At the upcoming BUILD Conference, Microsoft, the Redmond giant, is expected to release Windows Phone 8.1 and new Windows phones in the market. At the conference, which is set to held on 2nd April this year, the company is expected to bring a complete new version of Windows Phone OS and a Nokia Lumia 630 smartphone.


First talking about the new Windows Phone 8.1, the WP operating system is going to surface with some major changes in it. Starting off with a customizable background, a user can now set wallpaper that goes along with Live Tiles. It now has a new notification center dubbed as Action Center and just like in Android and iOS, a downward swipe is required to see it.

Another major feature it is coming up with is a voice assistant — Cortana. For the first time, after ‘Google now’ and Apple SIRI, Microsoft has introduced a voice-assistant for the Windows Phone. The camera app has been introduced with a bar on the top having different shooting modes to choose from. The bar also has holds options for controlling flash and to switch in between front and rear camera. With the new WP OS, apps now can also be installed on the SD card in the phone.

Rounding up for the Windows Phone OS, there are some possibilities that the company will also unveil Nokia Lumia 630 at the BUILD conference. The phone which has been rumored a lot about its specs is expected to be house a Snapdragon 400 SoC clocking at 1.2 GHz and a standard 1GB of RAM. The phone is going to have 5MP camera without any LED flash for it. The lack of an LED flash is definitely going to restrict users from buying it.

Anyone who is having Windows Phone 8 running is supposedly going to receive the new WP OS right after the launch event at BUILD conference.

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