Microsoft and Nokia continue to test Windows Phone 8.1 internally

Microsoft and Nokia continue to test Windows Phone 8.1 internally
There have been reports since August saying that Microsoft has been internally testing Windows Phone 8.1, but there hasn't been all that much in terms of information about the platform update itself. Windows desktops and tablets have already gotten the Windows 8.1 (aka Blue) update, but Windows Phone has only seen the GDR3 update which has been more geared towards opening up new hardware setups than adding software features.

A new leak is showing that not only is Windows Phone 8.1 still in internal testing, but oddly enough there are multiple builds of the software in testing. The evidence comes from the analytics information of the Facebook Pages Manager, which shows at least eight different builds of WP8.1 in testing. It is unclear who exactly is using the FB Pages Manager or what pages they are managing. 

Windows Phone 8.1 is expected to be released in early 2014, and is expected to bring the big software changes that Windows Phone users have been hoping for, including a Notification Center, and Microsoft's voice assistant, code-named Cortana

source: @Nawzil via WPCentral

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22 Comments

1. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

MS we need wp8.1 features packed os.

2. djripster

Posts: 141; Member since: Dec 10, 2011

Really hoping that Microsoft doesn't take a backseat with updating Windows Phone again...

3. alterecho

Posts: 1106; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

I bet its Nokia doing the testing, while MS sleeps on its stomach.

4. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

True fact.

5. ShenAlJoker

Posts: 113; Member since: Jul 19, 2013

Damn Right!

11. Gemmol

Posts: 793; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

lol you made me laugh

18. freeze360

Posts: 4; Member since: Aug 17, 2013

MS sleeping, don't listen to users.

19. drdaly

Posts: 78; Member since: Nov 09, 2012

Know what? Im very sorry for Nokia being sold to MS :(( I really think they might have a chance just if GDR3 came earlier, and i do think that MS intentionaly delayed that Major Update to buy Nokia while they struggle before making new competitive phones that can bring them back in the game :((

6. gd761

Posts: 213; Member since: Sep 18, 2012

Get to Finalizing Windows Phone 8.1 and Bring it to Sprint and to High End Phones A.S.A.P.!!!!!!

7. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

⬆⬆⬆ The dumbest comments on the planet ⬆⬆

8. simplyj

Posts: 406; Member since: Dec 23, 2009

Just how Google has their Nexus phones, Microsoft needs Surface phones!

12. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

We call those Lumias

13. Gemmol

Posts: 793; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

this why they borrow Nokia phone side for 10 years,

9. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

MS sleeping. Nokia testing.

14. Gemmol

Posts: 793; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

lmao I am glad Nokia doing it if someone dont

10. ihavenoname

Posts: 1693; Member since: Aug 18, 2013

M$, release the update also on 800 and 900. Apple had iOS 7 on iP4. 4 works quite well, so why wouldn't more powerful devices work too?

15. Sire3008

Posts: 87; Member since: Sep 26, 2013

MS is really sluggish.. Nokia takes care of all the heavy lifting. MS should release the GDR3 worldwide already. My Lumia 920 is hungry for the update

16. Sarajevo

Posts: 38; Member since: Nov 30, 2012

Microsoft is waiting to aquire Nokia, and then they will provide great staff so they can say "as soon as we took over Nokia we manage to bring improvments to the platform and that is thank to integration of softver and hardver". They could already bring it to the market, because there are screenshots year old now with notification center and other things on WP...

17. Alex123

Posts: 241; Member since: Oct 17, 2012

It would be great if Microsoft generate more theme options 1- keep its original theme (UI) - only one home page. 2- Create more themes that allow user to have few pages like android and iOS This way, might can help user to be happier to use their phone all the time.

20. 7thspaceman

Posts: 1597; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

Patience everyone please! MS Windows phone 8 came out in 2012. Apple OIS and Android OS has been around for years now and it will take time for MS Programmers to get al the Features People want Windows smart phones to have. Windows 8.1 will certainly add more features to Windows smart phones and you wont have to buy a new Windows smart phone unless your are still using a old Windows 7.5 or 7.8 smart phone or you want a 1080P HD screen windows smart phone. Nokia for all intent and purposes is smart phone Division of Microsoft's "Devices and Services Company" there are Plans to have Windows smart phones and Windows Tablets use the same Apps with changes both's API's and ECT. This should begin happing with the Windows 8.1 upgrade. Eventually there Will Only be one Windows smart phone,Tablet , Desktop , Laptop , Apps store.

21. siraj989

Posts: 17; Member since: Oct 27, 2013

Really looking forward for notification center

22. Zeeya

Posts: 331; Member since: Mar 17, 2013

BLACKBERRY IS FAR BETTER

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