Windows Phone 8.1 will not have a developer preview in time for Microsoft Build

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.

The news comes from 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. 

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. 

It sounds like we should at least get more info from Microsoft next week, and in the meantime, you can take a look through our massive collection of everything we know about Windows Phone 8.1.

source: @Daniel Rubino 1, 2 via WMPU



1. Beijendorf unregistered

Microsoft? Being late with Windows Phone updates?! INCONCEIVABLE!!

5. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Who cares, I'm waiting for more lumias. 930 I'm coming for ya.

8. valapsp

Posts: 565; Member since: Aug 12, 2011

Most people care. More people are waiting for the update than waiting to buy new Lumias.

12. SleepingOz unregistered

What's the point of having new phones with capable hardware when the OS is lagging behind?

14. papss unregistered

What's the point of you posting is a WP article if you dislike it so much

9. fireblade

Posts: 717; Member since: Dec 27, 2013

Microsoft is lazy devs

2. N-fanboy

Posts: 543; Member since: Jan 12, 2013

De ja vu

3. papss unregistered

Do you guys want them to deliver sloppy code? These guys have been doing this for longer than most on this forum have been alive. Either you want it done right or sloppy.. Either way many would complain

4. AfterShock

Posts: 4147; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

Agreed.. Sucks that delays happen, but they do to everyone. Better to be late then sorry you arrived not ready.

6. 7thspaceman

Posts: 1597; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

I agree with papss. no body wants their smart phone to turn into useless glass and plastic slab. as a designer I do hope that microsoft Changes the shape of it's UI tiles because they look homely or ugly to some people. Microsoft should at least round off the corners of their Ui's tiles and space them a little further apart or microsoft should make the sides of the tiles have slightly curved sides. These UI tile shape change suggestions may seem dumb ass to readers of this comment but dig this truth=If something looks bad to the public the public wont buy it. Besides the Microsoft Tiles UI could use a refresh design. It wont hurt it.

7. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2363; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

I hope it's worth the wait :)

10. shahluffyz

Posts: 6; Member since: Feb 23, 2014

Disappointed, but I've been expecting this...

11. Liveitup

Posts: 1798; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

Why would WP change Live Tiles?, its the best thing to ever happen to mobile h ome screen, even HTC one look like WP Live Tiles home screen instead of typical Android home screen.

13. Alex123

Posts: 241; Member since: Oct 17, 2012

Tooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo slow Microsoft. I say it again, you don't deserve a Giant Software company.

15. boblight

Posts: 84; Member since: Jul 28, 2012

I dont mind if its late. Better to have something complete rather than crappy stuff

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