven't had for years, making WP 8.1 feel like what the platform should have been from day one.

If Microsoft can keep up with the competition going forward from 8.1, things could (finally) get interesting.

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RE[4]: A whole minor release
by terra on Sun 23rd Feb 2014 02:43 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: A whole minor release"
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iOS came about as iPhone OS in 2007. Android had been in the works before that, but it was first usable on a phone in 2008.

That statement silly because if iOS came in 2007 it means that iOS "had been in the works before" the release too, and to be usable and to be release there is certain period is needed for developers to accomplish just as Android did. You are saying if iOS came out from no where without any development time. Duh

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