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Windows Phone 8.1 Update 1 Preview Due Week of August 4

This July 3, 2014 photo shows Microsoft Corp. signage outside the Microsoft Visitor Center in Redmond, Wash. Microsoft on Thursday, July 17, 2014 announced it will lay off up to 18,000 workers over the next year. (AP Photo Ted S. Warren)
This July 3, 2014 photo shows Microsoft Corp. signage outside the Microsoft Visitor Center in Redmond, Wash. Microsoft on Thursday, July 17, 2014 announced it will lay off up to 18,000 workers over the next year. (AP Photo Ted S. Warren)

(ZDNet) – On July 30, Microsoft officials took the wraps off the first update to the Windows Phone 8.1 operating system.

A developer preview of Windows Phone 8.1 Update — as Microsoft execs curiously have christened what is expected to be the first of several updates to its phone OS — will be available some time during the week of August 4. The odd naming convention isn’t a first; the Microsoft Operating Systems Group also decided to callthe first update to Windows 8.1 “Windows 8.1 Update,” despite the fact there will be a second update to that operating system,most likely on August 12.

(In the spirit of attempting to reduce confusion, I’m just going to call this Windows Phone 8.1 release “Update 1.”)

The expected gesture-recognition technology that would have allowed users to hover over elements in Windows Phone 8.1 (rather than having to click on them) didn’t make it into Update 1. Microsoft officials won’t say when or even if they expect this technology to come to Windows Phone, but from what I hear, it’s not dead and is still in the works.

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