Windows Phone 8.1 Screenshots Leaks, Reveals New Notification Center, UI Changes

Microsoft reclaims Nokia Lumia 920 smartphone with early build of Windows Phone 8.1 OS purchased through eBay. Shows off how Windows Mobile has transitioned into the Windows Phone.

A new screenshots of what appear to be a new build of Windows Phone 8 has leaked onto the web, revealing a new Notification Center, as well as some other changes.

The information was leaked through a phone purchased online through eBay by a Reddit user, who claims to have got access to the Build 8.1 of the Windows Phone OS after having bought a Nokia Lumia 920 from an "unknown" on eBay.

Windows Phone 8.1 Build: Show new notifcation center, other UI changes

It is very unusual, that a device with internal development software to be 'accidently' sold to someone on eBay. However, Microsoft wants the phone back, and has sent the notice to the user:

"Phone is going bye bye, got my phone calls and take down requests (I would much rather avoid legal matters of this nature). But atleast (sic) they are rembursing (sic) me for what I paid and a new phone.. w00t!!!," writes the user on Reddit.

Other changes, revealed in the Windows Phone 8.1 screenshot include: Multitasking improvements, with the ability to close apps directly from the apps switcher; a new Calendar UI, as well as the option to sort the app list.

In other Windows Phone news, Microsoft in a video a "modern design story" highlighting how the transition into the new modern design including Metro happend, and the evolution of the Windows Phone platform.

The video show how Windows Mobile has transitioned over the years into the current iteration of Windows Phone.

The early design of Windows Mobile was inspired by Windows Media center and Zune. Eventually, got the transition into Live Tiles.