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Action Center for Windows Phone 8.1 shown on video

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Action Center for Windows Phone 8.1 shown on video
The flood of information about the Windows Phone 8.1 update continues, and as has become customary, the new info is coming from the Windows Phone 8.1 SDK. It looks like a new version of the update has been pushed, because we're finally getting a look at the new Action Center through the majesty of video rather than just still images.

The video is fairly short and it doesn't actually show any interactions with notifications, but it does show off the new Quick Settings toggles that will be present in the Action Center. We had seen screenshots before that showed these slots, and we had heard rumors that they would be customizable, but now we have the proof. By default, the Quick Settings slots hold options for a Wi-Fi toggle, Bluetooth toggle, Airplane Mode, and Driving Mode; but, you will be able to swap out any of those for other options, including a Camera button, Location toggle, Internet Sharing, Rotation Lock, VPN, and Project My Screen. 

The video also shows that you will likely be able to turn off notifications from specific apps and control the notification sounds in the centralized settings menu in the Action Center. The video only shows the Messaging settings, but there is an on/off toggle and notification sound settings which we would expect to extend to any apps that pass through the Action Center. 

The Windows Phone 8.1 developer preview is expected to be released at Microsoft's Build Developer Conference in April with the full update coming to users over the summer. 


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posted on 19 Feb 2014, 10:38 11

1. papss (Posts: 3376; Member since: 03 Sep 2012)


More good information regarding this rather large update.

posted on 19 Feb 2014, 11:22 10

6. akki20892 (Posts: 2651; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


Can't wait for 8.1. They have done bunch of improvement. Bunch of features, I'm excited.

posted on 19 Feb 2014, 12:14 8

12. rodneyej1 (Posts: 2873; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)


They can't say that WP doesn't have features after 8.1!

posted on 19 Feb 2014, 14:04 6

18. james004 (Posts: 440; Member since: 15 May 2013)


Windows is a new OS. it needs time to develop more features. Android, iOS, Blackberry. they all had their beginning as well.
People complaining are either very new to mobile market and never used those java based flip phones.

posted on 19 Feb 2014, 14:07 5

20. akki20892 (Posts: 2651; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


Well said dude. I totally agree. Last sentence is very affective.

posted on 19 Feb 2014, 20:10 4

26. fireblade (Posts: 507; Member since: 27 Dec 2013)


it copies android but still not good as android (which can customize anything)

posted on 19 Feb 2014, 20:16 3

27. akki20892 (Posts: 2651; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


My nexus 5 can't customize toggles button in notification.

posted on 19 Feb 2014, 10:45 4

2. aayupanday (Posts: 356; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)


WP finally catching up.. All they need now is a proper file manager.
BTW the device seems to be a Lumia 520 or 525

posted on 19 Feb 2014, 11:10

5. TuanGugu (Posts: 40; Member since: 07 Jun 2013)


No it is not Lumia 525. I own one & it is different.. For example the Nokia branding for 525 is in the middle, not on the right. Hehe

posted on 19 Feb 2014, 11:24 1

7. kamejoko (Posts: 98; Member since: 10 Nov 2011)


copy from android.

posted on 19 Feb 2014, 12:57 10

16. Credo (Posts: 677; Member since: 19 Apr 2012)


Copy from Symbian, Maemo, Windows Mobile.

posted on 19 Feb 2014, 14:28

21. Liveitup (Posts: 359; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)


No, mobile users requested it.

posted on 19 Feb 2014, 11:31 2

8. ZeroCide (Posts: 677; Member since: 09 Jan 2013)


I agree that a proper file manager is an improtant feature to WP. I hope they add this by release time as WP gets closer to being like RT which is like the PC version of windows. I hope this is in the plan as they unify the OS.

posted on 19 Feb 2014, 11:55 3

10. Doakie (Posts: 841; Member since: 06 May 2009)


For me they need proper Google Services support then they'd earn their place at the big boys table. Without Google Services Windows Phone is as dead to me as webOS; fun to play with, but just a novelty.

posted on 19 Feb 2014, 13:17 3

17. mafiaprinc3 (Posts: 269; Member since: 07 May 2012)


google aint cooperating man!

posted on 19 Feb 2014, 20:28 2

29. joey_sfb (Posts: 1973; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


It's take two hands to clap.

posted on 19 Feb 2014, 12:12 4

11. rodneyej1 (Posts: 2873; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)


There is going to be a "file picker" similar to what W8.1 has..

posted on 19 Feb 2014, 12:56 1

15. Credo (Posts: 677; Member since: 19 Apr 2012)


It's the 920

posted on 19 Feb 2014, 14:31 3

22. Liveitup (Posts: 359; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)


Coming in 8.1

http://mynokiablog.com/2013/12/02/file-manager-coming-to-windows-phone/

posted on 19 Feb 2014, 10:46 3

3. karim77 (Posts: 61; Member since: 10 Dec 2012)


Well that's something good and refreshing that make us forget the stupid on screens button of the htc M8

posted on 19 Feb 2014, 11:08 2

4. freebee269 (Posts: 496; Member since: 10 Aug 2012)


This article is wrong. This is not a new version of the update. This is a an old build of wp8.1 SDK. So the action center may not even be like this come Microsoft build conference in April. Also this phone doesn't have a Sim card in it or Microsoft account connected to it so it doesn't show apps that will be allowed in the action center also.

posted on 19 Feb 2014, 11:47 3

9. cleat-glitch (Posts: 63; Member since: 07 Feb 2014)


sorry...i just came to this article because i saw a yellow nokia

posted on 19 Feb 2014, 12:38 5

13. lucid.brat (Posts: 74; Member since: 09 Sep 2013)


Its ok man...you don't have to say sry for this

posted on 19 Feb 2014, 12:56 1

14. Nabil2511 (Posts: 114; Member since: 27 Jan 2014)


why is it only 4 items at a time? can you add more?

posted on 19 Feb 2014, 15:25 2

23. X.E.R.O. (unregistered)


WP is starting to look like Android, which isn't a bad thing.

posted on 19 Feb 2014, 16:03 2

24. Liveitup (Posts: 359; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)


No, Android is starting to look like WP in aesthetics and features, WP has added features Android users and others alike had been asking for, big difference.

posted on 19 Feb 2014, 18:38

25. hurrycanger (Posts: 613; Member since: 01 Dec 2013)


Not a bad thing at all. More power to the consumer! :D

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