After a ton of rumours and leaks, Microsoft have today revealed some new features for the next version of Windows Phone, which is rumoured to be called Windows Phone 8.1.
Announced at Mobile World Congress, Joe Belfiore revealed that the new update will ”technically” support any Windows Phone 8 device, adding support for on-screen buttons, Snapdragon 200, 400 and 400 LTE processors, allowing Windows Phone to ”get more and more momentum,” the update aims to grab more of Google’s budget smartphone market share, allowing manufactures to create cheaper versions of Windows Phone devices.
Adding to this focus, the new update will also feature dual-SIM card support, as well as featuring multiple live tiles for both of the SIM cards, and making the OS more accessible to OEMs.
On the stage, Microsoft also announced a new version of Facebook Messenger for Windows Phone, which should be releasing soon.
There’s no exact release date for the OS yet, but we should hear more information about the mobile OS at Microsoft’s BUILD conference.