By Vamien McKalin | Jun 08, 2013 06:42 PM EDT
Back in 2012, Microsoft claimed the reason why some features were missing from Windows Phone 8 was due to the company running out of time, which means all those missing features would make it in a later update. One of those missing features that users wanted was the notification center, and as it stands now, it seems this feature is coming, thanks to some leaked images of Windows Phone Blue.
Windows Phone Blue is the next major version of Windows Phone 8 that is scheduled to hit devices before the end of 2013. The new update is expected to come pre-loaded with quite a number of new features and improvements to keep the platform modern and users happy. While at the moment we only know of the notification center, a Reddit user who goes by the name ChinaMan28, leaked images relating to Windows Phone Blue and has given us an idea of what is to come.
The first thing you'll notice is a notification center, though it is not certain how users would access it. There doesn't seem to be any revolutionary features here, but Window Phone 8 fans probably wouldn't complain much as they will get the chance to use a well needed feature.
Furthermore, there are some new UI changes and multitasking capabilities to look forward to. For example, the Calendar app has been redesigned with weekly views; users will not have the ability to manually close apps running in the background, along with sorting apps by most used and moderately used.
If you look at some of the apps in the list, you may come across some that begins with the letter Z. This is normal, as Microsoft usually include these kind of apps with developer devices.
The Reddit user who posted the images claim that he bought a Lumia 920 from eBay, and was surprised to find out it came with Windows Phone Blue. The software is at build 12084 and it appears to be from within early May.
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