We are at Build 2014

The wait is almost over, Microsoft will be kicking off Build 2014 on April 2nd, and we are really excited about everything that will be announced, particularly the updates to the Windows Phone platform. While there has not been a lot of information in the rumor mill about it, don’t rule out announcements that may involve integrating certain developer tools related to Windows RT and the Windows operating system as well.

When it comes to Windows, we expect there will be some non-touch enhancements made to the mainstream OS to help those that work in a desktop environment, or those that do not like to use the touch screen features of their ultrabooks or keyboard operated tablets. While there will probably not be anything related to a formal announcement planned, we might catch a sneak peak at what Windows 9 may have in store for us too.

Windows Phone will certainly steal much of the show however, despite all the leaks we have seen of the preview release thus far. We know that Windows Phone 8.1 has been released to manufacturers and that we may see the upgrade begin its rollout commercially later this month.

What we are looking forward to is all the stuff we don’t know. We do not know what, or if, Microsoft has saved to wow us at the conference. The Keynote begins at 8:30 am Pacific time, and is scheduled to run at least 3 hours. Following the Keynote, there will be presentations about what is new for developers on Windows and Windows Phone. There are also several breakout sessions planned including a new Windows Phone Application Model which may be revealing and workshops to help developers build converged apps for the desktop and phone, using HTML and JavaScript.

We will bring the Keynote via live blog, and other great articles of interest from Build 2014 as well as Nokia’s media event, to be held late in the afternoon of the April 2nd. Keep checking back here at PhoneArena.com.



9. corporateJP

Posts: 2458; Member since: Nov 28, 2009

On a side note, an American icon, Motorola, is being boxed and shipped to China as we speak. In other news, the other original innovator of mobile technology, Nokia (Devices & Services, anyhow) is coming to America. Weird how this worked out, beyond the fact that both companies (shells of their former selves) will be owned by another entity that is not it's own.

8. gigaraga

Posts: 1454; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

More of the same Microsoft?

6. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2365; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

Yesssss,, bring it Microsoft , show the world , you still got it!!!

2. Felix_Gatto

Posts: 942; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

WP has a very slow development rate, 4 years of development and still can't meet my expectations. But l still have a hope on WP 8.1.

5. SAO101789

Posts: 123; Member since: Feb 10, 2014

Same here. I won't go WP and nokia till I see improvements especially in video because I want to watch my videos. Nokia = best camera

1. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

14 hours to go....can't wait.


Posts: 399; Member since: Nov 09, 2013

Hell yeah!

4. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Hell yea. 930 is coming......

7. Beijendorf unregistered

If that's what you expect, prepare for disappointment. No controlled leaks, no specifications, no renderings or anything. Plus, no reliable rumours. It's unlikely to be out today without the usual fanfares Nokia goes with when releasing high-end products.

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