Rumor: Windows Phone 8.1 To hit RTM in March with consumer availability in May
Microsoft’s next big thing, the Windows Phone 8.1 OS, is expected to hit the devices later this year, with some much needed features to make sure the OS can compete with the rival platforms. We’ve seen a few reports predicting the OS to see daylight at Build 2014 in April, and today, there’s another rumor hinting towards a similar time frame.
Recently, a Twitter user Nawzil, who has been behind a number of Windows-related leaks in the past, tweeted that Windows Phone 8.1 will hit RTM in March. Well, if you’re following the whole Windows Phone 8.1 saga, you should know that it’s something that was mentioned a few days back by the well-connected Mary Jo Foley in a blog post. She said WP8.1 will RTM just before the BUILD 2014 conference kicks off, which will happen on April 2nd.
Secondly, he mentions Windows Phone developers will get access to it in April, followed by a public launch in May. Well, again, I must say this isn’t something new either. Mary Jo already stated that it will hit the public devices “later this April,” which could take as long as May, with the developers getting access to it before the consumers.
So, do we have anything new here? I’d say No, we don’t. It’s something Windows Phone fans already know, but getting more reports from well-known leakers just puts more weight behind the rumor. What do you think?Further reading: Windows Phone 8.1