In Pictures: Windows Phone 8.1

First major update to Microsoft mobile OS since autumn 2012; includes enterprise IT features

Action Center, for notifications The 8.1 release adds a central place for all notifications, called "Action Center.” Emails, text messages, other notifications are now in one location for quick access. Also present: quick access to basic phone settings: Wi-Fi, Flight Mode, Bluetooth, and Rotation Lock; and info about dual-SIM cards if your phone has them. To access the Center, you swipe down from the top of the screen, even if the phone is locked.

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