‘Action Centre’ is the sweet name for the Windows Phone 8.1 Notification Centre

'Action Centre' is the sweet name for the Windows Phone 8.1 Notification Centre

It has been rumoured for a while that the Windows Phone 8.1 update will have a notifications centre to catch-up with iOS and Android and now we know it’s going to be an all-action solution.

According to the first leaked screenshots, Microsoft’s interpretation of an all encompassing notifications portal will be called the ‘Action Centre.’

For a start, isn’t that way better than Notifications Centre? Secondly, judging by a ‘Microsoft Confidential’ email obtained by Winphollowers, it actually looks kinda neat too.

The Action Centre shows applications segregated by icons, while there’s also a ‘Clear All’ option and a chance to access ‘All Settings’ within the portal.

Intelligently managed

According to the screenshot, and accompanying text, Action Centre is a "central location to surface missed notifications," while apps can "intelligently manage notifications," meaning you can choose which apps you wish to receive them from and silence others.

There’s also a toolbar offering quick access to Bluetooth, Driving Mode, Airplane and Wi-Fi settings with a single tap, much like the Android OS.

Windows Phone 8.1 is expected to be detailed at Microsoft’s Build conference in San Francisco on April 2.

  • Windows Phone 8.1 is probably going to have a Siri rival too…

    



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