Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 16th Dec 2013 22:57 UTC

Microsoft is preparing to ship its Windows Phone 8.1 update with two significant changes: a notification center and a Siri-like personal assistant. Sources familiar with Microsoft's plans have revealed to The Verge that the company is currently beta testing copies of Windows Phone 8.1 internally, with plans to fully detail its features at BUILD 2014 in April. A highly requested notification center feature will be added to the software, and we're told it's enabled by swiping down from the top of the screen in a similar way to iOS and Android.

Pretty sure this update will turn it all around.

Thread beginning with comment 578859
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
by l3v1 on Tue 17th Dec 2013 14:14 UTC
Member since:

Pretty sure this update will turn it all around.

Riiight. ;) )

Reply Score: 2

RE: gamechanger:)
by dukes on Tue 17th Dec 2013 17:37 in reply to "gamechanger:)"
dukes Member since:

I'm not following. Turn it all around to go backwards? Because paying attention to the facts out there, WP clearly has been moving forward.

Reply Parent Score: 3

RE[2]: gamechanger:)
by MOS6510 on Tue 17th Dec 2013 19:09 in reply to "RE: gamechanger:)"
MOS6510 Member since:

Thom thinks it is not, so he suggests this update may or may not make WP more succesful.

It is indeed moving forward, but at a turtle pace. Microsoft even releases apps on iOS and Android first. With all their recources they should be able to move much faster.

Reply Parent Score: 2

RE[2]: gamechanger:)
by Nelson on Wed 18th Dec 2013 00:42 in reply to "RE: gamechanger:)"
Nelson Member since:

Thom enjoys fanning the flames here, he himself has posted articles showing Windows Phone crossing double digit share in Europe and Latin America.

Reply Parent Score: 3