Leaked information reveals Microsoft being in the process of testing Windows Phone 8.1 on smartphone devices. The testing of the Windows Phone 8.1 it appears has started from August this year. Not much of information has been available as Microsoft has been quite tight lipped about this project.
What the update is all about is also not very much under speculation due the lack of any clue on the issue. Microsoft has come up with Windows 8.1 for their tablets and desktops. No software update however has been received for the mobile platform version of the OS. They have come up with new devices that would run on the existing OS but no update of the OS itself been released till now.
Facebook pages Manager is where the information regarding different strains of the OS being tested both internally and externally has been received from. Eight builds of the Windows Phone 8.1 has been reported to being tested.
The only bit of hope is that the new OS would be launched somewhere in 2014 and then it is expected to be something big by way of users getting some true new experience from using their device running the OS. There is Cortana, the voice assistant app from Microsoft and the Notification center app that users would be waiting for in anticipation that it has something of interest to use.
Microsoft has had reasonable success with its Windows Phone 8 platform so far and hopes to build on it in a major way. It has also acquired the Finnish phonemaker Nokia to achieve its goal of emerging as a force to reckon with in the smartphone segment that is currently being rules by the Apple iOS and the Google Android platforms. BlackBerry is almost reduced to being a non-player in the segment and only time can tell how much of an impact Microsoft can have in this segment.