Windows Phone 8.1 will not have a developer preview in time for Microsoft Build
So far, the rumors have been saying that the Windows Phone 8.1 update would get a release as a developer preview in time for Microsoft's Build developer conference, which is taking place next week from April 2nd to the 4th. But, a new report is saying that there has been a delay, and there may not be a Windows Phone 8.1 developer preview ready for next week.
WPCentral editor-in-chief Daniel Rubino, who tweeted, "Windows Phone Developer Program for 8.1 probably won't happen on the 2nd as it's been delayed." But, Rubino followed up that tweet by saying that Windows Phone 8.1 is "very close" to being released to manufacturers, but that there are still some bugs that Microsoft has to work out.The news comes from
Assuming all of this is true, it sounds like we won't see the developer preview next week, but Windows Phone 8.1 could still be on track for release on hardware this summer. Rubino did note that he hadn't heard anything about a delay in the full WP8.1 SDK release, so that may still be on the docket for Microsoft's Build conference.