Windows Phone 8.1 core may have been finished today

Windows Phone 8.1 core may have been finished today
Just yesterday, the editor-in-chief of WPCentral, Daniel Rubino, tweeted out that Windows Phone 8.1 might not be ready to be released as a developer preview at next week's Microsoft Build developers conference. Today, Rubino expanded on that information to make it clear that Windows Phone 8.1 is still likely on track for its summertime release.

The delay isn't all that big a deal it seems. According to Rubino, the delay will only add up to about one week, which would mean that we're about two weeks away from the developer preview release. There is also a bit more info to share that says the core of Windows Phone 8.1 was finished today, but it isn't quite ready for release to manufacturers (RTM). Rubino mentioned bugs yesterday, and now he's saying that those bugs fall under the purview of the Consumer Experience (​CXE) team. They should be exterminated over the next couple weeks, and then the software will be ready for manufacturers. 

If the timetable holds, it would put the Windows Phone 8.1 RTM likely in late April. The time between RTM and general availability can vary, but usually amounts to two or three months when it comes to Windows Phone. This would mean Windows Phone 8.1 could start hitting devices sometime in June or July. 

source: WPCentral

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29 Comments

1. Kishin

Posts: 706; Member since: May 30, 2013

Successful, now bring it..

3. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

April 2nd - More Lumias, and WP8.1 930 + wp8.1 will be a masterpiece.

10. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Rodney must be reading this, though he is"" limited

13. alterecho

Posts: 1106; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

WP8.1... we'll have to see if they have fixed the huge list of flaws. That will decide if 930 will be a masterpiece or not (The hardware will be, though).

23. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

Flaws for people with major issues...imo that is. The only big flaw i encounter on low end nokias is unable to install to sd card for apps. Nothing that droid has that i am lusting over that is considered a 'flaw'.

27. alterecho

Posts: 1106; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

"The only big flaw i encounter on low end nokias is unable to install to sd card for apps." Then its apparent you are just a light user and not explored Windows Phone completely, over a prolonged duration. You most probably use another device at the same time. Also, Its the case with high end Windows Phones, too.

2. gigaraga

Posts: 1454; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

Is it going to look as boring and as similar looking as Windows Phone 7?

5. vijaysivakula

Posts: 229; Member since: Aug 17, 2011

Yes. Stay away!

6. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

it will be the same , nothing new nothing exciting, same as w7 get rid of those bathroom tiles and replace it with drop down notification

11. timukh

Posts: 295; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Android 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4 all have almost same features. Most of them were under the hood. And 4.1 was announced in June 2012. So u see before bashing wp u should do a little study on ur fav OS too. They are all the same. Only diff is that wp started late.

14. dorian827

Posts: 161; Member since: Jul 28, 2012

I love the tiles and Metro experience. Sure beats the messy, many rainbow icons coming from a former Android user. I just recently switched from Android to Windows Phone. I love the entire feel of Windows Phone. Its not as feature rich yet but provides a promising experience. With Windows being a dominant software company im certain there new features will deliver in comparison to Android and IOS.

22. sgodsell

Posts: 7433; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Similar, yes. But closed and with lots of limits and restrictions.

24. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

Yes because everyone wants to root their phone and blow the warranty. Yes cause everyone wants to customize the look. While the option there is fun, on a day to day basis 9/10 people do not care. Windows missed the touch ui boat and is playing catchup. But doing so in a manner that imo is much nicer than what droid has offered. I love not having to babysit my WP like i feel i am doing with the droid. I love the tiles as well.

19. papss unregistered

Get over it.. WP isn't going to have icons like everyone else. Its for folks that want something fresh

29. dorian827

Posts: 161; Member since: Jul 28, 2012

Id much rather have the tiles than messy icons.

17. nbringer

Posts: 180; Member since: Sep 11, 2012

Yes. Just as all the other OS-es out there.

18. Nikolas.Oliver

Posts: 1574; Member since: Jul 01, 2012

Can't even use a wallpaper as a background, pffft.. Bitch please

20. papss unregistered

No wallpaper?"? Oh my god!! Terrible.. sounds pathetic

25. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

Yes because that wall paper on every droid phone is covered up in icons. Pffft

4. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2359; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

(CXE)team member lol, and this is great news.. My lumia awaits .....

7. 7thspaceman

Posts: 1597; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

This is great news now if they could change the shape of the windows 8/8.1 tiles say round off their 90 degree corners or put slight curves in the sides of the tiles to make them better looking people would buy more Windows smart phones. this may sound like a dumb gripe but People wont but what looks homely or ugly to them. by the way I have a Windows 8 smart phone and love it. however people have complained about how the tiles look. it wont hurt to give them a refresh in their shape.

8. Liveitup

Posts: 1798; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

I totally disagree with that especially at a time when the industry is moving away from curved corners to straight ones. Curved corners are symbolic of the past.

9. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

i like straight corners phone, Z. L925. OPPO7 . LENOVEK800

12. N-fanboy

Posts: 543; Member since: Jan 12, 2013

By then both Android and iOS will have gotten new features which means its gonna have to continue playing catch up and just like that the same old wp story goes sequal.

15. dorian827

Posts: 161; Member since: Jul 28, 2012

Do you remeber the Google G1 when Android first released? Electronics and Technology is all about catch up and follow.

21. papss unregistered

Its hard to take your comment serious when you mention IOS and added features. Go home you're drunk

26. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

Really there is another update other than kitkat to be released by summer? How long did kitkat take? How long did 2.x take to hit 4.x?

28. dorian827

Posts: 161; Member since: Jul 28, 2012

Are you asking me or telling @papss that Google also took a long time to get where they're at?

16. yahia_malka

Posts: 186; Member since: Mar 27, 2014

Thats not true , i read on nokia that the update will be available once its released , stupid site

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