Windows Phone 8.1 ‘Action Center’ notification center leaks
The new ‘Action Center’ comes up when you swipe from top to bottom, just like you’d do on other platforms like Android. It shows four toggles for basic settings - Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Airplane and Driving modes. This new notifications hub will also display battery percentage and date.
A full pull down reveals the complete ‘Action Center’ with all notifications in it appearing in categories, apparently by the app they came from. You can clear all notifications in one swipe, and apps can control individual notifications, silently updating, adding and deleting them.
After this confirmation of the new ‘Action Center’ for Windows Phone, TheVerge also confirms that the Cortana Siri-like voice assistant is indeed coming to Microsoft’s platform, and that it’d pull information from Foursquare, Bing and others to better answer queries. Redmond will also finally split controls for volume and allow separate volume levels for notifications and media like music. All these new Windows Phone 8.1 features are expected to get officially unveiled at the Microsoft Build developer conference in the beginning of April.
Interestingly, Winphollowers, the resource that published the images, is down at the time of this writing. The resource has already said it has more to reveal, so we’re curious whether this has something to do with Microsoft, or has the website gone down under the traffic surge. Stay tuned, as more details could surface soon.
Windows Phone 8.1 notification center leaks
source: Winphollowers, TheVerge via WMPoweruser
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1. Duketytz (Posts: 385; Member since: 28 Nov 2013)
Too bad they can't be sued by Android! If not Microsoft should prepare for a lawsuit. This is like a direct copy of android!
2. alterecho (Posts: 1072; Member since: 23 Feb 2012)
...Which was a copy of Nokia's Meego.
Good to see MS finally...wait..April???
36. corporateJP (Posts: 1548; Member since: 28 Nov 2009)
Close. Symbian had something of an infancy of a notification center.
55. jove39 (Posts: 1261; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)
Android initial release in 2008
Meego initial release in 2010
4. joey_sfb (Posts: 2733; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)
Google has the patent and can sue if they want to but so far they vow to use their patent in a defensive manner. But Microsoft and their scoogle campaign might just be it.
6. papss (unregistered)
yep google is above all aggressive moves... they would never gut a legendary company and sell the hardware to a foreign company... they are above being a patent troll
10. joey_sfb (Posts: 2733; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)
They sold a Motorola brands and keep all the patents. Every one is happy except a wp fanboy. I wonder why?
And no one think Google is above all aggressive move either. We just never seem it yet but never say never either.
13. papss (unregistered)
are you speaking for everyone again? cute
34. corporateJP (Posts: 1548; Member since: 28 Nov 2009)
Who says "everyone is happy" about Motorola being sold to China?
Speak for yourself.
23. akki20892 (Posts: 3302; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)
Too bad they can't be sued by Nokia! If not Android should prepare for a lawsuit. This is like a direct copy of symbian.
I mean Menu (also known as apps menu).
27. NokiaFTW (limited) (Posts: 1900; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)
As I've said before, Google have never REALLY invented anything. Perhaps Search is their only REAL innovation. The rest, including Android OS, have been bought because of their huge pile of cash.
33. kabhijeet.16 (Posts: 629; Member since: 05 Dec 2012)
You live in your own world...
Be happy in your small world.. LOL
48. NokiaFTW (limited) (Posts: 1900; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)
Okay... So tell me one thing Google has INVENTED since their existence. And don't say Search, cuz they only bettered it and didn't invent it.
128. kabhijeet.16 (Posts: 629; Member since: 05 Dec 2012)
In that case "no one" has invented anything...
Everyone has only improved upon an existing tech...
If you search you can find a predecessor to "everything" you claim Nokia/Apple/Google/Intel/MS/Sony/Samsung etc have created...
For your kind info, several people who worked at Nokia, Samsung, Apple, Qualcomm have also worked at Google and vice-versa... These people are real inventors and not the "company".. These people who created/invented new tech, do own some of the tech they created.. They can surely use them in their projects if its not company's property (aka patent).... Stop talking like a child/ fanboy...
44. shuaibhere (Posts: 1297; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)
As if ms invented anything...
They have always played the.second fiddle and force.other to go out usingmonopoly....
47. NokiaFTW (limited) (Posts: 1900; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)
What? Are you high or something? MS created the best Desktop OS i.e Windows which has been leading the PC market for decades.
49. shuaibhere (Posts: 1297; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)
The question here is....did they invented the desktop OS first??? No...
According to your logic google invented the best mobile OS..that is dominating smartphone world...
Btw windows is not the best OS...it's the worst OS with best apps...
50. NokiaFTW (limited) (Posts: 1900; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)
"windows is not the best OS...it's the worst OS with best apps..." the same can be applied to Android. And Google didn't create Android, they bought the company which created the OS and hence, it became a Google product. Get your facts right before you venture out here to troll.
53. shuaibhere (Posts: 1297; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)
Yea i accept i did a mistake there...
It was just a example though...my point is MS was not first to create desktop OS...and they are first in nothing..Atleast google was first in making SE...
And now google glass....with upcoming project ara....
129. kabhijeet.16 (Posts: 629; Member since: 05 Dec 2012)
Have you heard of Mac OS which existed before Windows??? If I take your analogy, then MS copied Apple...
98. joey_sfb (Posts: 2733; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)
That's why M$ is alone now, with a big groups of enemies.
They are a convicted Monopolist. Proved that they could not be trusted.
68. SleepingOz (unregistered)
You sure know nothing about the BS you're spewing, buddy. Sure they bought Android but they had to rewrite it from scratch after the launch of the iphone to compete with apple.
And sorry but Google has been somehow more innovative than MS during the past years. Instead of wasting money on bashing competitiors, they do actually work their ass off to bring innovation.
You and your delusional buddies should come out of your caves and see what's happening in the real world sometimes.
Ever heard of Google X?
Here you go!
31. wolfsaviorzx (unregistered)
Sorry Action Center has been on Windows 7 ;)
35. shuaibhere (Posts: 1297; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)
I remember once balmer said android balantly copied ios..but we made unique OS...if this is not a copy then what??? Add Quick toggles to the equation...
I wouldn't say this if ms and thier fanboys din talk about all that android copy stuff...
Because i know that is how technology evolves...
But they were like android is copy cat bla bla..so this stuff
72. dratomic (Posts: 458; Member since: 09 Oct 2013)
quick toggles were added to android by oems. especially korean ones
60. XperiaFanZone (Posts: 1188; Member since: 21 Sep 2012)
What for? Such features existed similarly on Windows taskbar. And that was before the first Android phone got to see the light of day.
103. Topcat488 (Posts: 1124; Member since: 29 Sep 2012)
Google better hurry up and sue... Cause I wouldn't be surprised if Apple sued them first... Apple the KING of suers.
3. akki20892 (Posts: 3302; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)
Hmmm looks great. I hope that toggle switches can be customize.
9. papss (unregistered)
I prefer live tiles to notification but im sure there are others that are the opposite as me here.
17. thealphageek1 (banned) (Posts: 942; Member since: 02 Feb 2013)
I also prefer the live tiles as well. Who needs a drop down notification center when you've got live tiles constantly updating to notify you of anything, be it missed calls, texts, emails, etc. You can even put up live tiles of WiFi, bluetooth, etc, using an app.
20. Ant34 (Posts: 193; Member since: 10 Aug 2013)
Other then the information being presented in colored tiles how is that not a direct copy of what Android does with widgets?
28. NokiaFTW (limited) (Posts: 1900; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)
Let's not argue about which OS/Company is copying which other OS since we all know which OS Samsung and other companies are copying.
62. thealphageek1 (banned) (Posts: 942; Member since: 02 Feb 2013)
How is what Android does widgets not a direct copy of what Symbian does with widgets?
22. rihel_95 (Posts: 208; Member since: 21 Mar 2012)
though we can have tiles for those, bt we cant directly toggle it sadly..it jst redirects inside settinhs menu like a shortcut..MS should try some actionable tiles aka simple toggling widgets
64. thealphageek1 (banned) (Posts: 942; Member since: 02 Feb 2013)
Incorrect. If you use "connectivity tiles", you can put separate widgets for, say, items in the settings. Once you tap it, you can toggle.
90. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3512; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)
I prefer both.. We need both ways.. WP needs to be a little more diverse OS.. Besides, there's times when both ways are necessary.. This is great!
18. SleepingOz (unregistered)
At first, I thought that this lumia was running Android. Nice to see that WP is trying to catch up with competitors.
79. XperiaFanZone (Posts: 1188; Member since: 21 Sep 2012)
"At first, I thought that this lumia was running Android. "
Then you'll need your eyes checked ASAP.
"Nice to see that WP is trying to catch up with competitors."
Not for you, no. More like "hate", because you don't want to see non-Android mobile OS's improve.
83. SleepingOz (unregistered)
Just did and they are doing well, thank you.. But ain't my fault if MS try to make it look like Android's, buddy. =]
101. XperiaFanZone (Posts: 1188; Member since: 21 Sep 2012)
I'd doubt it. The difference between the interface of both is clear, but only you couldn't tell. And as if Google didn't make Android look like any other OS's. But my comment still stands. You hate seeing the non-Android mobile OS's improve.
115. SleepingOz (unregistered)
Well, guess you're the one who should have your eyes checked then, buddy. Or may be you're just too biased to see the obvious similarities between this and Android's.
120. XperiaFanZone (Posts: 1188; Member since: 21 Sep 2012)
They may look similar, but the OS's can be easilydistinguished.
84. hurrycanger (Posts: 959; Member since: 01 Dec 2013)
You have an interpersonal problem with him? lol.
85. SleepingOz (unregistered)
Ad hominem attacks, name calling, fallacies.. WP fanboys seem to take everything personal these days. Can't blame them though, must be painful to be biased towards a sub par platform.
87. papss (unregistered)
No the issue is that you and countless lemmings come to every WP article and run it up with your nonsense.. Almost virus like, like your preferred os
102. XperiaFanZone (Posts: 1188; Member since: 21 Sep 2012)
I like how you start attacking me when you have nothing else to say about my comment, and how comment 85 accuses WP fans of ad hominem but keeps his mouth shut when an Android fan like you does such.
114. SleepingOz (unregistered)
Can you please quote where I "attacked" you?
Afaik, you're the ad hominem user here.. Thus, hurrycanger's comment.
119. XperiaFanZone (Posts: 1188; Member since: 21 Sep 2012)
I was talking about comment 84. He's the ad hominem user if you read his comment.
24. NokiaFTW (limited) (Posts: 1900; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)
WP8.1 is shaping up to be epic! Cannot wait for April. :D
25. AfterShock (Posts: 2540; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)
Do tiles give you this info in an app?
This was a missing feature.
37. corporateJP (Posts: 1548; Member since: 28 Nov 2009)
I like Live Tiles, but a notification/action drop down is a must. I'm sick of sliding over to apps, then selecting "settings", then having to scroll for WiFi or Bluetooth. As well, I don't want to be messing around with creating all these extra tiles on my home screen, I have enough of them.
This was a longtime coming and it is a welcome addition.
Sorry to some of you Herbert's, but it is a good thing.
65. thealphageek1 (banned) (Posts: 942; Member since: 02 Feb 2013)
Notification/drop down is not a must. Use "connectivity tiles" and you don't have to slide over to the app menu and select settings. You can put Bluetooth and Wi-Fi right on the home screen. I'm not saying that the drop down notification isn't a nice addition, I'm just saying it's not a necessity thanks to the live tiles. Ok, Shirley?
93. papss (unregistered)
94. papss (unregistered)
I chuckled with that one❕
134. elitewolverine (Posts: 1352; Member since: 28 Oct 2013)
Then you fail at pinning anything to your start screen. Pin the settings tile to your home screen. Bam 3 taps for everything. 1 tap settings, one tap wifi, one tap on and selecting. Same goes for searching a network (cannot be said for droid).
Point being pin the settings app, mine is pinned as a small tile, I have 100apps installed or something like that, I would hate to scroll through them, hence setting tile pinned. All those other apps are ok, but what for when you can have the full settings app right there?
You are using the phone wrong, imo that is.