Nokia Lumia 920 bought on eBay might accidentally be loaded with Windows Phone Blue

Nokia Lumia 920 bought on eBay might accidentally be loaded with Windows Phone Blue
Screenshots from a Nokia Lumia 920 purchased on eBay show a notification center, similar to what is found on iOS and Android. There have been reports for some time that Microsoft never finished a notification center it had planned for Windows Phone because it ran out of time and instead, notifications pop-up on Windows Phone or users can receive notifications via Live Tiles.

Similar to the way that notifications are handled on iOS and Android, multiple notifications are separated by app on the leaked Windows Phone notifications shade. There is also a revised multitasking section giving the user the ability to exit out of an app with a single tap from the multitasking view.

The UI on the phone also had a new weekly view on the calendar so that the user can make an appointment while looking at weekly information. And software can be called to the screen in order of "most used", "moderately used" and other headings. There is also a version of HERE Drive that mentions Beta BLUE. There are also a number of test apps designated by the letter "Z" which is something Nokia does with apps on developer units.

Is this all part of an upcoming update? There is some speculation that this is indeed part of the upcoming Windows Phone Blue update. Microsoft, for now, refuses to comment.


source: Reddit, TheVerge via SlashGear

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Lumia 920
  • Display 4.5" 768 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 8.7 MP / 1.3 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus, Dual-core, 1500 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB
  • Battery 2000 mAh(10.8h 3G talk time)

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21 Comments

1. bulgyjj

Posts: 27; Member since: Jun 08, 2013

I seen this on WP Central earlier.. Pretty interesting and truly hope this comes in the next update

5. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Next year.....™

10. TechyMexican

Posts: 17; Member since: Jan 02, 2012

well first it'll be GDR2, which Nokia will release in the Amber update for their lumia devices. and it remains to be known if the notification center is on GDR3 or the Blue update

2. clevername

Posts: 1436; Member since: Jul 11, 2008

Here's hoping...idk why a notification center can't be part of the me app. No need for something different, although a slide to the right would work too. Just seems redundant to have both

3. adolert15

Posts: 27; Member since: Oct 12, 2012

Nokia stole one app from HTC: Battery Sense...

8. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Next they will be stealing the feautres, following Androids foot steps, "Wanabe"™®©

9. TechyMexican

Posts: 17; Member since: Jan 02, 2012

if you have every used windows phone, you would know that battery sense is a third party app in the windows store

14. lorenzattractor unregistered

He is a genius!!

4. Credo

Posts: 749; Member since: Apr 19, 2012

They can better integrate the multitasking screen at the left of the start menu like the application menu is on the right, that will be unique and something no other OS hass, really !! No need to acces it tru a tile wth .... And it must show you every thing, messages, emails, installed an app, maybe shortcuts to turn on/off wifi/mobile internet.... That would be a huge hitt ! Greetzz.

13. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

True, but Kid's Corner is on the left in WP8

15. tigermcm

Posts: 861; Member since: Sep 02, 2009

no its not, kids corner you swipe left on the screen saver

17. user996

Posts: 221; Member since: Feb 25, 2013

do you know what is MeeGo? it is fully touch UI OS by Nokia and it was presented back in 2011. it has everything you said

18. Credo

Posts: 749; Member since: Apr 19, 2012

I knoww, i also want the MeeGo multitasking screen bakened into Windows Phone, that would be awesome instead of scrolling from left to right to multitask ... Greetzz.

21. user996

Posts: 221; Member since: Feb 25, 2013

would be gr8 if they do that

22. user996

Posts: 221; Member since: Feb 25, 2013

let's say we want Microsoft to take MeeGo and develop it because MeeGo is one of the best optimized of mobile OS. ok add your live tiles no one cares but MeeGo is best

6. WHoyton1

Posts: 1635; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

If this update doesn't come to HTC wp then I am officially gonna go mental at Microsoft!

7. Credo

Posts: 749; Member since: Apr 19, 2012

Don't worry, this is not exclusive i'm pretty sure of that! Greetzz.

20. Dastrix unregistered

Just out of curiosity... Considering that WP = Lumia, why exactly would you get an HTC WP mate? o.o

11. icyrock1

Posts: 307; Member since: Mar 25, 2013

Lucky bastard! Wonder how it ended up on Ebay though.

12. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

Never felt the need for a notification center, but wouldn't mind a quick-settings dropdown like Symbian Belle for WiFi, Bluetooth, Hotspot, and Battery Saver

16. mottykels

Posts: 387; Member since: May 15, 2013

GoodJob WP8. :)

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