Windows Phone 8.1 update with notification center, additional features spotted

Jeremiah Wong,  a Reddit user, has posted a series of screenshots that are said to be from a Lumia 920 running on pre release software. The handset that was purchased via eBay is running on a software version that identifies itself as 12084.WPMAIN(wpbldlab).20130509-1407. This particular build was compiled on 5th May and has a number of additions that Windows Phone users have been clamoring for.

WP 8.1 leak Notification Centre

The biggest and most important addition has to be the notification center that seems to be accessible via a dedicated live tile. We hope that Microsoft will add a gesture to access this by the time the software update rolls out. A redesigned calendar interface with weekly views and what appears to be a much improved widget can also be seen. Microsoft has also added the ability to close applications straight through the multitasking menu. The Redmond based company also seems to be tweaking the interface a bit as can be seen from the screenshots and will allow users to sort apps by name and usage frequency in the app list. The handset is running a number of developer centric applications and is clearly one that was being used a developer before being sold on eBay. We’re quite excited to see Microsoft plugging the several shortcomings of its mobile platform and can’t wait for it to roll out to general users.

[Via – Reddit]

Author: Dhruv Bhutani

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