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Microsoft Windows Phone 8.1 to move to virtual buttons

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 15 Dec 2013 13:37 User comments (1)

Microsoft Windows Phone 8.1 to move to virtual buttons @Evleaks has released a small image of the upcoming Windows Phone 8.1 update, showing that Microsoft is moving away from hardware buttons to virtual buttons into the future.
The company has been internally testing the on-screen buttons for some time and the new addition could lead to smaller bezels and potentially larger screens for future models.

For manufacturers, the removal of the physical button requirement will help lower costs, as well but it is optional and OEMs can choose to stick with physical buttons for their devices.

Microsoft will unveil the OS update at next year's BUILD 2014 conference.

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118.12.2013 20:08

And if something goes awry with your're f'ed! No physical button to help you out.

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