More Windows Phone 8.1 screenshots leak, confirm on-screen buttons and separate volume controls

The Windows Phone 8.1 update is approaching, and with it Microsoft will pepper the somewhat bland interface with new options. 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...
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54 Comments

37. CortanaFrieza

Posts: 3; Member since: Feb 03, 2014

If you were in charge of this WP8.1 Project... You would ruin the Franchise Just saying

54. NokiaFTW

Posts: 2072; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

Key to a laggier UI = become more android-like

14. AppleHateBoy unregistered

Finally, on screen buttons. I just hope that unlike Android, 3rd party apps can change those buttons.

17. AppleHateBoy unregistered

It took Android 3 years to make those buttons customizable. I hope WP has Immersive Mode like feature, LG G2 like customizability, and Nexus 5 like transparency. That would be really useful.

20. 1701nino unregistered

I for one like ios 7 a lot more then earlier iterations.

21. Leonis

Posts: 338; Member since: Jan 08, 2014

MS needs a lesson from Yahoo of how to make it beautiful. This looks so bad.

22. boosook

Posts: 1442; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

Why wait? Just get Android.

23. NotAGeek

Posts: 279; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

The only thing i dislike about WP8 is the apps list.I hppe they'll make it look better

25. Martin_Cooper

Posts: 1774; Member since: Jul 30, 2013

Welcome to 2012 MS. Seriously you are always 2 years behind in terms of features. You need to catch up or I dont know quit?

38. CortanaFrieza

Posts: 3; Member since: Feb 03, 2014

F&*k you man. Microsoft isn't two years behind! Apple and Android are! So go fu@# yourself

26. chocowii

Posts: 478; Member since: Jan 30, 2014

The real pain owning a WP8 is that you cant install decent third party browsers like Firefox or Opera. IE is good if you want plain experience. Xpress browser, well... Theres no express about a slow OperaMini-wannabe browser.

51. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

plain? it is the web at your tips, how much 'layering' of a cool tab bar do you need? Try UC Browser. Maybe i am just getting old, but so far IE has worked flawlessly

27. volcano

Posts: 348; Member since: Jan 25, 2013

its Fake !

30. papss unregistered

I like the idea of other background colors besides white/black, nevermind the purple/pink. strange seeing so much hate in a WP article. Pretty pathetic but that's the fandroid group for you.

32. Awalker

Posts: 1962; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

Well, using a black or white background is like putting lipstick on a pig.

35. papss unregistered

Sure... And my space wants their design back from android. If you like androids 1997 looking OS then be my geast

44. Ant34

Posts: 193; Member since: Aug 10, 2013

You can't deny that those solid color tiles look butt ugly on any background.

45. papss unregistered

I can deny it because its false. Nothing ugly about WP at all.. Reach harder dude

49. ihavenoname

Posts: 1693; Member since: Aug 18, 2013

Dude, Windows 8 looks exactly like 1996 AOL. So you admit that Android looks more modern?

53. papss unregistered

And android looks like WM

46. papss unregistered

I can deny it because its false. Nothing ugly about WP at all.. Reach harder dude

47. papss unregistered

I can deny it because its false. Nothing ugly about WP at all.. Reach harder dude

42. williamdroid

Posts: 125; Member since: Jan 19, 2014

I love Android. And all these butthurt android fanboys get on my nerves. Close minded fools. Anyways, i really like WP OS. And this 8.1 update looks pretty kickass so far. Hopefully, I'll have myself a 1520 by the time the update gets pushed. For now, my Note 3 is my daily driver

52. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

What i love is all the hate from droid fans, i remember the growing pain of droids. Hell i couldnt remove an email account from the phone without having to master reset. Best part is, they still sell these things as 'brand new'. Point being is that, for me as a user of a note 3, iphone 4 and now 3 windows phone, i enjoy the MS ecosystem and design much better than the other 3.
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