Images show Windows Phone 8.1 update nicknamed Cherry Blossom Pink by Nokia

Images show Windows Phone 8.1 update nicknamed Cherry Blossom Pink by Nokia
We know that Windows Phone 8.1 is coming, that's not really up for debate. There has been talk that there could be a developer preview of the software soon enough, and we've been seeing more and more evidence that the update is out there in various incarnations. The latest comes in the form of leaked pictures which appear to show Nokia testing the update with its own internal nickname: Cherry Blossom Pink.

It's the perfect time for such a nickname. The National Cherry Blossom Festival is happening in Washington, DC, and hanami parties under the sakura trees are happening all over Japan (the cherry blossom festival in Nokia's homeland of Finland tends to happen in May). The general consensus is that Cherry Blossom Pink is simply an internal codename, because the presumption is that the actual update will be called Blue, following the Nokia Black and Nokia Amber updates.

The screenshots themselves don't really show anything that we haven't seen before, but it is always nice to see the VPN support, and "wallpaper" options that are on the way for Windows Phone 8.1. 

source: WPCentral via Sina



1. Gemmol

Posts: 793; Member since: Nov 09, 2011


2. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2360; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

I hope it supports full HD wallpapers :-) , I can defiantly see liveTilepapers on this coming..

3. N-fanboy

Posts: 543; Member since: Jan 12, 2013

I just want to be able to change the app drawer in to a grid form and set a background image to it :-(

4. alterecho

Posts: 1106; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

I had envisioned a different implementation for background images/wallpapers, which could have pleased most everyone.

6. SleepingOz unregistered

The way the bg is implemented feels like you're locked in jail. Suits the OS though.

7. hurrycanger

Posts: 1765; Member since: Dec 01, 2013

The screenshot looks like you're looking out a window, so yeah, it does represent the name of the OS. It's not necessarily looking like a jail though. It can just be any dark room. A really dark room.

11. Penny

Posts: 1860; Member since: Feb 04, 2011

YOU feel like you're locked in a jail. I love the parallax background/transparent tile effect. And if an OS can make you feel like your locked in a jail...well, I'd say it's pretty sad that you have so much invested in your phone that you need it to feel better about your life. That's the problem with die-hard fans of anything -- they lose perspective and attribute great importance to something truly trivial in their life.

15. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

But every new updates and software upgrades is adding features and opening the platform more open. So in few years time it will be an half or full open platform. Even I loved WM more, cause it was open, unlike this WP which I never use though I have a Nokia L1020, and only use it to take great photos and it's Nokia. To be honest WP is worser than iOS,,,,

12. Penny

Posts: 1860; Member since: Feb 04, 2011

Great, let's hear this panacea...

5. orielwindow

Posts: 109; Member since: Sep 23, 2010

Hope the Icon gets it!

8. xoxoGeorges

Posts: 209; Member since: Jul 11, 2013

The lowly 520 will get it so you bet! :p

9. lagdroid

Posts: 15; Member since: Mar 28, 2014

Download centre in ie waiting it for since release of wp 8

10. Odiin

Posts: 373; Member since: Apr 23, 2013

I cant wait anymore!

13. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

I didn't know we have cherry blossom festivals here in Finland lol

14. papss unregistered

Wow that clear live tile screen looks striking.. I'm glad someone is doing something visually outside what's been used for 30 years.

17. SemperFiV12

Posts: 949; Member since: Nov 09, 2010

Agreed! Tbh I like solid colors, I know a lot of Android enthusiasts call it boring, but its a personal preference that suits me well for the moment. I wonder what haters will say when these tile styles come out!

16. Liveitup

Posts: 1798; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

The best OS keeps getting better:)betteraves

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