WPCentral reports that the Windows Phone Core team has just signed off on the code for Windows Phone 8.1, less than a week before BUILD 2014, where the OS is expected to be announced.
According to WPC the CXE (Consumer Experience Team) is still working on some bugs, which will take a few weeks before the OS can be sent to OEMs to integrate into new devices.
If true, this means, contrary to expectations, we should not see new Windows Phone 8.1 handsets hit the market for several weeks, and much more likely a month or more, and it also suggests any developer preview or official update is even further away. The Nokia Lumia 920 for example launched 4 weeks after the OS shipped, and the first Windows Phone 7 handsets 2 months after Windows Phone 7 shipped.
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