First ‘real’ Windows Phone 8.1 screenshot leaks, shows upcoming Notification Center56
You can see 4 toggles that will allegedly show in this new ‘Notification Center’ - a GPS, brightness, Wi-Fi and Flight mode ones. You can also select notifications from which exact apps to appear in the new notifications hub, and we are seeing the option to turn on and off at least email and messaging. A murky new feature inside the notifications hub is ‘banners’ that you can choose to show or not. Moreover, we are seeing that receiving notifications in this central hub will not disable live tile notifications. Interestingly, rumor has it that notifications in the new version of Windows Phone will be actionable, so you could respond to them right in that 'Notification Center'.
We’ve also heard rumors about a new Siri-like voice assistant coming to Windows Phone 8.1, called ‘Cortana’. However, this and other features of the update (as well as the update itself) are not officially confirmed by Microsoft, and we only expect to see it announced in early April at the company’s Build dev conference.
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