Technology giant Microsoft, which is expected to release the next iteration of its Windows Phone 8.1 operating platform, is said to be releasing the Windows Phone 8.1 Update 2 only on newer smartphones.
According to a tweet by Microsoft analyst and enthusiast Paul Thurrott, who quotes a trusted internal source, the Windows Phone 8.1 Update 2 platform will not be seeded to existing smartphones running the current Windows Phone 8.1 Update 1 OS.
This means that Windows Phone loyalists will get to test out the new Windows Phone iteration only on handsets that Microsoft releases in future.
Microsoft's newest Lumias viz the Lumia 640 and Lumia 640 XL run the Windows Phone 8.1 OS with the Lumia Denim software update on top.
However, there has been no official confirmation of the same by Microsoft on the matter. The company is also silent on the official shipping date for Windows Phone 8.1 Update 2.
Nonetheless, once officially released, Microsoft's Windows Phone 8.1 Update 2 will in all probability bring new aspects to Windows Phones.
Sorting of Settings menu: This functionality is expected to help users organise their settings in an alphabetical order. This will allow users to effectively search for all their favourite applications, similar to searching for apps within an application list.
The Windows Phone 8.1 Update 2 is also rumoured to incorporate a mobile data toggle feature in the Action centre.
Earlier rumours had also hinted at the inclusion of support for the Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 processor, as well as support for displays built for 2K resolution.
Quick Text: Allows picking a pre-defined phrase quickly and pasting it into any text input field.
Along with the above features, the new Windows Phone iteration is also expected to add support for Bluetooth Keyboards.