More Windows Phone 8.1 screenshots leak, confirm on-screen buttons and separate volume controls
Windows Phone 8.1 update is approaching, and with it Microsoft will pepper the somewhat bland interface with new options, it seems. We already had a notification center leaking out, now two more screenshots appear, showcasing more goodies are in store.
First off, they confirm on-screen buttons will be possible with the WP 8.1 update, so that theoretically phones can be made more compact, moving the navigation keys on the display itself.
As we saw with Android, though, that's not always the case, and some on-screen button phones are as large as the rest with the same display diagonal, while others with physical or capacitive keys, are rather compact.
Next screenshot demonstrates the separate volume controls that are allegedly coming with Windows Phone 8.1 - one for the ringer and system notifications, and another for media and apps.
Microsoft's Cortana voice-controlled assistant, so there's apparently plenty to look forward to.
This story is part of: The Windows Phone 8.1 update story(15 updates)
2 April Everything we know about the Windows Phone 8.1 update
15 March All apps in the Windows Phone Store show they will work with Windows Phone 8.1
12 March Windows Phone 8.1's Microsoft Camera app demoed on video
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