Microsoft’s Joe Belfiore, the vice president and manager for Windows Phone Program Management announced that the next OS update – presumably Windows Phone 8.1 – would officially arrive this spring, on both existing, and new devices.
Belfiore also revealed some of the changes the company is working on like, 8.1 will be able to support more Qualcomm chipsets, such as Snapdragon 200, 400 and 400 LTE; it will come with TD-LTE, TD-SCDMA and SGLTE support, the ability for phones to use dual-SIM, apps on microSD and virtual softkeys instead of capacitive keys.
Another significant change to Windows Phone 8.1 is the inclusion of dual-SIM support. The Windows Phone 8.1 will include dual-SIM support with live tiles for each SIM and the ability to link those in the user interface.
Unfortunately, Microsoft isn’t detailing a lot more about Windows Phone 8.1, or even its name today, but “this spring” should mean in March, April, or May the latest. We’ll bring more on this as soon as we have new details.