Microsoft Upcoming Windows Phone 8.1 New Features and Details

At Barcelona, Microsoft announced some critical details and new features to be added in upcoming windows phone 8.1. Windows phone 8.1 update is coming after spring as confirmed by Microsoft in conference on April 2. Some more big names in mobile manufacturing for windows phone is announced by Microsoft. Microsoft Upcoming Windows Phone 8.1 New Features and Details.

Microsoft also announced that in future users can also install Android Apps on Qualcomm based Android hardware. Microsoft’s corporate vice president, Joe Belfiore, revealed a set of new capabilities that will let a wider group of companies build cheaper Windows Phones.

The new windows phone platform support Qualcomm Snapdragon 200, 400 and 400 LTE chips. In New features, Microsoft add that, SD card space will be increased and users can store apps on SD card, which is big plus for Low memory phones. The platform also support dual-SIM for upcoming windows phone.

Along with that, Microsoft announced a huge array of new hardware partners, including LG, Lenovo, and ZTE, as well as a bunch of Chinese and Indian vendors that are largely unknown in the U.S. like Gionee, Longcheer, and Xolo.

The upgrade to Windows Phone 8.1 will be available later this spring for all existing Windows Phone 8 hardware, although Belfiore said it would be up to wireless carriers as to whether individual devices would get the update.

We’ll find out more about the new platform at Build, including what new features will appear in the software.

“You will see us do a bunch of cool end-user features,” Belfiore said.

source: pcmag