Mary Jo Foley: Windows Phone 8.1 may come in April

It seems we will not have to wait too long before the next major update to Windows Phone, Windows Phone 8.1, hits the market.

According to reliable Microsoft watcher Mary Jo Foley, Windows Phone 8.1 is expected to RTM just before BUILD 2014, which starts on the 2nd April, and from her own sources she expects the software to reach consumers  later in April.

Developers will likely have early access, and we can only hope Microsoft will continue their early developer preview program, which has allowed any interested Windows Phone user to get early access to GDR3 recently.

Mary Jo Foley has also heard from her sources that efforts to bring Windows Phone and Windows 8 closer has been put on the back burner for now, in preference to improving the desktop experience on Windows 8 and make it more suitable for business.

Windows Phone 8.1 is expected to include a notification centre and a new voice assistant, amongst other updates.

Read more at ZDNet here.