Windows Phone 8.1 ‘Action Center’ notification center leaks

Windows Phone 8.1 ‘Action Center’ notification center leaks
Windows Phone 8.1 is likely to indeed get a new notification center similar to the one on Android (and later on, on iOS), and it will be called ‘Action Center’. The first screenshots of the upcoming ‘Action Center’, part of an internal Microsoft presentation, have surfaced on Winphollowers, and later on TheVerge chimed in with more images confirming the veracity of the first leak.

The new ‘Action Center’ comes up when you swipe from top to bottom, just like you’d do on other platforms like Android. It shows four toggles for basic settings - Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Airplane and Driving modes. This new notifications hub will also display battery percentage and date.

A full pull down reveals the complete ‘Action Center’ with all notifications in it appearing in categories, apparently by the app they came from. You can clear all notifications in one swipe, and apps can control individual notifications, silently updating, adding and deleting them.

After this confirmation of the new ‘Action Center’ for Windows Phone, TheVerge also confirms that the Cortana Siri-like voice assistant is indeed coming to Microsoft’s platform, and that it’d pull information from Foursquare, Bing and others to better answer queries. Redmond will also finally split controls for volume and allow separate volume levels for notifications and media like music. All these new Windows Phone 8.1 features are expected to get officially unveiled at the Microsoft Build developer conference in the beginning of April.

Interestingly, Winphollowers, the resource that published the images, is down at the time of this writing. The resource has already said it has more to reveal, so we’re curious whether this has something to do with Microsoft, or has the website gone down under the traffic surge. Stay tuned, as more details could surface soon.


source: Winphollowers, TheVerge via WMPoweruser

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137 Comments

1. Duketytz

Posts: 534; Member since: Nov 28, 2013

Too bad they can't be sued by Android! If not Microsoft should prepare for a lawsuit. This is like a direct copy of android!

2. alterecho

Posts: 1106; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

...Which was a copy of Nokia's Meego. Good to see MS finally...wait..April???

12. rangaha

Posts: 86; Member since: Dec 05, 2013

wrong.

36. corporateJP

Posts: 2458; Member since: Nov 28, 2009

Close. Symbian had something of an infancy of a notification center.

55. jove39

Posts: 2148; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Android initial release in 2008 Meego initial release in 2010

73. kareivis

Posts: 45; Member since: Jan 23, 2012

He meant Maemo.

4. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Google has the patent and can sue if they want to but so far they vow to use their patent in a defensive manner. But Microsoft and their scoogle campaign might just be it.

6. papss unregistered

yep google is above all aggressive moves... they would never gut a legendary company and sell the hardware to a foreign company... they are above being a patent troll

10. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

They sold a Motorola brands and keep all the patents. Every one is happy except a wp fanboy. I wonder why? And no one think Google is above all aggressive move either. We just never seem it yet but never say never either.

13. papss unregistered

are you speaking for everyone again? cute

95. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Thank you! LOL!

34. corporateJP

Posts: 2458; Member since: Nov 28, 2009

Who says "everyone is happy" about Motorola being sold to China? Speak for yourself.

23. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Too bad they can't be sued by Nokia! If not Android should prepare for a lawsuit. This is like a direct copy of symbian. I mean Menu (also known as apps menu).

27. NokiaFTW

Posts: 2072; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

As I've said before, Google have never REALLY invented anything. Perhaps Search is their only REAL innovation. The rest, including Android OS, have been bought because of their huge pile of cash.

33. kabhijeet.16

Posts: 894; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

You live in your own world... Be happy in your small world.. LOL

48. NokiaFTW

Posts: 2072; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

Okay... So tell me one thing Google has INVENTED since their existence. And don't say Search, cuz they only bettered it and didn't invent it.

128. kabhijeet.16

Posts: 894; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

In that case "no one" has invented anything... Everyone has only improved upon an existing tech... ----------------------------------------- If you search you can find a predecessor to "everything" you claim Nokia/Apple/Google/Intel/MS/Sony/Samsung etc have created... --------------------------------------------- For your kind info, several people who worked at Nokia, Samsung, Apple, Qualcomm have also worked at Google and vice-versa... These people are real inventors and not the "company".. These people who created/invented new tech, do own some of the tech they created.. They can surely use them in their projects if its not company's property (aka patent).... Stop talking like a child/ fanboy...

44. shuaibhere

Posts: 1986; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

As if ms invented anything... Gui..no office suite...no Server..no Icons...no Browser.no... They have always played the.second fiddle and force.other to go out usingmonopoly....

47. NokiaFTW

Posts: 2072; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

What? Are you high or something? MS created the best Desktop OS i.e Windows which has been leading the PC market for decades.

49. shuaibhere

Posts: 1986; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

The question here is....did they invented the desktop OS first??? No... According to your logic google invented the best mobile OS..that is dominating smartphone world... Btw windows is not the best OS...it's the worst OS with best apps...

50. NokiaFTW

Posts: 2072; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

"windows is not the best OS...it's the worst OS with best apps..." the same can be applied to Android. And Google didn't create Android, they bought the company which created the OS and hence, it became a Google product. Get your facts right before you venture out here to troll.

53. shuaibhere

Posts: 1986; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

Yea i accept i did a mistake there... It was just a example though...my point is MS was not first to create desktop OS...and they are first in nothing..Atleast google was first in making SE... And now google glass....with upcoming project ara....

129. kabhijeet.16

Posts: 894; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

Have you heard of Mac OS which existed before Windows??? If I take your analogy, then MS copied Apple...

98. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

That's why M$ is alone now, with a big groups of enemies. They are a convicted Monopolist. Proved that they could not be trusted. http://www.nytimes.com/2000/04/04/opinion/microsoft-s-illegal-monopoly.html

68. SleepingOz unregistered

You sure know nothing about the BS you're spewing, buddy. Sure they bought Android but they had to rewrite it from scratch after the launch of the iphone to compete with apple. And sorry but Google has been somehow more innovative than MS during the past years. Instead of wasting money on bashing competitiors, they do actually work their ass off to bring innovation. You and your delusional buddies should come out of your caves and see what's happening in the real world sometimes. Ever heard of Google X? Here you go! http://www.pocket-lint.com/news/126681-google-x-explained-what-s-really-going-on-at-google-s-secret-lab

31. wolfsaviorzx unregistered

Sorry Action Center has been on Windows 7 ;)

35. shuaibhere

Posts: 1986; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

I remember once balmer said android balantly copied ios..but we made unique OS...if this is not a copy then what??? Add Quick toggles to the equation... I wouldn't say this if ms and thier fanboys din talk about all that android copy stuff... Because i know that is how technology evolves... But they were like android is copy cat bla bla..so this stuff

72. dratomic

Posts: 483; Member since: Oct 09, 2013

quick toggles were added to android by oems. especially korean ones

60. XperiaFanZone

Posts: 2280; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

What for? Such features existed similarly on Windows taskbar. And that was before the first Android phone got to see the light of day.

103. Topcat488

Posts: 1419; Member since: Sep 29, 2012

Google better hurry up and sue... Cause I wouldn't be surprised if Apple sued them first... Apple the KING of suers.

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