A lot of Windows Phone 8 users will have been slightly upset when the company announced the lifecycle for their mobile phones would be ending in July 2014, just 18 months after its release.
However, Microsoft has now extended the update cycle of WP8 smartphones until January 2016, which probably gives the firm enough time to get Windows Phone 9 released.
According to the Windows Phone Blog, which also said that an enterprise feature pack will be launched in the first half of 2014 to entice business users. However, it is likely that this will be subject to region, network and device capabilities as with nearly all company downloads and updates.
It is expected that the new business-focus package will include tailored options for email, improved Wi-Fi and application management as well as more security features.
Posted by Simon Thomas