Leaked Windows Phone 8.1 screenshot reveals new on-screen buttons

Microsoft is still testing its upcoming Windows Phone 8.1 update internally, but a leaked screenshot reveals how the company is moving to on-screen buttons in the future. The tiny image, published by @evleaks, shows the standard back, Windows, and search buttons all on-screen in a Windows Phone 8.1 screenshot. The Verge previously detailed how Microsoft is testing these virtual buttons as a replacement for devices without physical buttons. We have mocked up how the on-screen buttons are displayed alongside the Windows Phone 8.1 Start Screen in an image below.

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