Phones Windows Phone 8.1 coming in the spring

Jessica Lares

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All current 8.0 devices are supported, but as usual will be up to carriers. (If we get a developer preview again though, that's not going to be a big deal)

http://www.theverge.com/2014/2/23/5438774/windows-phone-8-1-announcement-features

They also announced new partners, over at WPCentral is also noticed that they've pulled back on some design restrictions in order to let the manufacturers reuse designs from their Android counterparts.

Aside from hardware changes, Microsoft briefly announced new hardware partners for Windows Phone today. Foxconn, HTC, Huawei, ISR, Karbonn, Lenovo, LG, Longcheer, Nokia, Samsung, ZTE, and Xolo will all produce devices, but it's not clear exactly when any future handsets will come to market. Nick Parker, head of Microsoft's OEM work, says it will be up to phone makers to announce any future hardware, noting "we’re not going to announce any new hardware today."
 

iHackPro

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I was about to pick up either a Nexus 5 or a Lumia 925 as a secondary device to my iPhone, but I might just wait a little while longer to get a new device that will ship with 8.1. I can't wait to see how far that WP has come since my last phone with 7.