First we had Nokia’s Amber update for the firmware of its WP8 smartphones, arriving alongside Microsoft’s GDR2 update. Later we heard about Bittersweet Shimmer (yeah, that’s apparently a color) for GDR3, but the software we ultimately got was simply called Black – still a color, at least, and seemingly keeping with an alphabetical procession. So what would be next? A rumor earlier this week talked about it being Blue, but that sounded kind of weird. After all, Blue was a name used to refer to WP8.1 itself, and while technically it would come after Black, we were expecting a color beginning with C. Today we finally learn what that new color might be, with a leak revealing Nokia’s Cherry Blossom Pink software.
Some screenshots of WP8.1 accompany this news, but with 8.1 itself still being largely unfamiliar to us (in spite of the numerous leaks), they’re of limited use; how to tell where the 8.1 stuff ends and the CBP stuff begins? Still, we’ve provided a few below, and once again we get to check out 8.1’s ability to throw up a background image behind your Live Tiles.
There’s also a solid chance that we could be looking at a repeat of that situation with Black and Bittersweet Shimmer, and while Cherry Blossom Pink may be what Nokia is calling this internally, it could elect to go with a much more concise name for the public release. Honestly, even Blue might still be on the table. It’s no certainty, but we may well get our answer at Nokia’s April 2 event.