Leaked Windows Phone 8.1 'Action Center' Shots Show Apps 'Intelligently' Manage Notifications
Windows Phone Central nabbed a screenshot (originally found by Winphollowers) of one page of a slide deck that came from an internal Microsoft email and also confirmed its validity. The slide shows two screens of the Action Center and some brief but descriptive text.
Action Center serves as a clearinghouse for your notifications (with a handy “Clear All” option) and will let you enable/disable WiFi, Bluetooth, Driving Mode, or Airplane Mode connections quickly. There’s also a battery life icon and an All Settings option through which you can configure all the aforementioned items.
The slide states that apps can intelligently manage their notifications--that is, add, delete, and update notifications silently, so they don’t interrupt your primary experience, but you can still view them in Action Center.
Microsoft’s annual BUILD conference is happening on April 2-4th, and it’s likely that’s the date when the company will officially debut Windows Phone 8.1 and Windows 8.1 Update 1.