WP 8.1 will keep status icons visible

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One of the things that I was really hoping with the Windows Phone 8.1 update was a small, but quite important feature that would change the way I (and probably many others out there) use my Lumia handset on a daily basis.

The fact is that ever since Windows Phone 7, the tiny white cellular, wifi, and battery icons slink upwards and out of sight, causing the user to have to do a tap on the very top of the screen to see what their battery status is, or how many bars they have, or whether they are in a 3G or LTE area. It has driven me nuts since Day 1.

Thankfully, the ever-trustworthy Daniel Rubino over at WPCentral has confirmed with me via Twitter that this will now be implemented as part of WP 8.1. So even when scrolling down your Start screen, this information will not disappear out of sight.

 

Confirmation from a trusted source!
Confirmation from a trusted source!

 

A small, but mighty improvement if you ask me!

 

Always visible! At last!
Always visible! At last!

Can’t wait to get my hands on 8.1 which I think will come (as the Developer Preview anyway) next Tuesday. Why then? It came to me in a dream! haha 🙂

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