Windows Phone 8.1 review: Smarter, better and more personal

Make no mistake: Although Windows Phone 8.1 is a “point” update from the prior version, this software is filled with fantastic features. If developers take advantage of Universal Windows Apps, Microsoft will reap big rewards.

Here’s what Microsoft announced the first day at Build 2014

Microsoft crammed numerous announcements into a three hour keynote event on Wednesday at its Build event. Windows, Windows Phone and Xbox all get new features and some of them are shared, bringing more consistency to the Windows user experience.

Windows Phone 8.1 may include a swipe style keyboard

Although Windows Phone already has a solid software keyboard, improvements never hurt. Windows Phone 8.1 will reportedly bring a swipe keyboard to the platform according to this video of the leaked software.