Leaked Screen Shoots of Windows 8.1 Mobile by Evleaks

A screenshot of Microsoft‘s Windows Phone 8.1 update has leaked online.
The small image suggests that the smartphone marker will introduce on-screen buttons to its operating system for the first time.

Evleaks posted the screenshot, showing three buttons present to navigate back, go back to the home screen and search.

Existing devices using Windows Phone already have the three buttons available below the screen, but a move to on-screen buttons would help future handset makers keep manufacturing costs down.

Little else is currently known about Windows Phone 8.1, although previous reports suggest it will come with a notification centre, improved multitasking and upgrades to built-in apps.

Microsoft is expected to unveil its next operating system update in full at Microsoft Build conference on April 2, 2014.