A lot of us were disappointed with how long it took Microsoft to announce Windows Phone 8.1, and specially because at the moment, we’re still months away from its official launch in devices. Still, when you weigh all the changes that Microsoft has brought to the table with this upgrade, it’s clear that the company has done the mobile operating system a lot of justice. If you thought that Microsoft was going to end its share of innovation there, you’re mistaken, as we get some new rumors that point to the future of Windows Phone.
A Reddit user who claims to work in Microsoft for the last 15 years is already spilling the beans of what we could expect for Windows Phone 8.2, even though he’s not sure this will be the final name. Apparently one of the coolest features will be a password that will allow you to bypass the “Do Not Disturb” feature, where anybody you provide the password with can force their way to contact you. We can also expect more apps to compete with Skype as additional APIs will be made public to developers as well. We also see some enhancements to Xbox music when it comes to the music library you currently own outside of the platform. Facebook messaging will apparently disappear from the messaging hub, and if you want to change your default SMS service, you’ll also have to wait for the update. The employee also hinted to a very interesting plan in how Microsoft wants to bridge the gap between Bing and Google for search capabilities.
It’s hard to tell if Microsoft just wants to keep its momentum in the feeds, or if these rumors have any sort of truth to them. Still, they do sound quite credible, so we’ll keep you posted as to how things develop in a near future.