Microsoft finally introduced Windows Phone 8.1 Update 2 at its Mobile World Congress 2015 event in Barcelona. Windows Phone 8.1 Update 2 comes with a bunch of improvements. The settings in Update 2 are now searchable and sortable according to function. For example, under Wireless settings, we have NFC, WiFi and Bluetooth. You can also use jumplist functionality to navigate through settings. Windows Phone 8.1 Update 2 also brings the ability to customize app permissions. The update also brings support for Bluetooth keyboards.
If you’re waiting to update your Windows Phone to Windows Phone 8.1 Update 2, there is a bad news. According to Microsoft enthusiast, Paul Thurrott’s sources, the Windows Phone 8.1 Update 2 will not roll out to existing device:
Unconfirmed, but source tells me Windows Phone 8.1.2 will not roll out to previous phones, just ship on new devices.
— Paul Thurrott (@thurrott) March 6, 2015
As Paul notes, the update will ship with new devices, such as the Lumia 640 and Lumia 640XL only. However, as Microsoft hasn’t officially announced anything about Windows Phone 8.1 Update 2 for existing devices yet, we can’t confirm if it will ship with new devices only. Nonetheless, do you think Microsoft should release the update for every Windows Phone device? Discuss in the comment section below.