The Verge reports that Microsoft is gearing up to ship Windows Phone 8.1. The new OS, which will apparently be detailed at the company's BUILD conference in April, will finally (FINALLY) add a notification centre as well as a Siri-like personal assistant.
According to The Verge's Tom Warren, the new notification centre will have two views: a "short swipe" from the top will reveal settings, and a "long swipe" will reveal a full notification history. The addition of a notification centre is long overdue, if not exactly surprising. Last year it came out that what seemed like a huge product oversight in WinPho 8 was in fact intentionally left out because Microsoft "ran out of time." Very embarrassing. [The Verge]