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Windows Phone 8.1 Update 2 might have been cancelled in favor of Windows 10


If rumors are to be believed, we will never see a Windows Phone 8.1 Update 2, as Microsoft is reportedly merging the improvements, enhancements, and fixes that it is supposed to bring inside the upcoming mobile version of Windows 10. It's also speculated that the cancelling of this firmware update might fortunately speed up the ETA of Windows 10.

This also means that certain expected features of WP 8.1 Update 2, such as the Bluetooth-related MAP, HID 1.1, HOGP, and Absolute Volume Control goodies, might not make it to Windows Phone 8.1 devices at all. Fortunately though, this will probably land alongside the upcoming Windows 10 for mobile.

Windows Phone 8.1 Update 1 already landed for some devices. It brought Cortana, swipe-enabled keyboard, Action Center, background images on Live Tiles, and others.

What's your opinion - should Microsoft release its second update for Windows Phone 8.1 or cancel it altogether and reallocate its software engineers towards a speedier Windows 10 update?

source: WMPoweruser

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