TweakTown
Tech content trusted by users in North America and around the world
6,072 Reviews & Articles | 38,997 News Posts

Microsoft Windows Phone 8.1 update to bring notification settings

The Microsoft Windows Phone 8.1 update, expected next year, will have several new features, including a voice-based assistant app and custom notifica (NASDAQ:MSFT)

| Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones News | Posted: Dec 19, 2013 5:42 pm

Microsoft is still internally testing the upcoming Windows Phone 8.1 upgrade, but rumored leaks indicate notification settings and a voice-based assistant app are expected.

 

TweakTown image news/3/4/34461_1_microsoft_windows_phone_8_1_update_to_bring_notification_settings.jpg

 

Notification settings will be accessible when a user swipes from the top of the screen, and a long swipe pulls up a full history of notifications. Additional details regarding how the notification settings would work still haven't been leaked - and don't expect Microsoft to say anything. Meanwhile, Microsoft is reportedly working on a similar voice-featured app similar to Siri on iOS and Google Now on Android, though additional details are unavailable.

 

Despite the Apple iOS and Google Android mobile operating systems dominating the market, Microsoft is seeing gains with its phone OS. As Android and iOS remain relatively flat, the Windows Phone OS market share reached four percent by the end of Q3 2013, according to research company Canalys.

NEWS SOURCES:Techcrunch.com

Related Tags

Further Reading: Read and find more Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones news at our Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones news index page.

Do you get our news RSS feed? Get It!

Got an opinion on this news? Post a comment below!

Latest Tech News Posts

View More News Posts

Forum Activity

View More Forum Posts

Press Releases

View More Press Releases